Christmas will be here before we know it and there are lots of Christmas markets, fairs & events taking place in and around West Berkshire, perfect if you’re looking to do some Christmas shopping or something to do with the kids. We’ve compiled a list of festive events below. We can’t claim to know about absolutely everything that’s going on so if you know of anything that we’ve missed please get in touch and we’ll add it. We also have a list of places to see Father Christmas which you can view here. You may also be interested in our Events Calendar.

We would advise checking that all details are correct and up to date before going along to an event.


4th & 5th 10am-4pm Christmas Gift Fair at Trunkwell House, Beech Hill Road, Reading, RG7 2AT.

9th-11th 10am-4pm Christmas Gift & Craft Fair at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

10th-12th 10am-5pm Mapledurham Festive Gift Fair at Mapledurham House, Reading, RG4 7TR.

11th-12th 10am-5pm Festive Market & British Pet Show at Newbury Showground, Newbury, RG18 9QZ.

11th-19th Newbury Reindeer Hunt, Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14.

16th November – 31st December The Borrowers at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, RG20 8AE.

18th 9am-2pm Pangbourne College Christmas Bazaar at Pangbourne College, Pangbourne Hill, Pangbourne, RG8 8LA.

18th November 11am-1pm Willink Christmas Fair at The Willink School, School Lane, Burghfield Common, RG7 3XJ.

18th 11am – 2pm Shefford Primary School Winter Fete, Blakeney Fields, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DB.

18th November – 4th January 2018 Ice Skating at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, Ox13 5HB.

18th November 2017 – 7th January 2018 Reading Winter on Ice at Forbury Gardens, Reading, RG1 3BB. *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

19th November Reading Christmas Lights Switch On, Reading Town Centre.

19th 12pm-2.30pm Coles Diner’s Christmas Market at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ

19th 11am-3pm Christmas Gift & Craft Fair at St Bart’s School, Newbury, RG14 6JP.

19th 11am-2pm National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Fayre at Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DQ.

19th 2pm-5pm Thorngrove School Christmas Fayre at Thorngrove School, The Mount, Highclere, RG20 9PS.

19th 10.30am-3pm St Gabriel’s Christmas Fair at St Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BD.

24th 5pm-7pm Stockcross Primary School Christmas Bazaar, Chapel Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LD.

24th 5pm-7pm Beenham Primary School Winter Fair, Mount Pleasant, Beenham, RG7 5NN.

25th 10am-4pm St Mary Magdalen Christmas Craft Market & Festival of Cribs at St Mary Magdalen Church, Rodway Road, Tilehurst, RG31 6DR.

25th 11.30am-2pm Thatcham Park Polar Express Christmas Fayre, Thatcham Park School, Thatcham, RG18 4NP.

25th 12.30pm-3.30pm Christmas Fayre at Brockhurst & Marlston House Schools, Marlston Road, Hermitage, RG18 9UL.

25th 5.30pm-8.30pm Kingsclere Christmas Market at The Kingsclere Village Club, 35 George Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5NH

25th-26th 10am-4pm Pineapple Palace Christmas Market at Pineapple Palace, Lower Way Farm, Thatcham, RG19 3TL.

25th-26th 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB.

25th 10am-1pm Lambourn Christmas Market at Walwyn Hall, Baydon Road, Lambourn, RG17 8NU.

26th 11am-3pm Christmas Market at Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, Old Oxford Road, Newbury, RG14 3AG

26th November 11am-7.30pm Newbury Christmas Lights Switch on and Santa Parade, Newbury Town Centre, RG14.

29th November – 23rd December (Wednesday – Saturday) 10am-4pm December Christmas Pop Up Shop at the Lodge at Pineapple Palace, Lower Way Farm, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3TL.

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1st December – 7th January 2018 Beauty & The Beast Pantomime at The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD.

1st 3.15pm-5.45pm Chilton Foliat Primary School Christmas Market & Grotto at Chilton Foliat Primary School, Stag Hill, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford, RG17 0TF.

1st 3.15pm-5.30pm Theale Primary School Christmas Fayre, Church Street, Theale, RG7 5BZ.

1st 5pm-7pm Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch On at The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP.

2nd 10am-2pm West Berkshire Mencap Christmas Craft Fair at The Mencap Centre, Enborne Gate, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AT.

2nd 10am-3pm Goring Festive Food & Local Produce Fair at Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 5AG.

2nd 12pm-3pm Englefield Primary School Christmas Fayre, The Street, Englefield, RG7 5ER.

2nd 2pm-4pm Christmas Bazaar at Falkland Primary School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NU.

2nd 2pm-4.30pm Mortimer St John’s Christmas Fair at Mortimer St John’s Infant School, West End Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3SY.

2nd-3rd 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB

2nd 3pm-7pm Theale Christmas Fair, High Street, Theale, RG7.

3rd 11am-4pm Christmas Fair at Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR.

3rd 5pm Hungerford Christmas Lights Switch On, Hungerford Town Hall, Hungerford.

4th 9.30am-5pm Pelican Cancer Christmas Fair at The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JU.

6th 12pm-3pm Christmas Fayre at Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, RG7 4SA.

6th-7th 9.30am-4.30pm Christmas Fair at Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, RG20 9RN.

7th 12pm-2.30pm Green Park Winter Wonderland at Green Park, Reading, RG2 6GP.

8th 5pm-9pm Hungerford Christmas Extravanganza, High Street, Hungerford, RG17.

9th 6pm-9pm Winter Concert at St John’s Church, Victoria Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3SY.

10th 2pm – 5.30pm Christmas Craft Fair at Thatcham Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham.

10th 4.30pm-6pm Festival of Light: Lantern Procession in Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14. Lantern Making workshops take place from 19th November – 3rd December, see the Corn Exchange website for more information.

14th 4pm-8pm Late Night Shopping & Choir of 1,000 Voices in Newbury Town Centre & Market Place, Newbury, RG14.

15th 5.30pm-7.30pm Christmas Disco and visit from Santa at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

15th-17th The Nutcracker Ballet at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

16th-23rd 10am, 12pm & 2pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AU.

16th-24th 11am, 1pm & 3pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Rose of Hungerford, Canal Walk, Hungerford, RG17 0EQ.

22nd-23rd Christmas Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX.

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