Christmas fairs and markets in the South East

This article was about Christmas 2019 - check back later in the year for 2020 information.

Looking for that perfect gift this Christmas? Wanting to stock up on some festive goodies? We've rounded up some of the special Christmas markets and fairs across our properties in Kent, Surrey and Buckinghamshire including Chartwell, Polesden Lacey and Waddesdon Manor. Don't forget that there's lots of great Christmas gifts and food available at the shops at our special places too.

Christmas 2020

We are still working on our plans for Christmas 2020 and will update this page with details soon. Any information on this page is out of date and refers to Christmas last year.

Christmas fair at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Christmas Fair 

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with over 80 hand-selected exhibitors all in charming wooden chalets. Find a great selection of unusual Christmas gifts and festive foods. Sat 14 Nov - Wed 23 Dec 2020 (incl. Mon 21 & Tue 22 Dec), Wed-Sun, 12noon-7pm.

Visitors enjoying a Christmas market

Chartwell Christmas market 

Chartwell’s annual Christmas market is running for four days again this year from 21-24 November. With so many stalls to choose from, take your pick of local products such as chocolate, candles and knitwear to top up your Christmas shopping.

Two women enjoying a Christmas market with festive lighting and hot drinks

Polesden Lacey Christmas Artisan Fair 

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas at this special Artisan Fair. Wooden chalets will line New Lime Avenue for a truly unique shopping experience, with an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods. Fri 15 Nov - Sun 17 Nov & Fri 22 Nov - Sun 1 Dec, 10.30am - 5pm, 10.30am - 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Stallholder display in the parlour rooms at Stowe decorated for Christmas

Christmas shopping season at Stowe

We're still working on our plans for Christmas 2020 and will update information soon. Any information about Christmas on the following pages is out of date and refers to last Christmas.

Sissinghurst festive market 

Visit Sissinghurst’s annual festive market on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November to pick up special gifts and treats while you enjoy live entertainment.

Ightham Mote Mini Christmas Market 

On 30 November and 1 December Ightham Mote’s mini-market will be open and ready for business as part of the big Christmas opening event. Take your pick of beautifully made local crafts and produce just in time for Christmas.

Low winter sunlight through the gateway in the barn of Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone Gardens Christmas Market 

For the first time, this pretty garden will be hosting a Christmas market in its old courtyard, featuring a range of hand crafted jewellery and pottery made by local artists. There’ll be live music too, plus warming treats to tuck into. 7 & 8 Dec, 10am – 4pm, free entry

Local produce this Christmas

Hughenden Christmas artists' market 

Visit Hughenden's sparkling Christmas exhibition of local artists' works, including painting, sculpture, felt and jewellery to purchase.

People shopping at a stall with red table and white walls

Upton House Christmas Fair 

Enjoy a trip to a Victorian fayre, stock up on gifts and finish with a mulled wine and mince pie.

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