Christmas Craft Fairs Brighton

Christmas Craft Fairs & Markets in Brighton

Published On November 3, 2014 | By We Love Brighton | Things to do features

Wading through the hordes in town to buy your Christmas pressies is enough to put anyone off of Christmas shopping but never fear because there’s another option! There are lots of other places to buy incredible handmade gifts from local and national makers. Here’s our guide to some of the best markets and Christmas craft fairs Brighton has to offer. Also be sure to check out our New Years Eve Brighton 2014 guide.


christmas craft fairs brightonMaker’s BoutiqueBrighton Unitarian Church & Brighton Fishing Quarter

Roll up, ROLL UP! Maker’s Boutique are back with their handmade markets featuring the very best of Brighton and beyonds creative peeps at 2 Brighton locations. A fabulous mix of brand new faces and regular favourites selling a vast range of arts and crafts including original artwork, homewares, photography, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, fashion, glass and at Brighton Unitarian Church an amazing cafe serving light lunches, lovely homemade cakes and tea’s and coffees. Support local small businesses this Christmas and give a gift you won’t find on the High Street!​——————–

Brighton Fishing Quarter – 1st Nov- 14th Dec, Fri 11am -4pm, Sat & Sun – 10am – 5pm | FREE
Brighton Unitarian Church Sat 22nd Nov & Sat 6th Dec – 11am – 5pm | FREE


German Style Christmas Marketchristmas craft fairs brightonChurchill Square Shopping Centre

Situated on the Churchill Square piazza, the stylish market is made up of 14 authentic huts, beautifully decorated and packed with festive ambience. The perfect place to shop, to get alternative Christmas presents, as well as enjoy mouth-watering delicacies. European and local producers are offering everything from fine jewellery, handcrafted goods, hand knitted hats, bags and scarves. You can even enjoy a mulled wine, freshly prepared crepes or delicious German Bratwurst to keep you warm as you shop.

Fri 31st Oct – Wed 24th Dec
Open same hours as Churchill Square | FREE


Brighton Christmas Gift Fair Spectacularchristmas craft fairs brighton – Brighton Racecourse

Set in the wonderful surroundings of Brighton Racecourse there’s so much to see and do. Explore the outdoor Christmas Marketfairground rides, Nativity scene, mobile farm and over 140 stands. Watch live stage performances featuring the popular Rock Choir singers, local musicians, free prize draws and famous special guests! Explore unique gifts in the  Handmade Craft Zone, Try before you buy in the Food and drink Zone and visit Santa, face painter’s and kids entertainers in the Kids Zone.

Sat 15th Nov
10am – 5pm | £3/Kids FREE


christmas craft fairs brightonThe Fairy Tale FairVarious Locations

3 spectacular fairs in Brighton this winter. 40 local maker and designers at Patcham Methodist on 15th Nov with a vintage tearoom, craft workshops and face painting . The following weekend on Sunday 23rd join them again at Brighton Open Market with Brighton Lindyhoppers performing. Finally over 100 maker and designers will be selling their unique creations at Brighton Racecourse on Saturday 6th Dec.  A fun filled day with live entertainment, free vintage hair and beauty, Santa’s photobooth and face painting and free goody bags for the first 200 visitors! Pick up some wonderful Christmas gifts and support the talented makers. 

Patcham Methodist Church – Sat 15th Nov – 10am – 4pm | FREE
The Open Market – Sun 23rd Nov – 10.30am – 4.30pm | FREE
Brighton Racecourse –  Sat 6th Dec – 10am – 4pm | £2


christmas craft fairs brightonBright ‘n’ Crafty Christmas Market St. George’s Church

An exclusively hand made market, held in the heart of Kemptown. Both fairs are free and will feature facepainting and free gift bags for children plus artists exhibiting from all over Sussex selling beautiful hand made Christmas gifts; there’s something for everyone! Brighton ‘n’ Crafty exhibit a wide range of locally hand made wares and love to support their local artists and makers in every way they can. Having been open for business for a year they have also decided to take their success online by opening a Bright ‘n’ Crafty Online Market, intended to bring the “shop local” ethos online, exclusively selling items hand made in Sussex so you know you are supporting your local community. 
Sun 16th Nov & Sun 14th Dec
12pm – 5.30pm | FREE

MADE Brightonchristmas craft fairs brightonBrighton Dome, Corn Exchange

A high quality, contemporary craft and design event, held in the beautiful Dome Corn Exchange in the heart of Brighton. The fair attracts over 5500 visitors, many of whom return year on year to delight in the originality and quality of work across all disciplines. MADE BRIGHTON showcases over 100 makers and designers; from unique glassware to luxurious textiles, functional ceramics to dazzling jewellery, and tailor made clothing to quirky accessories, there is something for everyone. 241 tickets HERE until Nov 17th. —————————————————-

Fri 21st – Sun 23rd Nov
11am – 5pm | £6 adv/£6.50 on the door/Under 14s FREE


Art Junkychristmas craft fairs brightonPhoenix Gallery

Art Junky is a popular and well-established indoor market with over 50 stalls of art, illustration, painting, photography, fashion, vintage, jewellery, music, books, bric-a-brac, homeware and more! Cafe, DJ’s and kids activities make this a special event for the whole family.

Find some original gifts for Christmas or pick up a beautiful bargain for yourself – there is something for everyone at this eclectic bazaar!

Sat 22nd – Sun 23rd, Sat 29th – Sun 30th Nov
11am-5pm | £1 / Under 10’s FREE


BVAMBrighton Vintage and Antiques Market – The Open Market

The Brighton Vintage and Antiques Market (BVAM) takes over the plaza at the newly refurbished Open Market every month with over 40 stall holders from all over Brighton, Lewes and London. Get along to one of their 2 Christmas markets this December and buy some one off pressies from some of Brighton’s best dealers and those from further afield, this is a ‘must-go-to’ event for all things vintage and antique! Read more about the market HERE.

Sun 7th DecSun 21st Dec 
10.30am -4pm | FREE 


Make it at the Marketchristmas craft fairs brightonThe Open Market

The Open Market is Brighton’s best destination for gifts that are hand-made, home-grown and one-of-a-kind! This year, give gifts that have been lovingly hand-made by YOU! The traders in the market will help you create perfect Christmas presents for the people you love. Just drop in for jewellery-making, chocolate-making, sewing workshops, personalised hampers and more.

Sat 13th & Sat 20th Dec
10am-5pm | FREE


Brighton_Christmas_307x307Belle’s Christmas Vintage & Handmade BazaarBrighton Unitarian Church

Ho ho ho! Get away from the high street and find some fantastic festive goodies and vintage stalls at Belle’s Christmas Vintage and Handmade fair! Think handmade, think vintage, retro, reloved, makers, bakers, gifts, mince pies & live entertainment to get your Christmas cheer started! You will find a treasure trove of traders and makers at this event along with a pop-up tea room and live entertainment.

Sat 13th Dec
11am – 4pm | £0.50p



UntitledBrighton Craft Alliance Christmas Handmade, Craft & Vintage Fair – The Open Market

Looking for handmade gift inspiration? Look no further than Brighton Craft Alliance’s Christmas Handmade, Craft & Vintage Fair, where you will find handmade crafted pressies, food, music and more!  Experience a winter wonderland with more than 45 stalls selling a wide range of gorgeous handmade treats for your Christmas stockings, with contemporary crafts, locally made art and unique edible treats.  Helping us to get into the festive spirit are Sweetheart Swing (vintage inspired vocal duo), Georgia Lewis & Friends (Folk acoustic band), and Georgina Murray (Spanish Guitarist and singer). There will also be a very special raffle to raise money for charity.
Sun 14th Dec
10am – 5pm | FREE

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