In a month's time, stall holders and visitors from all over Devon will be descending on Exmouth as the first day of the first-ever Christmas Village starts.

The event will feature more than 100 stalls, all contained within a vast marquee that will be erected in the centre of the town in The Strand, finishing on December 18.

Hosting Father Christmas, carols and festive food and drink, this weatherproof structure will be full of Christmas cheer to snap up last minute gifts for the festive season. 

The traders selected have been chosen to ensure they cover all price points and include local artists, producers of Christmas themed gifts, jewellery, clothing and much more. 

The doors officially open at midday on the 15th and each day thereafter, and the market will be open until 7pm each night although there will be events that overrun those trading times.

The confirmed line-up for other entertainment for the market is:

Friday 15th December

14:00     Deaf academy - signed carols

17:30     Christmas harpist

19:00     Exmouth town band performing Christmas classics

Saturday 16th December

14:00     Book reading by local children’s author Zach Powell

14:30     Book reading by local children’s author Deborah Wellington

15:00     LaLa choir performing Christmas belters!!

19:00     “Pub Choir” - an event everyone is invited to for a community rendition of Fairytale of New York. All visitors will be given a song sheets and depending on the depth of voice will depend what line is sung - 45 minutes of rehearsals culminating in a filmed rendition - come on down!!

Sunday 17th December 

14:00     Exmouth Choral society

15:00     Book reading by local children’s author Zach Powell

15:30     Book reading by local children’s author Deborah Wellington

16:00     St Johns Church sing-a-long with accordion

19:00     Big community Christmas quiz in aid of EFIN and worst Christmas jumper competition - bring out the worst jumpers and win prizes!!

Monday 18th December

16:00     Cake competition judging - bring along your best Christmas cakes and the best decorated will win prizes. If you would like to enter please e-mail

18:00     East Devon colouring in competition. Cutout the artwork from the Journal and submit it to Spoken and each age group will be awarded 1st 2nd and 3rd prizes with a present for every child who entered!

19:00     Exmouth acapella group

20:00     Rock Choir to close.