The aroma of spiced mulled wine and mince pies pervades the frosty air, along with the melodious sound of carol singing. Enticing stalls are alight with possibilities, groaning under the weight of all things bright and beautiful. Everything you need to make your Christmas magical. Local Christmas markets are an essential part of the build-up to the festive season. We’ve put together a list of Christmas Markets heading our way this year.
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
24th November – 11th December 2022 | Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 7 pm | Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm | Sundays 10 am – 6 pm
Bath’s Christmas market is one of the largest in the UK – and certainly one of the most atmospheric and picturesque. This year is the 20th anniversary of the iconic market, and after being cancelled for the last two years, Bath Market is excited to be back. Set out in approximately 150 wooden chalet stalls which line the city squares and streets around Bath Abbey and the iconic Roman Baths.
The wares on sale include everything from artisan foods to jewellery, clothing, and the perfect gifts. Being in the city centre’s main shopping district, just a step or two from the bus and train station, the market stalls complement the already exciting shopping experience in Bath, guaranteeing you will wrap up your gift getting in one go.
KENNET & AVON FLOATING FAYRE
26th – 27th November 2022
Upper & Lower Wharf Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 2EA
The famous floating fayre is back after its successful summer run in Bath. A truly unique experience with local independent music artists, chefs, and markets. Not necessarily a Christmas market. However, you’ll be sure to find perfect sustainable individual gifts for loved ones, along with a treat for yourself. Get to know the local traders whilst having a relaxed stroll along the canal, exploring the wares.
DECK THE HALLS DEVIZES
12-13th November 2022
Ceres Hall, Devizes Corn Exchange, SN10 1HS
Independent craftspeople and businesses come together from across Wiltshire to showcase the best gifts, food and services they have to offer. Residents of Devizes and beyond are invited to step into Christmas early and perhaps find that perfect gift for that special someone.
SALISBURY’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE
18th November – 31st December 2022
Guildhall Square, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1JH
Get into the festive spirit with Salisbury’s Christmas in the Square this year. An event across the whole city centre, people will be able to explore the city while following the family-festive trail and check out over 180 independent shops, before stopping at the pop-up festive bar, food stalls and grotto. A truly fun event for the family.
THE BEST OF WILTSHIRE CHRISTMAS EDIT
20TH November 2022 | 10 am to 4 pm
Marlborough Town Hall, High St, Marlborough, SN8 1AA
Come and see the best that Wiltshire has to offer from independent craftspeople and small business owners. Shop local this Christmas and purchase the perfect gift for loved ones while contributing to the local economy. Set in the beautiful Marlborough town hall, surely a lovely way to spend a Sunday.
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