It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! Here’s a rundown of the best events happening in the Cambridge area this festive season
Mill Road Winter Fair
A celebration of community and local talent, this is a firm favourite for Cambridge residents. Taking place on 3 December, expect craft stalls, hot food, mulled wine, live music and festive activities for all the family. Stay tuned for more details in our next issue – or visit millroadwinterfair.org
Christmas Fair at the Pitt Building
On 26-27 November, from 10am-5pm, the Pitt Building (Trumpington Street) opens up for its first ever Christmas arts and crafts fair. There will be work from local artists and craftspeople – with prints, cards, ceramics, jewellery and more. Check out pittbuilding.org for details.
Saffron Walden Christmas Markets
A packed festive schedule awaits in Saffron Walden from now until December. Don’t miss the Lantern Parade on 18 November, starting at St Mary’s Church and ending in the market place – just in time for the lights to come on at 6pm! This kick-starts a weekend-long Christmas gifts fair, full of unique crafts and vintage goods galore. Find out more at visitsaffronwalden.gov.uk
Ely Cathedral Food and Gift Fair
Set against the majestic backdrop of Ely Cathedral, and with over 200 boutique stalls to explore, this Christmas fair is the perfect place to snap up some great gifts for friends and family. There’ll also be an outdoor festive village boasting gourmet food stalls and a vintage carousel for all to enjoy – join the fun from 17-19 November. Read more at elycathedral.org
East Anglia’s biggest Christmas fair returns to fundraise for the National Horseracing Museum and Cambridge Children’s Hospital. At the Rowley Mile Racecourse from 25-27 November, you’ll find a wide range of stalls offering excellent gifts. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door for adults (under-16s go free), with proceeds going to charity. Find out more at presentsgalore.org
Stapleford Granary Christmas Market
Following the success of its inaugural Christmas market last year, Stapleford Granary is looking forward to more festive merriment on 10 December. Find local makers, creators and collectors in the magical setting of the Granary’s sheltered courtyard, and enjoy tasty street food, mulled wine and live seasonal music. Visit staplefordgranary.org.uk for more details!
Flourish Winter Market
On 4 December, Flourish Farm Shop is hosting its first ever winter market. Celebrating local producers and makers, the shop will be packed to the rafters with goodies, from stocking fillers to artisanal food and drinks, plus wreaths and garlands for the home. With around 30 stalls showcasing their wares, you can also expect to see some familiar faces – follow @flourishfarmshop to check out the line-up!