Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Essex in 2022

Christmas Markets in Essex

Essex is the place to be this Christmas. There are so many Christmas events in Essex and it’s time to start feeling festive, well almost, thankfully 2022 sees the return of Christmas events and ones that we’ve all been missing especially, such as Christmas markets in Essex. There are a fair few to choose from in Essex this year and the great thing is you’ll be supporting local businesses and makers. They’ll be plenty of stalls selling a multitude of handmade gifts so you can choose something a little more unique and, let’s not forget all of the yummy food and drinks to tempt you too. Here are some of the Christmas markets taking place in Essex soon.


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Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Wickford

Meadow Croft Garden Centre German Market

Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex, SS11 7QU

Thursday 15th September to Friday 23rd December 2022

The Meadow Croft German Market was established in 2015, with a handful of stalls displaying carefully selected authentic produce. Born from an idea to do something ‘different’ at Christmas, the first German Market evening and indeed the market itself was a huge success and has been growing ever since. Inspired by traditional German Markets, you will be captivated by the sights, sounds and smells of the market, with irresistible seasonal treats and unique yuletide gifts and decorations. The German Market hosts more than 30 stalls each handcrafted by owner Roland Smith. Every stall is adorned with handpicked, high-quality artisan products including carved wooden decorations, delicate glassware and baubles, traditional cuckoo clocks, Scandinavian gonks and much more.


Christmas Markets in Maldon

Maldon Christmas Festival and Light Switch On

High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN

Thursday 24th November from 4-9pm.

Following the success of the Christmas Festival last year, Maldon Town Council is hosting their annual Christmas Light Switch On event again in 2022. The Christmas Fair will offer an evening of entertainment and late night shopping supporting the local businesses plus over 100 stalls lining the High Street offering festive craft, food and drink.

The High Street will be closed from 2pm onwards, with lights being turned on at 5pm by the Town Mayor from the Moot Hall Balcony.


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Christmas Markets in Colchester

Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ

On: November 26, 2022 – November 27, 2022

The Colchester Christmas Market turns the High Street into a winter wonderland. Packed full of market stalls, visitors can enjoy browsing, sampling and shopping their way through the stalls before enjoying festive food, drink and entertainment.

At the festival, there will be over 80 traders offering a wide selection of items including clothing, toys, festive gifts and decorations, handmade crafts, local beer and sweet treats. There will also be over 25 stalls selling food and drinks, perfect to warm you up on a cold evening. Enjoy burritos, gourmet Yorkshire puddings, churros and of course, mulled wine!

For this one day Christmas Market, Colchester will come alive with Christmas cheer. There will be funfair rides for children, musical entertainment including a brass band and choir and Santa’s Grotto where little ones can visit Father Christmas.


Christmas Markets in Brentwood

Essex Festive Gift & Food Show

Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road,Brentwood, CM15 9NN

The Essex Festive Gift & Food Show is the region’s biggest festive shopping fair, packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all ages and delicious festive food & drink, this really is a festive shopping day out that everyone can enjoy.


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Christmas Markets in Dunmow

We are Handmade at Great Dunmow

Foakes Hall, 47 Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, CM6 1DG

November 27, 2022 – 2.00 – 6.00pm

Great Dunmow’s Christmas Market takes over the Town Centre. Saturday 27th November 2-6pm. Gifts, festive food and drink, Santa’s grotto, Christmas Shopping, Live Music and Children’s Entertainment.


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Christmas Markets in Chelmsford

Hylands Estate

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ

Sunday, December 18 – 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Hylands Estate Farmers’ & Craft Market is located both outside the front of Hylands House and inside the Grand Pavilion. The market is a treasure trove of fresh, local food, drink, and crafts direct from the producers and makers. Christmas wreaths, macramé, mulled wine and sweet treats are just some of the delights you’ll find.

Escape the high street bustle to find unique gifts as artists, designers and makers open their studios, as well as local suppliers and vendors. The Stables Cafe will offer tasty festive delights, from hot food and sweet treats to spiced winter warmers and hot chocolate. Enjoy the festive entertainment surrounded by the most wonderful environment.



Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Billericay

Billericay Christmas Market

Billericay High Street, Essex, CM12 9AS

Sunday 4th December, 2022

With a stage, Santa’s parade, fairground rides, a circus toupe, Punch and Judy and flash mobs, there is plenty to entertain visitors at Billericay Christmas Market. 20,000 people attend each year and visit over 150 stalls including crafts, hot and cold food, clothing, gifts and a farm shop, marking the traditional beginning of the town’s Christmas season.


If there are any other Christmas Markets coming up in Essex that you would like us to add to these listings, please do feel free to get in touch.


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