The best Christmas Markets in Cheshire
19:00 08 November 2015
The iconic Wirral Bazaar celebrates its 25th anniversary with fantastic local food stalls including meats, cheeses, relishes, beers and much more. All proceeds go to the North West Cancer Research charity, over the past 25 years Wirral Bazaar has raised over £250,000 for them. This will be the perfect opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts and decorations all while donating funds for a good cause.
Thornton Manor, Manor Rd, Thornton Hough, Wirral, CH63 1JB
Manchester Christmas Market
One of the largest Christmas markets in the North West returns for another year. Spread across the city centre with over 300 exciting stalls offering hot food and drink, delicately crafted Yuletide gifts and much more. This year the Exchange square location will include a new two storey house dubbed ‘The Mill’ in keeping with Manchester’s industrial heritage, here you’ll find gourmet mulled wine in a range of homely flavours and a hum of vintage music easing you into the evening.
November 14–December 21
Albert Square, St Ann’s Square and Corn Exchange
Bursting with unusual stalls from all over the UK, from Dragons’ Den winners to Tatler and Vogue top picks to celebrities’ favourite shops, the LoveChristmas Fair looks set to be this Christmas’s hottest shopping experience. There will be over 60 stalls offering a fabulous selection handpicked stalls - some familiar favourites and many exciting new independent boutiques for beautiful gifts, not found on the high street. The Fair is a chance to indulge in a shopping experience like no other for gifts and inspiration.
The charity Fair is in aid of Turn-to-Us, Chester Hospital’s BabyGrow Appeal and Nightingale House Hospice.
16th November 6-9pm & 17th November 9.30am-3.30pm
Chester Racecourse www.lovechristmas.org
Chester Christmas Market
Chester will be transformed into a rustic festive town with 70 traditionally wooden chalets cascading around a dazzling 40ft Christmas tree. Traders will be presenting treats, quality local and regional products and lovely stocking fillers. Enjoy a customary mulled wine and hot food in the bubbling atmosphere of the Chester’s Christmas market.
November 19-December 20
Town Hall Square, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ
Fabulous Frost Fair
The Fabulous Frost Fair is dedicated to bringing you top quality, unique, hand crafted products all while giving companies in the North West the chance to shine. The event returns for its second year, this time allowing Claremont Farm to set the scene for a festive fair in the Wirral.
Claremont Farm, Old Clatterbridge Road, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 4JB
Blakemere’s Christmas Woodland
Blakemere Village is putting on a merry event like no other. Families who visit the jolly woodland can meet Santa in the woods, enjoy the outdoor theatre and meet fascinating characters as they explore the grounds. On the day craft workshops will be taking place along with magical activities where children can discover Santa’s hiding place and meet the snowy owl.
Blakemere Village, Northwich, CW8 2EB
The Ultimate Christmas Fair
For the first time, the Exhibition Centre will be transformed into the perfect winter destination. Carefully selected unique and independent retailers will gather to present the best of fashion, beauty, accessories, decorations and many potential gift ideas. The Ultimate Christmas Fair promises to live up to its name, featuring live demonstrations, workshops and performances, so why not grab a glass of fizz at the champagne bar and prepare for a night of luxury.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP
Tatton’s Gift Fair
Tatton Park will be hosting a jubilant Christmas gift fair, showcasing crafts from talented makers from around the North West. Take this opportunity to find some treasures that you can’t get on the high street. The fair will be taking place at Tenants Hall.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Christmas at Capesthorne 2015
Discover the ambience of Christmas at Capesthorne Hall, a family-owned stately home. As you walk around the house you will be serenaded by local musicians and school choirs. A large craft marquee will be set up where you will have an opportunity to shop for festive gems. On the night Christmassy food and drink will be on offer in the Butlers Pantry including mulled wine, mince pies and soup.
Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9JY
Macclesfield Treacle Market
Macclesfield Treacle market brings the town to life with over 150 stalls sporting handmade crafts, unusual gifts and rare vintage finds. Stock up on festive pies, organic treats and food from local producers. Listen to carolers and gather round the brass band while you dig in to roasted chestnuts.
November 29 and December 20
Market Place, Chestergate, Mill Street, SK11 6BA
Knutsford Christmas Market
A weekend filled with spellbinding celebrations as Knutsford welcomes the Christmas season. The annual Christmas market returns to the streets of the town centre. Don’t miss the popular Christmas light switch on with a local celebrity and a very special parade with Santa and his Reindeers.
Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire East, WA16
Advent Weekend at Little Moreton Hall
Visit Little Moreton Hall, an iconic Tudor manor house, for a weekend full of Christmas activities for all the family. Enjoy music from Little Moreton Singers and craft activities to help decorate the hall for Christmas.
National Trust Little Moreton Hall, Congleton Rd, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SD
Sandbach Christmas Market
The streets of Sandbach will once again be transformed into a festive delight. Get into the Christmas spirit with lively entertainment, Christmas carols, drink mulled wine and enjoy tasty treats. Santa Claus and his elves are set to make an appearance; visit Santa in his magical festive grotto, the kids will love it!
Sandbach Town Centre, CW11 1AX
Christmas Floral Extravaganza
Each room will be decorated by students from local floristry colleges and stores in traditional style using hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from Arley Gardens. Throughout the week different events will take place including Carl Wilde’s floral demonstration on the 8th December and a ‘Candlelight and Carols’ evening where carolers will fill the rooms with the spirit of Christmas as you explore the decorated rooms.
Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA