7 wonderful Christmas markets in Bucks to get you in the festive mood

couple looking at decorations at Christmas marketWhile it might be hard to believe, the festive season is approaching again. As temperatures drop, you might be looking for ways to brighten up the long dark nights and winter weather.

One way could be to enjoy the many Christmas markets that are happening in Buckinghamshire in 2022, which could provide great gift ideas at a price that will make you smile. Additionally, you might be able to pick up some wonderful festive decorations that could make your home stand out this year.

Read on to discover seven superb Christmas Markets in the county that could help you get into the festive mood

1. Waddesdon Christmas Fair

This spectacular Christmas fair takes place at the north front side of Waddesdon Manor, which will be floodlit for the festive season. The fair, which will also be set against the backdrop of a 20ft Christmas tree, will provide plenty of great gift ideas, artisan decorations and festive foods to delight you and your loved ones.

Alternatively, you can visit the fair to soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas thanks to the hand-selected exhibitors housed in charming wooden chalets. Entry to the fair, which runs until Sunday 18 December, includes admission to the house and its grounds.

2. Christmas at Stowe

If you would like to marvel at some amazing Victorian decorations while enjoying some Christmas shopping, this Georgian garden and park could provide the perfect venue. Thanks to the giant Christmas tree at the New Inn courtyard and stallholders in the historic Parlour Rooms selling handmade, traditional goods, it’s the perfect opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

The Christmas market takes place on the weekends leading up to and including 10 December. The market will then remain open between Saturday 17 December and Friday 23 December.

3. Traditional Christmas Weekend

Chiltern Open Air Museum will hold a special festive weekend on the weekend of Saturday 3 December, when it reveals how Christmas used to be celebrated. The two-day event will have an artisan Christmas market and the museum’s shop will be packed with handmade products made by local craftspeople.

If you are looking for inspiring ideas or to buy something a bit different for friends and family, there will be a wide selection of jewellery, candles, preserves and even gin. The museum’s historic buildings will be traditionally decorated for Christmas, and there will be an opportunity to make festive candles. Children can also enjoy some festive stories and craft activities.

Standard admission rates apply during the weekend, and annual pass holders can enter for free.

4. Hearing Dogs Christmas Market

The Hearing Dogs Christmas Market takes place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November at The Grange, in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire. Organisers have promised a fabulous festive event filled with unique, good-quality gifts to inspire your Christmas shopping, as well as food, mulled wine and entertainment. Younger visitors will be able to see Santa in his grotto as part of the entry price.

There will also be live music from the Didcot Divas choir and the West Wycombe Brass Band, and well-behaved dogs will be welcome. Every visitor to the market will help Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to change the lives of more deaf children and adults.

The Christmas market takes place between 11am until 4pm on both days.

5. Christmas at Missenden Abbey

A former medieval 12th century Abbey that is nestled within 10 acres of picturesque grounds will be offering some Christmas magic thanks to a host of seasonal events. This includes a Christmas market on Sunday 4 December between 11am and 3pm.

Visitors can enjoy a wide range of craft and gift stalls, and younger members of the family can meet Santa in his grotto with his reindeers. The market will raise money for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity, which provides specialist nurses and support for seriously ill youngsters.

6. Dickens of a Christmas

The Buckinghamshire town of Olney will be turning back the clock to Victorian times on Sunday 4 December, providing visitors a taste of Victorian England. The popular event returns for 2022, and will take place between 10am and 4pm.

The town’s Market Place and High Street will have stall holders in costume, selling a wide variety of goods providing inspiring gift ideas. There will also be an old-fashioned fair with street organ, entertainers and singers, as well as Olney’s brass band.

7. Christmas fair at Danesfield House Hotel

The Danesfield House Hotel and Spa in Marlow-on-Thames will host a Christmas Fair between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 3 December. Organisers say the event will offer a winter wonderland of quirky and traditional stalls selling artisan ornaments, stocking fillers, arts and crafts and jewellery.

Furthermore, there will be food and drink available, mulled wine and other festive treats to enjoy during the day. Those looking to really spoil themselves might want to retreat to the hotel’s Spa after enjoying the festive atmosphere and picking up some inspired gifts for Christmas.

Get in touch

If you are looking for Christmas markets to find some unusual gifts or decorations, or enjoy the atmosphere as the festive season approaches, we hope this selection is of interest. If, on the other hand, you would like to discuss your financial plans for 2023 and beyond, please contact us on info@janesmithfinancial.com or call 01234 713131.

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