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.

Christmas tree outside Newton House

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire 

Traditional Christmas Fair, 25 & 26 Nov, 10am – 6pm

Looking for a truly festive atmosphere? Head to the beautiful National Trust mansion of Dinefwr, where the courtyard will be brimming with stalls offering tasty seasonal treats and handmade gifts. Hear festive choirs and bands whilst sipping on a free glass of mulled wine, or pay a visit to Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto. There'll also be storytelling and family craft activities on offer, so everyone can join in with the celebrations.

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.

Christmas at Ightham Mote, Kent

Ightham Mote, Kent 

Mini Christmas market, 2 & 3 Dec

Ightham Mote hosts a selection of Christmas stalls, music and children’s craft activities this year to celebrate the festive season. Make sure to stop by the Victorian Farmyard for a bag of roasted chestnuts and a chance to say hello to Father Christmas.

Christmas wreath making at Llanerchaeron, ceredigion

Llanerchaeron, Ceredigion  

Christmas Fair, 2 & 3 December, 11am – 4pm

The Llanerchaeron Christmas Fair is back and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Soak up the magic of the festive season and enjoy a great day’s shopping with over 70 local food and craft stalls. With mince pies, mulled wine and a special visit from Father Christmas it’s sure to get you in the festive spirit.

Father Christmas and reindeer at Rowallane Garden

Rowallane Garden, Co. Down 

Yuletide Market, 9 & 10 December, 11am – 5pm

Soak up the festive atmosphere of Rowallane’s annual Yuletide Market. With local craft and food stalls, family festive activities and wreaths made by the Rowallane gardening team, it’s the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit. You might even bump into Santa.

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.

A table of craft materials for Christmas gift wrapping

Upton House, Warwickshire 

Christmas Gift Fair, 2 & 3 Dec, 11am - 4pm

Join the festive fun at Upton House with local stallholders offering handmade gifts, beautiful crafts and tasty food and drink. See the house decorated for Christmas using handmade crafts and warm up with tasty food in the restaurant.

Winter light at Christmas at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire  

Christmas Fair, 15 Nov - 10 Dec

For the first time, Waddesdon's Christmas Fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit north front of the Manor. Soak up the sights and sounds of Christmas and discover unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to tempt your tastebuds