12 Christmas markets and craft fairs 2015

Find quirky Christmas gifts for him, her and the kids at craft markets and fairs around the UK. We’ve found 12 Christmas markets and craft events where you can stock up on craft supplies for Christmas crafting; join creative workshops to learn new craft skills; and shop handmade, supporting designer-makers in the UK and abroad. What’s better than shaking the hand behind the crafty gifts you buy? Here’s where to meet excellent makers…

Renegade Craft Fair London 2015

Renegade Craft Fair, London

Come hungry and snack on cakes and bakes as you peruse the handpicked selection of makers at Renegade Craft Fair, London. Lots of activities and workshops, too.

7-8 November 2015
Old Truman Brewery
Free
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Fab Places Christmas Market

Fabulous Places Christmas Market

Over 100 stallholders, the event offers everything for the festive season including food, drink, home decor, festive finishing touches, gift inspiration, jewellery and much more.

7-8 November 2015
The Roundhouse, Derby
£2
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Lustre Lakeside Arts CentreLustre

Find over 65 of the country’s finest contemporary craft makers selling everything from fine jewellery, bags and hats to ceramics, glass and tableware.

7-8 November 2015
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
£5
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Knitting and stitiching show 2015The Knitting & Stitching Show

The Knitting and Stitching Show covers all aspects of craft and making, from crochet to patchwork and quilting, embroidery to dressmaking plus knitting, beadwork, home furnishing and more.

12-15 November 2015
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin
Tickets from £12

12-15 November 2015
Harrogate
Tickets from £14
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Handmade in britain 2015Handmade In Britain

This winter is Handmade in Britain’s 9th Contemporary Crafts & Design Fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall. Showcasing the best in high-end design and craftsmanship from over 100+ highly skilled, UK-based designer-makers.

13-15 November 2015
Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
Tickets from £8
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The Fairy Tale FairThe Fairy Tale Fair

The Fairy Tale Fair will inspire shoppers with over 45 carefully chosen exhibitors including local designer-makers. Also has good quality vintage sellers, yummy of homemade treat stalls, and free festive craft workshop, face painting, live dancing and performers.

15 November 2015
Brighton
Free
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6 December 2015
Worthing
Free
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PrintKirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Christmas Fair 2015

The Handmade Christmas Fair brings together workshops hosted by top designers and artisans teaching and selling their handmade products and beautifully designed wares – all perfect gifts for the festive season.

20-22 November 2015
Manchester
Tickets from £17.50
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Made brighton Art FairMADE BRIGHTON – The Design and Craft Fair

MADE BRIGHTON showcases jewellery, textiles, ceramics, basketry, glassware, furniture, home accessories, fashion and much more. All the work is hand crafted, unique and often quirky.

19-22 November 2015
Brighton
£6.50
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Bust Christmas CraftacularBust Christmas Craftacular

The BUST London Craftacular is back! Featuring over 70 crafty vendors, the Drink Shop & Do pop-up café, DJs, DIY workshops and drinks by Hot Booze! Plus goodies bags with mags from yours truly. x

22 November 2015
London
£3
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East London Design ShowEast London Design Show

The East London Design Show (or ELDS) is an annual event that brings together the best of the UK’s independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof.

4-7 December 2015
Truman Brewery
£5
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Crafty Fox Christmas Markets 2015Craft Fox Christmas Markets

The Fox is back and this time with tinsel! The Crafty Fox Christmas Market returns to host 100 designers for the weekend all selling unique gifts, homeware, prints, jewellery and more. The Uncovered section will be introducing a brand new crop of traders and visitors will be given a chance to get-their-craft-on with screen-printing workshops too.

5-6 December 2015
Brixton
Free

12-13 December 2015
Peckham
Free
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Farnham Malting Craft Christmas FairFarnham Malting Christmas Market

The Farnham Malting Christmas Market is full of festive charm, featuring a bustling marketplace with over 150 stands specialising in handmade gifts, unique stocking fillers, crafts, vintage, food and drink.

8-9 December 2015
Farnham
£1 entry
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