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By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: December 20, 2012

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Killerton's 12 days of Christmas experience will run until Sunday, December 23. See the National Trust house in Broadclyst decorated for Christmas with lavish displays inspired by the 12 days of Christmas, and enjoy its family Christmas trail. Normal admission applies. Call 01392 881345.

Sail With Santa on Saturday, December 22, and Sunday, December 23, from Exmouth at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Cruise the calm River Exe and have a magical start to Christmas with Santa Claus. £7 per person, under 12 months £4. Call 01395 279693 or visit www.sailwithsanta.co.uk

Crib and Christingle Service at Exeter Cathedral on Sunday, December 23, at 4.30pm. A service led by the cathedral choristers, suitable for families and young children.

Medieval Christmas craft workshops at Exeter's Underground Passages on Sunday, December 23, between 10am to 4pm. Create a Christmas gift with a difference. Free, all materials provided. Booking essential. Call 01392 665887.

Christmas Day swim at Exmouth seafront on Tuesday, December 25, at 11am. Thousands of people will make the plunge and go for a swim in the sea near the clock tower.

Boxing Day walk in the sea at Teignmouth seafront on Wednesday, December 26. Watch or join in with more than 200 revellers who will run into the sea. Registration at 10.15am, fancy dress judging at 10.45am, and walk in the sea at 11am. In aid of Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat. For sponsor forms call 01626 777741 or email lorrainelizius@gmail.com.

Boxing Day swim at The Esplanade along Sidmouth seafront Wednesday, December 26, at 11am.

Boxing Day three-legged annual fancy dress race in Shaldon on Wednesday, December 26. Dress up for some festive fun, with registration at 10.30am and judging from 11.30am. The race starts at noon and follows a route around Shaldon's pubs for a "pit-stop" at each. The event is open to all the family with a small charge for each runner over 16, free for 16's and under.

Exeter City FC charity Santa Dash in the city centre on Saturday, December 29. Prior to the Exeter City home game against Barnet, watch the Santa dash set off from the Guildhall in Exeter High Street at 1pm and finishing at St James Park at 1.15pm. Entry £17 adults, £5 children, including free Santa suit and entry for the Barnet game. A minimum of £10 sponsorship required. In aid of various charities. Call 07827 871 723 or email david.evans@exetercityfc.co.uk

Christmas Spectacular at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, December 22, at 7.30pm. Isca Voices, former girl choristers from Exeter Cathedral, will give a performance of Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, together with an eclectic range of music from the lighter Christmas repertoire. Tickets £7. Call 01392 285983.

Courtyard carols at Otteron Mill in East Devon on Saturday, December 22, at 3pm. A traditional festive celebration for all the family. Enjoy hot mince pies and mulled wine as you sing along with the Otterton Church choir. Also enjoy free tastings of Christmas produce in the mill's food shop.

Christmas Showcase at Exmouth Pavilion on Sunday, December 23, at 3pm and 7.30pm. Talented youngsters from Centre Stage will perform a variety of much-loved Christmas classics. Tickets £7.50. Call 01395 222477 or visit www.ledtickets.co.uk.

Carols in the Music Room at Killerton house, Broadclyst on Sunday, December 23. Free drop-in event, normal admission applies. Call 01392 881345.

Cinderella on Ice at Plymouth Pavilions from Wednesday, December 26, to Saturday, January 5. The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars will glide and swirl their way through this much-loved fairytale. Tickets £20 adults, £10 children.

Meet King Julien the lemur and Skipper, one of the plotting penguins from Madagascar Live at Crealy on Saturday, December 22, from noon to 1pm, and 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Get ready to go wild with the crew as they play songs that will inspire you to move it move it! Children can have their photo taken with the mischievous duo.

Nature 4X4 safari at Escot, Ottery St Mary, on Monday, December 24, 27 and 29. Driven by experienced 4x4 instructors, tour the less visited parts of the Escot estate. To book call 01404 851177 or visit www.oacltd.co.uk

New Year steam up Steam Up at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme, Cullompton, on Tuesday, January 1, from 11am to 4pm. A live steam event with tours of the mill. Visit www.coldharbourmill.org.uk

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