Christmas markets in South Devon 2019
Nothing says Christmas more than a market brimming with festive goodies, the smell of cinnamon and sparkling lights. And here in Devon we like to think we have some of the very best! Here’s where to find seasonal treats, yule-tide cheer and plenty of present ideas at the top Christmas markets in South Devon.
Looking for Christmas events happening this year? Take a look at our post about Christmas in South Devon in 2020.
Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle – 14 November 2019
Visit the home of the Earl of Devon for the 20th Michaelmas Fair to be held here in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. Shop for unique gifts and enjoy the festive atmosphere in this beautiful setting.
Find out more about Michaelmas Fair at Powderham Castle.
Exeter Christmas Market – 16 November to 19 December 2019
Come and search for the perfect Christmas gift and sample delicious Devon festive fare in the shadow of Exeter Cathedral. This South Devon Christmas market has been inspired by Germany and will have wooden chalets, Bavarian bars and plenty of crafts.
Find out more about Exeter Christmas Market.
Plymouth Christmas market – 28 November to 19 December 2019
Head to the city centre where you’ll find Plymouth’s Christmas Market made up of wooden cabins with traders from the South West and beyond. You’ll also be in the heart of the city’s main shopping area, so it’s easy to dive into high street stores for those other gifts on your list.
Find out more about Plymouth Christmas Market.
Candlelit Dartmouth Christmas Markets – 29 to 30 November 2019
There will be festive markets running alongside Dartmouth’s Candlelit lantern parade and activities. Visit Royal Avenue Gardens and the Quay for live entertainment, food stalls and gifts on both Friday and Saturday. An extra craft market will take place in the Old Market Square from 10am until 4pm on the Saturday.
Find out more about Candlelit Dartmouth Christmas markets.
Candlelit Dartmouth marks the start of the town’s Mayflower 400 commemorations.
Festive Food & Crafts at Buckfast Abbey – 30 November 2019
Visit historic Buckfast Abbey in Buckfastleigh for a free Christmas Food & Craft Fair. There will be a Christmas cocktail making workshop, craft stalls and demonstrations, a festive barbecue, carol singing and entertainment.
Find out more about the Buckfast Abbey Christmas Food & Craft Fair.
Christmas at Cockington Court – 1 December, 2019
Come and find hand crafted gifts including blown glass, ceramics and jewellery in the galleries and craft studios of Cockington Court in Torquay, South Devon. There will also be festive family activities and food at this historic manor and country park, perfect for a winter walk.
Find out more about what’s on this Christmas at Cockington Court.
Totnes Late Night Christmas Shopping – 3, 10 and 17 December 2019
Soak up the festive spirit at one of three Late Night Christmas Markets in Totnes. There will be performances by local schools, lantern parades and plenty of stalls selling an eclectic range of gifts that you can only find in fabulous Totnes. The market starts at 3.30pm and runs until 9pm on the first three Tuesdays of December.
Find out more about Late Night Christmas Shopping in Totnes.
Also read about more things to do in Totnes in South Devon.
Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas – 7 December 2019
Take a trip to Kingsbridge for a thoroughly festive day with market stalls selling scrumptious hot food and gifts ranging from metal garden ornaments to Salcombe Gin. There will also be a farmers market on the Town Square.
Find out more about Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas.
Newton Abbot Street Fayre and Lantern Parade – 11 December 2019
There will be stalls, street entertainment and a glittering lantern parade through Courtenay Street and Queen Street from 4pm until 9pm on 11 December. Kids can also meet Santa in his Clock Tower grotto. This Christmas market in South Devon, also takes place on 18 December minus the lanterns.
Find out more about Newton Abbot Street Fayre.
Dartington Christmas Fair – 14-15 December 2019
Stock up on West Country Christmas goodies and pick up unique gifts for your loved ones at the Dartington Shops Christmas Fair. As well as gifts to pile under your tree there will be live music, street food, children’s entertainment and carols.
Find out more about Dartington Christmas Fair.
Where to stay in Devon at Christmas
If you are looking for accommodation in South Devon this Christmas then we have plenty of beautiful cottages available. Whether you want to visit for a cosy couples weekend looking around the Christmas markets in South Devon or a bigger family celebration check out our holiday cottages in Dartmouth and the surrounding Devon countryside.
If you’d like help choosing the perfect cottage for you, get in touch with us at Dart Valley Cottages.