Christmas Markets 2017


Christmas is once again looking to prove a busy time for the Market Square Group with a number of our successful short stay Christmas Markets returning, together with some new venues for 2017.

Henley on Thames Christmas Market - Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November

An opportunity to be part of an event which has the potential to become one of the UK's most popular Christmas Markets as Henley offers all of the right ingredients including demographics, location and established credentials as a tourist attraction.

Stalls will be positioned to create a Festive Market, along with funfair and street entertainments, stage, bar, hot food and seating area will add to the proceedings as well as festive lighting throughout.

Market Square Group will promote the Christmas Market as we build the Henley on Thames Christmas Market into a major festive event attracting visitors from the region and further afield.

Early booking is highly recommended as we anticipate that interest in this new event will be very strong.


Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre - Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November

The historic heart of Bury St Edmunds will be transformed into a winter wonderland when our festive-themed World Village Market takes centre stage at the 13th annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.

Our colourful and exciting market will be located in a prime position on Angel Hill from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November.

Shoppers can expect the very best local and international produce, handcrafted, artisan-made crafts, clothing and jewellery from all corners of the globe alongside hot and cold culinary delights.

Market Square Group is proud to be playing a key role as the guest market for the eighth year running at this hugely popular event.

The fayre centres around the Angel Hill area - from Abbey Gardens in the south to the new arc shopping centre in the north - and the festivities will also feature traditional fairground rides, live entertainment and street entertainers.

Durham Christmas Festival - Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December

Market Square Group adds to the Christmas festivities in one of England's most historic and picturesque cities for a third year.

The addition of a third element to Durham's popular and well established Christmas market on Millennium Place in the City Centre was well received in 2015. There proved to be plenty of footfall to go round, as visitors moved around the City between the venues of Palace Green, Market Square and Millennium Place.

2017 promises to further establish the credentials of this third venue and we are confident that there is an excellent trading opportunity here for a range of products from hot food to Christmas gifts.

The Durham Christmas Market has been estblished over many years and in December 2015 it was number 1 in the Independent newspaper's list of the top 5 Christmas Festivals in the UK.


Haverhill Christmas Market

Market Square Group adds to the celebrations in Haverhill for the Town's annual Christmas festival with a World Village Market on Queen Street.

Friday will see the Christmas Shopping tradition culminate into a family fun evening with the annual light switch on, followed by  fireworks at 8pm. This event regularly attracts between 5,000 – 7,000 people and includes fairground and charity stalls as well as late night shopping in the town.

The Saturday would see a free ice skating rink on the Market Square and street entertainment including street performers and live music.

This popular annual event is being extensively advertised by the Town Council and will be in The Arts Centre Programme of Events.


Sevenoaks Christmas Market

Our third Christmas Market in Sevenoaks on the vine which will provide the best of festive backdrops with stage and festive tavern featuring togther with over 40 stalls selling seasonal products and gifts. 

Sevenoaks Vine Gardens sit on the edge of town, a 3 minute walk from the centre of the high street and adjacent to one of the oldest cricket grounds in the country. The town council is busy establishing a diary of events throughout the year with Vine Gardens now a well known venue with residents and visitors alike.

Live music, street entertainment and chidrens' entertainment will feature throughout the 3 days with festive bar and a range of seasonal hot foods to add to the festive spirit in Kent's foremost London commuter town where the population has grown to over 29 000 in revent years.

We recommend reserving you place at the Sevenoaks Christmas Market early avoid disappointment.



Huntingdon Christmas Market

Following on from Huntingdon Summer Festival, Market Square Group is back in Huntingdon for a second time this year with Huntingdon Christmas Market. The market will feature a live music stage, festive bar, festive foods, children's traditional fairground rides and stalls selling a variety of festive craft, gift and grocery stalls.

Huntingdon Christmas Market is sure to get you in the festive spirit!  The market will feature festive food and drink including mulled wine and spiced cider, carol singing and live music as well as children's fairground rides and a variety of stalls selling seasonal crafts, gifts and gorceries - perfect for those Christmas gifts, hamper ideas and stocking fillers.