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Christmas Markets at a Shoon near you.
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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? With only 4 weeks (or 28 days – which seems even less) to go until Christmas, I’m thinking it’s probably a good idea to give it some serious thought. Let’s face it, there is a lot to do and at the top of the list, is enjoying all the festive cheer. So if that means juggling mince pies, carol singing and wrapping paper, then it’s a crash course in circus entertaining for me.
Seasonal goodies, winter festivals, ice rinks and festive farmers markets, what’s not to love about a little (well planned) shopping at this time of year? The high streets are transformed into alpine wonderlands where you can try out cheeses, charcuteries and chutneys all under a sky of twinkling lights. Mugs of ‘good for the soul’ Gluhwein are always on hand to take the strain when it comes to present buying and are always a welcome distraction.
As shopping is our bag, we have made you a list of some of the Christmassy events happening near all of our Shoon shops over the next few festive weeks.
The SHOON guide to Christmas Markets.
Bath Christmas Market 27th November – 14th December
“The most magical Christmas Market” with handmade toys & festive tipples.
Guildford Dates throughout November & December
Enjoy a host of traditional Christmas events in Historical Guildford, cobble streets and pretty lights bring a nostalgic atmosphere to the fun festivities.
Kingston upon Thames festive extravaganza 13th November – 24th December
Step inside the world of, The lion, the witch & the wardrobe as Kingston is transformed into Narnia.
Winchester Christmas Market 24th November – 21st December
Inspired by traditional German Christmas markets with wonderful gifts and festive foods.
Salisbury Christmas Market 27th November – 20th December
A very British affair with lots of local producers, pretty chalets, twinkly lights and a huge Christmas tree.
Brighton’s Christmas Market 1st November – 24th December
A magical atmosphere in Churchill Square with alternative gifts.
Cheltenham Christmas Market 4th December -24th December
The Promenade in Cheltenham will be transformed for Christmas with a huge range of festive crafts and gifts.
Reading’s super cool Christmas Market 27th November -7th December
Stock up your Christmas larder with local delicacies, sample some regional wines and liquors and look out for Santa’s grotto.
St Albans Christmas Market 27th November – 21st December
A magical experience with an emphasis on quirky, handmade and unique gifts as well as a programme of seasonal entertainment.
Tunbridge Wells Market with dates throughout November & December.
The Pantiles is the place to be at Christmas with boutique shopping, Christmas themed markets, Reindeer and carol singing.
Newbury St Nicolas Christmas Market 11th December -21st December
A wonderful selection of Christmas goodies, seasonal food, drink and crafts and a festive atmosphere too.
Northwich Christmas Extravaganza Saturday 29th November
Christmas lights, a market full of seasonal treats, a lantern parade and Santa’s grotto. The promise of festive fun for all the family.
Windsor 29th November – 4th January
Spectacular outdoor ice rink at Alexander Gardens with festive food and drink from the Ice Bar and Grill.Christmas fun for all the family.