Day 8: Visit Exeter

Data Thistle
3 min readDec 19, 2022


Discover the magic of Christmas with these festive events in Exeter, perfect for the whole family!

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market

Come along to the Market to sample foods from across the globe! To get into the Christmas spirit come and enjoy the cobbled streets lit by fairy lights at this year’s atmospheric market!

Christmas at Killerton

With a Christmas Trail, outdoor games and activities, Killerton offers a great day out for the kids! The house is decorated very traditionally, with a large tree, fairy lights and decorations, Christmas at Killerton is a fairytale!

Exeter’s Winter Wonderland

Showcasing a variety of rides, a real ice rink and Santa’s Grotto, this year’s Winter Wonderland provides a great day out for all the family. Open now until the 2nd of January at Northernhay Gardens, Winter Wonderland is not to be missed!

Festive Special River Cruise

Why not go for a cruise along the River Exe this Christmas? Filled with Christmas decorations and Christmas cheer, Stuart Line Cruises welcome you aboard with a glass of mulled wine and a warm mince pie, what could be more festive?

Exeter’s Magical Panto Guide

Visit Exeter has put together a Panto Guide to list all this year’s best pantomimes! From fairy tales to true stories, this year’s line-up has something for everyone!

Cotley Farm Christmas Experience

Book a slot to visit reindeer and other farm animals at Cotley Farm this Christmas! With opportunities to buy your Christmas tree after having a coffee and a cake, a trip to Cotley Farm offers so much!

Christmas with the Cathedral Choir

Come and listen to the Cathedral Choir, directed by Timothy Noon, these Christmas carols were so popular last year that they have decided to put on extra dates!

Christmas at Bear Town!

Santa is hiding out at Bear Town this year! He’s excited to meet all his little helpers, so come along and meet him!

A December to Remember

Santa is flitting around and will also be at John Lewis this Christmas! With a Christmas wrapping service John Lewis makes Christmas shopping easy!

We hope you have a safe and magical Christmas in Exeter, whatever you do!

The Data Thistle Team x