Start getting into the festive spirit by exploring some of the best Christmas markets specialising in local craft and design. With an abundance popping up throughout the next month, here’s a guide to some of our favourite spots to shop around Cornwall, Devon and the Cotswolds that are all conveniently located near our wonderful Beachspoke destinations.
Cocktails & crafts at…
Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair
Indulge in the creativity of the nationwide Etsy eco-fair taking place during the first weekend of December where local Etsy artists will be showcasing their artistry and gifts at the Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair in St Ives. Enjoy a cocktail and live music while wandering through 40 unique stalls.
The Guildhall, Street-an-Pol, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS
Festivities, food & fun at…
Fowey Christmas Market
Join 10,000 visitors at one of Cornwall’s most famous Christmas markets. An hour drive from St Ives, Fowey Christmas Market offers the best quality in locally produced food, beverages, arts and crafts. Surrounding boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants will also be partaking in the festivities. From handmade jewellery to home decor, the Christmas gift shopping opportunities are endless, it commences on 30th of November running up until 2nd December.
Fowey Town Quay, PL23 1AN
Family friendly weekend at…
Bedruthan Christmas Fair
The Bedruthan Hotel and Spa offers a festive weekend at their Bedruthan Christmas Fair. Featuring over 50 artisan makers of contemporary crafts and gifts along with a bountiful food and beverage marketplace, it’s just an hour from St Ives. Participate in creative workshops and take the kids to get their faces painted all during the weekend of 24th-25th November.
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa Trenance, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4BU
Eat your merry heart out at…
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market
A collection of local and continental food and craft will make their home at the Cathedral Green this year until 16th December. Just 30 minutes from Honiton, the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market has a range of goods from burgers and wine to Russian dolls and eco-friendly soap. There’s a little something for everyone.
Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HB
Get hands-on this Christmas at…
During the first weekend of December, take part in the Christmas festivities hosted at Dartington Hall, just under an hour away from Honiton, where 60 of South West England’s best artisans are ready to satisfy your holiday shopping needs. You can also have a go yourself with workshops like pottery and bookbinding.
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at…
Cheltenham Christmas Market
Just 40 minutes from Bledington, visit the Cheltenham Christmas Market from mid November until 15th December to explore 40 wooden chalets filled with a diverse range of Christmas gifts and crafts or just grab a bite to eat and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ
A holiday twist at…
Chipping Campden Christmas Market
A short 20 minute drive out of Long Compton will take you to the Chipping Campden Christmas Market. A market that usually occurs once a month will return on 1st and 2nd December with a Christmas twist offering a variety of holiday gifts, hot drinks and food to set the holiday mood.
Town Hall, Chipping Campden, GL556HB
Christmas cinema screening at…
Chipping Norton Christmas Market
Take part in Chipping Norton’s seasonal celebrations at the Chipping Norton Christmas Market on 9 December. A 10 minute drive from Kingham, visitors will find themselves surrounded by festive music, carnival rides and even a pop-up cinema showing Christmas themed films. Amidst the seasonal cheer will also be over 70 stalls with locally made goods and crafts that are sure to check off all the boxes on your holiday shopping list.
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5BA
WHERE TO STAY
Make your Christmas magical with a luxury stay at any of our design-led destinations whilst enjoying your holiday fun in Cornwall, Devon or the Cotswolds. You can view all of our properties here.