There is no better way of getting into the Christmas spirit than by attending your local christmas markets. Wrap up warm with the family or a few friends, stroll down to your local market and enjoy the rich warming smells of mulled wine and mince pies, whilst trying to remember the lyrics to your favourite carols. We've got the round-up; check out where your local market is happening and make sure you're there!
Catford Grand Christmas Craft Market - Saturday 10th December
Head down to the Catford Grand Christmas Craft Market from 11am on Saturday 10th December, for what promises to be a great day with the family. With every kind of craft stall imaginable (including one that sells our card!) you will be well set to stumble across that unique Christmas gift that will both shock and warm the heart of the recipient. More info here.
Horniman Xmas Fair - Weekend 3rd - 4th December
A prominent annual event, the Horniman Christmas Fair will be a full weekend affair with lots on offer. You can enjoy family art activities, shop for gifts in the arts and crafts market, pick up fresh seasonal produce from the farmers’ market (on Saturday), and warm up with mulled wine, mince pies, and carols on the bandstand (on Sunday). More info here.
Blackheath Xmas Fair - Sunday 20th November
The Friends of Age Exchange present the Blackheath Christmas Fair on Sunday 20th November from 10am - 5pm. It is being held in the Great Hall at Blackheath Halls. With everything from fair trade, hand-made, packaged gourmet food & drink, original designs, this market is open to all kinds of traders. More info here.
Telegraph Hill Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday 26th November
Held in the tranquil surroundings of St. Catherine's Church, Telegraph Hill Christmas Craft Fair will be a lovely occasion showcasing many talented local crafts people and small businesses from the area. Tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies will be on offer to keep you warm as you explore the stalls and search for the perfect present. The fair will start at 1pm and finish at 5pm. More info here.
Lantern Parade & Lights on - Wednesday 23rd November
Despite not having a market this year, Greenwich will be delivering in the Christmas spirit with a magical lantern parade before turning the Christmas lights on down in the village. Happening on Wednesday 23rd, the lantern procession will start at 4pm in front of the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre, before making its way down towards the market. More info here.
Crafty Fox Market - Weekend 3rd - 4th December
The Crafty Fox Market returns to Brixton this year for the weekend of the 3rd December. With a range of independent designers and traders, there’s plenty on offer to provide quirky gifts and presents for the big day. The market will be held at The Dogstar, on Coldharbour Lane, and will run from 11am - 5pm. Trading applications have now closed. More info here.
White Xmas Fair - Saturday 17th December
Discover luxury Christmas gifts from local independent designers at Tooting’s White Christmas fair. Happening on Saturday 17th December, the event will be located in Tooting Market. More info here.
Dulwich College Xmas Fair - Monday & Tuesday 26/27th November
Community group Friends of Dulwich College will this year be hosting a Christmas Fair in the scenic grounds of Dulwich college. The main fair will be happening on Sunday 27th November, and there will be over 170 unique stalls to wade through. Keep updated here.
Dulwich Craft & Design Fair - Saturday 26th November & Saturday 10th December
Although not strictly adhering to Christmas themes, Dulwich Craft & Design Fair, on Saturday 26th November, and Saturday 10th December, is still a great fair to attend in the run up to the big day. Find out and book tickets here.
Herne Hill Market Christmas Fair - Saturday 3rd December
Herne Hill's weekly market will be transformed this December in to a Christmas themed market including; Local Crafts, Seasonal Produce, Vintage Community stalls, Hot food, Live music, Workshops and more! Organisers promise to keep their normal market vibe with a splash of Christmas. Find out more here
Pexmas - Weekend 10th - 11th December
This famous bonanza is returning on the weekend of the 10th December to SE15, and and will be welcoming the citizens of Peckham with open arms. With stalls full of independent designers, makers, crafters, foodies and more; a ‘dollop of carols’, and street food and mulled wine on the side, this one is not to be missed. There are still stalls available, and you can keep updated and apply here.
Crystal Palace Food Market - Saturday: 3rd December/ 10th December/ 17th December
Crystal Palace Food Market will be filling it’s stalls with lovely Christmas themed produce this year. There are three different markets planned: on 3rd December, 10th December, and 17th December(all on Saturdays). Head down to one and join in with the festive fun.
The Scandinavian Food Market - Sunday 18th - 20th December
This famous market attracts Londoners from all corners of the city with it’s unique and high quality Scandinavian produce. Located between a Finnish and a Norwegian Church in Rotherhithe, head down to the market this year from Sunday 18th December - 20th December. More info here.
The most famous market in London will of course be preparing itself for the Christmas period. Traders’ stalls will be piled high with seasonal produce, and decorations with undoubtedly be proudly on display all around the market. With an exciting line-up of guest chefs at Demonstration Kitchen, the market’s famous residency programme, there lots to indulge in. Keep updated with their Christmas opening times here.
If you know of any other local Christmas markets happening this year, please comment and we’ll do our best to include them in this blog!