Christmas markets on the Isle of Wight 2023

Penned on the 27th November 2023

Christmas markets on the Isle of Wight 2023

Whether you are looking for a unique gift for someone special or planning to take the little ones to see Father Christmas, the Isle of Wight has lots going on this Christmas. 

From artisan Christmas markets to festive tearooms, start planning a wonderful Christmas on the Isle of Wight today.

The Garlic Farm

A box of garlic plaits at The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight

Various dates throughout November and December

Found deep in the heart of the Island, The Garlic Farm is renowned for its fabulous collection of home-grown condiments, gifts, plants and of course garlic galore! From Friday the 10th of November until Sunday the 24th of December the I Love Wight Pop UP Christmas Shop will be offering all things Christmas in the magnificent Allium Barn, the perfect opportunity to shop for those quirky, unusual gifts. If you happen to be there on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of December, there is also an Artisan Christmas Market with outdoor stalls and musical entertainment.

While you are there, call in to the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon tea, the perfect Christmas treat!


Briddlesford Christmas Market

A shelf full of Tippsy Wight bottles at Briddlesford Farm shop on the Isle of Wight

Friday the 8th to Sunday the 10th of December

Renowned for serving the best breakfast on the island, Briddlesford is also home to a fabulous Christmas market. With a great selection of artisan Island suppliers selling crafts and gifts, this is the ideal opportunity to stock up ahead of the big day. Bluebells Café will be open too and serving a wonderfully festive array of food and drink. 


Northwood House

Northwood House on the Isle of Wight

Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of December

Northwood House will be bursting with Christmas joy and showcasing over 40 local exhibitors selling all things crafty. The Christmas tearoom will be serving a festive feast, and Father Christmas will be on hand in his snow cave where children can write him a letter with photo opportunities for parents. And look out for Santa Paws, who will be delighted to have his photo taken for a charitable donation of £3. Free to enter, this festive treat at Northwood House welcomes all the family.


Ventnor Winter Gardens

A bench in the path at Ventnor Botanic Garden on the Isle of Wight

Saturday the 16th of December

The pretty seaside town of Ventnor is holding a full day of festivities in December. Throughout the town there will be a myriad of Christmas events including craft markets, storytelling, and live performers. Stay until early evening to see the Christmas parade, which assembles on the Green and traverses through town to Ventnor Park.


Bembridge Sailing Club

The harbour at Bembridge with boats in the water

Saturday the 2nd of December

Visit the beautiful village of Bembridge on the first Saturday in December and pop into the Sailing Club for a chance to shop at the Mountbatten Gift Fair. Entry is just £3 per person from 10am until 3pm with access to a range of boutique stalls from the mainland. For a special treat, attend the special preview night on Friday the 1st of December from 5pm. Tickets are £15 and includes wine and canapes!


Excited to browse the Island's many fabulous Christmas markets? Explore our beautiful holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight for your perfect festive stay.


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