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Christmas Markets and Events


This article is being updated regularly with new events as they are announced. Keep checking!

Markets & Fairs

Christmas Shopping Event
Orsett Hall: 17th November
Our Christmas shopping event is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! We have some wonderful stalls to help get some of those Christmas gifts ticked off the list! Free Entry
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Southend Christmas Gift Show
Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre: 27th & 28th November SS2 4FA
A weekend of festive fun and shopping. The huge sports hall will be full to the rafters with inspirational ideas and gifts for all your friends and family. So if it is that special gift for a loved one, something for your home, a festive treat or some great stocking fillers, it will all be here under one roof. Gifts, homewares, crafts, festive food & delicious drinks. The event will be full of the sights, tastes and smells of Christmas. 
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East Anglian Winter Fair
Chelmsford Racecourse: 20th & 21st November
The East Anglian Winter Fair - fabulous Christmas shopping as well as loads for the family including free Panto
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Christmas Open Day, Farmers Market and Craft Market
Hylands Estate: 19th December 10am - 4pm
Hylands House opens its doors FREE OF CHARGE. 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. Oh and Santa will be popping in too!
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Christmas Gift & Craft Fair
RHS Hyde Hall: 12th - 14th November
Our Christmas Gift and Craft Fair at RHS Garden Hyde Hall is the perfect opportunity to buy unique gifts for family and friends from small independent traders.
normal garden admission prices apply for non members.
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Christmas Market
Cromwell Manor: 4th - 13th December 4:30pm - 9pm
Each  night we will have a Classic Christmas Movie playing on our huge  outdoor cinema screen, accompanied by haybale seating and firepits. Then  treat yourself to some delicious seasonal food and a mulled wine or 2  and browse the hand crafted wares of our Market stalls. On selected nights we will even have our Christmas Wreath Workshops, separate fees  and booking process required. 
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£5 entry plus booking fee, to buy tickets click on the links below.


Other Christmassy Events

Christmas Light's Switch On
Harold Hill Shopping Centre: 4th December 12pm - 6pm
With market stalls, entertainment, food and drink stalls and of course, Santa's Grotto, this is an event not to be missed!
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Hylands Estate: 26th November 2021 - 2nd January 2022
Enlightened returns to Hylands Estate with a new longer route and more magical lighting installations for 2021. The grounds will be transformed into a illuminated light trail for visitors to enjoy with all the family.
Book now to see mesmerising and enchanting moments along a specially crafted route.

RHS Hyde Hall: 10th November – 18th December,  21st – 23rd & 29th December – 1st January 5pm – 9pm
Wrap up warm and gather family and friends for an evening of enchantment with a twinkling light trail around RHS Garden Hyde Hall.
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Outdoor Christmas Cinema
Cromwell Manor: 4th - 13th December 4:30pm - 9pm
Each night a different film - The Holiday, Home Alone, Nativity, Miracle of 34th Street, The Santa Clause, Jingle all the way, Muppets Christmas Carol, Home Alone 2, Love Actually and Elf.
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