Capture the Magic

Get into the spirit this Christmas with our free festive events


This Christmas Princesshay will come alive with spectacular lights and more FREE entertainment than ever before. It’s the place to tick your way through your Christmas shopping list and immerse yourself in the magic of the season!



Exeter’s Christmas Light Switch On – Sunday 18th November


This year In Exeter will host the city’s light switch on event on Exeter’s High Street. Expect a full day of entertainment and activities on Exeter’s High Street with lights becoming illuminated throughout the city centre at just after 5pm. Princesshay will house a large screen enabling you to view the action live from the main stage.

Find out more here.

Late Night Thursdays – come and capture the magic

Thursday 22nd November – Heliosphere, a suspending balletic aerialist flying high on a gravitating giant balloon, performing in Princesshay square at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.


Thursday 29th November – A stunning visual show, the Halo Glow Show will certainly impress. A mesmerising LED display that will light up Princesshay at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.



Thursday 6th December – Spark!, the outstanding drumming light up show is back for a second year and will be performing throughout the centre at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.


Thursday 13th December – Watch a real life Snow Queen in her Snow Globe, gliding throughout the centre, as well as the outstanding Light walkers that will illuminate the streets from 5pm – 8pm.



Thursday 20th December – watch you don’t bump into the two illuminated roller skating presents that will be gliding their way through Princesshay at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm.




Santa Claus Comes to Exeter



For the first time ever, Santa Claus and his elves will be based in the heart of Exeter city centre. Princesshay is hosting Santa and some of his elves in their very own Artic Adventure on the 1st-2nd December and 8th-9th December 10am-4pm. Find out more here!