The county comes alive with the festive spirit during the winter months, and whether you’re a local looking for festive inspiration or a visitor in search of the holiday spirit; Shropshire’s winter markets are a must-visit destination during the most wonderful time of the year.

November and December: Tipples Christmas Shop

A short drive from Shrewsbury, the Tipples Pop Up Christmas Shop is back for another year of festive treats. A true treasure trove for those seeking the magic of the season, shop for local produce, hampers, Christmas gifts, decorations, artwork and much more – Find out more

Saturday 2nd December: Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre

This charming Christmas event returns for 2023. Explore over 150 stalls and the town’s charming independent shops, all beautifully decorated for the festive season. Immerse yourself in the festivities with live performances and entertainment throughout the day. Join the enchanting candlelit procession down the High Street, followed by traditional Christmas carol singing on the Square – Find out more

Saturday 9th December: Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market

Back for its third year, Shrewsbury Prison Christmas Market will be running over two days. A traditional Christmas market in an unconventional setting – this is one not to miss. With free entry, add a different experience to your holiday festivities and enjoy street vendors in the exercise yard and shop from over 65 stalls in the interior – Find out more

Friday 15th December: Chronicle Christmas Market

Bringing festive cheer from the fields of Shropshire to Shrewsbury Square – the Shrewsbury Christmas Market promises to deliver festive joy and delight. Enjoy delicious mince pies and steaming mulled wine, catch up on your Christmas shopping with handmade crafts and gifts from local traders – Find out more