Christmas markets and winter fairs

Visitors exploring the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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

As well as being a great day out for all the family, 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.

A few of your favourites
Woman browsing Christmas gifts

Castle Drogo, Devon 

8 & 9 December 2018

Do you always find yourself in a last-minute scramble to get Christmas presents for your loved ones? This year, beat the Christmas rush and enjoy a leisurely shopping experience at Castle Drogo. The castle will be decked out in full seasonal splendour, and there’ll be a variety of stalls selling local specialist crafts and unique gifts.

Christmas Lights on outside Christmas tree Lavenham Guildhall Lavenham

Lavenham Village, Suffolk 

7–9 December 2018

The quaint village of Lavenham is the perfect place to help you get into the festive spirit – especially if you head along to the village Christmas Fair. Aim for the Guildhall at the centre of the village, which will be filled with stalls offering an array of lovely handmade items, gifts and crafts as well as lots of local food and drink. Little ones will love heading upstairs to the craft area, where they can get stuck in making a mess with a range of children’s activities.

The Palladian Bridge at Stowe covered in snow.

Stowe, Buckinghamshire  

12 November–16 December 2018

If the thought of battling the high street doesn’t appeal, try Christmas shopping at Stowe instead. A select group of local stallholders that will switch every few days will be back this year to present their homemade and traditional products for sale in the historic Parlour Rooms at New Inn, a former coaching inn on the estate. There’ll also be music, carol singers and warming drinks every weekend – the perfect start to the festive season.

 Visitors exploring the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire 

10 November–16 December 2018

Waddesdon’s Christmas Fair features more than 80 exhibitors housed in wooden chalets in front of the spectacular manor. They’ll be selling a range of high-quality gifts and decorations – the perfect presents for your loved ones. As dusk falls you can enjoy a light trail around the Aviary gardens or see the Manor façade bathed in colour, with a glass of mulled wine (or other beverage of choice) in hand.

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