Looking for a unique gift? Check out one of the many charming Christmas Markets in Essex (2019). 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 2019
Many of Essex’s Christmas Markets run throughout November and into early December. For instance, our own local Great Dunmow Christmas Market was held on 30 November. 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 has come and gone, there are still a number of markets coming up.
Epping Christmas Market
Firstly, the Epping Christmas Market on 6 December. This one-day event sees the High Street transformed into a traditional Christmas market. This free event offers stalls for gifts, crafts and food. Moreover, there’s family-friendly entertainment courtesy of Santa and his reindeer, a Snow Globe, choirs, bands and more! Between the lights, carols, mince pies and mulled wine, this market is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Battlesbridge Christmas Fayre
Secondly, the Battlesbridge Christmas Fayre held every Sunday in December during the lead-up to Christmas. Taking place at Battlesbridge Antiques Centre expect to find stalls laden with gifts and crafts, live festive music and, of course, mince pies and mulled wine. For the children, there’s also pony rides, face-painting, an elf hut and Santa’s grotto.
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. While the rest of the markets on our list offer free entry, you will need tickets for this event (starting at £3, under 5s are free).
Enjoy a Weekend of Christmas Markets in Essex!
While we’ve offered three markets for you to consider, there’s much more on this season! With markets at Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon and Stock you have many opportunities to enjoy Essex Christmas markets. With festive sights and sounds, one-of-a-kind artisan gifts and fresh winter air markets are a great way to support local makers and get into the holiday spirit. So, why not make a weekend of it? Consider a night or two in our Stansted B&B nestled in the heart of Great Dunmow. Our local knowledge and personal service will help you get the most out of your visit. Book online and enjoy discounted rooms through the month of December.