The run-up to Christmas isn’t complete without heading out to a Christmas market. There’s something about the smell of cinnamon and roasted chestnuts, as well as the twinkle of brightly coloured lights that gets us into the festive mood. Sipping a warming cup of mulled wine, chomping on a hotdog laden with sauerkraut, and watching the kids get giddy with excitement is all part of the fun. And while we enjoy heading into the capital, there are also plenty to visit closer to home. Here is a fantastic guide to the best Christmas Markets in Surrey, as well as a round-up of Christmas fairs in Surrey and Christmas events in Surrey.
Discover These Christmas Markets Surrey…
A SHOPFEST Christmas at Denbies Wine Estate
The SHOPFEST Lifestyle Fair presents over 80 stalls of bespoke shopping including handmade stalls as well as food and drink at Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey Hills. With a pop-up café, bespoke gifts and family-friendly stalls, set in the stunning backdrop of Surrey’s finest vineyards, visitors will be hard-pressed not to find some delightful gifts.
Denbies Wine Estate Dorking
HandPICKED for Dorking Christmas Market
Local businesses, hearty food offerings and live entertainment create a festive atmosphere for shoppers at this popular Surrey Christmas market which has been voted one of the top Christmas Markets by Surrey Life Magazine.
Martineau Hall at Dorking Halls Dorking
Mini German Market, Guildford Guildhall
Stock up on German treats and stocking fillers at this free event including traditional wooden toys and gifts. For adults, there is also German wine tasting and plenty of Glühwein, coffee and cake!
The Guildhall High Street, Guildford
Guildford Cathedral Christmas Fair
Around 50 exhibitors flock to this popular annual event, selling a range of craft gifts, tasty treats and hampers among other things as well as an eclectic mix of bespoke Christmas gifts and decorations. Meanwhile, the Cathedral café will be offering visitors tasty lunches and afternoon teas.
Guildford Cathedral Stag Hill
Hampton Court Festive Fayre
Hampton Court’s majestic courtyards are transformed into a winter wonderland for foodie lovers. Watch renowned chefs including Michel Roux Jr take part in cookery demos and join in with carol singing on the bandstand. Savour delicious street food from 120 hand-picked artisan producers and companies.
Festive Fayre Hampton Court, East Molesey
Priory Farm Christmas Food Festival
Festival-goers can look forward to award-winning pies and delicious naturally-seasoned crisps, to West Country ciders and all the jams, jellies and condiments you could ever need for a Christmas spread!
Priory Farm Redhill
Reigate Christmas Fayre
Kids can enjoy donkey rides and the Christmas lights being switched on. Head to Church Street and discover food stalls, live music and a whole host of goodies on offer from local businesses.
Reigate Christmas Fayre Church Street
Kingston Christmas Market
Head to the ancient Market Square and wander amongst the alpine lodges where you’ll find bars serving up mugs of mulled wine and street-food, plus live entertainment, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows and a vintage carousel for the little kids.
Kingston Christmas Market Kingston Upon Thames
Woking Christmas Market
Wooden cabins decorated with Christmas lights and a famous Christmas tree will be the centrepiece to Woking’s magical Christmas market. With the usual festive food offerings and gift inspiration, there are also plenty of family-friendly activities.
Woking Christmas Market Jubilee Square