It may be convenient to do a lot of your Christmas shopping online, but you don’t get freshly made mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas music and festive smells whilst sitting at your computer…

Christmas markets are a great place to soak up some festive atmosphere as well as pick up some lovely bespoke gifts, handmade items and unusual presents that you may not find in the High Street.

There are loads of fantastic Christmas shopping events taking place across Surrey throughout November and December. Here’s the ones we know about, but please let us know if we have missed any…

Handpicked for Dorking

  • Date: November 18
  • Venue: Crossways Community Baptist Church , Junction Road , Dorking , Surrey ,RH4 3HB
  • Times: 11am-4pm
  • Description: A market with the best selection of handpicked creative gurus giving you the chance to buy amazing unique and bespoke gifts including accessories and food.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/291902757909707/

Cranleigh Christmas fair

  • Date: November 4
  • Venue: Wyatt Hall at Cranleigh Prep School, Cranleigh
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Description: Stalls selling gifts, clothing, decorations, food and more as well as a dedicated food and drink area.
  • Website: https://www.cranleighchristmasfair.com/

Rural Life Centre Christmas craft fair

  • Date: November 11
  • Venue: Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2DL
  • Times: 10.30am-3pm
  • Description: Fair selling a wide variety of rural, and not so rural, crafts ranging from woollens to woodturning and jewellery to jam with some of the craftspeople demonstrating their skills. The museum is closed but refreshments will be available. Admission is FREE.14
  • Website: http://www.rural-life.org.uk/html/Events/Christmas-Craft-fair.html

Royal Kingston Christmas fair

  • Date: November 16-December 24
  • Venue: Grounds All Saints Parish Church, Clarence Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1JS
  • Times: Monday to Wednesday 10am-7pm, Thursday to Saturday 8pm, Sunday 6pm
  • Description: Event includes a craft marquee, Alpine wooden chalets, a bar area, live entertainment, outdoor heating and seating and food stalls.
  • Website: http://www.edencrafts.co.uk/eventdetails.asp?ev=833

Loseley House Christmas fair

Guildford Cathedral winter market and fair

Garsons Christmas food market

  • Date: November 18-19
  • Venue: Garsons, Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS
  • Times: 9am-5pm (Sat) and 11am-4pm (Sun)
  • Description: Soak up the festive atmosphere in a marquee adjacent to the award-winning Farm Shop while sampling some of the best seasonal food and drink from Surrey and beyond.
  • Website: https://www.garsons.co.uk/what-s-on/view/christmas-food-market-2016

Arts and crafts fair at The Lightbox

American Women of Surrey gift fayre

RHS Wisley craft and design fair

  • Date: November 22-26
  • Venue: RHS Garden Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB
  • Opening times: Saturday, 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-4.30pm
  • Description: Stalls from some of the finest craftmakers in the country, with both traditional and contemporary crafts available. Free entry for RHS members or normal admission charges apply.
  • Website: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/viewevent?EFID=604&ESRC=CMS

Weald and Downland Christmas market

  • Date: November 24-26
  • Venue: Weald and Downland Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU
  • Times: 10.30am-4pm
  • Description: Over 120 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more within the museum’s grounds. There will also be festive music and tasty seasonal treats to try.
  • Website: http://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/christmas-market/

Priory Farm Christmas food festival

  • Date: November 25-26
  • Times: 10.30am-4pm
  • Description: Food and beverage products including award-winning pies and naturally-seasoned crisps, West Country ciders and all the jams, jellies and condiments you could ever need for your Christmas spread.
  • Website: http://www.prioryfarm.co.uk/whats-on/christmas-food-festival/

Godalming Christmas festival market

  • Date: November 25
  • Venue: Godalming town centre
  • Times: 10am-6pm
  • Description: Festive market with stalls selling baubles, foodie treats and hand-crafted presents. The Christmas lights will also be switched on.
  • Website: http://www.godalmingchristmasfestival.com/

Denbies late night shopping and Christmas fair

  • Date: November 27
  • Venue: Denbies Wine Estate Ltd, London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA
  • Times: 5pm-8pm
  • Description: Original gifts, music, carolling, free mulled wine and mince pies. Free admission and parking.
  • Website: http://www.denbies.co.uk/events/forthcoming-events/

Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings

  • Date: November 29-30
  • Venue: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR
  • Times: 1pm to 9pm on Wednesday and 10am to 8pm on Thursday
  • Description: A bustling marketplace with over 150 stands specializing in handmade gifts, unique stocking fillers, crafts, vintage, food and drink.
  • Website: http://craft.farnhammaltings.com/portfolio/christmas-fair/

Cranleigh Arts & Crafts Society market

Etsy Made Local Christmas market

  • Date: December 2
  • Venue: Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
  • Times: 9am – 4.30pm
  • Description: Over 40 stalls featuring locally made Christmas presents.

Reigate Business Guild Christmas fair

  • Date: December 2
  • Venue: Church Street, Reigate
  • Times: 12noon-5pm
  • Description: Market stalls, donkey rides, street food, live music and the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/ReigateBusinessGuild/

Shooting Star Chase Christmas and Craft Fair

  • Date: December 2
  • Venue: Bourne Hall, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF
  • Times: 10.30am – 3pm
  • Description: A festive day where you can browse stalls for Christmas gifts and stocking fillers. There will also be raffles, tombola games, cakes for sale and a visit from Father Christmas! £1 entry for adults.
  • Website: https://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/christmas-craft-fayre/

Mytchett Community Centre Christmas fair

  • Date: December 2
  • Venue: Mytchett Community Centre, Mytchett Road, Farnborough GU16 6AA
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Description: A variety of stalls including art and craft, beauty, gift and jewellery stalls. There will also be refreshments, mulled wine, cake stalls, tombolas, a raffle and a chance to visit Father Christmas.
  • Website: https://themytchettcentre.co.uk/FLEventsSpecial.htm

Haslemere Christmas market

  • Date: December 3
  • Venue: Haslemere town centre
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Description: A great day out for young and old, with tasty food, both hot and cold! Entertainments through the streets, among the stalls of gifts and treats! There will also be a Santa’s grotto and live nativity.
  • Website: http://www.haslemere.com/christmasmarket/

The Weybridge handcrafted Christmas market

  • Date: December 3
  • Venue: Christ Prince of Peace Church Hall, Portmore Way, Weybridge KT13 8JD
  • Times: 11.30am-2.30pm
  • Description: Festive fun for all the family in the heart of Weybridge with lots of stalls, Santa's Grotto, hot food and refreshments and choir singing to really get you into the festive spirit.
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/TheWeybridgeHandcraftedChristmasMarket/?fref=nf

Ripley Christmas fair

Farnham Christmas market

Have a fantastic festive shopping experience!