21st September 2019

Top Christmas markets in Devon

Christmas spirit is filling the air and with a growing urge to shop, it’s time to consider which Christmas markets in Devon you’ll be visiting. 

Devon Christmas markets are a delight to attend, not just for unique gifts and festive treats, but because of the sense of community spirit. Visit these markets and events, support local and independent traders, buy gifts made in homes across the region and taste foods from newly started businesses.

If these Devon Christmas markets won’t get you in the festive spirit, then nothing will…

1. Magic of Christmas Food & Craft Fair at RHS Gardens Rosemoor

14th-15th November

Visit RHS Garden Rosemoor for a magical fair full of temptation and delights. This is a special place to come and buy those unique and wonderful gifts from a mixture of food and craft stalls in the Garden Room. With carefully selected artisan traders from around the West Country, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Make the most of your day as you amble around their beautiful gardens. Stay on a bit later and experience the true magic of our Glow illuminations (Thurs - Sat only, until 4 January) and enjoy a meal in the award-winning Garden Kitchen Restaurant - evening restaurant booking advisable (Friday and Saturday only). A full day of magical Christmas fun for everyone. 

2. Arlington Court - Christmas Craft Fair

16th - 17th November

Start your Christmas shopping at Arlington's annual Christmas fair, with everything from local jams to home furnishings, toys to decorations, jewellery to woodwork and more.

Entry is just £5 which covers entry to the house, carriage museum, gardens and grounds as well as the craft fair. 

Experience the magic of Christmas and take park in the victorian festivities at Arlington. 

Click here for more information. 

3. North Devon Christmas Market (Braunton)

7th December

Held in Braunton, the North Devon Christmas Market is one of the biggest and best outdoor festive markets in North Devon. 

There will be over 150 stalls; combining arts and crafts, food and drink, games and rides. There will also be entertainment so Christmas cheer will certainly be in the air. 

Have a look at their Facebook event for more information

4. Big Sheep Christmas Markets

7th, 14th & 21st December 

The markets will be held at The Big Sheep in Bideford on Saturdays 7th, 12th and 21st December. 

Come and enjoy the social buzz of a fantastic country food market in their indoor barn. Free-range turkeys, handmade gifts, organic meats, sea glass gifts, sprouts on stalks, cheeses, cakes, fudge, handmade jewellery and Christmas trees are just some of the delights which will be on offer at one of the South West’s Biggest indoor Food Markets. 

5. Exeter Cathedral 

16th - 19th December

The market, which attracted over 600,000 visitors last year will once again be bringing back a selection of crafts, fresh food, Bavarian-style bars and live music.

Recognised as being one of the best in the UK, the Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas Markets. The combination of its unique location with the stunning backdrop of Exeter Cathedral, alongside the high-quality exhibitors, has established the event as an integral part of the city centre festive celebrations and shopping experience. 

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