Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Essex in 2021

It’s time to start feeling festive, well almost, thankfully 2021 sees the return of Christmas events and ones that we’ve all been missing especially, such as Christmas markets. 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.


Christmas Markets in Essex Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Wickford

Meadow Croft Garden Centre German Market

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


The German market hosts more than 30 stalls, festooned with delicately crafted Yuletide gifts, from Christmas ornaments, candles, authentic cuckoo clocks, traditional Christmas fare and beautiful handmade woollen hats and gloves.

There will also be gluhwein, authentic German beers and Kurz and Lang bratwurst sausages to take home and enjoy.

From September 16 to December 23, 2021
Free entry


Christmas Markets in Maldon

Maldon Christmas Festival and Light Switch On

High Street, Maldon, CM9 5PN


The Christmas Fayre on Maldon’s High Street will return as a Christmas Festival, with late-night shopping and artisan stalls along the high street. Also planned is a Punch and Judy show, reindeer, Father Christmas and his grotto, and more entertainment.

On November 25, switch on at 4.30pm and entertainment 4pm-9pm



Christmas Markets in Colchester

Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PJ


Head to the Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market this November. Stalls will include cards, refreshments, jewellery, beauty, ornaments, personalised gifts and much more. Everything on sale is sourced and made locally, we can guarantee you will find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.

On November 27-28, 2021.
Tickets are free but must be pre-booked


Christmas Markets in Brentwood

Essex Festive Gift & Food Show

Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road,Brentwood, CM15 9NN

With more than 250 stalls selling a variety of goodies such as toys and games, gifts, jewellery and festive food, they’ll be something for everybody at Brentwood’s Festive Gift & Food Show. It is a very popular event with thousands of visitors passing through over the two days.

On November 6-7, from 10.00am


 Christmas Markets in Essex Colourful Christmas decorations

Christmas Markets in Dunmow

We are Handmade at Great Dunmow

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

Returning to Foakes Hall for an 11thyear, this Fair will feature over 30 makers and artists selling the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired items. This will be the ideal place for shoppers to find those special gifts for loved ones this Christmas, with opportunities to discuss commissioned pieces with the stallholders.

On November 6, 10.00am-4.00pm
Free entry


Christmas Markets in Chelmsford

Hylands Estate

Hylands Park, London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ

Christmas at the Stables

Escape the bustle of the High Street and head to Hylands for Christmas at The Stables! The Artist & Designer Studios will be open to explore and festive food and drink will be on offer in The Stables Café and from other speciality vendors.

On December 1, 6.00pm-10.00pm

Free entry

Christmas Open Day and Farmers Craft Market

The 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.

On December 19, 10.00am-3.00pm

Free entry


Christmas Markets in Essex

Christmas Markets in Billericay

Billericay Christmas Market

Billericay High Street, Essex, CM12 9AS


Every year the Billericay Mayflower Rotary join together with other service clubs in the town to create a Christmas wonderland, closing off the High Street to traffic and offering a range of fun activities and shopping.


On December 5, 11.00am-5.00pm
Free entry (donations are very welcome)


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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