Nothing beats a Christmas market, get festive at one of these fun filled Xmas markets in Cambridgeshire.
Ely Cathedral Christmas Gift & Craft Fair, 15 – 17 November
This massive event sees over 120 stalls located in the Cathedral’s magnificent nave, the Lady Chapel and even a heated marquee in the grounds. As well as the chance to pick up gifts, homemade treats and more, the fair also features live demonstrations, a festive food hall, a vintage carousel, reindeer and children’s entertainment (Saturday only). Find out more and purchase tickets in advance here: www.elycathedral.org or call 01353 660349
Festive Food & Gift Show Peterborough, 16-18 November
East of England Arena & Events Centre, Oundle Rd, Alwalton, Peterborough PE2 6XE
You’ll find everything you need to create a perfect Christmas. Visitors can shop six luxury zones featuring over 200 pop up shops. www.festivefoodandgiftshow.co.uk
The North Pole, 17 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Parker’s Piece, Cambridge
There’s no need to jet off to the Arctic as the North Pole once again pops up at Parker’s Piece in Cambridge. A fab festive location for the whole family to enjoy. Tuck into tasty treats from the food stalls, warm up with mulled wine at the Alpine Bar and before going for a spin on the ice rink.www.thenorthpolecambridge.co.uk
Christmas Gift and Craft Fair, St Ives, 18 November, 10am-4pm
Burgess Hall, St Ives
Browse the stalls full of festive treats, traditional decorations and handmade gifts, perfect for gifts for friends and family. Entry £2, under 16s free.
Presents Galore, 23-25 November
The Millennium Stand, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, CB8 0TF
The festive fair is back for another year of shopping to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. All entrance fees and 10% of sales will go to the charity. It’s a great opportunity to pick up gifts and shop local businesses while raising money for a good cause. Tickets priced £7. www.presentsgalore.org
Histon Handmade Christmas, 24 November, 12pm-7pm
The St Andrew’s Centre, School Hill, Histon
Returning for its fourth year, this is the perfect market for picking up quirky gifts and stocking fillers. www.histonhandmade.com
Huntingdon’s Christmas Celebrations, 29 November – 2 December
The Market will be launched with the popular Christmas Lights Switch On, which will take place at 6.30pm on the evening of Thursday 29 November. The event, supported by local businesses and charity stalls, will be a hub of festive fun, with gifts, food and a visit by Father Christmas and his elves to keep children entertained. www.huntingdonchristmasmarket.co.uk
Mill Road Winter Fair, Saturday 1 December, from 10.30am-4.30pm
Mill Road, Cambridge
The popular fair returns with a range of festive stalls, food and music guaranteed to get you into the festive spirit. Last year the event attracted over 10,000 visitors so expect a busy and buzzing atmosphere. www.millroadwinterfair.org
St Neots Continental Christmas Market, 1-3 December
Market Square, St Neots, PE19 2AA
For the first time traders from across Europe will come together in St Neots for a celebratory seasonal market. Visitors can give their Christmas a European flare with foods from France, Spain, Morocco and beyond.
Burghley House Christmas Fair, 6-9 December
Burghley House, Peterborough
Wander amongst the chalets, heated marquees and Fine Food Market and enjoy the perfect Christmas shopping opportunity in the festive surroundings of Burghley. Free entry. Parking £5.
Cambridgeshire Christmas Craft & Food Fair, 8-9 December, 10am-4pm
The Arena Wood Green, London Road, Godmanchester, PE29 2NH
A huge range of over 100 arts, craft and gift stalls where you might find anything from jewellery and other accessories, handicrafts, hand made cards, photography, candles, aromatherapy products, through to ceramics and wood turning as well as food & drink – Christmas shopping all under one roof! Tickets: £3, concessions £2.50 accompanied young people 18 & under free.