Exeter Cathedral
Christmas Market

Feel Festive

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market 2022:
18 November - Sunday 18 December

Taking place on the iconic Cathedral Green, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market is a winter wonderland set among a labyrinth of winding lanes, festooned with fairy lights and laced with the seasonal sights and smells of festive chalets.

Visitors can enjoy delicious global street food, served from pop-up restaurants, cafés and bars, alongside local West Country produce, unique hand-crafted gifts, decorations and much more – all twinkling below the illuminated medieval façade of Exeter Cathedral.

There are festive activities and performances including seasonal singing from Exeter Cathedral Choir, to entertain once the shopping is done, as well as free admission to experience awe-inspiring architecture and Advent services inside the Cathedral.

This year’s Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market will be the ninth to be held on Cathedral Green. Since starting in 2013, the event has continued to grow in popularity and is now Devon’s biggest Christmas market, with 100 traders, attacting an estimated 600,000 visitors in recent years.

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market 2022 is expected to showcase even more of Devon’s rich economy of small craft and artisan food businesses, offering an impressive array of unique gift ideas.

Be at the heart of Christmas in Devon

Applications invited from bar operators

For the 2022 Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, we’re seeking suitably qualified operators to organise and manage the provision of bars.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19 August. Please use the email link below to register your interest with our Christmas Market Team. We will respond to all applicants by Friday 2 September.

At Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, we’re welcoming applications from the Westcountry’s finest makers, traders, artists and gourmet street food chefs. Set on the iconic gathering place of Cathedral Green, with twinkling lanes of festive chalets nestled around a majestic medieval cathedral, Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market attracts an estimated 600,000 visitors a year. We’re the biggest Christmas market in Devon, but we love to include small businesses, so this year we’re offering several shared space opportunities for local, independent traders. But please hurry – our application deadline for this year is Friday 10 June.

  • Estimated 600,000 visitors
  • Devon’s biggest Christmas Market
  • Set in the iconic Cathedral Green
  • Easy to reach by car, coach, bus or train
  • Several shared chalet options for smaller traders
  • Additional footfall attracted by free Cathedral entry and live performances

You will be informed if your application has been successful by Monday 20 June.

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