As the seasonal period approaches so do a whole host of fun and festive events in the local area. From High Wycombe’s traditional town centre Christmas Light Switch On, to the more unique Vegan Christmas Market, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas…

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair – Wycombe Arts Centre

Kicking off the festive period is the Christmas Arts & Craft fair, hosted by Wycombe Arts Centre. Offering a perfect opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas shopping and support some fantastic, local creatives. The event offers free entry and parking too!

Location: 15 Desborough Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2PU

Opening Date/ Time: 14th- 15th November, 10am – 5pm

Website: www.wycombeartscentre.com/events/christmas-art-and-craft-fair

Christmas Fair at Waddesdon

A lovely opportunity to visit the historic Waddesdon Manor; their fair will be set against the North front of the manor, decorated with 20ft Christmas Trees. The event runs from the 13th November to 23rd December, with ‘chalets’ changing week to week to offer a dynamic range of gifts, decorations, crafts and festive foods across the event.

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH

Opening Date/ Time: Sat 13 Nov – Thur 23 Dec 2021,  Wed-Sun (Also Mon 20 & Tue 21 Dec), 12 noon – 7pm

Website: www.waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/christmas-fair/

High Wycombe Christmas Light Switch On – High Wycombe Town Centre

Celebrating our fabulous town centre, Thursday 18th November will offer a fabulous day full of live music, family friendly entertainment, craft stalls and more. The Lights Switch ‘ON’ will take place at 6:45pm – featuring celebrity guests Gareth Ainsworth from WWFC & cast of The Swan’s Peter Pan Panto – PLUS, a street parade through the High Street from 5.15pm. The light switch on is bound to be a festive highlight with something for anyone to enjoy!

Location: High Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2AZ

Opening Date/ Time: 18th November, 3pm – 8pm

Website: https://mywycombe.com/events/christmas-light-switch-on/

High Wycombe Christmas Market (in association with Red Kite) – High Wycombe High Street

With 30+ Christmas gift and craft stalls, offering products such as candles, wreaths and jewellery – the Christmas Market is set to be an amazing opportunity for stocking up on unique festive goods. The market will also feature LIVE music from the ‘Santa Babies’, a meet & greet with Santa himself, festive crafts and free hot chocolate – creating a merry atmosphere for all.

Location: High St, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AZ

Opening Date/ Time: 28th November, 11am – 3pm

Website: www.mywycombe.com/events/christmas-market-in-association-with-red-kite

Christmas Weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Over in Chalfont St. Peter, Chiltern Open Air Museum will be providing a festive yet historical celebration of Christmas; with historically costumed inhabitants, traditional decorations and craft activities throughout the weekend. With live music (including Chiltern Choir and The Bucks Music Trust Band) and festive storytelling throughout- the weekend is set to be a magical experience. (Standard admission rates apply)

Location: Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

Opening Date/ Time: 4th December, 10am – 4pm/ 5th December, 10am – 5pm

Website: www.coam.org.uk/events/christmas-event

Booking Necessary: Yes (Standard Admission tickets required for day of visit)

Vegan Christmas Market – High Wycombe, High Street

This unique festive market will be located in Wycombe High Street – offering an array of delicious vegan food and eco- friendly goods with a Christmas twist, from handmade cosmetics to vegan fast food to locally made arts and crafts. The Vegan Market offers a delectable opportunity to try something new!

Location: High St, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AZ

Opening Date/ Time: 5th December, 11am – 4pm

Website: www.mywycombe.com/events/vegan-market-2/

Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – High Wycombe, Guildhall

A family friendly event that is new to Wycombe this year – Mrs Claus Kitchen will be placed under The Guildhall in the Town Centre. The event will offer mini Christmas shoppers the experience of meeting the fantastic Mrs Claus and decorating a yummy gingerbread friend to take home!

Location: High St, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2AZ

Opening Date/ Time: Sat 11th & Sun12th December, 11am – 4pm

Website: www.mywycombe.com/events/mrs-claus-kitchen/

Booking Necessary: Yes (booking link will be published to MyWycombe’s website and social media soon, keep an eye out!)

Breakfast with Santa & Rudolph – Spindle & Thread

Santa will be making his merry way to the Spindle and Thread on the 18th and 19th December to celebrate Christmas with a buffet breakfast, meet and greet and a small gift for every child! Parents can also join in the fun with buffet breakfast and tea/coffee, priced at £10 per attendee.

Location: Bellfield Road, High Wycombe, HP13 5HP

Opening Date/ Time: 18th- 19th December, 10am – 12 noon

Website: www.spindleandthreadpubhighwycombe.co.uk/whats-on/breakfast-with-santa-sunday-19th-december

Booking Necessary: Yes

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