Exhausted our Shop and need some more ideas for Christmas presents? Christmas markets around Essex are full of great shopping ideas,  festive food and yummy treats.

For other ideas take a look at the Festive Fun page, and for full listings see the Things to Do section

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Hatfield Hall

St Mary's Church

Barleylands Farm Park

Billericay Methodist Church

Billericay Reading Rooms

 Lincewood Primary School

Platform 3 Social Club
Steepleview Community Hall

Blake House Craft Centre

Newlands Shopping Centre

The Brentwood Centre

Budworth Hall

Weald Country Park

Canvey Island

Downham C of E School

Stock Village Hall

Trinity Square



Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

Beth Chatto Garden

Coggeshall Village Hall

Colchester Castle

Poplar Nurseries

White Colne Village Hall
St Mary's Church
  • Christmas Fair 2014:  There will be lots of stalls for all the family including festive refreshments, toys, Christmas gifts (for adults and children), lucky dip, jewellery, toiletries, bottle tombola, raffle and lots more besides! 
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Ardleigh House
  • Winter Wonderland Spectacular: A huge Christmas event for the local community to enjoy a fun family day out. A santas grotto, live music, children's fairground rides, meet and greets with some of your favourite characters as well as lots of stalls and some yummy food. The perfect start to December to get everyone in the festive mood!

Bedfords Park Visitor Centre

  • Christmas Celebration Event: Join us for traditional Christmas wreath making, childrens craft activities, craft sales tables, mulled punch, mince pies and more.

The Chafford School
  • Charity Christmas Gift Fair and Funday: Come and join us for a day of fun and shop for all your Christmas needs. Meet Santa in his grotto and tell him what you want for xmas! Or meet our Disney princess lookalikes in our photo booth!

Elm Park Primary School

Burnham-on-Crouch Town Centre
  • Burnham on Crouch Festive Fayre: The Festive Fayre was set up to support local businesses. it is away of bringing shoppers to the town to do their Christmas shopping instead of heading off to the large shopping centres. We have street entertainment and a Festive Market with the street filled with stalls supporting local shops and artists. Santa visits and gives presents from the Clock Tower grotto, Brass Band plays Carols.

Burnham Village Hall

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Christmas Fayre: There will be an array of Christmas stalls upstairs from local people. If you are looking to pick up a unique Christmas Gift then this is the place to come. From wines, to chocolate, trinkets & wrapping paper there is sure to be something for everyone.
Great Totham Nursery
Maeldune Heritage Centre
  • Christmas Shop: Back by popular demand is the hugely popular Christmas shop which features locally made art and craft items made by local artists. The event just keeps getting bigger and bigger and this year we hope to make it the best ever.

Maylandsea CP School
  • Xmas Bazaar:  Come along for a festive evening of fun and games. The perfect time to do a little Christmas shopping and pay a visit to see Father Christmas

Plantation Hall
  • Christmas Fete: In aid of Great Ormand Street. Characters from 'frozen' will be making an appearance.

St Mary's School

St Nicholas School
Guide Dogs' Training School
  • Guide Dogs Christmas Market: This will be a great day for all the family with scheduled kennels tours, a dog demonstration, Santa Paws Grotto, Christmas Craft market stalls, chocolate tombola, refreshments and other fun activities. Admission is free. Sorry, No Pet Dogs Allowed. Limited parking is available on site.

Valentine's Mansion

  • Farmers' Market: The ever popular and crowd pleasing farmers’ markets are packed with a variety of stalls including fresh foods. Visit the mansion and gardens at the same time for a great day out.
  • Open Studios: Start your Christmas shopping at our Open Studios event and choose unique gifts your loved ones will cherish forever. Handmade jewellery and ornaments for the home and garden, paintings and more, our artists’ studios are a real treat to browse through
Fairview Under Fives
  • Christmas Market: Fairview under fives group is holding a Christmas market for you to come and enjoy and get the festive season off to a great start

The Freight House

  • Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre: This exciting event has a large number of talented exhibitors displaying an excellent variety of unique craft and gift items, perfect for Christmas

Our Lady of Ransom School


Southend High Street
  • Christmas Spectacular & Lights: The celebrations get underway with the Southend Christmas Spectacular. There is a day full of entertainment on a specially constructed stage at Victoria Circus, including the award-winning Funky Voices Choir, Glitterball band and BGT Sweet Chix before the big Heart FM switch-on at 6pm


Thames Chase

Market Street
  • Christmas Shopping and Craft Event:  An day of shopping and an evening of fun and shopping in Saffron Walden Town Centre. Seasonal Market (all day), Father Christmas, etc. Most shops stay open late. Christmas Gift Fair in the Town Hall, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.
  • Special Food Fayre and Christmas Lights:  A festive-themed market with buskers and street entertainers, performances, carols and a jazz quartet at various times during the day, in the Market Place and by Beales. Christmas Lights to be switched on by Father Christmas and the Mayor.

Newport Village Hall
  • Footlights Christmas Fayre: A great fun family afternoon out - entertainment for the kids while you do your Christmas shopping. Including meet and greet with Elsa from Frozen, and winter workshop.

This list is still being updated with events for 2014so keep checking back for more festive fun! 
If you would like to add an event, please send details to or add it here

This list is still being updated with events for 2014so keep checking back for more festive fun!
If you would like to add an event, please send details to or add it here


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