Last updated: Fri 20 Oct 2017

Christmas markets 2017

Nunney is the ideal base for exploring 2017 Christmas markets. Here is our roundup of the best Christmas events.

Christmas Markets 2015

the-george-at-nunneyWith Bath, Bristol, Frome, Wells, Exeter and Salisbury within easy driving range, Nunney’s central location makes it the perfect place to stay to do your Christmas shopping this year.

Add to that shopping malls at Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway in Bristol and Clarks Village Outlet Shopping in Street, and you couldn’t find a better place for a shopping break this Christmas.

The George at Nunney, located opposite the moated 14th century Nunney Castle, has roaring log fires, a cosy atmosphere and a delicious menu to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

The historic inn has comfortable rooms, including four-poster suites, while luxury B&B Stay at Penny’s Mill and the Market Place B&B offer alternatives to suit every budget.

The Festival of Light at Longleat House and Safari Park (12 minutes from Nunney by car) is unmissable and runs on selected dates from 5 November until 7 January 2016.

Here is our round-up of Christmas Markets in the area this festive season:

Nunney Makes Christmas

Nunney Makes ChristmasSaturday 25 November 11am to 5pm
Nunney Village Hall
Off Berry Hill
Nunney
facebook.com/NunneyMakesChristmas/
Nunney Makes Christmas is a community event to bring the magic of Christmas to Nunney and the surrounding area. The market will provide an opportunity for local makers to sell their wares and services and for people to stock up on Christmas gifts and festive cheer. Visit Nunney will have its own stand to launch The Nunney Collection of Nunney-themed gifts and produce. Expect a warm welcome (helped by the mulled cider) with a host of stalls, music, fun for kids and tasty treats for all!

Nunney First School Christmas Fayre

1 December 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Catch Road
Nunney
Somerset BA11 4NE
visitnunney.com/christmas-fayre-nunney-first-school
Lots to interest everyone, including stalls selling produce and gifts, tombola, face painting and much more. A ‘Special Visitor’ is also expected to arrive during the event. All profits will be going towards projects at the school, such as the wooden castle play frame that was recently constructed.

Bath Christmas Market

23 November – 10 December
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 8:30pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
bathchristmasmarket.co.uk
Now in its 17th year, the Bath Christmas Market has over 200 chalets (that’s 30 more than last year!), packed with high quality Christmas gifts, homewares, tasty food and drink, jewellery and much more. Over 80% of the stallholders come from Bath and the South West, and an impressive 99% of all products are either handmade by the stallholders’ own hands, in Britain or abroad with Fairtrade certification.

Bath Artisan Market

Green Park Station, Bath BA1 1JB
26 November and 2 December 11am
10 and 17 December 10am
facebook.com/TheBathArtisanMarket
Bath’s biggest, award-winning independent market, undercover in the heart of Bath. Free live bands at both events playing Christmas tunes from 12pm plus over 70 amazing and original stalls to stock up for Christmas from. This is Bath’s mecca for independent traders who create and sell high-quality work and produce; from delicious food, to art prints and cards, to flea market finds like clothes and homewares to unique handicrafts like ceramics, glass, textiles and more.

Salisbury Christmas Market

Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursdays 10am-8pm for Late Night Shopping
– Food quarter open until 8.30pm
Friday and Saturday 10am-6.30pm
– Food quarter open until 8.30pm
Sunday 10am-4pm
– Food quarter open until 5pm
salisburychristmasmarket.co.uk
Salisbury Christmas MarketSalisbury Christmas Market transforms the heart of this beautiful medieval cathedral city into a winter wonderland with its authentic German Market-style wooden chalets and festive events. Proudly returning to the historic Guildhall Square for its 6th consecutive year the Salisbury Christmas Market 2017 will see the return of many award-winning exhibitors and products. Every year the goods available at the Christmas Market grows, with choices ranging from intricate jewellery to beautifully crafted handmade furniture, succulent mince pies to luxurious all-flavoured liqueurs.

Mells Festive Market – Christmas in the Country

MellsMells Tithe Barn
Mells
Somerset BA11 3PN
25 November 10am to 5pm
26 November 10am to 4pm
facebook.com/events/138457390128029
This Free Entry Festive Market Event – the ever popular ‘Christmas in the Country’, is on for two days this year in the historic Tithe Barn in beautiful Mells Village . 20 carefully selected stalls of makers, artists and producers selling stunning gift and food ideas and with Mells Community Cafe supplying hot and cold food and refreshments all day, mulled wine and mince pies, it’s a perfect place to get your Festive shopping sorted. All profits from refreshments goes directly back to the fabulous Mells Community Cafe and Shop.

Frome Lip-smacking Chocolate Festival

Cheese & Grain, Market Place, Frome
19 November 9am – 4pm
Entry is £2.00 / under 12’s are free. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult
lipsmacking.co.uk
Frome Chocolate Festival is celebrating it’s 8th anniversary and we’re planning some rather special events. As usual we will have a fabulous collection of Chocolatiers, Artisan cake makers, raw chocolate experts, confectioners and sweet makers. Expect chocolate bars and truffles galore, plus unusual chocolate gifts and seasonal delights.

Frome Christmas Lights Switch On

1 December 4.30pm to 7.30pm
Frome town centre
Frome’s yearly Christmas celebrations are always popular and a great treat to kick off the season. The event in the town centre features a lantern procession, carols, festive food stalls and of course the lights switch-on.

Frome Christmas Extravaganza Market

Cheese & Grain
Market Yard
Frome BA11 1BE
1 December 5pm to 9pm
discoverfrome.co.uk/event/christmas-extravaganza-market-2017
The Christmas Extravaganza Market is a part of the festivities taking over the town as Frome turns on its Christmas lights, this market is a great chance to pick up top quality crafts, gifts and produce. With live entertainment and festive food and drink in the bar area.

The Frome Independent – Christmas

The Frome Independent MarketMarket Place, Frome
3 December 10am – 3pm
thefromeindependent.org.uk
Whatever’s on your wish list this Christmas look no further than The Frome Independent on Sunday 3 December to get all your Christmas must haves and luxuries. Showcasing the best farmers, artisan food producers, and gourmet street food that Somerset and the South West has to offer December’s market will be bulging at the seams with a veritable feast of food to eat on the hoof, take away and pre-order in preparation for the big day. You’ll be spoilt for choice for gift ideas as TFI’s handpicked selection of designers, makers and independent traders have been busy making, producing, foraging, and hunting down all manner of products from bike bells to bobble hats, bags to baubles – you’re sure to find something.

Bristol Christmas Market

bristol10 November – 24 December 10am to 8pm
Broadmead Shopping Quarter
Bristol
The Bristol Christmas Market is situated right in the heart of Bristol’s buzzing shyopping area with approximately 45 chalets providing creative gift ideas as well as food and drinks.

Exeter Christmas Market

Exeter Christmas Market16 November – 17 December
Cathedral Green
Monday to Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
visitsouthdevon.co.uk/whats-on/exeter-christmas-market-on-cathedral-green-p1432623
The Cathedral Green, at the heart of the city centre, will be brought to life by the Market, with stalls offering unique, handmade and unusual gifts, decorations and food items – everything needed for a perfect Christmas celebration and to create a real Christmas buzz at the heart of the city. The Exeter Christmas Market will represent the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and decorations. The iconic Cathedral occupies a special place in the heart of Exeter. It has been the focus of life in the city for centuries. The Cathedral look forward to welcoming Exeter residents and city visitors to The Close to enjoy the atmosphere of this unique Market.

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