Into Festive Markets in Colchester

Written by: Jess Walker

There are so many wonderful festive fairs and markets in Colchester this Christmas - we've done the searching for you and compiled them in this blog, just for you!

Fair in the Square

15th November 11am - 7pm

Culver Square

Get ready for some festive fun as the Christmas Fair comes to the Square. Explore 12 stalls showcasing the best of local businesses, all while we gear up for the city’s Big Festive Switch On.

Christmas Market Trail

26th November 10am - 5pm

Firstsite & High Street

Set off from Firstsite where the popular Christmas gift market showcases over 30 stalls. Visitors can browse and buy a huge selection of locally sourced and made goods from arts and crafts, eco products and decorations.

Head to the christmas market & street food festival in the High Street for even more gifts and goods, food and drink, and plenty of festive cheer.

Made In Colchester Christmas Makers Market

2nd December 10am - 4pm

One Colchester Community Hub

With a wide range of talented local artists, designers and makers showcasing their creations, you'll find unique, often handcrafted, festive gifts for your loved ones or even something special for yourself. From beautifully crafted jewelry to stunning artwork, and everything in between, this market is a treasure trove of creativity.

The InColchester Festive Market

10th December 10am - 4pm

Colchester High Street

Join InColchester for a festive day of markets on the high street. Over 80 local makers and business will be lining the high street and spreading festive cheer! Plus there will be a funfair and entertainment!

The Minories Festive Market

10th December 10am - 4pm

The Minories

Join us as the Minories transforms into a festive marketplace. Stalls from artists, makers, and craftspeople — live music from Colchester Chamber Choir,— food and drink by The Common's Cafe.

Evening Festive Farmers Market

16th December 3pm - 8pm

Mercury Theatre

Building on the success of the monthly farmers market, we are delighted to announce a special festive evening market on the piazza outside the Mercury Theatre.

We’ll have a wonderful selection of top quality local food and drink stalls as well as delicious street food, mulled wine and Christmas carols sung by the choir from the Mercury Theatre!

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September 2022