Christmas Fairs Guide 2009

London & South East

Spirit of Christmas Fair 2009 London
4th – 8th November 2009
Olympia Grand Hall, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7385 1200

Christmas Market
14th November 2009
Hatfield House
01707 262632

Gifts For Christmas Fair
6-8th November 10am-5pm
Adults £6.50, children (5-14 years) £2.00
Advance Tickets- Adults £5.50, children £1.00
Hatfield House
Tel: 01707 287010

Macmillan Cancer Support Christmas
Christmas Market Gala Evening 9th November 6-9pm
Market also open 10th November 10am-4pm
Royal Horticultural Halls,
Westminster, London
Tickets priced at £25 Gala Evening and £5 Tuesday
Tickets can be bought from the online shop, alternatively Tel: 0207 840 4800 or

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Christmas Gift Fair
Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 November
Waddesdon Manor
Nr. Aylesbury
Tel: 01296 653226

Highclere Castle Christmas Fair
Wednesday, December 9
9.30 – 4.30
£4 entry


Mary Howard Christmas Fair
10th-13th November 2009
Hullavington Airfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Tel: 01608 650 900

Christmas Arts, Craft and Gift Fair
 22nd November 2009
The Royal Chance Hotel, The Ridgeway, Enfield    

Christmas ‘Time and Talents’ Gift Fair
Hurlingham Club, London
2nd November 2009

Leeds Castle Festive Fair
21st-22nd November 2009
Maidstone, Kent
Adult: £15.00 Child: £9.50
Tel: 01622 767866

Wandsworth Friends of Cancer Research Christmas Fair
17th-18th November
Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
London SW11

Christmas Craft Fair
27th – 29th November
Open 10am – 6pm; adults £5, seniors £4.50, children £2
Sandringham Estate

Christmas Food & Craft Show
28th November 2009
Cressing Temple, Witham Road, Braintree
Tel: 01376 584 903

Chelsea Physic Garden Fair
Sunday 29th November 2009, 10am-4pm
66 Royal Hospital Road, London
Adults – £5.00 Students and children (5-15 years old)- Free

Friends of the Garden – Free
Boutique de Noel
12th November 6-10pm Kensington Town
13th November 10-8pm Hornton Street, London

Wellbeing Christmas Fair
7th December 2009 11am-8pm
Drapers Hall, Throgmorton St. London
0207 772 6400
Save the Children Christmas Cocktail
Tuesday1st December 2009
Banqueting House,
Tel: 020 7736 3817

Highclere Castle Christmas Fair
9th December 2009
Highclere Castle
Newbury, Berks
Tel: 01635 250750

Christmas Craft Fair at Knebworth House
5th-6th December
Norwich Christmas: Christmas Craft Stalls
2nd – 13th December, Mon-Sat 9.30-7.00
The Forum and Craft Marquee
01603 213999

The Cambridgeshire Christmas Gifts Show
Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester
Arena and Annexe
Tel: 01223 306655

The Essex Christmas Craft & Gift Fair: For the Essex Air Ambulance Appeal Fund
7th-8th November 2009 10-5pm
The Park Inn Hotel, Harlow. Essex

Macmillan Christmas Fair
21st-22nd November

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester
Christmas Food, Drink & Crafts Fair
5th-6th December
UNEX Towerlands

Panfield Road, Braintree, Essex
Tel: 0800 141 2823
Christmas Family Festival
15th December – 6th January
Sandringham Estate
Tel: 0871 918 9218

Didcot Street Fair
26th November 2009, 4pm – 9pm
Broadway and Orchard Centre, Didcot
Didcot Craft Fair (Sunday 1st November- The Civic Hall, Didcot, 10.30-4pm)

North Parade Christmas Fair
17th December 2009 6pm-9pm
North Parade, Oxford

Christmas Light Night
27th November 2009
Oxford City Centre

Oxford Christmas Market
10-20th December 10am-8pm Daily
Oxford Castle, Oxford

Christmas Market Winchester Castle
27th November- 20th December 2009
10am-6pm Sundays to Wednesdays
10am- 8pm Thursdays-Saturdays
Winchester Cathedral

Gifts For Christmas Fair
20th-22nd November 2009
Loseley Park, Compton, nr Guildford

South West

Dickensian Christmas Weekend
5-6th December 2009
Rochester, Medway
Tel: 01634 843666

South Hill Park Christmas Craft Fair
14th-15th November Sat: 11-6pm Sun: 10-5pm
Wilde Theatre and Mansion Spaces
Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire
Tel: 01344 484123

Wincanton Christmas Craft Fair
5th-6th December 2009
Tel: 01747 841152
Georgina Meade: 01747 841152

Wincanton Christmas Fair
Thurs 26th November 2009
Wincanton Racecourse
Tel: 01963 435843

Mary Howard Christmas Fair
10th – 13th November
Hullavington Airfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Tel: 01608 650 900

Living Crafts for Christmas
20th – 22nd November
Blenheim Palace
Tel: 0845 2305176

Devon and Cornwall Equine Christmas Fair
5th-6th December 2009 8.30-5.00pm
Tel: 01749 813899 (booking office)

Hestercombe Christmas Market – Taunton, Somerset
22-23rd November 2009
Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon, Taunton
01823 413923

Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair
5th December
Royal Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Tel: 01749 822 200

Bath Christmas Market, Bath
26th November -6th December 2009
Gifts For Christmas Fair/Live Crafts
South of England Showground, Ardingly, Sussex
12th 15th November
01444 892700

Cheltenham Christmas Market
20th November-6th December 2009
Promenade, Cheltenham
0151 233 2165

The Bride Valley Christmas Market

Saturday 28th November
Litton Cheyney, Dorchester, Dorset

A traditional continental style christmas market for all the family…feast, drink and shop all evening, entertainment provided for children, plenty of arts, crafts & gifts stalls, something for  all tastes and all budgets, a really great evening out.

The North/Scotland

Christmas at Capesthorne 2009 with crafts
Capesthorne Hall
27th (evening 6pm-8.30pm), 28th & 29th (afternoons 1.30-5pm) November
Tel: 01625 861221

Living North Christmas Fair
Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth
5th – 8th November 2009
Tel: 01434 609933

Living North Christmas Fair
Wynyard Hall,
13th-15th November 2009
Tees Valley

Yorkshire Christmas Craft Festival
Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
12th – 15th November

‘Christkindelmarkt’, German Christmas Market
Millennium Square, Leeds
13th November – 20th December
Edinburgh Art Fair
20th, 21st & 22nd November
Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Tel: 01875 819595

Edinburgh’s Traditional German Market
The Mound, Edinburgh
Christmas programme runs from 27th November – 24th December

Paxton House Christmas Cracker
21st – 22nd November
Paxton House, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
01289 386291

Christmas Craft Festival
St William’s College
7th November -8th November

Christmas Craft Festival
Duncombe Park
14th – 15th November

Christmas Craft Festival
The Bankfield Hotel
22nd November

Durham City Christmas Festival 2009
4th-6th December 2009
0191 384 6153
The Midlands & East Anglia

Festive Gift Fair
19th-22nd November
Hall 9, NEC, Birmingham
Tel: 020 8332 9595

Frankfurt Christmas Market
12th November- 23rd December 2009
Victoria Square, New Street, Birmingham

Keddlestone Hall Christmas Craft Fair
28th-29th November
Keddlestone Hall, Derbyshire
Tel: 01332 842191

Annual Worchester Christmas Fayre
26-29th November 2009
Friar Street, & New Street, Cornmarket

Traditional Christmas Fair
21st November 2009 10am-4pm
Shropshire Wildlife Trust Centre, Shrewsbury
Tel: 01743 284 280

Christmas Fair
28th – 29th November 2009
Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire
Tel: 01604 686 543

Presents Galore, Macmillan Cancer Relief
27th – 29th November 2009
Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket
Tel: 01638 668802

Louth Christmas Market
TBC- provisionally Sunday 6th December 2009
Market Square, Louth

Lincoln Christmas Market
3rd – 6th December 2009
Castle Square, Lincoln

Melton Mowbray Victorian Christmas Fair
6th December 2009
Town centre, Melton Mowbray, Leics
Contact: Ruth Wakelin, Tel: 01664 822114

Christmas Street Fair
6th December 10am-4pm
Woodbridge Thoroughfare, Woodbridge
Tel: 01394 384941

Please note: Country Life advises anyone wishing to visit these fairs to call ahead to confirm opening times and days