Fancy shopping local this year? As well as the amazing selection of small businesses across our town centres, the Christmas season brings markets chock full of festive treats, gifts and shopping opportunities. Taking place across November and December, there’s no excuse not to take advantage of our local artists, makers and bakers to stock the pantry and fill the stockings with handmade gifts and regional grub.
Great Malvern Farmers Market – Christmas Special 16 December 2023
The ever-popular Great Malvern Farmers Market is on twice over the festive season with cupboard essentials and yummy extras available on Saturday 18 November and a Christmas Special edition coming to the Great Malvern Priory grounds on 17 December. Pick up a last-minute gift for that foodie in your life, bag something new to spice up the traditional Christmas Dinner or indulge with seasonal cakes, sweets and drinks.
Great Malvern Christmas Festival – 25 Nov 2023
Along with all the festive excitement of the Christmas lights switch on, live music and the children’s light parade there will be an excellent arts & craft’s market for all your gifting needs at the Great Malvern Christmas Festival.
Tenbury Mistletoe Festival Market – 2 December 2023
The lovely market town of Tenbury Wells will live up to its history with its festive market offering. This historic marketplace is the perfect spot to do some Christmas shopping in the traditional way. Market stalls and entertainment on throughout the day at various locations throughout the town of Tenbury Wells alongside entertainment workshops and ceremony at the Mistletoe Festival.
Upton Christmas Extravaganza – 9 December 2023
Christmas in Upton offers a more weatherproof market shopping option with Emporium Enterprises Christmas Gift and Craft fair at the Memorial Hall from 10am – 4pm. There will also be Christmassy entertainment in the form of The Chase Brass Band, Vox Rox Choir and Soul Children Upton Youth Choir. And see if you can spot the big man himself taking a stroll around the town…
Blue Magpie Craft Fair 16 Nov – 19 Nov 2023
Organised Christmas shoppers and lovers of all things hand-crafted could do worse than to stop by Blue Magpie Craft Fair. Happening across three days at the end of November and featuring over 50 independent makers who work in ceramics, textiles, glass and wood as well as illustrators and jewellers. The fair is a treasure trove of unique gifts, as well as offering up delicious homemade cakes and refreshments.
Winter Glow Market 24 November – 24 December, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Winter Glow at The Three Counties Showground is a festive family must-do. Along with a spectacular lights trail, ice rink and fairground rides there is an excellent indoor food and arts market. Entry to the market, food hall, bar and parking is free with tickets required to access other activities.
The Fold Monthly Market – Sunday 3 December 2023
There’s a great range of stalls at The Fold monthly market: art, gifts, food, fresh produce, jewellery, homewares, clothing, plants, dog treats & gifts. There’s always something new and many stallholders make with sustainability in mind. A perfect spot to pick up a gift for eco-conscious friends and family.
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