10 Christmas Markets in the New Forest

The New Forest gets a new look at this time of the year with many beautiful towns decorated for Christmas and hosting different types of Christmas Markets.

These are 10 Christmas markets in the New Forest to visit this year:

  1. Family Christmas Fair in Exbury Gardens: 24-25 Nov, 1-2 Dec
  2. Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu: 23rd Nov
  3. Christmas in Lymington and Pennington: 23rd Nov
  4. Christmas Fun Day in Lyndhurst: 8-9 Dec
  5. Christmas Fayre at Rhinefield House: 9th Dec
  6. Christmas Fair & Market at Brockenhurst: 24th Nov
  7. Christmas Lights Switch On Event and Christmas Market in Ringwood: 2nd Dec
  8. Christmas Festival Festival in New Milton: 24th Nov
  9. Milford Artisan Christmas Market at Milford: 25th Nov
  10. Christmas Tree Festival  in Burley: 6-9th Dec

Christmas Market and Fair Details

1. New Forest Christmas Fair in Exbury Gardens

  • When: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November / Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December.  From 10:00-16:00
  • Cost: £2.50 per adult, childrens free and parking free
  • Where: Exbury Gardens, Summer Lane, Exbury, SO45 1AZ Southampton

The New Forest Christmas Fair is a traditional family day out, full of local produce and gifts, festive atmosphere with carol signing, festive crafts and exclusive access to the gardens during Winter.

Unique activities for children: Enjoy the Postal Express train, their miniature steam railway! Children are invited to write their wishlist in the Railway Shed using glitter, cotton wool and a whole-host of crafty bits. Families will then hop on-board the Postal Express and take a festive route through the gardens with fairy lights, tinsel and a little sprinkling of magic. See if you can spot Father Christmas through the trees organising his elves and reindeer! At the end of the journey, children can then post their letter directly to the North Pole with the help of Head Elf Mistletoe and some festive singing.

Dog Friendly fair.

More details at https://www.facebook.com/newforestchristmasfair/ 

2. Victorian Christmas at Beaulieu

  • When: Friday, 23rd November 2018 from 16:00-21:00
  • Cost: £1 per adult, children free
  • Where: Beaulieu High Street

Beaulieu Village steps back to Victorian times to herald the start of the festive season. The Christmas trees and lights will be up, festive music playing, and period costume worn.

  • Carol singing
  • Swing boats and Merry-go-round
  • Punch and Judy Show
  • Ukelele Band
  • Farmer Ian and his animals
  • Mr Alexander’s travelling show

Park and Ride from the Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

All the village shops will be open late, with a variety of festive gifts, hot food, drinks and more.

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/736768940048876/

3. Christmas in Lymington and Pennington

  • When: Friday, 23rd November 2018 from 16:00-21:00
  • Cost: Free and Free parking
  • Where: Lymington High Street

The Christmas Market in Lymington High Street offers delicious food, festive fare and gifts for all ages.

This year there will also be a giant Snow Globe where families and individuals can step inside and pose for pictures in their own winter wonderland photo booth.

The Mayor will be switching on the Christmas lights, carols will be sung outside St Thomas Church and Santa will be making an appearance on his Sleigh.
Free car parking in all NFDC car parks in Lymington for the whole day.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/287351628767477/

4. Christmas Fun Day in Lyndhurst

  • When: Saturday 8th December to Sunday 9th December from 10:00-16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Lyndhurst High Street

A fun weekend for all the family. Come and see Santa, buy wonderful presents in the independent shops and have a bite to eat in one of out many cafes, restaurants or pubs.

Find the odd one out in the shop windows and then join for Carols and a glass of mulled wine on Saturday evening approx. 5pm outside the Mailman’s Arms.

Events for the kids taking place in the Museum and cafes and more.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/562807974176775/

5. Christmas Fayre at Rhinefield House

  • When: Sunday 9th December from 12:00-17:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Rhinefield House Hotel

There will be a variety of stalls from local businesses including local gins, chocolate, various food products, arts, crafts and gifts.

There will also be a festive raffle and food available on the day.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/2159094781076300/

6. Christmas Fair & Market in Brockenhurst

  • When: Saturday 24th November from 11am-16:00
  • Cost: £2 per adult, children free
  • Where: Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, SO42 7RY Brockenhurst, Hampshire

The Brockenhurst Christmas Fair is a traditional day out, full of local produce and gifts and festive atmosphere. Great event for all of the Family.
Come and support local charities, meet up with friends and buy your Christmas Gifts all under one roof.
Visit Santa in his Grotto.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/467659797088720/

7. Christmas Lights Switch On Event and Christmas Market in Ringwood

  • When: Sunday, 2 December 2018 from 10:00-19:30
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Ringwood Gateway, The Furlong, BH24 1AT

Expect a market with local traders, crafters and delicious food and drink, Santa’s Grotto, entertainment and the official turning on of the Christmas Lights led by Santa in his horse drawn carriage.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1222920627846316/

8. Christmas Festival Festival in New Milton

  • When: Saturday 24th November from 11:00-17.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: New Milton High Street

More info at http://www.newmilton.net/diary/november.html#XMASCRAFTS

9. Milford Artisan Christmas Market in Milford

  • When: Sunday 25th November from 11:00-16:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0PH

Established Artisan Market with over 30 talented creatives selling a huge range of stunning art, gifts, home decor and produce.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/393981897708564/

10. Christmas Tree Festival  in Burley

  • When: 6th-9th December
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Burley

More info at https://www.burleynewforest.co.uk/events/


Our hotel is located in a very central location to enjoy these events.

Start your Christmas adventure choosing your own room.

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