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Top four Somerset Christmas markets

From cider to cheese, soak up everything Somerset has to offer in the festive season with our top picks of Christmas markets and fairs across the county. Find all the delicious goodies you need for Christmas day whilst picking out the perfect presents for your loved ones. With the promise of supporting local exhibitors and making the most of the local area, a Christmas market is a great way to start celebrating the festive season whilst enjoying your holiday. Stay in a self catering cottage and cook up a storm after a day spent picking up local foodie gems.

Get into the festive spirit with a stay in a Somerset holiday cottage available in November or December and catch these gorgeous Christmas markets across Somerset.

Get your favourite festive treats at these brilliant Christmas markets in Somerset.

Discover over 60 festive stalls at the Hestercombe Christmas market running from 16th to 18th November. A huge Christmas tree brimming with baubles provides the backdrop for choirs performing carols while you explore the stalls. A market bursting with beautiful gifts, unique hand-crafted items and delicious festive treats, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Hestercombe.

 The big daddy of Somerset markets is the Bath Xmas market. Open from 22nd November until 9th December, this market is the place to be to find anything and everything you might need for Christmas day. The centre of Bath will be transformed into a magical Christmas paradise with over 170 chalets lining the streets to bring you beautiful treats and festive goodies. For the ultimate festive indulgence find some mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies to get into the holiday spirit.

 Glastonbury frost fayre in Somerset

For a festive fair with a twist visit the Glastonbury Frost Fayre on 24th November. With face painting, craft stalls and live music, there’s plenty to do for all the family. Relax and wander through the stalls while enjoying the Christmas cheer and choosing your favourite bits and bobs to take home for gifts.

From artisan bread and fine cheeses to ceramics and jewellery, Tyntesfield’s food and craft market has all sorts to tempt you this Christmas. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Home Farm on 18th December. Make the most of your visit and take a stroll around the beautiful house and gardens before visiting the market.


If you've enjoyed your Somerset getaway, take a look at our Christmas cottages in Somerset and celebrate in style this year.

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