It's the most wonderful time of the year... Christmas shopping time and Plymouth is the perfect place to get your present list ticked off! 

With a wide range of outlets from trendy brands to independent shops, you'll have no problem finding the top gifts to make Christmas dreams come true. 

Across Plymouth, there are plenty of opportunities to shop for top names or handmade crafts, here's our guide on places you must visit...


City Centre        

Plymouth Christmas Market 

Pick up your perfect festive gifts at the Plymouth Christmas Market. Browse 50 festive-themed cabins that will take over the heart of the city centre from Thursday 30 November until Sunday 17 December. 

The cabins will be selling everything from handmade crafty Christmas goods to festive treats like mince pies and mulled wine, so make sure you pop along with a hearty appetite! 

Soak up the festive atmosphere with daily performances from local bands, choirs, steel bands and more to bring the Christmas cheer!

Find out all the traders at this year's Plymouth Christmas Market.


City Centre

There are plenty of big high street names as well as local independent stores in the surrounding streets of Plymouth city centre to get your Christmas goods!

Save more money for present shopping with the 'park for a pound' scheme which allows city centre shoppers to park their cars for less in one of the city's biggest car parks. Find out where you can park for a pound in Plymouth city centre. 


Drake Circus 

Find big brands all under one roof this Christmas in Drake Circus. Whatever you are after this Christmas, Drake Circus’s shops are full of this year’s most-wanted fashion. From clothing and fragrances to technology and jewellery the mall is a must-visit to make Christmas come true.

From Thursday 16 November, many shops will be staying open later every day and you can enjoy late night shopping every Thursday with many shops open until 9 pm.


Plymouth Market and West End 

Find just the right Christmas gift for you at one of the many local independent stores at Plymouth Market. Head to the market situated at the city centre's west end and indulge in a home of 150 independent stores offering homemade goods and a wide array of delicious homemade food. 

Alternatively head to one of the many local independent stores in Plymouth city centre's West End and pick up the perfect homemade pressie to make Christmas dreams come true!


The Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Head to Plymouth's historic quarter this Christmas and pick out a unique Christmas gift from one of the many independent shops that line its cobbled streets. 

The Barbican is home to a plethora of unique boutiques and artisan shops, each offering a curated selection of handcrafted gifts, local artwork, and festive decorations.

From quaint jewellery stores to galleries showcasing local talent, you'll find the perfect presents for your loved ones, ensuring your gifts are as special as the people receiving them.

Head to the Tourist Information Centre on The Barbican and pick up bespoke Plymouth-themed gifts. The shelves of the centre are packed with cute gifts, they include wide range of locally-crafted products, including Plymouth Tea, Kernow Chocolate, Devon Wick candles hand-poured in Plymouth. 

Christmas shoppers can also head to the Sustainable Ocean Friendly Christmas Market at The National Marine Aquairum on Thursday November 30. Stocking sustainably sourced gifts, the event is open from 3pm until 9:30pm. Shoppers can indulge on a free festive snack on a rrival and relax with festive entertainment and engage in talks on how to be sustainable at Christmas time

                Christmas at The Barbican Plymouth


Royal William Yard

Get your Christmas shopping wrapped up at Festive Good Food and Craft Markets in the Royal William Yard.

Running every week in the build-up to Christmas the markets present an idyllic opportunity to purchase some locally handmade gifts to make Christmas wishes come true this year. A huge array of stalls will be offering festive wares and unique gifts.

With Christmas lights, a choir and children’s crafts adding to the atmosphere – it's a beautiful venue to visit to get into the Christmas spirit.


For further inspiration, content, news visit our dedicated Christmas in Plymouth page or sign-up to our newsletter.

In partnership with GWR, Destination Plymouth’s lead travel partner 



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