Top 10 Christmas markets in Devon holiday cottages

Top 10 Christmas markets in Devon

There aren't many better places to get your gift-buying underway than at the fabulous Devon Christmas markets. Exeter and Plymouth both have major markets running over several weeks, but there are various other events for you to visit – including an increasingly impressive one in Braunton.

Make an evening or day of it, because here you'll find a range of gift ideas alongside some of the area's top food and drink producers:

Exeter Christmas Market

Where: Cathedral Green, Exeter

When: Thursday, November 15th to Sunday, December 16th

Times: 10am to 7pm (Monday to Wednesday), 10am to 9pm (Thursday to Saturday), 11am to 5pm (Sunday)

What to expect: Some of Devon's best traders, selling festive food and drink, crafts, gift ideas and much more

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Plymouth Christmas Market

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Where: Plymouth City Centre

When: Thursday, 29th November to Sunday, 16th December

Times: 9am to 9pm (expected)

What to expect: More than 50 stalls selling the best arts, crafts and foods from around the South West, perfect for some Christmas shopping

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Christmas Market in Newton Abbot

Exeter Castle Street Christmas Market

Where: Queen Street and Courtenay Street, Newton Abbot

When: Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 19th December

Times: 9am to 5pm

What to expect: All things chrismassy from good seasonal food and mulled wine to designer chintz

Our rating: πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ

North Devon Christmas Market

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Where: Caen Street Car Park, Braunton

When: 1st December

Times: Midday to 8pm

What to expect:  Live music, great food and drink, including great mince pies, and some of North Devon's best crafty creators

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Christmas Flea Market

Where: South Molton Pannier Market

When: Sunday, December 9th

Times: 10am to 3pm

What to expect: A wide range of unexpected trinkets, wonderful food and drink and live entertainment

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Totnes Night Christmas Market

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Where: Totnes Market Square

When: Tuesdays, December 4th, 11th and 18th

Times: 3.30pm to 9.30pm

What to expect: A diverse and eclectic mix of Christmas stalls and performances from local musicians

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Crediton Christmas Farmers' Market

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Where: The Square, Crediton

When: Sunday, 23rd December

Times: 10am to 1pm

What to expect: Some of Mid Devon's best traders, offering up some last-minute Christmas treats

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Christmas Market at Dingles

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Where: Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lifton

When: 1st and 2nd December

Times: 10am to 5pm (saturday and sunday)

What to expect: Glassware, aromatic candles, home furniture and much more, in fairground surroundings!

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Totnes (Early) Christmas Market

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Where: Totnes Civic Hall

When: Saturday, November 10th

Times: 10am to 4pm

What to expect: Around 30 stalls offering everything from stocking fillers to special, unique gifts

Our rating: πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ

Tavistock Warm Up To Christmas Market

Tavistock Town Hall

Where: Tavistock Town Hall

When: Saturday, November 3rd

Times: 9am-6pm (expected)

What to expect: Unusual gift ideas, winter hardy plants, Christmas decorations and fun for the kids

Our rating: πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ


Christmas markets in Devon are some of the UK's most popular, with a fantastic and unique variety of stalls to shop, music to enjoy and activities to take part in. Combine a trip to one of the fabulous events with a Christmas in Devon, perfect for unforgettable winter holidays.

Find somewhere special to stay in Devon this festive time via our range of cottages for Christmas.

Be sure to check the local press and online for changes nearer the dates, as they are subject to change.

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