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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.

The markets offer unique gift ideas and will have hand picked stalls to satisfy your food and drink needs. South East England offers some of the best christmas markets in the UK and we will guide you through some of the best the region has to offer.  Christmas Markets are shown in date order.

Best Christmas Markets in South East England

Christmas Fair at Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (13 Nov 2021 - 23rd Dec 2021)

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas at Waddesdon's Christmas Fair set against the enchanting, floodlit backdrop of the Manor.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and shop for unusual gifts. Set amongst the festooned trees and housed in charming wooden chalets, browse over the hand-selected stalls selling handmade gifts, decorations and scrumptious food. Grounds admission ticket required.

Gunwharf Quays Christmas Village, Portsmouth (13th November 21 - 2nd January 22)

For the first time ever, a Christmas Village is coming to Gunwharf Quays Plaza in Portsmouth.  Explore the cosy festive cabin market stalls, enjoy a ride on the epic Observation Wheel, enjoy some mulled wine from the Alpine Lodge bar or German bratwurst from the Swing Grill, and take some festive selfies amongst the giant decorations, before discovering some cracking Christmas shopping in the rest of Gunwharf Quays. 

Southampton Christmas Market, Southampton, Hampshire (18 Nov 2021 - 23 Dec 2021)

The Southampton Christmas Market features a traditional German market operated by internationally renowned WELA Märkte featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to gingerbread hearts and candied fruit. The market also includes independent stallholders offering a range of hand-made, authentic gifts and Christmas decorations.

Portsmouth Christmas Market, Commerical Road and Slindon Street, Portsmouth (18 Nov - 31 Dec in Commercial Road, 18 - 21 Nov in Slindon Street)

Portsmouth Christmas Market and the festive edition of the We Create Market will opening from the 18th November. In Commercial Road discover the beautifully decorated wooden cabins selling festive treats such as German sausages and glühwein, plus Christmas stockings, tree decorations and gifts. The 'We Create Market' in Slindon Street at the old Post Office, will be brimming with local makers, designers, and artists.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market, Winchester, Hampshire (19 Nov 2021 - 22 Dec 2021)

Recognised as one of the best in Europe with its unique location, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere. 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 (19th November 21 - 2nd January 22)

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 (19 Nov 2021 - 19 Dec 2021)

Experience the sights and smells of over 70 stalls in the Great Court at Blenheim Palace this Christmas.  The market is free to entry with a pre-booked ticket to either the Christmas Illuminated trial or The Story of the Nutcracker Story,  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 (21 Nov and 5 Dec 2021)

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!

The Christmas Fair at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire (25th Nov 2021 - 28th Nov 2021)

Pick the perfect present from festive food, gorgeous gifts, fine furniture handy homewares, arresting art, tempting toys, jazzy jewellery, charming children’s collections, fabulous fashion and sensational stocking fillers.  Choose from 150 carefully-selected boutique companies selling festive gifts and products you won’t usually find on the high street to delight the family and friends on Christmas Day. £5 entrance fee.

Hawk Conservancy Trust Christmas Market, Andover, Hampshire (25th & 26th November 2021)

With over 30 local businesses at this festive market, you can find personalised presents, Christmas decorations, handcrafted treats, beautiful homeware and much more.  Tickets 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 (26th Nov 2021 - 31st Dec 2021)

The biggest and brightest free winter attraction in Sussex this year, the Brighton Christmas Festival stretches from Old Steine road to Brighton Valley Gardens.  With over 150 festive stalls, two purpose-built entertainment venues, live shows, all the fun of the fair and a unique opportunity to visit Santa’s Workshop, this festival brings together and celebrates all things festive.  Ticketed attractions will need booking in advance.

Norden Farm Festive MarketMaidenhead, Berkshire (27th November & 3rd December 2021)

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!

Cookham Christmas Market, Cookham, Berkshire (27th Nov 2021)

A magical Christmas shopping event in the beautiful village of Cookham. Come support local artisan businesses.  Entry £4.50 per person.

Shoreham Christmas Makers Market, Shoreham (4th December 2021)

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, for festive family attractions, live entertainment and charity fundraising for Chestnut Tree House.

Briddlesford Farm Christmas Market, Wootten, Isle of Wight (5 Dec)

Live music, delicious food, Christmas gift ideas and local produce from the farm shop, will help get you in the festive mood and help support a local business on the Isle of Wight.  

The Borough Basket Christmas Street Market, Basingstoke, Hampshire (9th & 10th December 2021)

It's a festive feel in Basingstoke town centre this December, as The Borough Basket ‘Christmas’ Street Market arrives in the historic heart, at the Top of the Town on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021 from 11am to 7pm. Fill your basket and Christmas stockings with unique locally-made and handcrafted goods and delicious food while supporting local makers, creators and producers.

Artisan Collective Christmas Fair, Beaulieu, New Forest (10th - 12th December 21)

Artisan producers, designers, creators and makers will be at the centre stage of a brand-new 3 day outdoor Christmas Fair launching at Beaulieu Motor Museum, New Forest, Hampshire. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Palace House with over 70 hand-picked artisan producers and brands, it's the he perfect place to stock up on Christmas treats and gifts for loved-ones

Worthing Farmers & Artisans Market, Worthing, West Sussex (18th December 2021)

Head to Montague Street, Worthing for those last minute stocking fillers and gifts.

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 experience slip, 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.

More Christmas Markets in South East England

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  1. Gunwharf Quays Christmas Village

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    Christmas

    Portsmouth

    Gunwharf Quays introduces its new and exciting festive attraction - the Christmas Village.

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    13 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022Various Opening Times
  2. Portsmouth Christmas Market

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    Portsmouth

    The Christmas Market returns to Commercial Road for 2021.

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    18 Nov 2021to24 Dec 2021
  3. Southampton Christmas Market

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    Sale

    Southampton

    The Southampton Christmas Market features a traditional German market operated by internationally renowned WELA Märkte featuring totally unique, individually designed alpine chalets with traditional German fayre, from bratwurst and waffles to…

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    18 Nov 2021to23 Dec 2021
  4. The Christmas Market

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    Woodstock

    Escape the high street bustle at our Christmas Market...

    Whether you are coming along to The story of The Nutcracker inside the Palace or the Illuminated Trail in the great outdoors, your adventure begins at the Christmas Market in the Great Court.…

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    19 Nov 2021to19 Dec 2021
  5. Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

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    Participatory Event

    Winchester

    The Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is recognised as one of the best in Europe and renowned for its spectacular location, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market brings high quality exhibitors, Christmas gifts and an abundance of festive…

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    19 Nov 2021to22 Dec 2021
  6. Christmas Alpine Market, Bournemouth

    BOURNEMOUTH

    Head on down to Bournemouth Square and find the perfect present at the Christmas Alpine Market. 

    With quaint chalets serving Christmas treats, stocking fillers, handmade gifts and local produce, the market is a great place for a spot of Christmas…

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    19 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
  7. Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland

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    Bournemouth

    Spectacular Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun!

    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.…

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    19 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022Open 12:00 - 23:00
  8. Christmas in Bognor Regis

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    Christmas

    BOGNOR REGIS

    Discover a host of events and activities in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, this festive season.  From the town centre light switch on, Saturday 27th November, to Ice Skating on the Prom from the 27th Nov - 2nd Jan 22, plus local Christmas markets,…

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    27 Nov 2021to2 Jan 2022
  9. Brighton Christmas Festival

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    Outdoor Event / Activities

    Brighton & Hove

    Brighton Christmas Festival and Market will be the biggest and brightest winter attraction in Sussex this year!

    With over 150 festive stalls, the festival includes two purpose-built entertainment venues, live shows, all the fun of the fair, and a…

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    1 Dec 2021to31 Dec 2021
  10. Norden Farm Festive Market

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    Christmas

    Maidenhead

    The perfect opportunity to browse for unique presents as local artisan stallholders showcase their handmade wares.

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    3 Dec 2021Open 18:00 - 21:00
  11. Silent Pool Artisans Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    Albury, Guildford

    Get into the festive feeling with the Silent Pool Artisans Christmas Market!
    Enjoy browsing a range of stalls, including Silent Pool Distillers, Mandira's Kitchen Albury Vineyard, Norbury Park Farm Cheese Co and many more.
    Even enjoy a mulled in…

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    4 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
  12. Christmas at Amberley Museum

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    Christmas

    Amberley

    Father Christmas is returning to Amberley and bringing the festive spirit with him.

    Join us each weekend leading up to the big day as we celebrate the festive season with a selection of Christmas activities and you can even book a visit to see the…

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    4 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
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    5 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
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    11 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
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    12 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
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    18 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
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    19 Dec 2021Open 09:40 - 16:00
  13. Christmas Makers Fair

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    Shoreham-by-Sea

    We are back for our annual Christmas Makers Fair that coincides with Small Business Saturday in Shoreham.
    Shop small this Christmas and support your local makers, artists, designers and creatives. We have a whole variety of makers joining us - there…

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    4 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 15:30
  14. Briddlesford Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    WOOTTON

    Enjoy an afternoon of festive fun at Briddlesford Christmas Market on Sunday 5th December between 3pm and 7pm.

    There will be live music, delicious food, mulled wine, farm shop and Christmas gift ideas.

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    From:
    5 Dec 2021Open 15:00 - 19:00
  15. Winter Market - Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary

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    Christmas

    WROXALL

    CANCELLED

     

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    5 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 16:30
  16. Didcot Mini Festive Market

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    Markets

    Didcot

    Christmas market with gift and food stalls, Father Christmas, refreshments and entertainment

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    5 Dec 2021Open 10:00 - 15:00
  17. The Borough Basket *Christmas* Street Market

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    Christmas

    BASINGSTOKE

    Basingstoke’s 'Top of the Town' will be filled with unique locally-made and handcrafted goods and delicious food from the best of local makers, producers and creators.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2021to10 Dec 2021
  18. Academy Arts presents Annie Jr.

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    Childrens Events

    Ongar

    Treat the kids this Christmas!

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2021to19 Dec 2021
  19. The Fair Oak and Horton Heath Christmas Market

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    Christmas

    Fair Oak

    A family friendly indoor and outdoor market made up from more than 40 local and small businesses. There will be Christmas music, including a live set, Christmas lights, freshly made Crepes, hot food, mulled wine and Christmas themes cocktails.

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    From:
    11 Dec 2021Open 16:30 - 20:30
  20. Old Windsor Christmas Fayre

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    Christmas

    Windsor

    Live music, community stalls, street entertainers, Santa’s grotto, food and crafts. A great way to celebrate Christmas lights in Old Windsor Parish Council.

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    From:
    12 Dec 2021Open 16:00 - 18:00

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