A perfect way to get into the spirit of the season is visiting a great Christmas market, browsing through different kinds of stalls, picking up tasty festive food and drink and meeting the makers behind the products. Surrey is known for its idyllic landscapes and has been the backdrop for centuries of English heritage, and it is home to lots of great independent markets throughout the year.
Independent Christmas markets in the county are set to return this year, featuring artisanal crafts and local treats. Let’s explore the top independent Christmas markets in Surrey and what they have to offer in 2023.
Etsy Guildford Christmas Market is set to take place on 2nd December at Guildford Cathedral, A seasonal festival of unique gifts handcrafted by local artists and makers. Curated by Etsy Guildford and featuring 55 local creators, artists and small business owners are ready to welcome you in this magnificent building. You can also enjoy a performance from Godalming & Guildford Jazz Choir on the day.
A great choice is the Christmas Pop Up Shopping Market at Denbies Wine Estate, hosted by Dapper and Suave. Denbies is England’s largest vineyard set in a picturesque surrounding, and these markets are always host to a wide variety of creatives, makers and small business owners offering great products. And their Christmas event on 26 November is a perfect chance to get some gift shopping done.
If you’d prefer to soak up some late night market magic and do your Christmas shopping in the evening, you can visit the Late Night Christmas Pop-Up on Tuesday 5th December from 5.30pm until 8pm.
Curated by Dapper & Suave are also hosting their Creative Makers Christmas Market at Gildings Barn on 10th December, also in Dorking. Another great venue in the Surrey countryside and there will be lots of seasonal and festive makes to get you feeling Christmassy!
The Tithe Barn in Little Bookham is a beautiful 16th century barn with a lovely rustic setting and this year will be host to Little Bookham Christmas Market, a magical Christmas market with free entry and lots of festive treats, mulled wine and more.
Over 30 makers and creators from across Surrey are taking part so if you’re looking to kick off your Christmas shopping this is a great option. You can visit on Saturday 25th November 2023 and all proceeds support children and families who rely on Cherry Trees.
If you travel further east to Farnham, Anytime Artisan Craft Market’s Happy Handmade Christmas Market is taking place on 25th November at the Ivy Lane Club in Farnham.
Surrey’s independent Christmas markets in 2023 are poised to provide an opportunity to embrace the festive season and discover unique gifts and delicious treats. Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or simply enjoying the holiday spirit, these markets are a must-visit. Bundle up and experience the magic of Surrey during the winter season by exploring these enchanting markets. We hope you enjoy your market travels!