Christmas Markets 2019 & Mulled Wine

Start getting into the festive spirit by exploring some of the best Christmas markets specialising in local craft and design whilst sipping on a mulled wine. With an abundance of Christmas market popping up over the next few weeks, here’s a guide to some of our favourite Christmas Market spots to shop around Cornwall, Devon and the Cotswolds that are all conveniently located near our wonderful Sand & Stone destinations. Let us take the stress out of your Christmas shopping with our Christmas Markets 2019 guide.

CORNWALL

Cocktails & crafts at…
Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair

Indulge in the creativity of the nationwide Etsy eco-fair taking place during 15th – 17th November where local Etsy artists will be showcasing their artistry and gifts at the Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair in Penryn. Enjoy a cocktail and live music while wandering through 70 unique stalls. After 3 years in St Ives, Etsy Mad Local is spreading its wings to a bigger venue making it hard to resist the abundance of delightful gifts on offer.

This fair focusses on buying less but buying well. With a focus on sustainability, as well as the annual food bank donation this year will see a raffle with proceeds going to Tree Sisters, focussing on reversing the damages of tropical deforestation.

Flexi Fitness, Penryn Campus Sports Centre, Penryn Campus, TR10 9FE

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Festivities, food & fun at…
Fowey Christmas Market

Join 10,000 visitors at one of Cornwall’s most famous Christmas markets. An hour drive from St Ives, Fowey Christmas Market offers the best quality in locally produced food, beverages, arts and crafts. Surrounding boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants will also be partaking in the festivities. From handmade jewellery to home decor, the Christmas gift shopping opportunities are endless, it is a 3 day affair taking commencing 6th – 8th December taking you right through the weekend.

With plenty to see, eat and drink, this is truly a family affair and there are plenty of child-friendly activities helping the little ones into the festive spirit, even if you’re not quite there yet!

Fowey Town Quay, PL23 1AN

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Family friendly weekend at…
Bedruthan Christmas Fair

The Bedruthan Hotel and Spa offers a festive weekend at their Bedruthan Christmas Fair. Featuring over 50 artisan makers of contemporary crafts and gifts spread across three floors, the Bedruthan Christmas Fair features some of the most talented craftspeople and artisan makers from around the South West. Along with a bountiful food and beverage marketplace there really is something for everyone and is just an hour from St Ives. Participate in creative workshops and take the kids to get their faces painted all during the weekend of 23rd – 24th November.

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa Trenance, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4BU


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DEVON

Markets and more at…
Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market

A collection of local and continental food and craft will make their home at the Cathedral Green this year from 16th November until 19th December. Just 30 minutes from Honiton, the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market has a range of goods from burgers and wine to Russian dolls and eco-friendly soap. Now in its 8th year, Exeter Cathedral Christmas market is very much an event integral to the city centre festive celebrations.

Exeter Christmas Market 2019

Home to an incredible backdrop, this Christmas market is in prime location for shoppers and is hub of activity from carol services to educational activities.

Cathedral Yard, Exeter, EX1 1HB

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A bottle of flavour at…
The Taste of Christmas

During the final full weekend of November, take part in the Christmas festivities hosted at the beautiful National Trust site of Knightshayes in Tiverton, just 40 minutes from Honiton, where small brewers and locally sourced foods are available to satisfy your holiday shopping needs. Buying in small quantities means you can buy personal gifts for your loved ones and gift something of real quality this festive season. The Taste of Christmas is open 23rd – 24th November and is a great addition to our Christmas Markets 2019 guide.

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 7RG

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THE COTSWOLDS

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at…
Cheltenham Christmas Market

Just 40 minutes from Bledington, visit the Cheltenham Christmas Market from 21st November until 15th December to explore 40 wooden chalets filled with a diverse range of Christmas gifts and crafts or just grab a bite to eat and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1PJ

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A holiday twist at…
Chipping Campden Christmas Market

A short 20 minute drive out of Long Compton will take you to the Chipping Campden Christmas market. A market that usually occurs once a month will return the beginning of December with a Christmas twist offering a variety of holiday gifts, hot drinks and food to set the holiday mood across two days.

Town Hall, Chipping Campden, GL556HB

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WHERE TO STAY

Make your Christmas magical with a luxury stay at any of our design-led destinations whilst enjoying your holiday fun in Cornwall, Devon or the Cotswolds. You can view all of our properties here.