Unmissable Christmas markets
Unmissable Christmas markets
Excited for Christmas 2022? So are we! Here’s the hotlist of the very best Christmas markets that London and Surrey have to offer…
Top image: Southbank Centre Winter Market © INDIA ROPER-EVANS
Here’s the round-up of the most tree-mendous London and Surrey Christmas markets in 2022. Mulled wine, mince pies, gingerbread people, hot chocolate with Baileys… The ultimate festive treat.
1 Winter Market – Southbank Centre – 3 November – 26 December
Jam-packed with festive goodies, including winter pop-up bars, street food stalls, and shopping opportunities, Southbank Centre’s Winter Market will keep warm with an endless supply of mulled wine, hot toddy and hot chocolate in your hands.
2 5-Day Gift Market – Bourne Hall, Ewell – 8 -12 November
Avoid the overcrowded central London and satisfy all your shopping needs locally! At the 5-Day Gift Market you can find everything you need, from designer handbags to delish chocolates.
3 Kingston Christmas Market – 10 November – 24 December
Wander through over countless classic wooden cabins to find a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts. While the youngsters enjoy a trip on the vintage carousel, head to Alpine Village and cosy up next to the fire pit with a bag of roasted chestnuts.
Talented makers and designers from all over the UK come together for this lovely festive market. Browse a wide range of products from gorgeous ceramics to yummy food.
5 Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park – 18 November – 2 January
Featuring UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, Winter Wonderland is located in the heart of London’s Hyde Park. Stroll through our 100 charming traditional wooden chalets, sip on mulled wine and dig into mince pies under a canopy of twinkling lights and see London’s epic skyline from above.
Discover gorgeous craft, the best gift ideas, homewares, accessories jewellery and more from more than 65 exhibitors!
7 Love Wimbledon’s Christmas Market on The Piazza – 19-20 November, 26-27 November, 3-4 December, 9-11 December
Love Wimbledon’s Local Market on The Piazza, a gastronomic haven, has become known for its delicious street food and tantalising sweets. And it’s festive! Smell the fragrance of freshly made artisan bread and delectable pies, tuck into luscious sweets, olives, and cheese, or sample the hot meals available.
8 The Ashley Centre Christmas Market – Epsom – 19 November – 31 December
Lots and lots of exciting stalls and artisan producers gather together in Epsom to inspire you for Christmas. Come on the 19th to witness the incredible lights switch on with the pantomime cast of Epsom Playhouse, Father Christmas and Ashley Bear.
9 St Paul’s Christmas Fair – Community Centre, 23 Inner Park Road, SW19 6ED – 19 November
A large selection of colourful Christmas stalls, Santa’s grotto for your little ones, raffle and lucky bags, home-baked goods and tasty lunches! Come to St Paul’s and enjoy a festive afternoon out – open between 11 am and 3 pm. Adults need to pay 50p, kids go free.
10 Curated by Dapper & Suave Christmas Market – Dorking Halls – 20 November
Quality artwork, beauty, candles, jewellery, fashion and food – perfect inspiration for your early festive gifts!
Eat, drink and make merry at this ultra-joyful Christmas fair in the beautiful surroundings of Chelsea Physic Garden.
Enjoy mulled one and festive entertainment at this classical Christmas fayre in the heart of Woldingham.
Carshalton Artists are back with their Christmas Fair for the fourth time, offering another range of fantastic range of artist stalls where you can enjoy or even buy some beautiful locally created art. Plus food and drinks.
Browse for unique, handcrafted gifts for your loved ones – or simply treat yourself.
15 u3a at the Click Clock Gallery Christmas Fair – Croydon – 26 November
No longer working or raising children? Explore a range of 60 interest groups on offer at u3a’s very special Christmas market.
There is something for everyone in Norbury this year! Adults can enjoy seasonal sweet and savoury treats, buy Christmas gifts at one of the many stalls exhibiting a range of books, jewellery, accessories, candles, plants, and clothes. For the kids, attractions include Santa and his grotto, face painting, decorating gingerbread and drawing.
17 Wimbledon Winterfest – The Broadway – 27 November
A day of family entertainment, filled with live performances, ice carving demonstrations, rides, food and drinks. Plus fireworks!
1 Dorich House Museum’s Winter Weekend, 1-3 Dec
Come to Dorich House Museum this holiday season for a full weekend of festive events and activities! Enjoy free talks about the museum’s collections, a wreath-making workshop, paper craft activity for all ages, and a pop-up market from Not My Beautiful House. Some events need to be booked in advance.
2 Unwrap Dorking This Christmas – Dorking Town Centre – 1 December
Come to Dorking for an evening of festive family fun with late night shopping, food stalls, live music and entertainment plus meet the stars of this year’s Dorking Halls panto, ‘Cinderella’.
3 FESTIVE FAYRE – Hampton Court Palace 2-4 December
The courtyards of Hampton Court Palace will be turned into a foodie’s Christmas wonderland. Enjoy wonderful street food and warm seasonal drinks while soaking up the ambience and spirit of the season with sing-along festive favourites from the East Front Bandstand.
4 Christmas Fair – St. Matthew’s CofE Primary – 2 December
Something magical is in the air. Join to celebrate all things Christmas with friends, family and a fantastic festive market!
A traditional winter event with entertainment and activities for all of the family – plus a wonderful programme of heritage-related activities in the Honeywood Museum.
Coulsdon Yuletide Magic comes to town! Join in for the best festive tunes, raffle, yummy food, mulled wine, Santa’s grotto and of course, a fb range of unique stalls.
7 Christmas Market At Kenley Memorial Hall – 3 December
Local small businesses sell gifts, treats and handcrafted items.
8 CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE – Wimbledon Village- 4 DECEMBER
Christmas in the Village is jam-packed with activities for the whole family. Santa will be greeting and treating children in his Grotto, pony rides and face-painting are available for little ones and at lunchtime he’ll be taking to his trusty steed for a horseback parade down the High Street. Plus a concert from the Wimbledon Community Chorus at 10 am, with all donations going to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
9 Barnes Christmas Festival – Barnes High Street – 9 December
Come and enjoy a festive day out in Barnes! Lots of great things going on, including fairground rides a selection of festive stalls and a BBQ outside The OSO (weather permitting).
10 Eco Day – Trinity Church – 10 December
Help turn your borough into a more sustainable place to live and raise funds for Sustainable Merton. It’s an event for all ages and includes a Craft & Gift Fair, a Clothing Exchange – an increasingly popular way to beat the fast fashion problem – and two Christmas wreath-making workshops which need to be booked in advance.
11 Ram Quarter Christmas makers’ market – Wandsworth, 17 December
A fantastic day out for local families, Christmas shoppers, and anyone wanting to get their hands on quality handmade products in the heart of Wandsworth!