Christmas markets are the perfect place to embrace that festive feeling in the run-up to the big day, here are the best in Berkshire.
We can think of no better way than wandering the stalls of a winter market with the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon circling the air.
Nothing screams Christmas like talking with local traders, buying handmade gifts for our loved ones, and indulging in a few sweet treats of our own.
With that in mind, we have put together a list of some of the best Christmas markets on your doorstep that you need to explore during the most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas markets in Berkshire
The Lexicon Christmas Market
Where: The Lexicon, Bracknell, RG12 1AP
When: From November 21 2022
Indulge in a bratwurst or sip on some mulled wine before ticking off your Christmas shopping list at the Lexicon.
Explore the offerings at the quirky wooden huts and pick up a unique gift for your loved one before checking out the iconic festive Mini which is back for 2022.
For more information, visit the Lexicon website.
The Great Christmas Carnival
Where: Newbury Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Newbury RG14 7NZ
When: November 27 2022 – January 2 2023
With ice skating, a circus and a Santa’s Grotto, there is non-stop festive fun to enjoy at The Great Christmas Carnival.
You can explore its Christmas market which is brimming with food stalls and bars for you to refuel between the rides and shopping.
Tickets start at £5 for entry and you can find more information via
The Great Christmas Carnival website.
Reading Winter Wonderland
Where: Hills Meadow, car park, George St, Reading RG4 8DH
When: November 12 2022 to January 2 2022
With free entry, the Reading Winter Wonderland promises plenty of Christmas cheer.
There’s something for everyone including an ice rink, Santa’s Grotto, rides and plenty of food stalls to explore and indulge in a treat or two.
Find out more via the Reading Winter Wonderland ticket source website.
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Reading Farmers’ Market
Where: The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading
When: December 17 2022
Head down to the Reading Farmer’s Market to feast on some festive favourites or to pick up some locally sourced produce just before the big day.
Support local farmers and vendors as you browse at the popular market with a Christmas twist.
For more information, visit the Reading Farmers’ Market website.