The 10 Christmas markets in Cambridge this year from entire streets to ice rinks

by 24britishtvNov. 18, 2023, 5 p.m. 21

It is finally the most wonderful time of the year and that can mean only one time, you're finally able to wrap up warm, buy a warm cup of fresh mulled wine and browse local market stalls looking for the perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Nothing beats a good festive Christmas market and luckily in Cambridge this year it is Christmas market galore! With a record beating 10 local markets happening throughout the city on different streets, in Churches, science parks, shopping centres, and even ice rinks, Christmas in Cambridge is going to be like nothing else this year!

Choose to go to one, two or all 10 in Cambridge this year. Find out everything you need to know about these markets below.

Read more: Ely Cathedral's Christmas Market is returning this year with over a hundred boutique stalls

Read more: East Anglia's biggest Christmas Fair returns with more gifts than ever before

There will be an afternoon of celebrations and support to the local community of artists on Sunday, November 19 at the Grand Arcade in city centre from 12 until 4.30 pm, in the lead-up to Cambridge City Centre Christmas Lights Switch-On.

The market and performances will take place on the Main Atrium, Ground Floor of the Grand Arcade. Find more information on their website here.

Definitely one of the most exciting events on the Cambridge calendar, Mill Road Winter Fair fills up the whole of Mill Road in Cambridge City Centre every year for a day of shopping, delicious food and drink and lots of festive entertainment.

It will include some of the most exciting places in Cambridge City Centre including Milton Road Cemetery, Ditchburn Gardens, Cambridge Mosque, Mill Road Baptist Church and so much more. The roads will close at 9am and the Winter Fair will begin at 10:30am. The fair will run until 4.15pm and roads will fully open at 5:30pm.

Find out everything you need to know about this Fair here.

Taking place at Cambridge Ice Arena on Newmarket Road, this Christmas Market will have plenty of food, drink, craft and toy stalls as well as plenty of entertainment with the Steve Bolan Big Band playing Christmas classics whilst you skate!

During the Market, there will be optional ice dance lessons available from a professional ice dance coach and ice skating performances to watch as well as an exciting hockey match afterwards. The market will run from 2:30-6pm.

Immerse yourself in a weekend of Christmas spirit at the Made in Cambridge Christmas Market where you can browse handmade, local gifts from talented Cambridgeshire makers. This festive market is a celebration of unique, handmade, local talent.

A completely FREE market, join the Museum of Cambridge for a weekend of festive cheer, and local artistry and talent. Shop, visit or browse amazing food and gifts galore.

Find more information on their website here.

Uncover the secret at the heart of Cambridge for your festive shopping. Head down to Green Street for a very special weekend of offers! Running from 10am-5pm all days, this Christmas Market will include all of the popular shops and restaurants on the street in central Cambridge that runs between St John's Street and Trinity Street.

Selling handmade crafts by local makers and artists in the heart of Cambridge, this market will be selling everything from unique jewellery and accessories to handcrafted glass, ceramics, wooden homewares, natural botanical skincare and so much more.

A completely FREE market, visitors can browse a different selection of stalls, chat with the real people behind the products and buy limited-edition handmade gifts. It all makes for a friendly, relaxed and festive atmosphere.⁣

Eddington Square will come alive this Christmas with local, independent traders offering a range of bespoke arts and crafts that will make the perfect gift. With warming food and beverages, festive entertainment, and traditional family fun too – this experience will start your seasonal celebrations in style.

The focus of the event is to bring the local community together and there will be complimentary tea and coffee from Brew and music from Get Gospel to set the scene. The market will run from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. The Eddington Festive Market is free to attend and open to all but you can register your interest in advance here.

Step into a world of festive delights with the Alliance Française before Christmas! Discover their numerous and beautiful stalls that will be selling everything from jewellery, ceramics, gift ideas, candles, francophone world products, but also crêpes, hot chocolate, cakes, tombola, games and a designated children area.

The market will cost £2 at the door for adults and 50p for children. The market will begin at 3pm. Find more information about this market on Eventbrite.

Read more: Magical Santa's grotto coming to Ely where little ones will have chance to meet Father Christmas

Shop handmade this Christmas at the Local Makers Market Christmas special at Downing Place United Reformed Church. This exciting event will showcase the talents of 40 makers, offering a wide variety of handmade gifts, just in time for Christmas. Explore a diverse range of products, including ceramics, prints, jewellery, candles and much more.

Running from 11am to 4pm, entry to the Makers Market is free but you can reserve a spot on Eventbrite.

Come along to the famous Cambridge Science Park and browse stalls showcasing 40 local businesses, offering a wide range of hand-crafted gifts, and locally produced food & drink. This is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your Christmas shopping and it is open to everyone - you don't have to work at the Park to go.

The weekly foodPark - food trucks offering a variety of delicious street food - will park up alongside the market from 12pm to 2pm for this week only. You can pre-order your food or see what you fancy on the day!

The market will run from 11am to 2pm. Money raised will be donated to Cambridge Science Centre. Find more information on their website.


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