Christmas markets and winter fairs

Waddesdon Manor Christmas fair at night

Step into a world of festive delights at one of our Christmas markets during November and December. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the season in inspiring surroundings and find unique, high-quality gifts for family and friends.

You’ll find handmade and vintage items, locally-sourced food, a variety of arts and crafts products and beautiful decorations for your home.

As well as being a great day out for all the family and a perfect antidote to the stresses of the high street, by coming along to one of our Christmas markets you’ll also be helping us to carry on looking after special places for everyone to enjoy.

Here's some of our top markets and fairs not to be missed.

Soap wrapped in ribbon

Gibside, Tyne and Wear 

Saturday 16 December, 10am - 3pm

Escape the busy city crowds - especially at this special time of year - and join friends and family for some relaxation, blended with retail therapy. We know how tricky it can be searching for that something for a special someone and have a range of stalls offering bespoke, quality gifts and handmade crafts.

The first dusting of snow.

East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire  

Christmas Market, 16 & 17 December, 3.30 – 7pm

With sparkling fairy lights, the romantic Airedale Barn at East Riddlesden Hall makes the perfect setting for a Christmas market. There’ll be a great choice of gifts to buy, food and drink to sample and festive cheer in abundance. What’s more, every penny you spend here will help the National Trust to care for special places like East Riddlesden for years to come.

The Palladian Bridge at Stowe covered in snow.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire  

Christmas shopping season, 13 Nov – 17 Dec

A select group of stallholders will be back at Stowe this year to present their homemade and traditional products for sale. They’ll be in the historic Parlour Rooms at New Inn, a former coaching inn on the estate. There’ll be music, carol singers and warming drinks every weekend – the perfect start to the festive season.