Ditch department stores and wrap up all your Christmas shopping at these local festive markets and fairs. Sip mulled wine and feast on mince pies, there really is nothing more festive than a wintery Christmas market.

Ongoing

  • Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair from now until 22nd December, Wed-Sun

Waddesdon’s spectacular fair at the front of the house is a fantastic Christmas shopping experience not to be missed! The fair will be set against the backdrop of the floodlit North Front of the Manor with its 20ft Christmas trees and magical light and sound show. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas with over 80 hand-selected exhibitors all housed in charming wooden chalets. We will have an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones. Normal grounds admission applies. Find out more here

  • Christmas Shopping at Stowe

If the thought of battling the busy high street leaves you cold and clicking on a keyboard to buy treasured gifts for your loved ones seems a little clinical, come and enjoy your Christmas shopping at Stowe. From now until 22nd December, the historic Parlour Rooms will be filled with the warmth and chatter of local artisans, artists and hand-made food producers. Find out more here.

Friday 29th November

  • Christmas in Chesham, from 6pm

Christmas lights switch on at 6.30pm, procession, lots of stalls and entertainment for the whole family on the main stage. Find out more here

  • Henley Christmas Festival, from 5pm

Christmas attractions for a magical evening. A chance to do some Christmas shopping, as well as sample the delights of Mulled wine, mince pies, street food, arts and crafts and so much more. Find out more here

Saturday 30th November

  • Christmas Fair at Amersham Museum, 11am until 4pm

There will be stalls with a wide range of local crafts, perfect for Christmas gifts. There will also be a museum stall with themed hampers, plus homemade cakes, locally produces gin and craft beers will also be available. As an added attraction our mobile museum will be transformed into Santa’s Grotto, open from 12noon to 2pm. Entry is FREE but donations are welcome. Find out more here

Sunday 1st December

  • Christmas Fair at Amersham Museum, 11am until 4pm

There will be stalls with a wide range of local crafts, perfect for Christmas gifts. There will also be a museum stall with themed hampers, plus homemade cakes, locally produces gin and craft beers will also be available. As an added attraction our mobile museum will be transformed into Santa’s Grotto, open from 12noon to 2pm. Entry is FREE but donations are welcome. Find out more here

  • Missenden Abbey Christmas Fair, 11am until 4pm

The Christmas Fair is bigger and better than ever! Featuring over 50 craft stalls, festive food and drinks, meet Santa and his reindeer, entertainment, charity tombola, and much more. Find out more here

  • Aylesbury Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, 11am until 3pm

Aylesbury’s largest free Christmas Craft & Gift Fair, boasting over 80 stalls, will be lining the cobbles of the towns market square. Offering a huge assortment of items produced by local businesses. Find out more here.

Wednesday 4th December

  • West Wycombe Village Festive Fayre, 5pm until 9pm

The village is open late with craft stalls, Santa’s Grotto, fun fair, reindeer, food and drink and the shops will be open late too! Find out more here

  • The Gerrards Cross Christmas Festival, 5.30pm until 8pm

Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm. This FREE event is an opportunity to meet and greet local businesses and soak up the festive atmosphere. Find out more here.

Friday 6th December

  • A Magical Christmas Evening in Old Amersham, 6pm until late

Market Square and Broadway will be transformed into a wonderful Christmas wonderland with lots of exciting attractions including switching on the Christmas lights, carol singing, Santa’s Grotto and reindeer, skating rink and much more. Find out more here

Saturday 7th December

  • Christmas Festival in Amersham, from 12noon

There will be a Children’s funfair, Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment, Christmas market at St. Michaels and All Angels Church and the Christmas lights will be switched on at 4.30pm. Find out more here