This is the place for details of Christmas Fayres and Christmas Markets across Essex. We’re just starting to laod details, keep checking back! And check out our other festive listings : Father Christmas in Essex, Xmas Pantos in Essex, and Christmas Carols in Essex.
Epping Christmas Market
Epping High Street
Friday 1st December 2017
Community event from 12 noon including a variety of Christmas craft and gift stalls; entertainment including choirs, bands, singers, dancing; food and refreshments; magic and balloon modelling; Peppa Pig; Town Crier… and much more.
Hutton and Shenfield Union Church
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 11am – 3pm
Adults:£1 Children:free. Wide range of stalls including kids craft activities, art exhibition, vintage tea café, raffle, hand-made gifts and toys, art demonstrations, book signing by children’s author Rosie Button, jewellery, cards, gift wrap, decorations and so much more!
Santa’s Grotto and Christmas Fayre
Ashingdon and Hawkwell Memorial Hall
Saturday 2nd December 2017
“Free entry into the Christmas Fayre, the perfect chance to start your Christmas shopping with stalls to peruse, a messy play area for the little ones, a free arts and crafts table for the kids, an amazing raffle with some very generous donations and of course some delicious hot food. Also, the chance for your little ones to meet Santa. For only £5 your child can meet Santa, and get a gift.”
Wick Christmas Market
Wick Community Centre, Silva Island Way, Wickford SS12 9NR
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 1pm to 4pm
“Celebrate Christmas with us at The Wick Christmas market – lots of festive stalls and childrens activities. Santa Grotto, Bouncy castle etc…”
Foxburrow Grange Christmas Bazaar
Foxburrow Grange, Ypres Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7NL
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Foxburrow Grange is celebrating the festive season by opening its doors to the public and staging a Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will be opened by Colchester Mayor, Councillor Gerard Oxford, and will feature a range of festivities, including live music, gift stalls, craft stalls, a tombola and raffle with prizes, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
CKB Christmas Craft Fayre
Champions Manor Hall, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5LJ
Saturday 2nd December 2017
“We will have a number of high quality craft stalls for our visitors. In addition some festive music, potentially some mulled wine, and a charity raffle.”
High Street, Dedham.
Saturday 2nd December 2017 3:00pm – 6:00pm
A Christmas market in a beautiful village. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, Craft Stalls, Hot Food, Merry Go Round, Spectacular Hamper Raffle, Roast Chestnuts,
Holly Wreaths and more The shops open on the High Street during the event. Proceeds to Dedham C of E Primary School.
Made in Colchester Christmas Fair
Colchester Arts Centre
Saturday 2nd December 2017 10:00am – 3:00pm
Gifts and goodies that celebrate local talent and handmade craft. Whether you are after a special gift or unique handmade cards there will be something for everyone. A huge range of quality handmade items available including jewellery, pottery, limited edition prints and handcrafted textiles. Cafe will be open, serving hot drinks, seasonal cakes and savoury snacks plus brilliant local musicians who will be performing short acoustic sets throughout the day.
Christmas at Flatford
Valley Farm and Flatford Tea Room
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December 2017 10:30am – 3:30pm
Get into the festive spirit at Flatford! The main hall of Valley Farm will be open and decorated with traditional greenery. This year there will be a Victorian theme, so you will be able to discover how Christmas was celebrated in that era. Flatford Gift Shop will have a great range of gift ideas for friends and family and the Tea Room will be serving festive food.
Secret Vintage Christmas World
15, Queen Street, Colchester
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd December 2017
A huge Vintage Fair in the the Creative Business Centre at 15, Queen Street. There will be stalls, performances, Christmas ideas and more from this annual fair.
Christmas Gift Fair
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Saturday 2nd December 2017 and Sunday 3rd December 2017
“The Essex Chordsmen will be on hand to entertain you with traditional Christmas Carols while you enjoy a mug of mulled wine or hot cider. There will also be a range of Essex-based craftsmen selling unique and unusual presents.”
Craftsylum Alternative Christmas Fair
Sunday 3rd December 2017, midday to 6pm
“Craftsylum is a local and alternative craft fair for those bored of shopping on the high street. There will be craft stalls, art prints, jewellery, decorations and more.”
Beth Chatto Late Night Shopping
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market nr. Colchester
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Browse the Christmas goodies and gifts accompanied by carol singers, mince pies and mulled wine! Lots of garden related gifts
Battlesbridge Victorian Christmas Fayre
Maltings Road, Battlesbridge SS11 7RF
Saturday 9th December 2017, 10am – 8pm and Sunday 10th December 2017, 10am – 6pm
“Supporting St Luke’s Hospice & The Samaritans. Come and Join the Festive Fun with the Battlesbridge Dealers in their Period Costumes”
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 10th December 2017
“Enjoy a minature steam train ride, take a visit to see Santa in his Grotto, enjoy our seasonal refreshments and browse our Christmas market.”
Colchester Catle FREE Christmas Opening
Colchester Castle, Castle Park, Colchester
Wednesday 13th December 2017
A very special evening in Colchester, when the castle opens it’s doors free to everyone. Mince pies, carole singers,
a lovely gift shop and Father Christmas in an amazing setting.
Coggeshall Christmas Farmers’ Market
Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, CO6 1UH
Saturday 16th December 2017
“A special festive edition of the popular Coggeshall Farmers’ Market.”