Who’s looking forward to Christmas?! It 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 for 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 and don’t forget that we have our handy events calendar too.

Please check that all details are correct and up to date before going along to an event that is listed below.

November

Saturday 9th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019 Santa’s Grotto at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB. Adult £4.99, child £16.99 (from 12 months), baby £6.99 (birth – 12 months).

Thursday 14th November 2019- Saturday 4th Jan 2020 The Prince and The Pauper at The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury, RG20 8AE. The Watermill’s Christmas show.

Saturday 16th November 2019 10am-2pm Growing2gether Christmas Fayre, Cottismore Park, Newbury Road, Kingsclere, RG20 4SY.

Saturday 16th November 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020 Ice Skating at Millets Farm, Kingston Road, Frilford, OX13 5HB.  Child tickets from £6 and adult tickets from £6.50.

Saturday 16th November 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020 Reading Winter on Ice, Forbury Gardens, Reading. RG1 3EJ.

Sunday 17th November 2019 11am-3pm Christmas Gift & Craft Fair at St Bart’s School, Newbury, RG14 6JP. Amdission £2, £1 concessions and under 16s free.

Sunday 17th November 2019 from 12pm Newbury Christmas Lights Switch on and Santa ParadeNewbury Town Centre, RG14. Market stalls from 12pm, lights switch on at 5pm.

Sunday 17th November 2019 12pm-5pm Free Christmas Grotto at Parkway Newbury, Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury, RG14 1AY.

Sunday 17th November 2pm-4.30pm Sustainable Living Christmas Market, Thatcham Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, RG18 3AN.

Sunday 17th November 2019 2pm-5pm Thorngrove School Christmas Fayre at Thorngrove School, The Mount, Highclere, RG20 9PS.

Thursday 21st November 12pm-4.30pm SustainHUBle Eco Shopping Event at Hungerford Library, 2 Church Street, Hungerford, RG17 0JG.

Thursday 21st November 2019 6pm-9pm Pineapple Palace Shopping Evenings at Pineapple Palace, Lower Way Farm, Thatcham, RG19 3TL.

Friday 22nd November 2019 7pm-9pm Christmas Shopping Evening at Charmaine’s Hair and Beauty, Hambridge Road, Newbury, RG14 5UT.

Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th & Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB. Free admission.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am-2pm Festive Fayre at Ashford Hill School, RG19 8BB.

Saturday 23rd November – Tuesday 24th December 2019 Magical Christmas Experience at 4 Kingdoms, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8JY. Tickets from £15 for an adult and £27.50 for a child.

Saturday 23rd November 10am-2.30pm Children’s Create for Christmas at John Rankin Infant School, Newbury, RG14 6EX. For ages 3+. £5 per child, there’s an afternoon session and morning session.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am-1pm Christmas Fair at Willink School, School Lane, Burghfield, RG7 3XJ.

Saturday 23rd November 2019 11.30am-3pm Alder Bridge Advent Fayre at Alder Bridge Steiner-Waldorf School, Bridge House, Mill Lane, Padworth, RG7 4JU. Free entry.

Sunday 24th November 2019 10am -4pm Newbury Artisan Market, Northbrook Street & Bartholomew Street, Newbury.

Sunday 24th November 2019 10.30am-3pm Christmas Fair at St Gabriel’s School, Sandleford Priory, Newbury, RG20 9BD.

Sunday 24th November 2019 11am-3pm National Animal Welfare Trust Christmas Fayre at Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, RG17 7DQ. £2 admission.

Thursday 28th November- Saturday 7th December 2019 10am-4pm Handmade Craft & Gift Fair at The Nature Discovery Centre, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

Thursday 28th & Friday 29th November 2019 10.30am-12pm Christmas Craftanoon in aid of Mind. Caz from Baby Massage Newbury is holding Craftanoons in Greenham. £12, email cazncampbell@gmail.com for more information.

Friday 29th November 5pm-7pm Beenham Primary School Christmas Fayre, Mount Pleasant, Beenham, RG7 5NN. Free admission.

Friday 29th November- Saturday 4th January 2020 Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD.

Saturday 30th November 10am-4pm St Mary Magdalen Christmas Craft Market & Journey to Christmas at St Mary Magdalen Church, Rodway Road, Tilehurst, RG31 6DR. £1 admission, children free.

Saturday 30th November 2019 11.30am-2pm Thatcham Park’s Christmas Fayre, Thatcham Park School, Thatcham, RG18 4NP.

Saturday 30th November 2019 1pm-3pm Christmas Bazaar at Falkland Primary School, Andover Road, Newbury, RG14 6NU.

Saturday 30th November 12pm-4.30pm Green Christmas Market at The Living Rainforest, Hampstead Norreys, RG18 0TN.

Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-2pm Basildon Christmas Market, Basildon Village Market, Bethesda Street, Upper Basildon, RG8.

Saturday 30th November 2019 12pm-4pm Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Market at Winchcombe Place Care Home, Maple Crescent, Newbury, RG14 1LN.

Saturday 30th November 2pm-6pm Festive Afternoon Tea & Shopping Event at Silchester Farm, Silchester, RG7 2PS. £25 per person, afternoon tea available at 2pm, 3pm & 4pm.

Saturday 30th November 2019 6pm-8.30pm Kingsclere Christmas Market at The Kingsclere Village Club, 35 George Street, Kingsclere, RG20 5NH.

Saturday 30th November – Tuesday 24th December 2019 Magical Christmas at Finkley Down Farm, North Way, Andover, SP11 6NF.

Saturday 30th November – Monday 23rd December 2019 Christmas at Roves Farm, Sevenhampton, Swindon, SN6 7QG.

Saturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2019 9am-6pm Christmas Market & Father Christmas at Yattendon Estate, Yattendon, RG18 0UT.

Saturday 30th November 2019 10am-12pm Kintbury Christmas Fair at St Mary’s Church, Kintbury.

Saturday 30th November – Tuesday 24th December The Magic of Christmas at Chobham Adventure Farm, Bagshot Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8DB. For those of you willing to travel further afield (and to pay a bit more!) this is a 2 hour experience with prices starting from £32.50.

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December

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

Sunday 1st December 2019 10am-4pm Christmas Fair at City Arts Newbury, 10 Hampton Rd, Newbury, RG14 6DB.

Sunday 1st December 2019 11am-4pm Christmas Fair at Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR. £1 per adult, children free.

Sunday 1st December 2019 11am-2pm Dogs Trust Christmas Fair, Plumb Farm, Hamstead Marshall, RG20 0HR.

Sunday 1st December 12pm-4pm Glenvale Nurseries Christmas Charity Day, Hungerford Lane, Bradfield Southend, RG7 6JH. Raising money for a few different charities.

Sunday 1st December 2pm-4pm Coles Diner Christmas Market at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

Sunday 1st December 2019 4pm Hungerford Christmas Lights Switch On, Hungerford Town Hall, Hungerford.

Monday 2nd Decembver 2019 9.30am-5pm Pelican Cancer Christmas Fair at The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross, Newbury, RG20 8JU. £5 per person.

Monday 2nd December 2019 7pm-9.15pm Christmas Crafts by Candle Light at Georgina Hill Hairdressing, Brimpton Lane, Brimpton, RG7. A craft evening for adults (suitable for beginners), £45.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 10.30am-12pm Christmas Craftanoon in aid of MindCaz from Baby Massage Newbury is holding Craftanoons in Greenham. £12, email cazncampbell@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 11am-12pm Messy Christmas at Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Pangbourne. Christmassy messy play from Mess Around Berks & Wilts. £8 per child, £5 per sibling.

Thursday 5th December 2019 12pm-2.30pm Green Park Winter Wonderland at Green Park, Reading, RG2 6UJ.

Thursday 5th December 2019 9.30am-8pm Creative Christmas Workshop and Fair at Silchester Farm, Silchester, RG7 2PS. A series of craft workshops and Christmas stalls.

Friday 6th December 2019 3.20pm-5.30pm Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair at Chilton Foliat Primary School, Stag Hill, Chilton Foliat, RG17 0TF.

Friday 6th December 2019 5pm-7pm Thatcham Christmas Lights Switch On The Broadway, Thatcham, RG19 3HP.

Friday 6th – Tuesday 24th December 2019 Meet Santa at Rosebourne, Basingstoke Road, Aldermaston, RG7 4LD. £14.95 per child.

Friday 6th December 2019 5pm-9pm Made in Mortimer Christmas Market, St John’s Hall, 22 West End Road, Mortimer.

Saturday 7th December 2019 10am-3pm Goring Festive Food & Local Produce Fair at Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, RG8 5AG.

Saturday 7th December 2019 12pm-2.30pm Francis Baily Christmas Fair, Skillman Drive, Thatcham, RG19 4GG.

Saturday 7th December 2019 2pm-4.30pm Mortimer St John’s Christmas Fair at Mortimer St John’s Infant School, West End Road, Mortimer Common, RG7 3SY.

Saturday 7th December 2019 2pm-4pm Christmas Bazaar at John Rankin Schools, Garford Crescent, Newbury, RG14 6EX. A free Christmas fair with Christmas trees, festive menu, Children’s market, face painting and lots more.

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 10am-3pm Christmas Fayre Weekend at Darling Buds of May Farm, Newbury Road, Headley, RG19 8LA.  A free Christmas fayre with Christmas trees, festive menu, children’s market, face painting and lots more. See our membership page for details of our partner offer with the Darling Buds of May Barn Cafe and read our article here

Saturday 7th December – Sunday 22nd December 2019 Christmas on the Farm & Santa’s Grotto at Bucklebury Farm Park, Pease Hill, Bucklebury, RG7 6RR. Additional fee of £5 on top of admission fee to visit Santa, includes a small gift.

Saturday 7th December 2019 10am-4pm Festive Family Fun on Thatcham Broadway, Thatcham.

Saturday 7th December 2019 10.30am-5pm Father Christmas & Ice Queen Festival at the Kennet Centre, Newbury, RG14 5EN. A free event with Father Christmas, stilt walkers and lots more.

Saturday 7th December 2019 1.30pm-5pm Eco Christmas Pop-Up Market, Thatcham Parish Hall, Chapel Street, Thatcham.

Saturday 7th – Tuesday 24th December 11am & 1pm (departure times may vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Rose of Hungerford, Canal Walk, Hungerford, RG17 0EQ. Tickets are £8.

Saturday 7th & 14th and Sunday 8th & 15th December 2019 9am-6pm Yattendon Christmas Market, Yattendon Estates, Yattendon, RG18 0UY.

Sunday 8th and 15th December 2019 10.30am Brunch with Santa at Wonderland Soft Play, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF. See our membership page for details of our partner offers with Wonderland Soft Play and read our article here.

Sunday 8th December 2019 10am-4pm Newbury Artisan Christmas Market, Newbury Town Centre.

Sunday 8th December 2019 10.30am-2.30pm Green Christmas Tree Sale at The Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, RG19 3FU.

Monday 9th December 2019 10.30am-11.30am ‘All I want for Christmas’ Squiggle & Dot special at Wonderland Soft Play, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF. Creative art session for toddlers & pre-schoolers.

Friday 13th December 2019 5pm-9pm Hungerford Christmas Extravanganza, High Street, Hungerford, RG17.

Friday 13th December 2019 6pm-8pm Newbury Christmas Sing-Along in Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14.

Saturday 14th – Monday 23rd December 2019 10am, 12pm & 2pm (departure times vary by date) Santa Boat Trips on the Jubilee Narrowboat, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AU. Tickets are £9.

Friday 13th December 2019 11am-12pm Messy Christmas at Riverside Community Centre, Rosemoor Gardens, Newbury, RG14 2FG. Christmassy messy play from Mess Around Berks & Wilts. £8 per child, £5 per sibling.

Saturday 14th December – Monday 23rd December 2019 10.30am-4.30pm Free Christmas Grotto at Parkway Newbury, Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury, RG14 1AY.

Saturday 14th December 2019 12.45pm-2pm Pop Up Play Village Christmas in Cold Ash at Acland Memorial Hall, Hermitage Road, Cold Ash. A festive play session! £6.50 per child, £5 per sibling. Pre-walkers free with a child ticket. Enter code WBM10 when booking online to get 10% off! See our membership page for more details of our partner offer with Pop Up Play Village.

Sunday 15th December 2019 4.30pm Festival of Light: Lantern Procession in Newbury Town Centre, Newbury, RG14. Lantern Making workshops take place on 30th November and 8th December at Greenham Business Park, see the Corn Exchange website for more information.

Monday 16th December 2019 9.30am-10.45am Pop Up Play Village Christmas in Curridge, Chapel Lane, Curridge. A festive play session for under 5s. £5.50 per child, £4.50 per sibling. Non walkers and adults are free. Enter code WBM10 when booking online to get 10% off! See our membership page for more details of our partner offer with Pop Up Play Village.

Monday 16th December 2019 9.45am-12.15pm Caterpillar Music Christmas Party at Wonderland Soft Play, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF. Music & Movement sessions for babies and children up to the age of 5. £6.50 per child and £3 per sibling. See our membership page for details of our partner offer with Caterpillar Music and read our article here.

Monday 16th December 2019 9.30am-11.15am Christmas Combo: Art & Music Session with Squiggle & Dot and Singers & Shakers at Wash Common Scout Hut, Newbury, RG14 6QP. A combined music and art session for 2-5 year olds with a festive theme.

Monday 16th December 2019 11am-1pm Hartbeeps Christmas Party at Bayford House Care Home, Rookwood, Stockcross, RG20 8LB. Limited spaces so booking essential. £6 per child. See our membership page for details of our partner offer with Hartbeeps Newbury & Thatcham and read our article here.

Tuesday 17th December 2019 11am-12pm My First Christmas Craft at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP. £15 per child. Make a personalised hand or foot print bauble and canvas. Booking essential, call 01488 686 770 or email to book. See our membership page for details of our partner offers with Cobbs Play Barn and read our article here.

Tuesday 17th December & Wednesday 18th December 2019 Frozen Snow Queen at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ. Suitable for ages 8+.

Thursday 19th December 2019 2pm-8pm SustainHUBle Eco Christmas Shopping Event at Hungerford Library, 2 Church Street, Hungerford, RG17 0JG.

Friday 20th December 2019 10am-1pm Messy Museum Morning: Christmas Stockings at West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, RG14 5AS. £2 per child, drop in.

Saturday 21st December 2019 10am-11.15am Pop Up Play Village and Imagine More Christmas Storytelling Event, Bucklebury Memorial Hall, Broad Lane, Upper Bucklebury, RG7 6QH.

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December 2019 9am A Morning with Father Christmas at Cobbs Play Barn, Bath Road, Hungerford, RG17 0SP. Tickets from £5.95 for adults and £7.95 for children.

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2019 10am-5pm Christmas Craft Fair at The Base, Communications Road, Geenham Business Park, Greenham. £4 admission, £3 concessions, under 18s free.

Monday 23rd December 2019 2.30pm-4.30pm Chirstmas Party at Wonderland Soft Play, Northway House, York Road, Newbury, RG14 7NF. £10 per child, includes meal, juice and visit to Santa. Call 01635 800216 or speak to reception to book. See our membership page for details of our partner offers with Wonderland Soft Play and read our article here.

Friday 20th- Sunday 22nd December 2019 Wizard of Oz Ballet Theatre UK at Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ.

Saturday 28th December 2019 11am-5pm Challow Hurdle Day at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, RG14 7NZ.

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