Christmas Craft Fairs & Markets

Published On November 13, 2013 | By We Love Brighton | Archive

Looking for the perfect place to buy your Christmas goodies? Looking for quirky, handmade and interesting presents? Want to support local makers and businesses? Then look no further than this round-up of all of the craft fairs and markets leading up to Christmas in Brighton and Hove!

The Brighton Christmas MarketThe Brighton Christmas Market

Inspired by the original Christmas markets in Germany, this market features European and local producers offering a unique selection of hand-made gifts and food – everything from jewellery, handcrafted goods, Belgium waffles and award-winning British cheeses.

Until Tues 24th Dec – Churchill Square Piazza
Open same hours as Churchill Square – FREE


Makers Boutique WinterMakers Boutique Winter Exhibition

A showcase of handmade contemporary arts and crafts by local artists and makers. A carefully curated exhibition showcases only the very best of Sussex creative talent, from artwork to ceramics to jewelry. With 19 different artists exhibiting.

Every Fri (12pm-5pm) Sat & Sun (10am-5pm) until 21st Dec – Brighton Fishing Quarter 

Indoor Vintage FairPop-Up Vintage Christmas Fair

A huge indoor fair which features vintage, retro, crafts, antiques and live jazz music, with over 50 stall holders specialising in vintage home ware, jewellery, furniture, clothing linen, crafts, mirrors, garden items, florist & much more! There will also be an outdoor food market and a florist on the day.

Sat 30th Nov – 10am-4pm – Brighton Racecourse
£2/Kids Free

Bright 'n' CraftyBright ‘n’ Crafty

Monthly events where local artists can sell their wares, meet other creative people and network to their heart’s content. Come and do some hand made Christmas shopping while supporting local businesses. With live acoustic music, home made cakes, tea/coffee and fabulous local artists selling their hand made wares.

Sat 16th NovChurch of the Good Shepherd – 10am – 5pm – FREE
Sat 14th Dec – Church of the Good Shepherd – 10am – 5pm – FREE
Sat 21st Dec – Church of the Good Shepherd – 10am – 5pm – FREE

Fairy Tale FairThe Fairy Tale Fair

A whimsical themed craft fair with handmade crafts, jewellery, festive gifts, craft workshops, vintage tearoom, face painting, charity raffle & more. Over 35 stalls selling a range of handmade crafts as well as face painting, Alice in Wonderland themed cakes and festive treats with tea and coffee served on vintage china.

Sat 16th Nov – Patcham Methodist Church – 10.30am-4pm

Brighton Craft AllianceBrighton Craft Alliance 

A curated arts, craft and vintage fair, showcasing the brightest talents in contemporary art / craft / design and vintage purveyors. An eclectic range of products to suit all tastes. Held monthly in locations in and around Brighton.

Sat 16th Nov – Brighton Unitarian Church – 11am – 5pm 
Sat 14th Dec – Komedia – 10.30am – 3.30pm


Showcasing over 100 of the best contemporary designer / makers across all media who show and sell their work direct to the public. Jewellery, furniture, textiles, glass, leather goods and clothing is all on show in a friendly and informal environment. The Dome cafe provides space to relax and take refreshment.

Fri 22nd (11am-7.30pm), Sat 23rd (10am-6pm), Sun 24th Nov (10am-5pm) 
righton Dome, Corn Exchange – £7.50 door/£3.75 (With 241 offer here)

Makers BoutiqueMakers Boutique Contemporary Art & Craft Fair

Browse a large selection of contemporary handmade arts and crafts including original artwork, home wares, photography, textiles, jewellery, ceramics and fashion. Plus a food hall with lots of exciting locally made foods sold directly by the producer and a café selling handmade local foods, cakes tea and coffee.

Sat 23rd Nov, Sat 7th Dec and Sat 21st Dec -Brighton Unitarian Church
11am – 5pm – 

PowderChristmas Boutique Market

Come and explore our boutique of hidden treasures!Vintage stalls, jewellery, cakes and treats by cake gusto, goody bags & more! Plus ‘Curtis Skinner’ vintage swing vocalist and South Coast Swing events.

Sun 24th Nov – Powder Beauty Boutique – 12pm-6pm

Friends CentreFriends Centre and St Bartholomew’s Craft and Makers Fair

A great little fair at St Bartholomew’s church with stalls selling jewellery, photos, glass, prints, cards, textiles, confectionary, toys, preserves, felt, crochet, games, hats and clothes.

Sat 30th Nov – St Bartholomew’s Church – 11am-4pm


Brighton CraftaganzaBrighton Craftaganza

Over 40 different designer-makers each weekend selling everything from jewellery through homeware, art, illustration, craft supplies, clothing, toys, to cake and mulled wine. A carefully curated market, you won’t find mountains of pastel coloured knitwear here. This is craft with a capital Cool.

Sat 30th Nov / Sun 1st Dec – Fabrica – 11am – 5pm – FREE
Sat 7th Dec / Sun 8th Dec – Fabrica –  11am – 5pm – FREE

Farm MewsFarm Mews Christmas Market 

A captivating blend of fabulous gifts and unique, hand crafted items and decorations by local artists, and with it’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere you can sit back in style and enjoy the hog roast and a glass of mulled wine by the fire.

Sat 7th Dec – Naked Eye Art Gallery – 10am – 6pm – FREE
Sun 8th Dec – Naked Eye Art Gallery – 10am – 6pm – FREE

Farmers MarketFarmers Market

On the first Saturday of every month expect variety and quality in equal measures, really great, local produce in beautiful surroundings. The Christmas edition on the 14th will also feature local crafts and goods as well as a BBQ, live music and mulled wine plus an appearance by Santa himself!

Sat 7th Dec – St Ann’s Well Gardens – 9am – 2pm – FREE
Sat 14th Dec St Ann’s Well Gardens – 10am – 3pm – FREE

ArtJunkyArt Junky Indoor Market

An indoor market with local arts, crafts, music, vintage, fashion, jewellery, bric-a-brac and so much more! Plus live DJs, children’s activities and the warm and welcoming Art Junky Cafe serving up homemade goodies and winter warmers!

Sat & Sun 7th – 8th, 14th – 15th Dec  – Phoenix Gallery – 11am-5pm – £1/ Under 10’s FREE

The Big Brighton Christmas Fair 2013The Big Brighton Christmas Fair

A fair, full of hand made goodies, made by local arts and crafters. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere whilst you buy unique gifts for your loved-ones, listen to carol singers and enjoy a coffee and delicious home-made cake. With over 40 stalls hosted by talented local crafts people you will be spoiled for choice.

Sun 8th Dec – Sallis Benney Theatre – 12pm – 5pm
£1 for Adults/Kids Free

Belle’s Christmas Vintage  Makers BazaarBelle’s Christmas Vintage & Makers Bazaar

With over 30 unique, makers and traders. Fancy a hot toddy, a mince pie, a cuppa, a glass of wine? Well then this is the fair for you as Belle’s Events & Doily Days offer you their Pop Up Tea Room. Buggies welcome, as are jolly people who fancy a change.

Sat 14th Dec – Brighton Centre – 11am-4pm

BCFBrighton Craft Fair’s Mega Xmas Event

Over 33 eclectic stalls selling a range of unique handmade jewellery, Christmas cards, Christmas decorations, Winter woollies, scented candles, textiles, paintings, glass work, photographs, prints, ceramics, seasonal breads, chutneys and jam and the Craft Café will be serving festive food and treats.

Sat 14th Dec – Friends Meeting House – 11am – 5pm

We Made ThisWe Made This Christmas Market

Over 30 different stalls selling amazing art, design and gift ideas, just in time for Christmas. Alongside this there will be a Christmas Cafe serving delicious festive treats and hot drinks. Don’t miss out on a perfect opportunity to buy some really unique presents.

Sat 21st Dec – Friends Meeting House – 11am – 5pm

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