Looking for a unique gift? Check out one of the many charming Christmas Markets in Essex 2017. Packed with foodie treats, one-of-a-kind gifts and gorgeous stocking fillers, our region’s fairs offer a superb festive shopping experience.
Top December Christmas Markets in Essex 2017
Many of Essex’s Christmas Markets run from November to the first weekend of December. For instance, our own local Great Dunmow Christmas Market was held on 2 December. From its early days as a Roman trading centre, markets have been a big part of Great Dunmow life. Moreover, with a well-earned festive reputation, Great Dunmow’s Christmas Market doesn’t disappoint. Packed with stalls, tasty treats and even a Santa’s grotto, this market thrills the whole family. Though Great Dunmow’s Christmas Market finished on 2 Dec, there are still a number of markets coming up.
Wanstead Makers Market
Firstly, the Wanstead Makers Market on 9 December, which offers a unique selection of gifts. Held in Christchurch Hall, this market bursts with handmade gifts produced by local designers. Shoppers looking for special, sustainable and one-of-a-kind gifts can’t go wrong here.
Leigh Christmas Farmers Market
Secondly, the Leigh Christmas Farmers Market on 23 December. For localvores this Essex market takes the prize. Traditionally organised on behalf of Leigh Town Council, stall holders must have grown or made goods themselves. Thus, a variety of organic and local produce is on offer. All suppliers are sourced within a 30 mile radius of Leigh. A trip to this market will make your Christmas feast burst with fresh flavours!
Museum of Power Christmas Fair
Thirdly, kids will love the Museum of Power Christmas Fair. With a Santa’s Grotto, a miniature steam train and free gifts for children under 12, there’s plenty of family entertainment.
Finally, as purveyors of a premier Stansted B&B nestled in the heart of Great Dumow, we are perfectly placed to offer advice and recommendations to visitors to Essex. Personal service and local knowledge are big reasons that people choose to stay at B&Bs Stansted rather than Airport hotels. Book online with Harwood House Stansted B&B for a fun break at the Essex Christmas Markets.