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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: 

11 December 2019
Blandford, Dorset
Blandford Yuletide FestivalThe Blandford Yuletide Festival has become an established part of the Christmas Calendar. 2019 is our ninth festival and is planned to be the biggest so far. PROGRAMME* 4.00pm – Road Closures Begin 5.00pm – Festival Starts – Stalls and Shops Open. 5.30pm – Rendezvous of Primary Schools Lantern Parade at Langton Road Car Park. 6.00pm – Lantern Parade Begins Led by Father ...
13 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019
Swanage, Dorset
Artisans on the BeachSet on Swanage seafront over the Christmas season, the beach-huts are taken over by local crafters and tradespeople all looking to sell the ideal creative gifts for you and your loved ones. From collages, photography and paintings, to vintage and retro cushions, coasters and felt goods, there's no shortage of items on offer. So come on down and see what you can find, located within the ...
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 ...
15 December 2019
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury Christmas FairJoin us from 10am to 4pm for the famous Shaftesbury Christmas Fair, celebrating all that is best about Christmas on the highest point of Dorset. Also, in the Town Hall, grab some Christmas goodies from lots of local craft and gift stallholders whilst raising money for the Weldmar Hospice.
22 December 2019
Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset
Producers' MarketA NEW outdoor Producers Market, with the chance to taste and buy a variety of local food and drink. Held in the heart of Brewery Square, the buzzing atmosphere will be the perfect setting to discover what Dorset has to offer just in time for Christmas!

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