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Dorset’s Christmas Markets and Festive Fairs

08 November 2019

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and you will be when you discover the fantastic selection of Christmas markets and festive fairs 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: 

16 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Macmillan Christmas Shopping FairWith 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. All funds raised go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. Venue: Kingston Maurward College.
23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019
Wimborne, Dorset
For the weekend of 23rd and 24th Wessex Food Festival is taking over Canford School once more to bring you a new Christmas Fair. We'll have fantastic selection of Local Crafts, Gourmet Food Produce, Street Food and Drinks. The Fair will be inside the School's buildings so it'll be great whatever the weather.
23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019
Poole, Dorset
Christmas Arts & Craft FairBrowse a lovely range of festive arts & crafts from local Dorset artisans whilst enjoying musical performances in the grand setting of Upton House. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts, or treats for yourself! Admission: £1.50 per adult. Under 16s go free. 10am to 4pm at Upton House, Upton Country Park.
23 Nov 2019 to 24 Nov 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Dorset Food & Drink Christmas FairJoin us for our annual festive foodie event with over 50 amazing producers selling distinctively Dorset & seasonal produce set in the lovely grounds of Athelhampton House and Gardens. 10am – 4pm Saturday 23rd November & Sunday 24th November. £3.50 per adult, children free and includes the Food Fair and entry to Gardens and House Back again for 2019! SUNDAY ONLY – Meet Santa Just to ...
28 November 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Poundbury Pop-up Christmas FairA beautiful Pop Up Christmas Fair showcasing some of the best independent crafters and traders Dorset has to offer. Being held at The Duchess of Cornwall Inn from 6pm to 10pm.
05 December 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Dorchester's Christmas Cracker The date has been set, Santa’s been told and we’re busy making sure the magic will happen again this year. We will be updating our website regularly with information and news as it becomes available so keep an eye out and don’t forget to find and Like us on Facebook. We hope you will all join us for late night Xmas shopping, seasonal entertainment and other delights.
07 December 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Buttermarket Christmas Market, PoundburyPoundbury’s Christmas Market Now in its 4th year we are delighted to tell you that this year the Christmas Market will be on Saturday 7th December. It’s small business Saturday on 7th December so it’s the perfect time to come out and support your local community.
07 December 2019
Dorchester, Dorset
Cerne Abbas Christmas Street FairSome 40+ stalls selling a variety of local crafts and unique gifts to purchase. Free entry. All stalls lit up with festoon lighting, music from “Sing for Joy”. The children of Cerne Abbas First School open the Fayre with carols as we light the Church Christmas Tree. Santas Grotto with age related presents. Plus food and refreshments available to purchase. A really lovely way to kick-start ...
07 Dec 2019 to 08 Dec 2019
New Forest, Dorset
Victorian Christmas at BeaulieuTravel back in time and visit the Victorian Montagu family home this festive season. Visit us on 7 &8 December, 14 & 15 December and 21 December - 1 January* to see what the Montagu family members would have been doing during the festive season of 1889. Sip a glass of warming mulled punch while you soak in the festive atmosphere of Palace House, with stunning decorations, welcoming log ...
14 December 2019
Christmas at Shire HallCome along to Shire Hall and immerse yourself in a Christmas extravaganza, with seasonal goodies in the café, festive music from the Crossways Handbell Ringers, Christmas craft workshops and glistening Christmas slime-making as well as a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto and the best selection of Christmas gifts in Dorchester! Glittery Christmas Slime Making 10am-4pm, £2.00 per ...

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