If you're looking
for a Christmas Market to buy that perfect Christmas gift or stock up on
some food and drink, there are a number taking place across Surrey.
16 November - 24 December
Christmas Market - Guildford
Guildford Christmas Market is being held daily until Christmas Eve.
There's seasonal retailers, street food and live entertainment. If
that's not enough to tempt you in, why not bring your friends and family
to enjoy some outdoor skating on the purpose built 'real ice' ice rink.
20 November - 22 December
Cathedral Christmas Market
little further afield and Winchester's ice rink will be surrounded by
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market which is frequently featured in
the top 10 Christmas Markets nationally.
over 100 festive chalets offering a variety of gifts there's also a food
court with indulgent treats enjoy. The Winchester Cathedral Christmas
Market is free of charge and running daily until 22 December.
23 November - 6 January
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace as
the stunning ice rink returns for another year.
can skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth –
Henry VIII's historic home, Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink
epitomises the very best in festive fun.
are sessions daily from 23 November until 6 January - except Christmas
30 November - 3 January
Christmas Market - London Bridge
in London, the Christmas market returns to the banks of the River Thames
for its fourth year at London Bridge. Set against the backdrop of some
of London’s most loved landmarks, London Bridge City’s Christmas by
the River will be open daily from 30 November until 3 January.
stunning views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and the iconic City
skyline, Christmas by the River is the perfect setting for the market
which boasts 68 stalls selling gifts, food and drink.
7-9 December Festive Fair - Hampton Court Palace
The Festive Fair returns Hampton
Court Palace this winter. The palace courtyards will be transformed into
a stunning - festive - food lover’s wonderland with over 100 artisan
food and drink producers and inspiring seasonal cookery demonstrations
by top chefs.
The Festive Fair takes place from
Friday to Sunday 7 to 9 December.
Strawberry Hill House
popular demand the chamber choir Coro return for another Christmas
concert in the glorious surroundings of Strawberry Hill.
will include Britten's 'Ceremony of Carols' as well as seasonal pieces.
include a complimentary drink and mince pie on arrival and the concert
is taking place on Tuesday 11 December.
Christmas Fundraiser - Rose Theatre, Kingston
a magical night for all the family at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Their annual, much-loved Christmas fundraiser is back and better than
evening will feature beautiful carols, festive jazz and dance
performances from a variety of choirs, singers and dance troupes.
event takes place on Wednesday 12 December at 7.30pm
December Hampton Wick Library
a Christmas event on Friday 14 December at Hampton Wick Library which is
the perfect way to start the festive season.
at the library at 5.30pm to follow the brass band procession up to
Christmas Square. After that, enjoy carol singing around the tree and
sip mulled wine.
Carol Service - Guildford Cathedral
Cathedral is holding a traditional service of nine lessons and carols.
All are welcome to join the service and sing some beautiful songs. It
takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 18 December.
Music On The Green - Esher
Esher, the Christ Church's yearly 'Music on the Green' concert is
considered one of the highlights in Surrey. You're invited to join in
with the church's superb Walker organ for an afternoon singing your
favourite carols, interspersed with readings both humorous and
reflective. Mince pies and mulled wine are on offer afterwards. It takes
place on Friday 21 December with the Music on the Green starting at 12.30pm
and carols from 1.10pm.