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Essex Christmas Markets 2017

Author: AboutMyArea Waltham Abbey Published: 10th November 2017 17:44

Lee Valley White Water Centre Christmas Market

Find unique and unusual Christmas gifts

Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 4 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DG

This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. This is the ideal place to find unique, well-designed handmade presents – if you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas then you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 30 stalls to browse.

For for information please see their website: wearehandmade.co.uk 

The Essex Christmas Craft and Gift Show at the Brentwood Centre
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November 2017
Doddinghurst Rd, Brentwood CM15 9NN

Packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all the family and delicious festive food & drink. This really is a festive event that all the family can enjoy.  See visitor info page for ticket prices, opening times, directions and more.

For more information please go to their website: http://www.festivegiftshow.co.uk/brentwood-attractions.htm 

Meadow Croft German Christmas Market
Friday 10 November to Sunday 24 December 2017, 9.00am – 5.30pm
Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford, SS11 7QU

Join us this year for a German beer, Gluhwein and to soak-up the festive atmosphere & enjoy the traditional German market stalls. The German market also hosts 20 or more stalls, festooned with delicately crafted Yuletide gifts, from Christmas ornaments, candles, cuckoo clocks, traditional Christmas fare and beautiful handmade woollen hats and gloves, food and drink; there really is something for everyone.

For more information please see their website: www.meadow-croft.co.uk

Theydon Bois Christmas Fair 
Saturday 11 November 2017, 12.00pm – 3.30pm
Theydon Bois Community Centre, 3 Orchard Dr, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7DH

Come and get in the festive mood on Saturday 11 November from 12.30pm – 3.30pm at Theydon Bois Community Centre, to raise money for your local hospice charity and spread the Christmas cheer! The fayre will feature lovely Christmas stalls and a tombola, with tea and cakes. Tickets cost £1..org.uk/event/theydon-bois-christmas-fayre/

For more infomration please see their website: stclarehospice.org.uk

Christmas Craft Fair at Essex Police Museum 
Friday 17 November 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
South Woodham Ferrers Town

Our popular Christmas Craft Fair returns! Join us anytime between 10am and 4pm and get some beautifully handmade gifts. Entry to the museum is free. Booking for stall holders is essential – please contact Hannah.wilson@essex.pnn.police.uk for more information. Free entry.

For more information plesae see their website: http://www.essex.police.uk/museum/events/ 

South Woodham Ferrers Christmas Fayre
Saturday 18 November 2017, 3.00pm- 6.00pm
South Woodham Ferrers Town 

Christmas Fayre being held on Saturday 18 November, 3pm to 6pm along with Holy Trinity Church bazaar, the Library open for activities and stalls and attractions in Market Square. Stages in both Trinity Square and at the Bandstand. Live music, food, drink and Santa’s Grotto.

For more information please go to: http://www.southwoodhamferrerstc.gov.uk/events

Christmas Market, Fun Fair, Santa's Grotto & Ice Skating 
Saturday 25 November until Sun 24 December  
Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross 

Experience the magic of Christmas at Lee Valley White Water Centre when they transform into a Bavarian themed winter destination complete with an ice rink, Santa’s grotto, festive food and drink, Christmas market and fun fair. In partnership with Heart FM, this brand new event for the yuletide season is an opportunity for families and friends to experience the magic of Christmas in the heart of the Lee Valley on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex.

There will be an array of fun activities for all age’s onsite, the main attraction being a brand new state of the art ice rink which stretches over 420m². Ticket prices start from £5pp and include a 45 minute session on the ice, skate hire and the use of a skate aid if required - perfect for experienced skaters and novices alike.

For those wanting to soak up the festive spirit, the Christmas market will host a variety of different stalls. With quirky gifts to dazzling decorations, the free market offers an opportunity to discover a host of presents for Christmas, with an array of arts and craft stalls, food stands and exhibitors from local businesses, as well as seasonal entertainment.

No festive day out would be complete without a visit to Santa’s grotto. Here, families and friends can enjoy an enchanting experience meeting with the big man himself. Those on the nice list will receive a free gift from Santa’s grotto. Father Christmas is available to visit on Fridays between 17:00 – 19:00 and on weekends between 11:00 – 16:00.

Free admission to Christmas Market, but charges apply for ice skating, Santa's Grotto and fun fair rides.

For full details or to pre book tickets, please visit www.gowhitewater.co.uk

Epping Christmas Market
Friday 1 December 2017, 12.00pm- 8.00pm
Epping High Street  

Epping hosts its annual Christmas Market on the High Street, featuring festive entertainment and a chance to buy a wide variety of interesting gifts.

The event runs from 12pm until 8pm with over 40 stalls presenting a wide variety of interesting and unusual Christmas essentials and gifts, plus a hog roast and other traditional Christmas fair on offer. 

The event is organised by Epping Town Council, with support from Essex County Council and Epping Forest District Council.

Free parking will be provided at the Bakers Lane and Cottis Lane car parks from noon. 

Contact www.eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information. 

St Thomas Church Upshire - Christmas Market in the Church
Friday 8th December 6 pm - 9.30 pm & Saturday 9th December 11 am - 3 pm

Christmas Market in the Church.  Hot & Cold Seasonal Refreshments available each day.  Jewellry, Crafts, Cakes, Toys & much more.  Admission Free.

For more information contact 01992 700957                                     

Waltham Abbey Market will be open as normal during the festive season on Saturdays and Tuesdays. 

Did you know there are now over 150 Christmas markets in the UK ranging from small town markets eg  Victorian Day  in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol to the vast Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market with over 100 stalls.  There are also many traditional European Christmas Fayres including  Cologne and the famous Lille Christmas Market  for those who want to venture further afield. Whatever market you decide to visit you will sure to find some great gifts and produce.

Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day                 Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day

Bath Christmas Market - this popular Christmas Market is now in its 17th year and is open from 23rd November to 10th December.  New for this year the Market has extended into Southgate Street, Union Street and Hot Bath Street.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market - with over 90 stalls at this traditional German Christmas market. Market is open from 16th November to 24th December.

Chipping Sodbury Victorian Day - lots of fun for everyone  and is an ideal time for your Christmas shopping as well as traditional fairground rides, pig roast, charity stalls and hot chestnuts. Saturday 2nd December at 1 pm.

London Hyde Park - also known as Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. This market has the feel of a traditional German Xmas Market with about 200 Fairy Lit Bavarian Style Wooden Chalets. Open from 17th November - 1st January (closed Christmas Day).

Lincoln Christmas Market - The stalls are found scattered around the picturesque uphill part of the city near the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral and castle.  Open From 7th December to 10th December.

Oxford Christmas Market - returns to the heart of the city on the beautiful and historic Broad Street. Open From 7th December to 17th December.

The Victorian Festival Christmas at Portsmouth - this Christmas Market is hosted at the Historic Dockyard. Admission to this market also permits visitors to visit HMS Victory and Mary Rose. Open From 1st to 3rd December.

Worcester Christmas Fayre - Leading Victorian Christmas Fayre with over 200 stalls filling the streets of Worcester including local arts, craft maker area, international area, festive gifts area, food court. Open From 30th November to 3rd December.

Why not visit a Christmas Market in Europe for an extra special shopping trip - there are over 250 to choose from including Lille, Cologne, Nuremberg, Vienna and Brussels. 

Dresden Christmas Market

Dresden Christmas Market

Photo at the beginning of the article of Christmas Market by kind permission of Lee Valley White Centre. 

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