Christmas Markets in Cambridgeshire

With the festive season fast approaching you may be turning your attention to the annual Christmas shopping list and considering where to find the perfect gifts for friends and family.  If you’d rather eschew the usual high street retailers to find your nearest and dearest something a little more personal and unique, the fantastic Christmas markets in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas could be exactly what you’re looking for.  Read on for gift buying inspiration to set you up for the season!

Presents Galore – Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November 2022

Billed as East Anglia’s biggest Christmas fair, Presents Galore at Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, has something for everyone with an extensive list of exhibitors selling everything from homewares and decorations to jewellery and clothing.  Not only will you find everything you need to wrap up your shopping, the proceeds from the event will also go to two great charities – the Cambridge Children’s Hospital and the National Horseracing Museum.

Burghley Christmas Fair – Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November

If you’ve never been to Burghley House in Stamford, here’s the perfect excuse to go!  In the surroundings of this stunning historic house you’ll find heated marquees, traditional chalets and 130 stalls selling everything from luxury gifts to artisan food and drink.  It’s a wonderful festive day out for everyone, with carol singers, a Victorian carousel and much more to entertain.

Ely Cathedral’s Christmas Gift and Food Fair – Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th November

Widely recognised as one of the most exceptional Christmas markets in Cambridgeshire, this event is a wonderful start to the festive season.  Inside the cathedral you’ll find boutique stalls and designers selling perfect gifts for friends and family, and outside in the grounds, the Christmas village offers food, drinks and many more gifts and treasures. 

Peterborough Cathedral’s Christmas Christmas Craft and Gift Market – Friday 18th – Saturday 19th November

In the beautiful setting of Peterborough Cathedral the annual gift and craft fair is another lovely event promising a unique array of stalls selling gifts from hand crafted mosaics to Scandi homewares.  Stalls are comfortably spaced out for a calmer shopping experience and timed tickets are booked in advance to avoid overcrowding.

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