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London Christmas Markets Selling Small Brands 2020

London Christmas markets in 2020 will be a little different this year, with some going online and some still happening in person but with safety precautions in place. If you are looking for Christmas presents made by independent sellers, small brands and crafty creators we’ve got a great list of Christmas markets for you to choose from. Whether you’re shopping at home on the sofa or popping on your mask and heading out, small businesses really need support this holiday more than ever so please shop small, support local and give quality not quantity gifts. They make everyone feel merry!

Physical Christmas Markets

Pexmas

Festive Markets

Two weekends of festive markets with 50+ different traders each day. A mix of independant traders, retailers, crafters, artists and foodies under one roof at Copeland Gallery.

When: 12-13 and 19-20 Dec; 11am-6pm
Where: Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, Peckham, SE15 3SN
Entry: Drop in, no booking required.

Pexmas Emporium

A bookable shopping experience with 25+ traders, each hosting a bigger boutique style pop-up for their brand. Less chance of queuing, more time to shop, with more space. A standard ticket grants individual access for a 3 hour shopping session.

When: 16-18 Dec, 2-5pm or 6-9pm
Where: Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, Peckham, SE15 3SN
Entry: £2, book for 2pm or 6pm shopping times.

More info on all Pexmas events: website

The Hackney Christmas Market

Christmas decorations and artisan gifts from ethical businesses. Live entertainment, street food with vegan options and multiple bars selling mulled wine, craft beers and cocktails so you can snack and sip while you shop.

When: 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 Dec; 11am-6pm
Where: Bohemia Place, Hackney Central, E8 1DU
Entry: free, £2 donation can be made on event’s Eventbrite page
More info: website

The Assembly Market Slow Christmas

For two weekends this market brings together independent slow fashion and home brands who care about sustainability. Perfect for quality gifts that feel special, like the stunning earrings seen above by Chalk, a London based design studio run by an architect.

When: 12-13 Dec and 19-20 Dec; 11am-6pm
Where: 71-73 Church Street
Entry: free, drop-in
More info: website

Canopy Christmas Market

Green Rooms Market

A plant-packed paradise returns to Canopy Market. Expect an abundant urban jungle of planty businesses alongside the wonderful Real Food Festival of tasty street food traders.

When: 4 Dec, 11am – 7pm / 5 Dec, 11am-6pm / 6 Dec 12am-6pm
Where: Canopy Market West Handyside Canopy,  N1C 4BH

Crafty Fox Market

For three full days you’ll find a selection of the finest Crafty Fox Market designer makers alongside the regular Canopy Market. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop small and support these independent designers as you sort your festive gift giving!

When: 11 Dec, 11am-7pm / 12 Dec, 11am-6pm / 13 Dec, 11am-6pm
Where: Canopy Market West Handyside Canopy London, England, N1C 4BH

More info on all Canopy Market events: website

Online Christmas Markets

Shop small for the safety of your sofa! Online shopping doesn’t have to mean Amazon or other big retailers, check out these options for gift buying this Christmas.

The 12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas

SoLo Craft Fair is holding a virtual edition of its annual Christmas market on Instagram. The 12 Virtual Night Markets of Christmas. This online event will help you find new local favourites and snap up quality gifts without taking your slippers off. Simply switch on to SoLo Craft Fair’s Instagram stories between 7-9pm on any Monday in December. Please note only 100 stories are allowed at one time, so check back 2-3 times throughout the event so you don’t miss any traders. If you see something you like, click through to their profile to find out how to buy and follow the maker.

Kensington Mums & The Glorious Edit Christmas Shopping Fair

The Glorious Edit – a curated collection of 80 independent brands – and Kensington Mums have partnered to create an online Christmas shopping fair. There are three ways to start your shopping at the fair, happening between 4-10 December. You can search by brand, by category or by bespoke present lists. The event will raise money for the MeeTwo mental health app, which provides free support to young people. Shoppers are invited to donate a voluntary £4 entrance fee, but will also get a Glorious Edit code that provides exclusive offers across all brands.

Pexmas Shop

The first Pexmas Shop is now open – It’s not just for Christmas, this is a permanent fixture all year round, for all your gifting needs. Traders from across Pexmas Markets and Emporium events, and even from Pexmas Past present their bestsellers and top gifts all in one place!

Babyccino Shop Up

No market this year, but no worries, Babyccino have put together some helpful product guides to help you easily find gifts for babies, children, mamas and lots of stocking stuffer ideas. They also have a product guide for party wear, holiday décor, knitwear and more.

 

Featured photo is of “Scandi Dreams” Bauble by Alleycat Designs available on the Pexmas Shop here.

 

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