It’s almost the season to be jolly, so get into the festive spirit and grab those last minute gifts by visiting one of the many Christmas markets taking place across the county.

Whether you just want to inhale the scent of mulled wine, gorge yourself on fresh mince pies or you have a list you need to stick to, Christmas Markets are a great way to start feeling festive and kick off the Christmas celebrations. Here’s a selection of some of the markets you can visit in Bedfordshire this winter.

5th November

Christmas Craft Fair and Christmas Barn
Olde Watermill Shopping Village, Barton Le Clay, nr Luton MK45 4RF
10am – 4pm
A chance to grab some lovely handmade craft creations and enjoy the festive celebrations. Find out more here. 

19th November

Silsoe Christmas Craft Fair
Silsoe Community Sports Centre, Silsoe, MK45 4GP
11 am – 3pm
With over 40 stalls, there is bound to be something you can find for that special person. Find out more here

25th November

Reindeer Fest
Barton le Clay Village Hall, MK45 4JY
11 am – 4pm
With everything from a Santa’s Grotto to arts and crafts and stalls, plus free entry this is a great festive event for the whole family. Find out more.

2nd December

Christmas Fair at the Forest Centre
The Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine, Bedford MK43 0PR
10am – 4pm
Full of handmade gifts from local businesses and seasonal food and drink, head to the Forest Centre to really kick start your Christmas season. Find out more. 

3rd December

A Merry Little Cranfield Christmas Market
130 High Street, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0BS
10 am – 4pm
Back by popular demand and hosted in collaboration with Fil’s Hairstop and Bowel Cancer Research, this year’s market is destined to be even more enchanting than last year’s! Find out more here.

Christmas Fair
Houghton Regis Memorial Hall, Dunstable
10.30am -2.30pm
The memorial hall’s first Christmas event is free to enter and features the best in local stalls to inspire your gift shopping this Christmas. Find out more.

10th December

Christmas Market at Luton Hoo Estate
Luton Hoo Estate, Luton LU1 4LF
10 am – 4pm
 Explore the delights of the Luton Hoo Estate with added Christmas Cheer! Find out more here

This is just a small selection of the festive fun on offer across Bedfordshire this Christmas, make sure to keep an eye on our What’s On pages to see what else is coming up.