Exeter Christmas Lights

Can you help Exeter Christmas Lights be the best we've ever seen for 2014?

We did it!

On 5th Nov 2014 we successfully raised £8,061 of £8,000 target with 44 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Wow!  Thanks for getting us to our initial target, but can you help us reach £30,000 to light even more streets?


Exeter City Centre's Christmas Lights display has become a key part of what our city has to offer during the festive period. It provides a focal point at the heart of the city centre, fostering good will and a feel good factor for the community whilst, crucially, increasing the number of people into the city centre which helps local businesses have a successful and prosperous Christmas.

Last year's Christmas Lights were the best for a number of years, with the City Council funding new lights in High Street and a number of other areas. This year we are looking to corporate sponsors and the Exeter community to help us make even more improvements - delivering a Christmas lights display that we'll all be proud of.

Everybody looks forward to the Christmas lights being switched on, which this year is happening on Thursday 20th November, and now you can play a part in providing a little bit of Christmas magic for all to see.

News Just In...

We've made the Express & EchoThe Exeter Daily, Mid Devon Star and The Best of Exeter plus we've been on BBC Radio Devon and discussed on #DevonHour

Why get involved?

We want to grow the display into a bigger and better attraction this year and would like to extend the Christmas Lights out into new areas (including Gandy Street, Queen Street, South Street and Fore Street), to attract more people to local independent businesses, and to further improve the Lights at the heart of the City Centre in High Street.

Pledges from local businesses

Any local businesses that pledge more than £300 can have their company logo, message and link to their website on this page - some of our generous supporters are listed below.

Pledges from the community

Pledges from £5 are welcome but you can pledge more than the value listed on each of the rewards too.  Simply click on the blue 'Pledge' button on the right hand side of this page above the list of rewards.  You will be taken to a page with a list of rewards where you can either choose just to pledge anonymously and not recieve a reward or choose a reward but have the option to then scroll down to the bottom of that page, where you can confirm how much you would like to pledge if you would like to give more.  Thank you!


We have created a list of treats that you will get in return to show our appreciation.

On the night of the lights switch-on you can:

  • grab a mince pie and a glass mulled wine
  • gain VIP access
  • even have the opportunity to be on stage and help the celebrities switch on the lights!
  • attend a drinks reception after the switch on with our Lord Mayor

We also have a number of rewards that have been donated from generous local business including:

  • Beauty treatments from the award winning Radiance MediSpa who specialise in hair, beauty, spa and aesthetic treatments. 
  • An exclusive opportunity for a family of four to film their own weather report at The Met Office Studios
  • Tickets to both Exeter City FC and Exeter Chiefs
  • Tickets to the Cardiff leg of the X-Factor Tour
  • Meal for 2 at Marcos New York Italian restaurant
  • And loads more to come


5% of all money raised on this crowdfunder.co.uk campaign will be going to this year's Lord Mayor’s Charity – Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF)

Some of our corporate supporters:

Blur Logo"blur, the Exeter-based international e-commerce company, is delighted to pledge to light up Exeter and deliver the marketing support through its platform for this crowdfunded campaign." - www.blurgroup.com

McCarthy & Stone

"We are really pleased that we are able to help Exeter’s Christmas Lights crowdfunding campaign. McCarthy & Stone is committed to building relationships in the communities in which it builds and we hope by donating £1,000 it will encourage Exeter locals to get involved in the campaign and make this a Christmas to remember." - www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk

Met Office

The Met Office works at the forefront of weather and climate science for protection, prosperity and wellbeing - www.metoffice.gov.uk

Radiance MediSpa specialise in aesthetics, hair and beauty in the centre of Exeter and want to help put the sparkle back into the heart of the city - www.radiancemedispa.co.uk


"RGB Exeter, proud to be supporting our city" -  www.rgbltd.co.uk

Warrior Roofing - "We have had a great summer, let’s support local businesses so they have a great Christmas. The team at Warrior Roofing is excited to be part of Exeter’s wider community and supporting local businesses to create a truly dazzling shopping experience making Christmas 2014 the best yet." - www.warriorroofing.co.uk

And finally ...

John Harvey, our Exeter City Centre Manager, who features in the video on this page says: “The City Council are committed to working with others to create the best possible Christmas display for our community, but we want to make it bigger and better this year which is why we are asking local businesses and the community to get behind it. We feel doing it in this fun and rewarding way for the community is a win win for everybody involved.”

and The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor, Councillor Percy Prowse told us “This is a great way of raising additional money to make Exeter shine brighter than ever at Christmas this year. I’m delighted to support the crowdfunding campaign and really pleased that a modest percentage of the money raised will be going to this years Lord Mayor’s Charity – Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).”

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