Mariah Carey, Shakin’ Stevens and Wham! are back in the charts, which can only mean one thing: it’s Christmas time (mistletoe and wine). If you feel like getting festive, here’s a list of Christmas-related events you can get involved in.

Christmas Day Lunch at Lopes Hall

building and ground covered in snow

If you’re staying in Exeter over Christmas and find yourself home alone, come to Lopes Hall at 12.30pm for a 2-course Christmas lunch. Expect mulled wine (or a non-alcoholic beverage), Christmas crackers, a mystery Christmas present and much more.

With the option to have a meat, vegetarian or gluten-free meal, there’s delicious food for everyone.

Limited tickets can be purchased until Monday 19 December and cost £15. To secure your spot, book now via the University of Exeter Online Store.

Give It A Go

Get into the holiday spirit with the Student Guild’s Christmas-themed Give It A Go events. From making your own Christmas gifts to their festive Big Night In with board games, hot chocolate, and Christmas films, these events are a great opportunity to get creative and socialise with people outside of your course and accommodation.

Have a look at what else they have on here.

Robin Hood at Northcott Theatre

Exeter Northcott and Le Navet Bete have teamed up to deliver a hilarious, family-friendly pantomime that centres around Robin Hood and his attempt to thwart the Sheriff of Nottingham from stealing the royal crown.

On from Friday 9 December to Saturday 7 January 2023, the Theatre will also have more inclusive shows on specific dates, including a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted performance and Audio Described (AD) show.

To find out more, click here.

Residence Life Events

Check out our website or the Residence Life Team’s Facebook and Instagram regularly for Christmas events happening in University residences and campus outlets.

Carols with Exeter Philharmonic Choir

Exeter Philharmonic Choir and internationally renowned soprano Amy Carson are performing in Exeter Cathedral on 13 and 14 December. Enjoy a mix of traditional carols, popular tunes, and jazzy versions. If you know the words, they’d love for you to sing along as well.

Christmas Market

Exeter Cathedral with people and a stall
Photo credit: Alison Day

Last but not least, the Christmas Market on the Cathedral Green is back! Explore over 100 independent stalls selling a range of artisanal gifts, West Country produce and global street food. There will be plenty of live entertainment too to keep you in the festive mood. Head down to the market before it closes on 18 December.