January 22, 2024

Christmas Events In Essex 2021

With only 50 days left until Christmas from today, we have taken a look at all the events going on around Essex.
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To get us started The Essex Christmas Fair is taking place at Cressing Temple Barns this Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November 2021. Gates open from 10 am to 4 pm. Adult £5, Concession £4. Under 18s go free. Buy at gate on day or purchase online here

BRAINTREE’S Christmas lights party is back on November 20th 2021!

The big switch-on is at 5.30 pm in Market Place outside Tesco, Bethany Shriever Great Britains first BMX Racing Olympic Champion will be the special guest switching on Braintree's Christmas lights.

The street market will be making a return with more than 50 stalls across the town centre, where visitors will be able to pick up a variety of items, from handmade jewellery to Christmas decorations and more.

Christmas fayre, Earls colne recreation club, Halstead Stalls, rides, grotto, disco and much more raising money for the community charity run recreation club
20 Nov 2021 Open 15:00 - 08:00

Witham Christmas Market  Sunday 28th November 2021 Witham Town Football Club, Spa Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 1UN Over 45 stalls confirmed! 11am - 3pm

Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Christmas Gift & Food Fair – Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November 2021 Hosted at Chelmsford City Racecourse to book your ticket click here

Coggeshall Christmas Market, Stoneham Street, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1UH. Dates: 4th December 2021 (12pm to 4pm). Tickets: Free. For more information click here

Storytelling with Father Christmas, Markshall Estate, Marks Hall Road, Coggeshall, Essex, CO6 1TG Every weekend from 27 Nov 2021 upto Christmas eve to book tickets click here

Christmas Shows & Pantomimes

Beauty and the Beast

Chelmsford Civic Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1JG

26th Nov 2021 to 3rd Jan 2022 to book tickets click here

Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime. 12 Shows

16 Dec, 18:00 GMT – 24 Dec, 16:00 GMT

The Bocking Arts Theatre, 15 Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE, UK to book tickets click here


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT.

27th Nov 2021 to 16th Jan 2022 to book tickets click here


Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA

13th Dec 2021 to 2nd Jan 2022 to book tickets click here

Festive Afternoon Tea


Book the perfect Christmas treat in the beautiful setting of Braintree's Town hall today.

For more information click here

Prested Hall Feering, Colchester, Essex
Selected December dates between 12 – 4pm priced at £22.50 per person Click here to book

Tea at The George, Colchester Afternoon Tea in Essex near Colchester, Prested Hall, Feering, CO5 9EE

Festive afternoon tea from £30.00 (Children £16.00) to book click here


Enjoy Festive Afternoon Tea in your own private Winter Ski Gondola or dine in the restaurant Served from 11.30am, Monday-Sunday from £28.95 per person. To book click here

Perrwoods afternoon tea 

Christmas Afternoon Tea – £18.99 per person

The festive Christmas Afternoon Tea will be served from 1st November until 8th January. Afternoon Tea will not be available on Saturday 4th, 11th, 24th, 27th, 31st December.

Christmas Sweet Afternoon Tea Menu

Christmas Savoury Afternoon Tea Menu

To book click here

Christmas events and places to see santa

Marsh farm will be running The Father Christmas experience from 13th November up to the 24th of December. This year includes a festive funfair.

For more information click here

Colchester zoo The magic of Christmas

4th, 5th, 11th, 12th December and everyday between the 18th – 24th December.

See Santa’s beautiful reindeer in their stables, get crafty at the Elves’ Workshop, hear our Christmas tale and enjoy some festive treats!

PLUS all children who purchase a Santa Experience ticket will be able to take part in this year’s Santa Experience and take home a Christmas Gift.

For more information click here

Santas Grotto at Alton Garden Centre, Wickford Starting November 13th 2021 through to Christmas eve prices from £10.00 to book your slot click here

German Market & Christmas Fair Meadow Croft

Thursday 16th September to Thursday 23rd December 2021

The German market also hosts more than 30 stalls. For more information click here

Meadow Croft Garden Centre Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, Wickford, SS11 7QU

Olivers plants Indoor Christmas Market

Broomfield Farm Nurseries, Coggeshall Road,

Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2JX

Open Everyday from Saturday 20th November to Sunday 19th December

for more information Click here