It’s that time of year when markets and charity fayres start to pop up all around the island, giving us the opportunity to support local makers and small businesses. It’s a great way to meet some of the many local artisans here in Guernsey while you make a start on your Christmas shopping. It's also an excuse to find something special for yourself.
Sunday 5th November at Styx, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
You are invited to come along to this winter market at Styx, with lots of local small businesses who will help you to start getting in the mood for the festive season with decorations, gift ideas, food produce and more. Details here.
Friday 10th November at St Sampsons High School, 6.00pm to 9.00pm
With a great mix of different local stallholders, a chocolate tombola, raffle prizes, mulled wine and mince pies, the Baubingy Schools PTA has pulled out all the stops for this evening market event. Details here.
Sunday 12th November at The Peninsula Hotel, 11.00am - 5.00pm
The winter fayre at the Peninsula is back again for the third year. Once again, a wide variety of local small businesses will be sharing lots of gift ideas for the festive season. The restaurant and bar will be open throughout the event. Details here.
Sunday 12th November at Les Cotils, 11.00am - 4.00pm
This early Christmas market is taking place at Les Cotils in the Harry Bound Room, with stunning views out across the Channel. The market is showcasing local small businesses and artisan crafters and giving you an opportunity to get ahead of the game and bag a few early gifts and stocking fillers. Details here.
Saturday 18th November at the KGV, 12.00 to 5.00pm
The KGV is hosting charities and small businesses at their annual Christmas Market, where you can browse and stock up on gifts from local artisans and stallholders. Details here.
Saturday 18th November at the Vale Douzine Room, 12.00 to 4.00pm
The Greeting Place Foundation invites you to pop along to their Christmas Market at the Vale Douzaine to do some Christmas shopping, with a tombola, candles, crystals, books, and Christmas decorations to name but a few of the stalls that will be there. Details here.
Sunday 19th November at Beau Sejour, 10.00am - 4.00pm
The annual Round Table Christmas Fayre supports local charities,with over 50 charity stalls selling a variety of gifts and baked goods, with fun and activities for kids of all ages, including Santa's Grotto.
Sunday 19th November at The Farmhouse, 11.00am - 5.00pm
A gathering of local stallholders will be selling gifts, decorations and a selection of food and sweet treats at this traditional Christmas fayre. The bar and restaurant will be open for drinks and food. Details here.
Thursday 23rd November at Amherst Primary School, 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Enjoy some midweek late night browsing at the school's Christmas Market. Browse gifts while you enjoy snacks and mulled wine. Details here.
Friday 24th November at Castel Primary School, 4.00pm to 6.30pm
Start your weekend with the Castel Primary School PTA Christmas Fayre, where you can browse the stalls, visit Father Christmas in his grotto, enjoy roast turkey, take part in crafts and biscuit decorating, wrap a secret present... the list goes on! Details here.
Friday 24th November at Forest Primary School, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
The Forest Primary School PTA is hosting an early evening Christmas Fayre. You'll find stalls selling books and toys, a wine and water stall and a bumper raffle alongside facepainting, glitter tattoos and Santa's Grotto - enjoy!
Saturday 25th November at the Vale Douzaine Room, 10.00am to 2.00pm
The North Community Market is holding its Christmas Fayre with lots of crafts, jewellery, toys and gift ideas. There will also be cakes and bakes alongside fresh fruit and vegetables. Details here.
Sunday 26th November at St Pierre Park Hotel, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Look forward to exploring over 100 local stalls selling gifts, decorations, food and more at one of the bigger Christmas fayres of the season. The bar will be open for drinks and snacks, with music playing throughout the day. Details here.
Sunday 26th November at Rafa Gremlin Club, Fosse Andre, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Shop for jewellery, homemade crafts, sweets and more. There's also a raffle, a tombola and a charity hamper draw. The bar will be open from midday. Details here.
Sunday 26th November at La Villette Hotel, 11.00am to 4.00pm
This is the final event of the year from The Guernsey Farmers Market who invite you to browse a range of offerings from local artisans and small business stallholders. The restaurant is taking bookings for Sunday lunch and the bar will be open for hot and cold drinks. Details here.
Thursday evenings, 30th November, 7th, 14th & 21st December, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
The Christmas Markets will be back on Thursday evenings in Market Square for some late night shopping - to be followed, of course, with a mulled wine and dinner with friends. Details here.
Thursday 30th November at Les Cotils, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Enjoy an evening of Christmas shopping with local stallholders at Les Cotils. There's plenty of parking on site and the bar and restaurant will be open. Details here.
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December at La Vallette, 9.00am - 3.00pm
There will be some gorgeous gifts for you to explore at the Swallow Pavillion at The Bathing Pools, and they're looking forward to seeing you before or after your swim - or coffee! Details here.
Saturday 2nd December at Torteval Parish Hall, 9.00am - 13.00pm
Support WAG at this morning market, where you'll find calendars, cards, prints and aerial photos alongside Christmas wreaths, decorations crafts and gifts. Refreshments and parking available. Details here.
Saturday 2nd December at Le Pommier Hotel, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Join the team at Le Pommier who are hosting a variety of local stallholders across the whole ground floor of the hotel, delivering everything you need for the festive season. The bar will be open for drinks and light meals. Details here.
Saturday 2nd December at St Martins Parish Hall, 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Support local stallholders at this event where you'll find a selection of Christmas gifts and Christmas decor. Dino’s Coffee Bike will be there to warm you up with a lovely hot chocolate or coffee while you shop. Details here.
Saturday 2nd December at Les Cotils, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Show your support for Les Voies School PTFA at their Christmas Fayre in the Harry Bound Room. With plenty of parking, it's an easy drop in to find a few gifts. Details here.
Saturdays, 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd December, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Market Square will be filled with stallholders on Saturdays in the lead up to Christmas, enhancing the 'shop local' experience in town throughout December. Details here.
Sunday 3rd December at Beau Sejour, 11.00am - 4.30pm
You’ll find over 60 stalls at the Active Guernsey Christmas Market this year. As well as handmade gifts, decorations and bakes there's also a charity raffle, tombola and bottle stall. Come along to support this local charity. Details here.
Monday 4th December at St Martin's Community Hall & The Professor Shaw Communit Centre, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
With carol singing from 6.15pm and a visit from Father Christmas himself, this promises to be an evening of entertainment - and shopping, of course. Details here.
Saturday 9th December at St Martins Community Centre from 9.30am to 12.30pm
Browse stalls of handmade treasures, preloved gems and vintage finds to discover the perfect stocking fillers for your loved ones. Details here.
Saturday 9th December at Grow Ltd, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Join the Grow team at their new site for pre Christmas fun, hand crafted gifts, mince pies and mulled wine, raffle and more. Details here.
Sunday 10th December at 1857 @ Kings, 10.30am - 4.00pm
Stock up with lots of local gift ideas for the festive season from over 40 local stallholders and enjoy Sunday lunch or a light snack in the bistro. Details here.
Monday 11th December at Saumarez Park, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm
The National Trust is hosting its annual Christmas market, set in the cobbled courtyard surrounded by heritage buildings in the park. The evening promises to be magical, with Christmas carols around the tree and winter warming food. Details here.
Saturday 16th December at St Martins Community Centre, from 11.00am to 4.00pm
Find some last minute gifts and support local stallholders at this fayre, with stalls selling sweets and chocolates, handmade Jewellery, beauty products, Christmas gifts, food hampers, Christmas bakes and more. Details here.
Various late night shopping events
Spend an evening feeling festive in Alderney, browsing the boutique shops in Victoria Street and rounding off your night with a mulled wine or dinner in one of the island’s cosy pubs. Highlights include the Christmas lights switch on and the Made in Alderney craft market. Details here.
Various dates throughout November and December
Ok, so we know this isn't technically a market, but it is a bit of a Christmas tradition! Head over to Herm to browse the Herm gift shop, take in a walk and savour a mulled wine at the Mermaid. The Puffin post box will be open for letters to Santa. Details here.
Are there more markets taking place? Get in touch & we'll add them to The List.