Hazel Roberts takes us through the festive fairs, markets, street food and activities that are available around the Christmas period.
Just in case no one has thought to mention it to you, there is this thing called Christmas coming up towards the end of December and there are plenty of local opportunities for picking up the perfect present and enjoying the festivities.
This year the MacIntyre’s Charity Christmas Fair has moved to Chicheley Hall, just beyond Newport Pagnell. It takes place on 1st December between 12 and 4pm and promises over 65 stalls offering something for everyone, set inside the stunning listed mansion.
On 6th December, Cranfield University will be holding their Christmas Fair and Street Food event. The Christmas fayre will run between 11am and 2pm in the Blenheim Suite function room and the street food will be open 10am until 4pm.
Woburn Sands Community Market is on 7th December between 10am and 2pm. There will be live Christmas music and mulled wine to get you in the mood for some serious Christmas shopping.
Dicken’s of a Christmas takes over Olney on 8th December between 10am and 4pm. With stallholders dressed in Victorian costume, it is easy to get into the mood of Christmas past.
The Market Place and High Street will be filled with stalls so there will be plenty of opportunities to pick up festive food and gifts.
On 15th December you can enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea between 1.30pm and 3pm at The Old School House, Wolverton. Booking essential.
The Chocolate Mill will be holding a pop-up shop at The Drink Shed at Cherry Lane Nursery, Potterspury on 15th December so you can go along to buy boxes of assorted handmade chocolate truffles to tick a few presents off your list.
You can really get into the festive mood in Stony Stratford with Carols in the Pub. Running between 7.30pm and 11pm on 17th, 19th, 20th and 23rd December, you can enjoy a good old sing and a warming drink at four different pubs.