We’ve rounded up details for over 70 Christmas Fairs in England and put them together in an interactive map. Time to get shopping…!
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Hands up if you’re a Christmas Fair fan?
That first glimpse of tables laden with seasonal goodies to explore, the wafts of gingerbread, cinnamon and mulled wine in the air, the gold and silver glistening from every corner and the smiling faces of talented crafters waiting to say hello.
Gahhh, I can scarcely wait … and now I really want a snack too!
Well the great news is that Christmas Fairs are back and raring to go for 2021.
So yes, you can still enjoy a festive browse from your sofa … and there’s plenty of online Christmas shopping ingenuity from independent creators to enjoy. But now you can get the full experience again too, getting hands-on with product investigation and meeting friends IRL for mooching and drinks. Hurrah!
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To help you decide where to get shopping first, we’ve rounded up a huge list of over 70 Christmas Fairs in England and detailed them all in the interactive map below.
Note: Information last updated: 6 Oct 2021. Please do check organiser’s website for latest details.
But first a quick summary of the seven largest Christmas Craft Fairs across the country.
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The Big Seven!
Before we dive head first into the map of Christmas fairs, here’s a little more detail about the largest events across the country.
BBC Countryfile Christmas In The Park
Having missed out on their well-loved summer fairs, BBC Countryfile is back with a Christmas extravaganza promised in Wiltshire. In picturesque Charlton Park Estate, the festive village will offer unique shopping opportunities, the Countryfile stage, woodland walks, Carol-oke(!) and much much more. Sounds like a super way to indulge in some festive weekend fun. Tickets strictly limited though so be sure to book!
When: 10-12 December 2021
More information: https://www.countryfilelive.com/christmas-in-the-park
Country Living Christmas Fairs
Country Living returns to both the Business Design Centre in London & Harrogate Convention Centre with their Christmas fairs for 2021. With a VIP experience (including bottomless prosecco!), Country Living Kitchen demos, home styling advice and plenty of independent artisan vendors, you’re sure to be feeling festive and jolly!
When: London: 10-14 Nov 2021. Harrogate: 25-28 Nov 2021.
More information: https://www.countrylivingfair.com/
Ideal Home Christmas Show
The enormous Ideal Home Show Christmas at Olympia in London promises more than 600 exhibitors to tempt your purse from your handbag. And in case that’s not enough … there’s a Christmas carvery, talks on everything from decorating the table with John Lewis to how to wrap your gifts and festive music galore from the bandstand. Should be a great day out!
When: 24-28 Nov 2021
More information: https://www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk/
Living North Christmas Fairs
The Living North Christmas Fairs are the most established and prestigious Christmas shopping events in the North of England. With over 25,000 shoppers visiting fairs in Newcastle and York in 2019, the events attract a fabulous array of quality artisan suppliers from across the region not to mention some delectable delights in the Festival of Food.
When: Newcastle: 28-21 Oct 2021. York: 11-14 Nov 2021.
More information: https://www.livingnorth.com/events/christmas
Simply Christmas by The Creative Craft Show
Simply Christmas by The Creative Craft Show returns to Birmingham NEC offering a delightful selection of local handicraft stalls as well as workshops to try your hand at festive creations of your own. Tickets include entry to neighbouring The Creative Craft Show.
When: 4-7 Nov 2021
More information: https://www.creativecraftshow.co.uk/birmingham-christmas-2021/
Spirit of Christmas Fair
Spirit of Christmas Fair returns to London Olympia for its 20th Anniversary. With a focus on the Best of British and sustainable products, there’s lots to celebrate as you explore the 600+ exhibitors booked to fill this iconic fair. And with special unlimited entry and return entry tickets available, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to explore the stalls.
When: 1-7 Nov 2021
More information: https://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk/
The Festive Gift Fair
Also celebrating a birthday, The Festive Gift Fair is back for its 25th year to fill the NEC in Birmingham. The Grinch, Father Christmas & a panto dame (sounds like the start of a joke…!) will be circulating amongst shoppers as local music groups and bands entertain from the stage. Sounds like a great day out for the whole family!
When: 18-21 Nov 2021
More information: https://www.festivegiftfair.co.uk/
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Map of Christmas Fairs In England
We know the list below isn’t exhaustive as there are a huge number of fabulous local Christmas fairs and Christmas Craft fairs on offer up and down the country. However, we have included as many of the larger ones which span multiple days as we can.
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