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Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fayres

14 November 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fayres that are set to be held around Dorset in the coming weeks.

If you’re getting organised with your shopping, these events are a great way to find those perfect gifts; if delicious food and drink is on your wish list, then you’ll love the tasty selection available from local producers; or maybe you’d like a day out to get you in the spirit? If so, these are guaranteed to bring some festive cheer. 

What’s on? Take a look: 

18 November 2017
Superb contemporary and heritage crafts, perfect for Christmas presents. Handmade in Dorset, by local designer/ makers. Teas, coffees and home-made cakes, to sustain you whilst you browse! Free Entry Profits from the event in aid of the Dorset Arts & Crafts Association Bursary Fund, which awards grants for art and craft projects in Dorset.
19 November 2017
If you dream of getting all your Christmas shopping wrapped up in one day, under one roof, then look no further - the Christmas Wonderland Market has around 120 stands bearing seasonal goods to suit every pocket. Local and independent makers and producers will be selling a tempting selection of unique gifts, interesting crafts and foods for your Christmas table, not forgetting the fairy ...
18 Nov 2017 to 19 Nov 2017
With 40 stalls offering a wide range of high-quality products, to suit most tastes and wallets, it’s an ideal opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done, under one roof. Venue: Kingston Maurward College.
25 November 2017
The Wimborne Christmas Market runs from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 25th November from 11am-4pm at the Allendale Centre. Entry is just £1.00 for adults and Under 16's Free ★ Live Entertainment ★ Santas Grotto (small supplement) ★ Live Reindeers outside ★ Arts and Crafts with our Cheeky Elves ★ Hot Refreshment ★ Over 50 Stands
25 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017
This year we are pleased to annonce that our Christmas fair will be over two days Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November, and once again will be held at Athelhampton House and Gardens. We are always very excited to host such a fantastic event, with a huge range of culinary delights. Now in its 5th year, the fair aims to be a true celebration of Dorset. We open our gates at 10am on both ...
26 November 2017
Come and support your local wildlife by Christmas shopping with us. We will have local art and craft stalls, wildlife books for all ages, nature toys, beautiful gifts for the home & much more. Indulge in a mince pie and some mulled wine from the Taste* café while the children are entertained by our Father Christmas or by making wild Christmas decorations. All profits from our shop go ...
02 Dec 2017 to 03 Dec 2017
Join us for our annual Dorset Team Christmas Fair and this year, for the first time, enjoy TWO days of shopping! The fair will showcase the work of Dorset makers, artists and vintage sellers as well as there being stalls selling craft supplies and kits. Free entry. Venue: Allendale Centre
03 December 2017
showcase of a variety of craft stalls perfect for stocking fillers or to get you into the Christmas spirit. In conjunction with Melcombe Regis Rotary Club collecting for their chosen charities, you can get FREE photos with Santa and hear a performance by Bittersweet Harmony and The Carefree Choir. Buy Local. Buy Handmade. Give something unique and special.
03 December 2017
Don't miss our annual Christmas Market at the RNLI College, which promises to be bigger than ever! This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy shopping at our various stalls selling perfect gifts, homemade crafts and plenty of delicious festive food. Father Christmas will be arriving by lifeboat in his usual style!
10 December 2017
The Dorchester Christmas Market runs from 11am until 4pm on Sunday 10th December 2017 from 11am-4pm at the Corn Exchange. ★ Live Entertainment ★ Live Reindeers outside ★ Arts and Crafts with our Cheeky Elves ★ Hot Refreshments ★ Over 50 Stands Entry is just £1.00 for adults and under 16's Free
09 Dec 2017 to 10 Dec 2017
Get away from the crowds on the high street and visit our Christmas Fair with a range of stalls selling festive wares and gifts from local suppliers. Warm up with some holiday refreshments in our café, enter our Christmas raffle, and make some festive crafts with the children. Admission to the Fair is free, suggested donation £1. Normal charges apply to visit the historic house. ...
17 December 2017
Filling the streets from one end of the town to the other, this is probably the biggest, and the busiest Christmas market in Dorset. This Year the market will be held on the 17th of December, 10am until 3pm.

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