From cosy pubs with roaring fires to winter beach walks, East Devon is the perfect destination for your UK Christmas breaks 2021 or New Year’s Eve break in Devon. We have a range of Christmas breaks to choose from, including a selection of dog friendly Christmas holiday cottages.
The local towns, shops, cafes and restaurants embrace the lead up to Christmas with beautiful decorations and light displays. With the air filled with a cheery festive spirit mooch around the local towns and markets, whilst making the most of Christmas shopping, carols and a happy glass of mulled wine.
Whether you’re looking for a countryside bolthole or Christmas by the sea, we have a delightful portfolio of Christmas cottages and UK cottages for New Year. If you fancy a luxury cottage for new year, check out our luxury holiday cottages. Put your feet up by the fire with a favourite novel, enjoy quality time visiting nearby family and explore the beautiful crisp winter scenery right on your doorstep.
Our team loves preparing the properties for the festive period with tasteful and homely decorations. Many of our larger properties have decorated Christmas trees, however the scope and style of the decorations is decided by the individual owners. For guests with any special requests, do let us know and we will do our best to give you a personalised Christmas getaway with magical memories.
Devon’s Festive events…
From mid- November the German inspired Christmas market boasts a selection of crafts, delicious food and drinks in traditional wooden chalets. Set on the green of the famous Cathedral, it makes for the most picturesque festive day or evening. https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/news-events/exeter-cathedral-christmas-market/
From the 17th November- 2nd January, Winter Wonderland is coming to Exeter. There will be plenty of exciting rides & attractions, an abundance of locally-sourced festive refreshments and a giant Santa’s Grotto. Tickets are available for the Ice Rink.
From the 7th– 12th December, Connaught Gardens in Sidmouth are hosting an illuminated garden walk and festive food and craft fair. The illuminations have limited tickets, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out on the top Christmas experience of 2021. The Food & Craft Village is non-ticketed so anyone can visit and appreciate the festive atmosphere. https://connaught-at-christmas.co.uk/
‘He’s behind you!’ will be heard all across Devon’s beautiful theatres. With favourite classics from Hansel and Gretel to Cinderella, you’re bound to have some family fun. Exeter’s Northcott Theatre are hosting ‘A Christmas Carol’, throughout December- https://www.exeternorthcott.co.uk/events/a-christmas-carol/
Join in with the hundreds of barmy bathers in fancy dress braving the cold for a winter dip. This bonkers seaside town tradition is fun for all ages whether you’re taking the plunge or holding warm hot chocolate and towel.
Join Stuart Line Cruises and set sail on the calm waters of the River Exe. Meet Santa in his enchanting on-board grotto where the children will receive an amazing handpicked gift whilst the grown-ups can enjoy a glass of our secret recipe mulled wine and locally baked mince pie.
This cruise is packed full of fun from the moment you join us and are a fabulously festive way to kick-start Christmas! Advanced booking for these trips is essential and each present is handpicked and age specific for each child. https://www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/sail-with-santa/
We look forward to sharing the festive spirit with you in Devon
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