Dates of Christmas Fairs and Markets 2010

London/South East

Save the Children Christmas Cocktail at The Banqueting House, Whitehall

Stalls, Tombola and a Champagne Bar make this charity fundraiser a must for anyone in central London on December 7 from 1pm to 9pm. Entry is just £8, which includes a glass of wine and as many canapés as you can manage, and stalls offer everything from stylish jewellery to food and drink. For further enquiries email

Taste of Christmas
3-5th December, 10am-6pm daily
Excel Centre
Tickets: Advance – Adults 19, Child (10-14 year olds) 10
On the door – Adults 22, Child 12
Under 10s go free
Pre-ticket launch offer online until October 4th
+44(0) 207 244 3164

Spirit of Christmas
3-7th November, 10am-6pm daily
Grand Hall, Olympia Exhibition Centre, Kensington
Tickets: Advance – Adults 16, Child (13-16 year olds) 8.50 On the door – Adults 18, Child 8.50; Two-day ticket 28
0844 412 4650

Cologne Christmas Market at Southbank Centre
19th November- 23rd December, Sun-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri & Sat 10am-10pm
Southbank centre, Belvedere Road, London
Free admission
+44 (0) 207 960 4200

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair
27th-28th November. Sat 11am-4pm Sun 10am-4pm
Chelsea Physic Garden, Swan Walk entrance, London
Tickets: 5. Anybody buying a Saturday ticket can return for free on the Sunday.
+44 (0) 207 352 5646

Save the Children Festival of Trees Charity Dinner & Auction
Thursday 9th December. 7.15-11pm
Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road, London
For more information and to download a booking form, please e-mail

Highclere Castle Christmas Shopping Fair
Tuesday 7th November, 9.30am-4pm
Highclere Park, Newbury
01635 253210

Waddesdon Christmas Gift Fair
4-7th November, 10.30am-4pm daily
Waddesdon Manor, Nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Tickets: Adults – Weekdays 5.50, weekends 7. Child – 2.50. Free for National Trust members
01296 653226

Christmas Market
13th November, 10.30am-4pm
Riding School Conference Centre, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Tickets: 2. Accompanied children go free
01707 287010

Christmas Frost Fair
19-21st November
Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
Tickets: Adults 5, Child (5+) 2
01707 287010

Leeds Castle Festive Fair
20-21st November
Admission: 2
Leeds Castle, Maidsotone, Kent
+44 (0) 1622 765400

Oxford Christmas Market
Oxford Castle
26th November – 12th December
Thurs-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun-Weds 10am-6pm
Free admission

Sandringham Christmas Craft Fair
26th-28th November, 10am-6pm daily
Sandringham Estate

Deepdale Christmas Market
4th-5th December, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, North Norfolk Coast

Christmas Crafts and Country Gifts Fair
4th-5th December
Knebworth House, Hertfordshire
+44 (0) 1438 812661

Christmas Arts, Crafts, Food & Drink at Wood Green
11th-12th December,10am-4pm daily
Wood Green Animal Shelter, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
Tickets: Adults 2.50 Concessions 2.00
0800 141 2823

The Essex Christmas Craft and Gift Fair
6th-7th November
Park Inn Hotel, Harlow, Essex
07707 574 602

Festive Food & Drink Fayre
4th -5th December, 9am – 4pm daily
South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex
Tickets 2.50, Concessions 2
01444 892700


Corfe Castle Christmas market: A selection of quality handcrafted goods, including silver jewellery, pottery, art, textiles, glass and lots more. Saturday 4th December 2010 -1pm – 5pm – Corfe Castle Village Hall, East Street, BH20 5EE. Free entry, parking available. Refreshments available – all proceeds to the village hall and local charities. Contact – Jill Thompson

South West

Bath Christmas Market
City centre
25th November – 12th December
Mon-Weds 10am-7pm, Thurs-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Free entry

Truro Victorian Christmas Fair
8th-12th December
Back Quay, Truro, Cornwall
+44 (0) 7974 870 397

Fowey Christmas Market
4th-5th December
Fowey Community College, Fowey, Cornwall
Information: Dibb Events, 07974 763 671

South Hill Park Christmas Craft Fair
Wilde Theatre and Mansion Spaces
13th-14th November, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm
Advance tickets: Adults, 3.50, Concessions 3
+44 (0) 1344 484123/484858

Wincanton Christmas Fair
Tuesday 30th November
Wincanton Racecourse, Speeds Farm
Tickets 3
Information: Mary Staib 01749 813011

Mary Howard Christmas Fair
9th-12th November, 10am-4pm daily
Tickets: 13
Hullavington Airfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire

South West Christmas Equine Fair
4th – 5th December, Sat 8am-8pm Sun 8am-5pm
Westpoint Centre, Clyst St Mary, Exeter
Tickets: Advance – Adults 8 OAPs 7 Child (5-16 year olds) 6
On the door – Adults 10 OAPs 9 Child 7
01749 813 899

Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market
20th-21st November, 10am – 5pm daily
Hestercombe, Taunton
3 admission, under 16s free. Admission to the Gardens is 8.90
01823 413923
Cheltenham Christmas Market
19th November – 5th December
The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
01512 332 165

Worcester Christmas Fair
City centre
2-5th December
Various opening times
Free entry

North /Scotland

Living North Christmas Fair
4th – 7th November
Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Tickets: Advance – Adults 5, Concessions 5 Under 12s – free
On the door – Adults 7
Tickets booked on or after Saturday 30th October will be held for collection at the entrance to the Living North Christmas Fair. Advance ticket rates apply until Wednesday 3rd November 2010.
After this time, tickets will be available to purchase on the door
01434 609933

Crafts for Christmas Fair
11th-14th November, Thurs-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm
The Yorkshire Events Centre, Great Yorkshire Show Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Tickets: Advance (subject to 60p booking fee) – Adults 7 OAPs 6 Students 4 Children free
On the door – Adults 8 OAPs 7 Students 4 Children free
01428 684494

Christkindelmarkt Market Leeds
12th November – 19th December, Mon-Sat 10.30am-9pm, Sun 10.30am-8pm
Millenium Square
Free entry

Christmas Craft Festival
13th-14th November, 10am-5pm daily
Duncombe Park, Helmsley
Tickets: Adults 3, Under 16s free
01423 545377

St Nicholas Christmas Fair York
25th-28th November
Parliament Street, York city centre

St Nicholas Craft Fair York
25th-28th November, 9.30am-5pm daily
St William’s College, York
01423 545377

Durham Victorian Christmas Festival
3rd-5th December, various times
Palace Green, Durham
+44 (0) 1913 847 641

Edinburgh Christmas Fair
25th November – 2nd January 2011
City-wide locations
+44 (0) 131 529 3180

Glasgow Christmas Market
18th November – 23rd December, Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm
St Enoch’s Square
Free entry

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