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Best Christmas Markets 2021

At the Market

A festive market round-up to help you shop small this Christmas!

Who doesn’t love a Christmas Market?! Here’s our round-up of the Best Christmas Markets 2021.

Mulled wine, mince pies, live music, fairy lights and artisan galore – get planning your free time over the festive season with some of the best events in the UK.

In England

Curated Makers Markets ~ Curated Makers stallholders are popping up in John Lewis stores all over the country! This gives small businesses a fantastic opportunity to be showcased by a bigger brand.


Be The Future’s Vegan Markets ~ Be The Future organise fantastic vegan markets in Stoke Newington and Stroud, offering a wide variety of vegan stallholders with vegan homewares, food, drink, beauty products and more. Ideal for buying fantastic vegan gifts!

Crafty Fox Market at The Crossing ~ Next to Central St Martins, this lively market is in a great venue, with plenty of stallholders to cater to all of your last-minute shopping needs!

Pexmas ~ Find over 50 stallholders at this fantastic market, showcasing some of Peckham’s finest traders. Timed entry tickets make this market less packed to support social distancing.


Farmers’ & Craft Market by Hylands Estate ~ This market is in the gorgeous setting of Hylands Estate, with over 500 acres of parkland and the backdrop of a beautiful stately home. Find fresh local produce and local traders – ideal for both Christmas gifts and all of those seasonal dishes that make Christmas so delightful.


Fisherton Mill Makers Market ~ Salisbury’s Fisherton Mill is the largest independent art gallery in the South West. There’s an on-site cafe too. At this Makers Market, you can find a host of specially selected artisans for prime Christmas gift shopping.


Creators Market. Bristol ~ Creators Market is hosting a selection of around 20 stallholders at Strange Brew, a music and arts venue in the centre of Bristol. Find amazing and talented creatives from across Bristol and the surrounding areas, with a great line-up of local DJs to soundtrack the event.


The Makers Fair ~ This market is set in a local Arts & Wellbeing Centre, the perfect setting for some retail therapy and gift shopping.


Levenshulme Night Market ~ What better way to kick off a weekend than with a festive Friday night event? This market has live music, street food, a bar and all of the usual market goodness – the perfect way to celebrate your festive season.


FarGo’s Friday Lates – FarGo Village know how to throw a market, with lots of fun events throughout the year. With the recent introduction of their Friday Lates, you can enjoy live music and a mulled wine or two, alongside carefully selected food stalls and a classic market feel. A lovely way to spend a Friday evening.


Rex Christmas Markets ~ With the usual Rex selection of fine stallholders, you can also find mulled wine and street food at this Christmas Market – a fun day out.

Pollen. Inner City Flower Market ~ It’s not just about flowers at this lovely inner-city market. You can find every botanical delight you can think of – ideal if you’re gift shopping for plant lovers or keen gardeners.

In Wales

Colwyn Bay’s Artisan Christmas ~ Head to Conwy in North Wales for this festive treat, with stallholders lining the streets and providing a great Christmas atmosphere in the fresh crisp winter air.

In Scotland

Bowhouse Market by Tea Green Events ~ Always a firm favourite in the Tea Green calendar, Bowhouse Market in Anstruther, Fife, offers a festive selection of local food producers, live music, crafts and more, all under one roof!

This is just a small selection of the Best Christmas Markets 2021. We know there are a million markets to choose from – it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few! But there is still plenty of time to shop small this Christmas.

Don’t forget that shopping from independent businesses is an extra gift – you can find a unique, well-made, quality gift from your loved ones, and it’s a gift to a small business to support them too.

Click here to find great events and markets near you, or click here to find independent stallholders.