Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter

Christmas delights in Exeter!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I don’t mean Christmas – well, not really, as it’s only mid-November – but it’s that time of year when Exeter is transformed into a magical city full of lights, colours and mouth-watering scents! Christmas lights are twinkling all over town, and the Christmas Market is in full swing on the Cathedral Green. Discover the twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter!

What a shame that pictures can’t capture the amazing aromas of coffee, churros, cupcakes, citrus, cinnamon, candy and crêpes – oh, the crêpes… Oh là là!

But first, the Christmas lights. They were lit on a very windy and rainy day, so I gave the switch-on ceremony a miss and photographed them the next evening instead. Aren’t they enchanting?

Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
The old Tudor houses are glittering in Exeter’s High Street.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
The Urban Outfitters mural looks lovely with this Christmas banner!
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
Colour-changing fairy lights span the High Street.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
And Princesshay looks absolutely magical in the evening.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
Twinkle, twinkle, little star…
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
The reflections in the shop windows are as captivating as the real thing.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
Sparkling lights mirrored in the shop windows and glass ceiling.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
My favourite sculpture from last year is back – how cute are these polar bears?

The annual Christmas Market opened on Saturday the 19th, and again it was a very rainy and blustery day (aka Storm Angus) – so I gave it a miss and explored the market on Sunday instead. It is open until the 18th of December, so I will definitely be dropping by again to sample more of all twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter. Not to mention the delicious treats the Christmas Market has to offer! If you’re in the area, I highly recommend visiting Exeter right now – it is bound to get you into the holiday spirit.

Churros! And Santa Claus has been given his very own red pillar box!
I can’t drink coffee (sadly!) but this is my friend’s absolute favourite.
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
I wish this was one of those scratch and sniff stickers!
You won’t believe the aromas emanating from these gourmet coffee beans…
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
Candy-coloured Turkish Delight – as yummy as it is pretty!
More candy!
Guess what? This is actually chocolate!
Still chocolate. I have my eye on that Nikon, lol!
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
The Cathedral Green is abundant with lights and colours.
Gluten-free crêpes! Amazing!
I opted for Bailey’s and White Chocolate. Well, you would, wouldn’t you?
Devon is famous for its fudge!
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
The market doesn’t just consist of food stalls, though…
… they just really tend to draw my eye! Gluten-free treats here, too.
More gluten-free goodness…
Russian dolls of every thinkable – and unthinkable – variety.
Wanna know what’s inside the cupcakes? A Ferrero Rocher chocolate!
Twinkling lights and Christmas delights in Exeter
Light and shadow playing on the facade of Exeter Cathedral

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