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 do our best to add it. You may also be interested in our round up of places to see Father Christmas.

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


15th November-5th Jan 2019 Robin Hood at the Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, RG20 8AE.

17th November-24th December Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

18th November-23rd December 10.30am-4.30pm Free Christmas Grotto at Parkway, Newbury, RG14 1AY. (Open 18th November, 1st & 2nd December and 14th-23rd December).

17th November-6th January 2019 Ice Skating at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.

18th 11am-3pm Christmas Gift & Craft Fair at St Bart’s School, Newbury, RG14 6JP.

18th 11am-2pm National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Fayre at Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DQ.

18th November from 12pm Newbury Christmas Lights Switch on and Santa Parade, Newbury Town Centre, RG14.

18th 2pm-5pm Thorngrove School Christmas Fayre at Thorngrove School, The Mount, Highclere, RG20 9PS.

24th 10am-4pm St Mary Magdalen Christmas Craft Market & Festival of Cribs at St Mary Magdalen Church, Rodway Road, Tilehurst, RG31 6DR.

24th 11.30am-2pm Thatcham Park’s Magical Harry Potter Christmas Fete, Thatcham Park School, Thatcham, RG18 4NP.

24th 6pm-8.30pm Kingsclere Christmas Market at The Kingsclere Village Club, 35 George Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5NH

24th-25th 10am-4pm Pineapple Palace Christmas Market at Pineapple Palace, Lower Way Farm, Thatcham, RG19 3TL.

24th-25th 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB.

24th 10am-1pm Lambourn Christmas Market at Walwyn Hall, Baydon Road, Lambourn, RG17 8NU.

24th 2pm-4pm Christmas Craft Fair at Thatcham Baptist Church, Wheelers Green Way, Thatcham, RG19 4YF.

24th November-24th December Magical Christmas Family Adventure at 4 Kingdoms, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8JY.

25th 10am -4pm Newbury Artisan Christmas Market, Northbrook Street & Bartholomew Street, Newbury.

25th 11am-3pm Festive Penguin Event at the Kennet Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN.

25th 1pm-3pm Christmas Cookie Club at Tops Treats, 38b Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5LL.

27th November-9th December 10am-4pm Christmas Pop Up Shop at The Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

30th 5pm-8pm Christmas Market at Welford and Wickham Primary School, Welford Road, Wickham, RG20 8HL.

30th 3.30pm-5.30pm Beenham Primary School Winter Fayre, Mount Pleasant, Beenham, RG7 5NN.

30th 3.30pm-6pm Englefield Primary School Christmas Fayre, The Street, Englefield, RG7 5ER.

30th November-6th January 2019 Jack & The Beanstalk Pantomime at The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD.

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1st-24th (various times & locations) Newbury Living Advent Calendar.

1st 4pm-6pm Christmas Bazaar at Stockcross Primary School, School Road, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8LD.

1st 10am-2pm West Berkshire Mencap Christmas Fair at The Mencap Centre, Enborne Gate, Enborne Road, Newbury, RG14 6AT.

1st 10am-3pm Goring Festive Food & Local Produce Fair at Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 5AG.

1st 12pm-2.30pm Francis Baily Christmas Fair, Skillman Drive, Thatcham, RG19 4GG.

1st 2pm-4pm Christmas Bazaar at Falkland Primary School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NU.

1st 2pm-4.30pm Mortimer St John’s Christmas Fair at Mortimer St John’s Infant School, West End Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3SY.

1st-2nd 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB

1st 2pm-4pm Christmas Bazaar at John Rankin Schools, Garford Crescent, Newbury, RG14 6EX.

2nd 11am-2pm Chaddleworth & Shefford PTFAs Winter Fete, Blakeney Fields, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DB.

2nd 10am-1pm Christmas Fayre & Brunch with Santa at John O’Gaunt School, Priory Road, Hungerford, RG17 0AN.

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

2nd 4pm Hungerford Christmas Lights Switch On, Hungerford Town Hall, Hungerford.

3rd 9.30am-5pm Pelican Cancer Christmas Fair at The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JU.

5th 11.30am-2.30pm Christmas Fayre at Arlington Business Park, Theale, Reading, RG7 4SA.

5th-6th 9.30am-4.30pm Christmas Fair at Highclere Castle, Highclere Park, Newbury, RG20 9RN.

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

7th 11am-12.30pm St Peter’s Pre-school Christmas Fayre at Bradfield Village Hall, Southend Road, Bradfield, RG7 6EY.

7th 5pm-7.30pm Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch On at The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP.

8th-9th A Morning with Father Christmas at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

8th-23rd Christmas on the Farm & Santa’s Grotto at Bucklebury Farm Park, Pease Hill, Bucklebury, RG7 6RR.

8th-9th Christmas Extravaganza Weekend at the Kennet Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN.

14th 5pm-9pm Hungerford Christmas Extravanganza, High Street, Hungerford, RG17.

14th 6pm-9pm Newbury Christmas Sing-Along in Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14.

15th 6pm Winter Concert at St John’s Church, Victoria Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3SY.

15th-23rd 10am, 12pm & 2pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AU.

15th-24th 11am, 1pm & 3pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Rose of Hungerford, Canal Walk, Hungerford, RG17 0EQ.

16th 11am-3pm Christmas Market at Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa, Old Oxford Road, Newbury, RG14 3AG

16th 4.30pm-6.30pm Festival of Light: Lantern Procession in Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14. Lantern Making workshops take place on 8th & 9th December, see the Corn Exchange website for more information.

17th 9.30am-10.15am Boogie Mites Christmas Special at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

18th 10am-11am Christmas Mess it up Messy Play at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

19th 1pm-3pm My First Christmas Craft at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

20th 10am-10.45am Boogie Mites Christmas Special at Acland Memorial Hall, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash, RG18 9JH.

20th 1pm-3pm Christmas Bake & Play at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP.

20th 3pm-7pm Christmas Celebration at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

21st 10am-1pm Make a Bear Christmas Special at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

21st 6pm-8pm SEN Christmas Party at Eddie Catz, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF.

21st-23rd Beauty & The Beast Ballet at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

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