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Christmas Markets and Fairs in Leicester

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It’s that time of year again; the time when everyone is frantically searching for that perfect Christmas gift!

And it would be nice this year to be able to surprise everyone by giving something other than the predictable pair of festive socks which are normally on your last minute shopping list!


It’s a reoccurring nightmare for those who despise the mere thought of shopping or having to part with any hard earned cash. But even for those who love any excuse to shop it can also be a challenging time. Especially when you realise that you still haven’t managed to find anything for that hard-to-buy-for relative who already appears to have everything they could possibly need, or who is simply just downright difficult to please!


But do not despair!


Christmas is all about giving after all, so we’ve given you a handy list of local Christmas markets and festive fairs taking place around the region this month which we hope will give you a few original gift ideas, as well as a mince pie and cup of mulled wine to warm the spirits!


And guess what? There’s not a pair of festive socks in sight (well maybe just a few)!



Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th

Out of this World Shopping Experience

National Space Centre

A shopping experience with a difference, as you are joined by a whole host of sci-fi movie characters on a mission to find the best Christmas gift in the universe!

Tickets: £13/£11. Under 5s go free.

Book: 0845 605 2001 www.spacecentre.co.uk


Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th (11am - 4.30pm)

Christmas Craft Fair

The Guildhall, Leicester

Many exciting and original stalls to find the perfect gift. £1 entry.


Saturday 3rd (12 - 8pm)

Makers’ Mart


Contemporary craft fair featuring local makers and designers. Free admission.


Sunday 4th (11am - 4pm)

Clarendon Park Christmas Craft Market

Queens Road, Leicester

Gifts, food, live music and street arts, together with the switch on of the Queens Road Christmas lights.


Thursday 8th (10am - 4pm)

Christmas Farmers’ Market

Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

01509 881386 www.leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk


Thurs 8th - Sat 10th (10am - 4pm)

Arts & Crafts Fair

Leicester Market Corner, Leicester LE1 5HQ

Arts & Crafts Fair plus spectacular Bird of Prey display.


Friday 9th & Saturday 10th (11am - 5.30pm)

All We Want For Christmas Arts & Craft Fair

Pedestrian Arts, LCB Depot, Leicester

Local artists selling a range of beautifully hand-made gift items, accompanies by mulled wine, mince pies and festive music.


Saturday 17th (10am - 4pm)

Christmas Farmers’ Market

Leicester Market Corner

01509 881386 www.leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk


Thursday 22nd (11am - 6pm)

Christmas Speciality Farmers’ Market

Gallowtree Gate, Leicester

Great chance to stock up for the festive period.

01509 881386 www.leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk