Christmas in Stamford 2023
As the festive season approaches, Stamford, a picturesque town in the UK, transforms into a winter wonderland, brimming with Christmas spirit. This year, the town is hosting an array of events leading up to Christmas, offering a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary celebrations. Let’s embark on a journey through Stamford’s Christmas festivities.
23rd-26th November – The Build up to the Christmas Season
Burghley House Christmas Fair (23rd-26th November) Burghley House, with its historic grandeur, hosts its annual Christmas Fair. Visitors can explore a plethora of stalls featuring unique gifts, artisan crafts, and festive foods. It’s a perfect setting to begin your Christmas shopping in a magnificent Elizabethan estate. More details
Stamford Christmas Lights Switch-On (23rd November) The heart of Stamford’s festive season is its Christmas Lights Switch-On in Red Lion Square. This event marks the official start of the town’s Christmas celebrations. Shops in the area stay open until 7 pm for late-night shopping, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere under the twinkling lights.
Stamford Green Quarter Winter Fair (23rd November) Experience a unique festive evening at the Stamford Green Quarter Winter Fair from 5 to 9 pm. This event promises a blend of local culture, crafts, and cuisine, offering a different perspective of Stamford’s Christmas spirit.
Stamford Christmas Market (26th November) The Stamford Christmas Market, from 10 am to 5 pm, is a traditional festive market. With a wide range of stalls, it offers everything from handmade crafts to delicious food, perfect for finding those special Christmas gifts.
2nd December – Markets and Merriment
Oundle Christmas Market (2nd December) A short journey from Stamford, the Oundle Christmas Market, open from 10 am to 5 pm, is a must-visit. It’s renowned for its festive atmosphere and array of local and artisanal products. More details
Rutland Garden Village Festive Fair (2nd-3rd December) The Rutland Garden Village Festive Fair, from 10 am to 3 pm, offers a charming rural setting for Christmas shopping. It’s an ideal place to find unique gifts and decorations while enjoying the crisp winter air.
3rd December – The Big Christmas Market
- Rutland Big Christmas Market (3rd December) Located at Rutland Hall from 11 am to 5 pm, this market is a festive extravaganza. Visitors can browse a vast array of stalls while enjoying seasonal entertainment and treats. More details
9th December – Handcrafted Delights
- Handmade Craft Fair at Stamford Arts Centre (9th December) This fair, from 10 am to 4 pm, is a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. It’s a fantastic opportunity to purchase unique, handcrafted gifts that are not available on the high street.
10th December – A Run for a Cause
- Santa Fun Run at Burghley House (10th December) The Santa Fun Run is a festive and fun event for all ages. Participants dress as Santa and run through the scenic grounds of Burghley House, all for a good cause. Sign up here
Stamford’s Christmas events offer something for everyone, from the traditional to the unique. These events not only embody the festive spirit but also support local artisans and businesses. As we count down to Christmas, Stamford invites you to be part of its magical celebrations, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Happy holidays!
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