Devon Christmas Markets 2018

Devon Christmas Markets always have a traditional feel to them, here are some of my favourite ones to visit during the festive season.


Starting off with one of the larger Devon Christmas markets, situated on the beautiful Cathedral green in the middle of the city centre, this bustling Christmas market is not one to miss. They have stalls and chalets providing Christmas related crafts, local foods and handmade gifts. The market can get crowded during peak times for example on the weekends, so just be prepared. There’s plenty of opportunity to visit the market during your normal Christmas shop so here’s the times below.

First Opening is on the 15th November until 16th December

Opening Times – Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 7pm

                                  Thursday – Friday and Saturday 10am – 9pm

                                  Sunday 11am – 5pm  


Devon Christmas markets often produce some great local food and Plymouth never disappoints with its focus on local businesses there are over 50 log cabins full of different products from great tasting food to beautiful handmade jewelry. The market itself is located on Armada Way which is Plymouth’s main shopping street, it’s very central and you can’t really miss it with an abundance of entertainment…just follow the lights and sound.

First Opening is on the 29th November until 16th December

Opening Times – 9 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and until 5 pm on Sunday                               The market will stay open until 9 pm on Thursdays


As you may know from one of my previous posts “A Day Out In Totnes”, this town is a beautifully individual town which is not influenced heavily by the commercial mainstream. The Christmas market in Totnes is one of the most popular Devon Christmas markets around competing strongly with the big city markets. Totnes offers some great food and entertainment and is always a laugh, with lots of singing and dancing in the civic square. The market starts at the bottom of the main hill and leads to the top of the town, however because of its popularity it gets very crowded.

The market will be held on the 4th, 11th and 18th of December from 15:30 until 21:30

Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is another traditional market town and they don’t disappoint when putting on an equally traditional Devon Christmas Market. The pedestrianised areas in the center of Newton Abbot will be filled with lots of stalls and the shops will be open late for all those Christmas goodies. Later in the night, they put on a great lantern parade all the way through the main street. Certainly, a wonderfully festive occasion.


Dartmouth is known for putting on a show and like one of the biggest regattas in the country, Dartmouth plays host to a weekend of festive fun. Devon Christmas markets always have a little bit of individuality depending on their location and Dartmouth offers up some unique market stalls with plenty of entertainment. Candlelit Dartmouth will take place for one weekend so be sure to add this to your Devon Christmas Markets list and don’t miss out.

Let me know what your favorite Devon Christmas Markets are, leave a comment to subscribe or drop me a message, either way, have a great Christmas and enjoy every second.

Dean Lissaman

My name is Dean and I love to travel, especially when it comes to family. It's my goal to inspire others through writing about those places I've been. Everything I write about is taken from first-hand experience and knowledge. Being a keen dog owner I also share my knowledge over at, where I offer advice on getting out and about with your dog.

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