22nd November 2018

Gandy Street’s Countdown to Christmas

Thursday 22nd November 2018

5.30 – 8.30

As the nights draw in and Christmas Decorations start to appear all around Exeter, Gandy
Street’s Countdown to Christmas will start the season off with a spectacular Christmas Party.
On the 22nd of November, Gandy Street Traders will once again take to the cobbled street,
spilling out onto stalls to welcome shoppers to an evening of Festive Fun and this year looks
to be bigger and better than ever.

Shoppers can expect a winter wonderland with all kinds of treats, fudge and chocolate
samples; prosecco, mince pies and mulled wine, cider and gin, not to mention offers and
promotions up and down the street. There will be SNOW, a children’s craft workshop, street
musicians from the Music In Devon Initiative, a choir, a return of the wonderfully endearing
Victorian Fairy, Betty Twinkle on her giant Robin and Oz Symons Man of Magic performing
as a Magical Santa! New for this year, will be a Santa’s Grotto in Coolings’ Cellar bar.

There will also be a Charity Tombola with an exceptional array of prizes, donated by the
businesses and mini massages to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West. Keep an
eye on the Gandy Street facebook page and the website gandystreetexeter.com to see what
is up for grabs!

Organising this very special evening is Philippa Rutherford, InExeter representative and
owner of Mantis.
“We’re so excited to be bringing this event back again. It’s become a tradition in Gandy
Street to herald in Christmas with this fabulous festival. We’re really grateful to the support
from InExeter who along with the businesses fund the event”, she says.
“Gandy Street is such a special street with its eclectic and artisan independents and this
year we will be joined by some amazing stores from Queen Street. We see it as a great
opportunity to celebrate and thank our wonderful customers and see in the festive period
together with a Christmas extravaganza!” she adds.

All of this will be happening under the twinkly lights of Gandy Street from 5.30pm until 8pm
on Thursday 22nd November 2018.