The Best Christmas Fair Weekend in Essex is Back!
  • Channels Estate, Pratts Farm Lane, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex
    CM3 3PT
  • Friday 22nd November - Until Sunday 24th November
Channels has Christmas all wrapped up this year with a magical weekend of Christmas fun and celebrations to get the whole family in the mood for the festive season, including a magical grotto hosted by the big man himself, a Christmas market and even a doggies' Christmas party!

Experience the nostalgia of Christmas at Channels - the beautiful estate in Little Waltham near Chelmsford which is creating the ultimate Christmas Fair weekend from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November.

The event kicks-off on Friday 22nd at 12.00-9.00pm with over 30 Christmas market stalls offering original handmade and vintage gifts and gorgeous festive decorations. There will also be live music from 7.30-10pm, mulled wine, and street food.

“Santa Day” takes place between 12.00 and 6.00pm on Saturday 23rd November and promises to be the perfect day out for the whole family. Santa arrives by sleigh at 1pm with candy canes for all the children and at 2pm opens his magical grotto! There will be activities for the children including the ‘Creative Corner Experience’, a bouncy castle, soft play, entertainment by Elsa from Frozen and the Elf Juggler as well as photo opportunities with Santa and his elves! Adults will be able to enjoy shopping around the market, festive street food, mulled wine, cider and real cask ales.

Back by popular demand, the Doggies' Christmas ‘Pawty’ takes place on Sunday 24th November at 10.00am – 1.00pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm and includes festive stalls, a pet photographer, a professional dog groomer as well as lots of ‘barking’ doggie competitions!

Christmas wishes really can come true with a breakfast experience with Santa on Sunday 24th November. ‘Breakfast with Santa’ allows kids to write their Christmas wish list, and decorate cookies before boarding Santa’s Channels Express train and meeting the big man himself!

Co-Owner and General Manager of the Channels Bar & Brasserie Katie Squire says: “The Channels Christmas Fair weekend is a firm favourite with both our customers and our family. For the last two years hundreds of children and adults have been beguiled the magic of Channels fun and celebrations where they have experienced the Christmas traditions we all love so much.” 

She continues: “This year we have laid on an even better calendar of events including fantastic food, drink, live music and entertainment. It will be a Christmas extravaganza with all the sights, sounds and smells of the season, not forgetting those all-important gifts for family and friends.”

All events are ticket only entrance.

Tickets can be purchased online via the following links: 

Santa Day

Doggie party

Xmas market


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