Enjoy a fun day of shopping or two at some of these great fairs, bazaars, charity events and Christmas markets in Essex.

We also have listings for grottos, pantos, and Christmas lights switch on events in Essex.

We do our best to share accurate information, but please check with the organiser before travelling.

Early Bird Markets 

Coggeshall – we are handmade ‘early bird’ Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 14 October 2017, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Coggeshall Village Hall, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, CO6 1HU
This Fair is an ‘early bird’ Christmas Craft Fair featuring 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. Free entry.
www.wearehandmade.co.uk

 

1st-11th November 2017

we are handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 4 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1DG
This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. This is the ideal place to find unique, well-designed handmade presents – if you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas then you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 30 stalls to browse.
wearehandmade.co.uk

The Essex Christmas Craft and Gift Show at the Brentwood Centre
Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 November 2017
Doddinghurst Rd, Brentwood CM15 9NN
Packed with Christmas gifts, presents for all the family and delicious festive food & drink. This really is a festive event that all the family can enjoy.  See visitor info page for ticket prices, opening times, directions and more.
www.festivegiftshow.co.uk

Meadow Croft German Christmas Market
Friday 10 November to Sunday 24 December 2017, 9.00am – 5.30pm
Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford, SS11 7QU
Join us this year for a German beer, Gluhwein and to soak-up the festive atmosphere & enjoy the traditional German market stalls. The German market also hosts 20 or more stalls, festooned with delicately crafted Yuletide gifts, from Christmas ornaments, candles, cuckoo clocks, traditional Christmas fare and beautiful handmade woollen hats and gloves, food and drink; there really is something for everyone.
www.meadow-croft.co.uk

National Animal Welfare Trust Victorian Christmas Market
Saturday 11 November 2017, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Clacton Princes Theatre, Station Road, Clacton, Essex
Between 9:30am – 3:30pm, there is lots of festivities to keep everyone entertained, raffles, tombolas, lots of charity stalls to support charities all over Clacton and surrounding areas, choir, plus Father Christmas always schedules this event into his calendar and makes a special appearance each year.
www.nawt.org.uk/events

Theydon Bois Christmas Fair 
Saturday 11 November 2017, 12.00pm – 3.30pm
Theydon Bois Community Centre, 3 Orchard Dr, Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7DH
Come and get in the festive mood on Saturday 11 November from 12.30pm – 3.30pm at Theydon Bois Community Centre, to raise money for your local hospice charity and spread the Christmas cheer! The fayre will feature lovely Christmas stalls and a tombola, with tea and cakes. Tickets cost £1..org.uk/event/theydon-bois-christmas-fayre/
stclarehospice.org.uk

Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre
Sunday 12 November 2017, 10.00am – 3.00pm
The Freight House, Bradley Way, Rochford, SS4 1BU SS4 3DL
The Freight House is hosting it’s Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Fayre. This exciting event has a large number of talented exhibitors sharing an excellent variety of unique craft and gift items, perfect for Christmas! Free admission.
www.rochford.gov.uk

 

13th-19th November 2017

Christmas Shopping Evening
Thursday 16 November 2017, 5.00pm – 9.00pm
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon
Get into the spirit of Christmas at RHS Garden Hyde Hall with our annual shopping event. With 20% off in the Shop and Plant Centre it’s the perfect opportunity to get started on your Christmas shopping! As well as the discount in the RHS shop we’ll have a wonderful selection of gifts on offer at our Christmas Market featuring approximately 40 local makers. Mulled wine & warm cider will keep you toasty while you shop, we’ll have a choir to entertain you and the kids can meet Santa too. Free entry.
www.rhs.org.uk

Great Bardfield Christmas Craft Market
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm (Friday) & 10.00am – 4.00pm (Sat)
Quaker Meeting House, Brook Street, Great Bardfield, Braintree, CM7 4HR
Christmas Craft and Gift Market. Wonderful Christmas gifts available, also delicious Homemade refreshments. Free entry.
Contact: lyn@croot4.plus.com for more details.

Acorn Village Christmas Market & Winter Wonderland
Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Acorn Village, Clacton Road, Manningtree (Mistley), CO11 2NJ
Join us on the 18th November for our annual Christmas Market & Winter Wonderland. With our magical themed ‘Winter Wonderland’ made by adults with learning disabilities, Santa’s Grotto with Mr & Mrs Christmas (with photos & extra special presents this year), themed face-painting, our scrumptious Coffee Shop & lots of stalls to start your Christmas Shopping. Entry by donation.
www.acornvillages.com

Felsted Prep School Christmas Fair
Saturday 18 November 2017, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Felsted Preparatory School, Braintree Road, Felsted, CM6 3JL
Felsted Prep School’s Parents’ Association will be hosting a Christmas Gift Fair on Saturday 18 November. It will be held in the Roed Sports Hall and the Ross Hall at Felsted Prep School, and offers the perfect opportunity to pick up some beautiful Christmas gifts and avoid the High Street! There are also plenty food stalls and Christmas-themed activities to keep the children occupied whilst you shop!
www.felsted.org

Farleigh St Clare’s Craft Group Christmas Fayre
Saturday 18 November 2017, 2.30pm- 4.00pm
Plantation Hall, Colchester Road, Heybridge, Essex CM9 4AL
There will be a variety of craft stalls, cakes, cards, crafts and a raffle. Refreshments available. Free entry.
www.farleighhospice.org

South Woodham Ferrers Christmas Fayre
Saturday 18 November 2017, 3.00pm- 6.00pm
South Woodham Ferrers Town
Christmas Fayre being held on Saturday 18 November, 3pm to 6pm along with Holy Trinity Church bazaar, the Library open for activities and stalls and attractions in Market Square. Stages in both Trinity Square and at the Bandstand. Live music, food, drink and Santa’s Grotto.
www.southwoodhamferrerstc.gov.uk

Winter Fayre Westcliff on Sea
Saturday 18 November 2017, 11.00am- 5.00pm
Chalkwell Hall, Southend on Sea, SS0 8NB
Chalkwell Hall will be brimming with creative delights for you to browse or buy. Stroll through the wintry park and pop in for festive delights!
www.southwoodhamferrerstc.gov.uk

Christmas Market at Stapleford Abbotts Village Hall
Sunday 19 November 2017, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Stapleford Road, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford, RM4 1EJ
Stalls will include everything from homemade cakes & bric-a-brac to a variety of Christmas goods. Refreshments available all day.
www.staplefordabbottschurch.com

 

24th – 30th November 2017

Channels Estate Christmas Market
Friday 24 November 2017, 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Pratt’s Farm Ln, Little Waltham, Chelmsford CM3 3PT
Be one of the first to visit our Christmas shopping stalls & Santa’s grotto; Christmas Market Shopping Stalls – Santa arrives by sleigh at 6pm, grotto opens!;  Live music by Squire and Smith; Christmas lights switch on (8pm); Thai food, Burgers & hot dogs; Cask ales, mulled wine & cider. Adults £5, children under 10 FREE.
www.facebook.com/events

Halstead Christmas Lights Switch On and Christmas Market
Saturday 25th November 2017, 9.00am – 3.00pm
www.halsteadtowncouncil.co.uk
Come along for a fun day out in the Town Centre. Markets, crafts and stalls. The Mayor and three invited children will switch on the Christmas Light display in Halstead Public Gardens at about 4.30p.m. Santa arrives at EACH from 10.00am and will have some sweets for children, and there will be a snow machine to give a festive atmosphere. All welcome, no entry fee.

Bradfield Christmas Craft Market
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bradfield Community Centre, The Street, Bradfield, CO11 2UU
The Friends of St Lawrence Church Bradfield will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Market. Craft and food stalls, refreshments, raffle, tombola, plus Father Christmas. Admission £1 (accompanied children under 16 free).

The Old Chapel Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 25 November 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Old Chapel Upminster Essex RM14 2QR
Join the Old Chapel for their Christmas Craft Fair. There will be a great selection of stalls for you to pick up a unique gift or treat yourself!
www.theoldchapelupminster.co.uk

Christmas Bazaar at Purleigh Village Hall
Saturday 25 November 2017, from 11.00am
Purleigh Village Hall, Mill Hill, Purleigh, Maldon, CM3 6PB
Teas, raffles, gifts, cakes, toys, tombola and many other stalls. Purleigh hand bell ringers will open the event.
01621 850739

Romford – Christmas Market in Association With Great Ormond Street Hospital
Saturday 25 November 2016, 11.00am – 3.00pm
The North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Romford, RM5 3QJ
Having had such an AMAZING turnout out at the 2016 Christmas Market where we raised over £800 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, I thought it’d be fun to do it all over again – only this time even bigger & better!!! More stalls, more kids activities, more fun & even bigger, better raffle prizes than 2016! Everything from stalls to Santa.
www.facebook.com/events

All Saints’ Church Christmas Fair
Saturday 25 November 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm
All Saints’ Church, Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, CO12 4LN
Christmas Fair with craft and gift stalls, raffle, lucky dip, bottle stall, and various other games. Santa will be be visiting and giving out gift stockings. Free entry. Contact kethryvan@hotmail.com.

Lighting Up Brentwood
Saturday 25 November 2017, 1.00pm – 5.30pm
Brentwood High Street
A popular event attracting thousands to witness the Christmas Lights being turned on! There is entertainment throughout the day, stalls, rides and a great Christmas atmosphere! Stallholders applications have now closed. Local performers interested in helping us to entertain the crowds should email events@brentwood.gov.uk
www.brentwood.gov.uk

Witham Dickensian Market and Christmas Lights Switch On
Saturday 25th November 2017, 4.00pm
Opposite the Town Hall in Newlands Street
There will be a Dickensian Market with lots of stalls selling various things, then when you are finished shopping come along to watch the Chrismas lights being switched on. This will be a great day out for the whole family so come down to Newland Shopping Centre in Witham Essex this November 2017. Email office@witham.gov.uk

Christmas Fayre at Beth Chatto Gardens
Saturday 25 November & Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Elmstead Market, CO7 7DB
Visit our wonderfully festive two-day craft fair, featuring a wide range of local crafters and their wares. Ideal to find those gifts for friends and family! We’ll also be welcoming carol singers, with mulled wine, mince pies, children’s crafts and more! £3 Adults and £1 Children (does not include garden entrance)
01206 822007
office@bethchatto.co.uk
www.bethchatto.co.uk

Chelmsford City Racecourse Christmas Gift and Food Fair
Saturday 25 November & Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Chelmsford CM3 1QP
Join a weekend of Christmas Shopping with lots of lovely festive gift and food stalls plus live entertainment from The Dukes, Dunmow Windband, Braintree Male Voice Choir and The Sound Collective.
www.facebook.com/events

we are handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair
Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Wickham Bishops Village Hall, CM8 3JZ
This event will showcase a wide range of handmade items that are just perfect for Christmas gifts. This is the ideal place to find unique, well-designed handmade presents – if you are looking for something a bit different this Christmas then you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 30 stalls to browse.
wearehandmade.co.uk

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas Gift and Food Fair
Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am
Chelmsford City Race Course, Chelmsford CM3 1QP
Following the success of last year’s HRCC Christmas Gift and Food Fair at Chelmsford City Racecourse we have decided to return but bigger and better! The Fair will feature a variety of goods, handmade originals, and foodie treats. In addition, there will be live entertainment too. £5 Adults £4 Senior Citizens FREE for 16 and under
www.helenrollason.org.uk

Christmas Craft Fayre
Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Village Hall, Top Road, Tolleshunt Knights, CM9 8EU
Christmas craft fair, with roughly 40 plus stalls selling various crafts and gifts. This is a great craft fair and always popular so come along and get those unique xmas gifts or treat yourself, refreshments will be available throughout the day.
www.facebook.com/events

LTC Christmas Fayre
Sunday 26 November 2017, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2AL
With over 30 stalls of beautiful homemade crafts and gifts, perfect for Christmas shopping, raffle, tombola, Christmassy entertainment throughout the day courtesy of Little Theatre Company members, KIDS CORNER with face painting, popcorn & Candy Floss Soft Play, SANTA and lots more, what more could you want to get yourself into the Christmas spirit? Entry is completely FREE!
www.evensi.uk

Colchester Vegan Christmas Fair
Sunday 26 November 2017, 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, C01 1JH
Welcome to the first Vegan Fair hosted by Lotus Stray Rescue. There will be a variety of food, craft, gift, campaign and clothing stalls, and the Firstsite bar will be open.
www.facebook.com/events

Queen’s Hospital Christmas Market
Wednesday 29 November 2017, 9.00am – 4.00pm
Rom Valley Way, Romford, RM7 0AG 
An opportunity to buy lots of goodies including Christmas wrapping paper, decorations, toys, toiletries and lots more! We’ll have Christmas songs, hot fruit punch and mince pies too – something for everyone!
www.facebook.com/events

Maldon Vintage Christmas Fair and Light Switch On
Thursday 30 November 2017, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Maldon Town Hall, Market Hill, Maldon CM9 4PZ
On Thursday 30th November 2017 Maldon will be holding a Vintage Christmas event. Starting at 6pm, there will be late night shopping, a street market, choirs, music, hospitality hosted by the local shops, and competitions. Watch the Town Mayor of Maldon turn on the Christmas lights at 7pm.
01621 850940
www.maldontowncouncil.gov.uk

 

1st – 3rd December 2017

Dovercourt Town Centre Christmas Lights and Market
Friday 1st December 2017, 5.00pm – 9.00pm
This is a special night for all the community to get together. Carols, sweet treats, children’s rides, characters, hot food & refreshments, meet and greet Santa, come see the reindeer, lots to see and do.
www.facebook.com/dovercourttown

Saffron Walden Christmas Craft & Gift Fair
Friday 1 – Sunday 3 December 2017, 9.00am – 4.00pm (Friday 9.00am – 8.30pm)
Saffron Walden Town Hall, Market Place, Saffron Walden, CB10 1HR
Unique gifts to suit every family member. Refreshments available. In aid of the Mayor’s Charities.
www.visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk

Rainham Village Christmas Fayre
Saturday 2 December 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Upminster Road South, Rainham, RM13 9
Join us for a day of festive fun including: Santa’s Grotto at The Royals; Live Entertainment;  Gift and Charity Stalls. Rainham Hall will be participating in the annual village Christmas fayre by hosting some festive craft activities from 10.30am-12.00pm & 1.30pm-3.00pm (charge applies).
www.facebook.com/events

The Rotary Club of Hadleigh Castle Christmas Market
Saturday 2 December 2017, 11.00am – 5.00pm
SEEVIC College, Runnymede Chase, Benfleet SS7 1TW
Plenty of stalls indoor and outdoor, live entertainment all day, refreshments. More details to follow.
www.rotary-ribi.org

Leigh-on-Sea Christmas Fair
Saturday 2 December 2017, 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP
Over 55 stalls across the whole of the Community Centre. Crafts, food, gifts and more! Come and grab some delightful Christmas Gifts for family and friends. Face painting and princess appearances available for children! Free admission.
www.leighcommunitycentre.com

Christmas Shopping Market – Wickford
Saturday 2 December 2017, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
The Wick Community Centre, Silva Island Way, Salcott Crescent, Wickford, Essex SS12 9NR
Lots of different stalls such as jewellery, gift bouquets, sweets, gifts and much more. Bar will be open, plus tea and coffee. Santa will also be meeting children (charge applies). Free entry.
www.thewickcommunitycentre.org.uk

CKB Christmas Craft Fayre in Chelmsford
Saturday 2 December 2017, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Champions Manor Hall, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5LJ 
There will be a number of high quality craft stalls for our visitors. In addition some festive music, potentially some mulled wine, and a charity raffle with a FIRST PRIZE of £100. This event is held indoor, in a fully air conditioned venue, with high ceiling, disabled access and in house speaker system.
www.facebook.com/events

National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Bazaar and Grand Christmas Draw
Saturday 2 December 2017, From 1.30pm
St. Cedds Church Hall, Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays, Near Grays, RM16 2AP
There will be a range of stalls selling a variety of items, with all the proceeds supporting the dogs and cats in our care before they find loving new homes.
www.nawt.org.uk/events

Christmas Market and Fun Day in Dagenham
Saturday 2 December 2017, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Fanshaw Community Centre, 73 Barnmead Road, Dagenham, RM9 5DX
A range of stalls will be on offer as well as a mascot parade and free grotto.
www.facebook.com/events

Hullbridge Christmas Fayre and Lights Switch On
Saturday 2nd December 2017, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Hullbridge Community Centre Pooles Lane Hullbridge Essex SS5 6PA
V.I.P. guest to switch on the Christmas Lights. There will be a variety of hot and cold refreshments, live entertainment for all age groups and tastes, Santa arriving by horse and carriage, Santas grotto and much more. Christmas Lights switch on around 17:45.
www.hullbridgepc.co.uk

Great Dunmow Christmas Lights
Saturday 2 December 2017, 3.00pm-7.00pm
Please join us at the festivities, there will be entertainment, food and drink stalls. Use the form on the event website to book your meeting with Santa.
www.visitgreatdunmow.co.uk

Brightlingsea Christmas Market
Saturday 2 December 2017, 3.00pm – 8.30pm
Brightlingsea High Street & Victoria Place
Brightlingsea Christmas Market is the new name for Brightlingsea Late Night Shopping and will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017 – so save the date! This fun-filled family Christmas event doesn’t stop getting bigger and better and this year is no exception! The shops will be open, we will have lots of wonderful stalls with things to buy and do, children’s fair rides, yummy food, live performances, Father Christmas and lots of other magical Christmas things going on!  Free admission.
www.tendringdc.gov.uk

New Hall Christmas Weekend and Wine Sale 
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017
New Hall Vineyard, Chelmsford Road, Purleigh, Maldon, CM3 6PN
Come and stock up on your Christmas wines! Great discounts, complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. As usual, our Railway Barn will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, amazing for kids and grown-ups alike! Free Santa’s Grotto. Free admission.
www.newhallwines.com/events

Essex Christmas Gift Fair at Hyde Hall
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 3.00pm
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon
We’re delighted to be hosting the Made in Essex Christmas Gift Fair here at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. Indulge in a warming glass of mulled wine whilst you browse a fabulous selection of handmade gifts. It’s the perfect opprtunity to find something unique for a loved one this Christmas. Members go free, plus £2 per child for crafts. Non-members – normal garden admission applies, plus £2 per child for crafts
www.rhs.org.uk

Crafts for Christmas at Hylands House
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 4.30pm
Stable, London Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
With over 40 craft stalls offering shoppers an amazing choice of unique, beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts, The Guild of Essex Craftsmen show is the perfect opportunity to purchase your Christmas gifts. Advance bookings: £3 Adults, £2.50 Concessions. Accompanied under 16s free.
www.essexcraftguild.org.uk

Blake House Christmas Winter Wonderland Weekend
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Rayne, Braintree, CM77 6RA
Festive extravaganza shopping event.
www.blakehousecraftcentre.co.uk

Cromwell Manor Christmas Market
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2017,  11.00am – 3.00pm (Sat) & 11.00am – 4.00pm (Sun)
Cromwell Manor, Wat Tyler Lane, Pitsea, Essex, SS16 4UH
A traditional Christmas Market set in the grounds of our beautiful 15th Century Manor House. Mulled wine, Christmas trees, hot chocolate, Santa, decorations, food supplies, and much more.
www.cromwellmanor.co.uk

Burnham Indoor Christmas Craft & Gift Market
Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Burnham Carnival Hall, Arcadia Road, Burham on Crouch, CM0 8AE
If you came along in previous years then you will want to put this in your diary ……. and please share and invite your friends too.A fun day of entertainment and shopping. Browse our selection of lovely craft & gift stalls. Face painting and glitter tattoos, Christmas tombola, tea, coffee, cake & mince pies. The hall is easily located in Burnham Town with plenty of hassle free parking at the hall and surrounding roads. Entry is a 50p donation (kids free).
www.facebook.com/events

Christmas Crafts at Hylands House
Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Stable, London Rd, Chelmsford, CM2 8WQ
Set in the beautiful surroundings of The Stables, our annual Christmas Farmers’ & Crafts Market will feature a magnificent range of artisan stalls and local producers offering the finest range of wares. Our Artist Studios will also be open and full of handmade Christmas goods. Admission and parking are free.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk

Christmas Fair & Artists’ Open Studios
Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Valentines Mansion Gardens, Valentines Park, Emersion Road Entrance, Ilford, IG1 4XA
Start your Christmas shopping at our Christmas Fair & Artists Open Studios and choose unique gifts your loved ones will cherish forever. The artists studios on the top floor will be open for you top browse, meet the artists and buy lots of unique, handmade gifts. Get in touch to take part, we are looking for makers and sellers of quality Christmas gifts, artisan food and drink, unique handmade products and more. Free Entry.
www.valentinesmansion.com

Billericay Christmas Market 2017
Sunday 3 December 2017, 11.00am – 5.00pm
High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AS
Starting with Santa’s Parade at 11am, the market in Billericay High Street has attractions and events to appeal to the whole family – market, fairground, music, parades and so much more… See you there!
www.billericaychristmasmarket.com

Shenfield Christmas Fayre and Lights
Sunday 3 December 2017, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Hutton Road, Shenfield
The event celebrates Christmas with festive entertainment, activities and a variety of Christmas market stalls for local people to enjoy.
www.brentwood.gov.uk

Colchester Christmas Tree Festival
Dates and times TBC
Lion Walk Church, Lion Walk Precinct, Colchester, Essex (opposite Boots), Essex CO1 1LX
Details TBC
www.lionwalkchurch.org

 

 

9th-24th December 2017

Havering Liberies Christmas Market
Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Gidea Park Library, Balgores Lane, Romford RM2 6BS
FREE entry. Christmas Market being hosted by Gidea Park Library. Pop in and browse the stalls for presents and stocking fillers. Stalls include Mini Marvels (Lego Figures), Sweet Cones, Personalised Bags and other items, Made by Hetty (Knitted Items) and more….
www.facebook.com/events

Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday 9 December & Sunday 10 December 2017, 10.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.15pm)
All Saints’ Church, Movers Ln, Brightlingsea, CO7
First held in 2003, Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival has been a huge success growing from just fifty-seven trees in the first year to nearly a hundred trees today. More than 90 local residents bake enough cakes, pies, scones, pastries, and tarts to feed the crowds at the refreshment stall. There is a special Christmas Shop which sells festive decorations, presents and edible goodies at very reasonable prices. Hot chestnuts and mulled wine are also on sale. Small entry fee, but children and those in education are admitted for free.
brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk

Christmas Fayre at the Museum of Power
Sunday 10 December 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Hatfiled Road, Langford, Maldon, CM9 6QA
Come and meet SANTA in his Grotto, enjoy a miniature steam train ride and meander through our Christmas stalls and join in with our fun entertainment and childrens RIDES Ticket prices £10.00 per person and includes a visit to SANTA with a GIFT for each child 12 years old and under, one FREE ride on our miniature railway and seasonal refreshments together with entry to the museum. Entry for non Santa Ticket holders £3.00 each. All other train rides £1:00 each or 6 rides for £5:00 (Available on the day). ‘ASTARIA’ model village and TEA ROOM open.
01621 843183
www.museumofpower.org.uk

A Little Something Festive Christmas Fayre – Clacton
Sunday 10 December 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Main Atrium, TEC, Jaywick Lane, Clacton on Sea, CO16 8BE
The teams 4th Annual Fayre! Stalls, Gifts, Crafts, Cards, Cakes & Sweets, Accessories, Santa in his grotto, Refreshments & much more…Free Entry & Free Parking.
vanessa.streete@pinnaclepsg.co.uk or call 07885 712480
www.facebook.com/events

Chadwell Arms Christmas Fete & Craft Market
Sunday 10 December 2017, 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Longhouse Road, Grays RM16 4QP 
Lots of local Christmas present ideas for all ages – all brand new from local traders without high street prices
www.facebook.com/events

Mersea Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 16 December 2017, 9.00am – 3.00pm
MICA Centre, 38A High Street, Mersea, CO5 8QA
Browse stalls from over 30 independent local businesses, treat yourself or pick up a little last minute Christmas gift. Lots of Christmas Crafts and activities for you and the children to do. Free entry.
www.facebook.com/events

Leigh-on-Sea Christmas Farmers’ Market
Saturday 23 December 2017, 6.30am – 12.00pm
Leigh Community Centre, 71-73 Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SP
The Leigh Farmers’ Market has been a long held tradition organised on behalf of Leigh Town Council, and takes place on the third Friday of each month. Stall holders must have grown or made goods themselves, ensuring a variety of organic and local produce is on offer. All suppliers are sourced within a 30 mile radius.
www.leighcommunitycentre.com