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Finding Christmas Magic In West Hampstead: Top 5 Christmas Markets For Local Families

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again!

You know Christmas is right around the corner when you can see those twinkling lights from a distance, smell the delightful blend of cinnamon-y goodness and the sweet wood aroma, and hear those all-too-familiar tunes playing on the radio.

When the holiday season is upon us, what better way to savour the festive spirit than by exploring the enchanting Christmas markets all around? Here in West Hampstead, you and your family can enjoy some of the best Christmas markets all around London.

Whether you are on the hunt for handcrafted, unique gifts, scrumptious treats, or just a lovely time with friends and family, you can find it all here in and around beautiful West Hampstead.

We at Paramount Properties have put together a list of the most fun and fantastic Christmas markets around West Hampstead for local families. So get those winter coats out and soak in the aroma of sweet spices, wines, and the crispy cold winter days!

West End Lane Christmas Market - 9th December 

Here in the heart of West End Lane Square, you will find one of the best Christmas markets in all of London. The West End Lane Christmas Market is perfect for local families looking to enjoy chilly winter evenings leading up to Christmas day.

Picture this: the aroma of roasted chestnuts wafting through the air, twinkling lights adorning stalls, and the unmistakable sound of carollers spreading holiday cheer. This market effortlessly transforms West End Lane Square into a winter wonderland, making it the perfect spot for families seeking a quintessential Christmas experience.

Feast your eyes on the array of diverse stalls where you can buy all kinds of artisanal craft, bespoke decorations, and delicious treats. In addition to all that, this Christmas Market in West Hampstead also features Santa’s Grotto, so it’s perfect for the little ones!

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Manorside Primary School Market - 5th December

Christmas is all about making memories and having a fun-packed time with the little ones. Why not enjoy a family-friendly Christmas extravaganza at the Manorside Primary School in Finchley?

This spectacular Christmas market only costs £1 for the entrance fee and features loads of fun activities that you can take part it with your children. Entertainment includes a wonder school choir performance where you can listen to West Hampstead’s finest little singers perform Christmas carols.

You can also take part in tombola, arts and crafts, face-painting, or just walk around and enjoy the live music and let’s not forget the snow machine!

Parents can relive their childhood as they indulge in classic carnival treats while the little ones revel in the excitement of the various attractions. It's a jolly good time for the entire family, and you might just find yourself joining in on the carousel fun!

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Hampstead Heath Winter Fayre - Every Weekend From 25th November - 7th January 2024

John Parnham Funfairs promise a day full of laughter, joyful rides, and all kinds of delicious treats. If you are looking for a family-friendly, fun-filled Christmas Market with Victorian and kiddies rides, then look no further than this incredible funfair.

Savour the Christmas tunes playing all around while the little ones hop from one ride to the other on an unlimited rides wristband.

Or, walk around the different food stalls and indulge in all kinds of wintery treats that are sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

This Kidz World funfair is just the place to go to add a zest of joy and Christmas-y goodness in your life if you're local to the Heath. 

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Camden Christmas Market - 16th November to 24th December 2023

Come see Camden light up in Christmas lights as the winter chill seeps in. You’ll surely enjoy the stunning Christmas decorations in lovely contrast with Camden’s chic, urban charm.

The local Camden Christmas Market offers visitors a beautiful blend of delicious foods, traditions, and seasonal music. Enjoy the delectable snow flurries as you walk around with friends and family and take part skating around the ice rink and trying all kinds of festive foods.

The Camden Christmas market also features Santa’s Grotto, handmade jewellery and crafts, local art, a selection of craft beers and spirits, antique books, and even vintage clothing.

You can also find several vegan foods and items all around.

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Mary Mag's Magical Mix Up Evening - 15th December 3.30 pm-6.30 pm

Mix and mingle with the parents and children of NW2, and head down to Mary Mag's Magical Mix-Up Evening!

With just a gold coin entrance fee, it's the perfect opportunity to get the family out and about on a budget. 

Enjoy a winter barbecue with drinks, watch the children perform in a talent show, play games and gear up for a day of dancing. 

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As you embark on your festive journey through West Hampstead's Christmas markets, may your days be merry, your shopping bags full of joyous finds, and your laughter contagious. Happy holidays, and may the spirit of the season be with you and your loved ones!

FAQs on the Best West Hampstead Christmas Markets

Is there parking available near these Christmas markets?

Yes, there is parking available near some of the Christmas markets mentioned above. While some markets have limited parking, we recommend embracing the holiday spirit and using public transportation or considering a festive stroll to fully immerse yourself in the yuletide atmosphere.

Are these West Hampstead Christmas markets suitable for young children?

Absolutely! These West Hampstead Christmas markets are suitable for children of all ages. Each market offers family-friendly activities, from Santa's Grotto to petting zoos, ensuring a delightful experience for the little ones.

Can you bring your pet to any of these Christmas markets in West Hampstead?

Yes, you can bring your pet to these Christmas markets in West Hampstead. However, it is always advisable to check with the specific market organizers beforehand, as each venue may have different policies regarding our furry friends.

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