Bournemouth Christmas Market part of the fantastic Christmas Tree Wonderland, with a a 60ft feature tree and a trail taking visitors across the town of Bournemouth.  You will also find an ice skating rink.

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As you count down the sleeps till Santa, towns and cities in the South East are coming to life with a host of vibrant Christmas Markets for you to enjoy.

The Christmas markets are full of some unique and unusual gift ideas and with hand picked stalls, food, drink and entertainment to get you in the festive spirit.  Whether your looking for small stocking fillers to personalised gifts, seeking out Christmas gifts for your loved ones, or some festive inspiration, South East England  has some of the best christmas markets in the UK and our guide will help you discover some of the best markets the region has to offer.  Christmas Markets are shown in start date order.

Best Christmas Markets in South East England

Christmas Fair at Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (12 Nov 2022 - 18th Dec 2022)

Offering a seasonal shopping experience not to be missed, Waddesdon's much-loved Christmas fair is set against the backdrop of the floodlit Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and includes a fabulous selection of takeaway food and drink to enjoy whilst exploring the grounds.

Christmas Village returns to Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire (12th Nov 2022 - 2nd January 2023)

Sprinkle some magic in the festive season with a visit to Gunwharf Quays and discover snow-covered trees and giant glittering decorations and some fun festive selfie spots.  Enjoy a ride on the Observation Wheel, explore the market stalls for unique gifts and the 90 designer shopping outlets with up to 60% off all day, every day.

Southampton Christmas Market, Southampton, Hampshire (17 Nov 2022 - 24 Dec 2022)

The city will be welcoming the Southampton Christmas Market this year, stretching from the Bargate along On Above Bar street, where visitors can expect a wide range of tasty treats and live entertainment.  The market with kick off on the 17th November with a launch evening in the city centre from 4pm - 6pm with with roaming theatre and from 6 - 7 pm at the stage on Above Bar Street.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market, Winchester, Hampshire (18 Nov 2022 - 22 Dec 2022)

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. A  selection of wonderful Christmas gifts, decorations and festive foods can be found in abundance, all located in an around the iconic Winchester Catherdral.

Christmas Alpine Market, Bournmemouth, Dorset (18th November 22 - 2nd January 23)

Head along to Bournemouth Square to find the perfect Christmas gift.  Open daily from 10am (except Christmas Day), you'll find christmas jumpers and novelty gifts for all the family, personalised Christmas decorations, Christmas lanterns and globes plus craft spirits, sterling silver jewellery, gift sets for men and much much more.  Make a stop at the Alpine Bar to refuel, or pick up a tasty festive treat at one of the many food stalls on offer.  Don't forget you can also explore the free Christmas Tree Wonderland too with over 100 glittering trees and wonderful illuminations to enjoy.

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire (18 Nov 2022 - 18 Dec 2022)

Experience this festive market located in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace this Christmas.  The market is free to entry with a pre-booked ticket to either the after-dark illuminated trail or The Kingdom of the Snow Queen re-imagined,  wander through the boutique chalets filled with an assortment of hand-picked, hand-made, irresistible gifts and tempting treats for foodies.

Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary Christmas Market, Ventor, Isle of Wight (20th November)

Enjoy some family fun at the Winter Market at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, with lots of stalls selling a variety of items and gifts, plus plenty of Christmas themed things going on at the same time too!

Hawk Conservancy Trust Christmas Market, Andover, Hampshire (25th & 26th November 2022)

With over 30 local businesses at this festive market, you can find personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted treats, beautiful homeware and much more.  Tickets £2 include a small mulled wine or hot apple juice, and there is free on-site parking at the venue.

Brighton Christmas Festival, Brighton, East Sussex (18th Nov 2022 - 24th Dec 2022)

The Brighton Christmas Festival returns for its second year, with a brand new and improved festive market, attractions and shows. Located between St. Peter’s Church and Valley Gardens, the market is just a short walk from The Brighton Lanes. Open daily, the Christmas Market is free to enter for the entire family.

Margate Christmas Fair, Margate, Kent (26th November 22)

Get in the Christmas spirit at the Margate Christmas fair from 12 - 8pm, enjoy the town's light switch on, enjoy the chance to meet Santa Claus in his grotto whilst browsing the festive market stalls.

Cookham Christmas Market, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire (26th November 22)

Pop along from 10.30am - 4pm and enjoy a visit to Crookham Christmas Market, a selection of local small craft businesses coming together to create this fantastic Christmas shopping event.

Christmas Fayre, Sandwich, Kent (26th November 22)

Head to the beautiful Guidhall in Sandwich from 10am - 3pm for the Martha Trust Christmas Fayre. You'll find an array of seasonal treats, gift ideas, arts and crafts and Martha Trust goodies plus a chance to meet the man himself, Father Christmas 

East Beach Christmas Market, Worthing, West Sussex (26th November 22)

The fantastic East Beach Christmas market returns again this year offering the opportunity to browse a mix of local arts and crafts for sale in the East Beach Artists Studios, and the chance to pick up the perfect original gift and also support local businesses and artists in and around Worthing.  The market takes place from 11am to 4pm.

Borde Hill Christmas Market, Haywards Heath, West Sussex (26th & 27th November 2022)

Taking place at The Stables, the Garden Gift Shop, Marquee and Green Tree Gallery showcasing hand-selected stalls will with local artisan products, from delicious food and drink to tempt your taste buds, to unique crafts and gifts for all the family.

Norden Farm Festive MarketMaidenhead, Berkshire (27th November & 2nd December 2022)

The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wares. Enjoy all your favourite festive snacks and beverages together with a well-stocked bar featuring craft ales, mulled wine and a full food menu. Your Christmas shopping just got a whole load more fun!

Shoreham Christmas Makers Market, Shoreham, West Sussex (3rd December 2022)

Combining the best makers, designers snd artists from across Sussex, it’s your opportunity to shop local and support small businesses.  Head along to The Shoreham Centre from 10 - 3.30pm, for festive family attractions, live entertainment and charity fundraising for Chestnut Tree House.

The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft ShowMidhurst, West Sussex (3rd & 4th December)

Featuring fifty-five designers, exhibiting a wide range of contemporary crafts, you'll find a colourful feast of creativity to brighten the winter and provide inspiration for unique and personal seasonal gifts.

Milestones Christmas Market, Basingstoke, Hampshire (3rd & 4th December)

With over 40 stalls located on the Victorian Streets throughout the museum, this is a unique setting for a Christmas market. Selling seasonal gifts and treats, you can also book to meet Father Christmas in his grotto (bookable in advance), enjoy the children’s entertainment, live music and explore the museum too!

Love Basingstoke Makers Market, Basingstoke, Hampshire (3rd & 10th December 2022)

It's a festive feel in Basingstoke town centre this December, as the Love Basingstoke The Borough Basket Street Market heads inside with a pop up market on the upper floor of Festival Place.  Head along and browse stalls from local makers and creators along with viewing the Christmas tree festival on Saturday 3rd & 10th December 2022.

Didcot Festive Market, Didcot, Oxfordshire (4th December 22)

With over 60 food, gift, craft charity stalls, entertainers, choirs plus a nativity farm, horse & carriage rides for some festive fun for all the family. 

Wallingford Christmas Market, Wallingford, Oxfordshire (4th December 22)

Whether its to see or join in the Santa Dash or to welcome Santa on his Sleigh, the Wallingford Christmas market runs from 10.30am - 3pm in the marketplace. Head along to explore the festive stalls full of independant traders to pick up a unique Christmas gift or two!

Petersfield Christmas Market, Petersfield, East Hampshire (11th December)

More Christmas Markets are being added all the time, so keep checking back to find out where you can enjoy some festive shopping around the South East below. You can also enjoy slipping and sliding your way into the Christmas season with some ice skating or spending time at one of the region's fantastic festive illumination events, lighting up the winter darkness or meeting the big man himself - Santa Claus.

More Christmas Markets in South East England

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  1. Christmas at Waddesdon

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    Waddesdon, Aylesbury

    Sat 12 Nov 2022 – Mon 2 Jan 2023, 12–7pm

    Visit Christmas at Waddesdon for a festive day out that will brighten the end of your year. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas as you enjoy spectacular light trails in the gardens, a…

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    12 Nov 2022to2 Jan 2023Open 12:00 - 19:00
  2. Southampton Christmas Market 2022

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    Christmas

    Southampton

    Welcome to Southampton Christmas Market 2022

    17th November til 24th December

    Shop, eat & meet...celebrate the festive season.

    ⭐ Location...
    Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DQ
    (Bargates, just outside Westquay Shopping Centre).

    ⭐ Opening…

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    17 Nov 2022to24 Dec 2022Open 10:00 - 22:00
  3. Portsmouth Christmas Market

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    Portsmouth

    The Christmas Market returns to Commercial Road for 2022.

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    17 Nov 2022to24 Dec 2022
  4. Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    Winchester

    No booking required.
    Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market 18th November - 22nd December 2022.
    Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe.

    Taking place from 18th November – 22nd December, Winchester…

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    18 Nov 2022to22 Dec 2022
  5. Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

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    Participatory Event

    Winchester

    Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe. Taking place from 18th November – 22nd December 2022, Winchester Cathedral's Christmas Market is renowned for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location and handpicked…

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    18 Nov 2022to22 Dec 2022
  6. Brighton Christmas Festival

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    Brighton

    Brighton Christmas Festival is returning to Brighton from November 18th to December 24th.

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    18 Nov 2022to24 Dec 2022Various Opening Times
    From:
    18 Nov 2022to24 Dec 2022Various Opening Times
  7. Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Bournemouth

    Experience the magical spectacle of hundreds of glittering trees from around the world. See them shimmer against the night skies along our pine-scented walkways. Explore the Alpine Market and skate under the stars in our enchanting Victorian gardens…

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    18 Nov 2022to2 Jan 2023Open 12:00 - 23:00
  8. The Christmas Market

    Woodstock

    The Christmas Market will be returning in 2022, with many designer/maker craft traders who will be housed in wooden chalets in the Great Court.

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    18 Nov 2022to2 Jan 2023
  9. Porchester Christmas Market

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    Portchester, Fareham

    Portchester Community Centre will be holding a Christmas Market on Saturday 10th December from 2pm until 7pm for all your last minute and unique gift needs! Free Entry and parking.

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    10 Dec 2022Open 14:00 - 19:00
  10. Petersfield Christmas Festival Market

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    Petersfield

    We will be closing the roads in the centre of Petersfield for the busiest day of the year at The Christmas Festival from 10am till 4.00pm.

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    11 Dec 2022Open 10:00 - 16:00
  11. Dover Artisan Market

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    Dover

    Join us in the newly renovated Market Square and support your local makers and producers, enjoy delicious food and gorgeous crafts!

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    17 Dec 2022
  12. Ascot Farmers' Market

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    Food

    Ascot

    Ascot Farmers' Market offers a great choice of fresh produce, pies and pastries, dairy products and plants whilst on-site parking means a stress-free shopping experience.

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    18 Dec 2022Open 09:00 - 13:00

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