You are cordially invited to the very first food and exclusive Christmas gift market at Braxted Park

Following on from our recent success with very popular and well attended Christmas parties we are launching a Christmas market to showcase local, high quality, unusual and affordable art, crafts, design and gifts. Discover amazing gift ideas and delicious tasting experiences all wrapped up in a food festival curated by celebrity chef Tim Maddams. We are focusing on filling our Pavilion with the best of local independent retailers, small producers and craftspeople.


Tickets


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Unfortunately all tickets for this event are now sold out.

If you already have a ticket we look forward to welcoming you to Braxted Park. Please ensure your ticket is ready to present on arrival.

There will be spaces available throughout both days for Mother Christmas' Gingerbread decorating, look out for the 'Tickets' sign in the park.


Entertainment


There's something for everyone at our first ever Christmas Food and Gift Market.

Saturday 1st December, 10am-3pm, last admission 2.30pm

10am - Ceremonial ribbon cutting and official opening of the market.
11am - Carol Singing from Heybridge Primary School Choir in the performance area.
12pm - Sensational singing from fresh and new choir Funky Voices.
1pm - The UKs finest vintage female trio The Rockabellas singing a selection of festive hits in the performance area.
2pm - Inspirational and uplifting singing from The Big Sing Community Choir in the performance area.

Sunday 2nd December, 10am-3pm, last admission 2.30pm

10am - Carol Singing from Baynards Primary School Choir in the performance area.
11am - Carol Singing from St Peter’s Young Singers in the performance area.
12pm - International Vocal Impressionist Danny Owen performs a tribute to Tom Jones in the performance area.
1pm - The UKs finest vintage female trio The Rockabellas singing a selection of festive hits in the performance area.

Throughout both days

  • Situated in the famous Walled Garden Pavilion, the Braxted Park Christmas Market offers a host of small gift shops of every variety. See who's exhibiting.
  • The food court will feature delicious treats from around the world.
  • Gingerbread decorating with Mother Christmas in the Orangery.
  • Cookery masterclasses with Tim Maddams on Saturday or Steve Walpole on Sunday (all tickets now sold out).
  • Visit Santa’s reindeer in their vintage sleigh outside the Orangery.
  • Learn a new skill with floral demonstrations and workshops in the Breakfast Room and order your Christmas floral decorations.  No booking necessary.
  • Enjoy a tour of the beautiful grounds of Braxted Park from the comfort of a horse and carriage ride.  Starting from outside the main house, no booking necessary.

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Enjoy a variety of delicious foods and browse unique not-on-the-high-street stocking fillers all in the grand surroundings of the Braxted Park Walled Garden. Enjoy a short walk round the grounds of this historic house with a complimentary glass of mulled wine for every visitor.

Suitable for all ages and accessibility, Braxted Park is offering a rare treat to come ‘behind the wall’ to enjoy a Christmas Fair with a difference.

December 1st & 2nd 2018, 10.00am to 3.00pm, last admission 2.30pm

Please bring your ticket with you and have it ready to present on arrival.

There is no smoking allowed in the general areas of the estate, but a designated smoking area is provided.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs to be brought to the Estate.

Be prepared - The weather plays a big part in Christmas events so make sure you are dressed comfortably. Layers are best as much of the market is outdoors. Suitable footwear highly recommended as parking is a short walk across the grass.

All areas are accessible for wheelchair users, and designated parking for blue badge holders has been provided, but please bear in mind that Braxted Park is a country estate and there is some uneven terrain.

A discretionary donation bucket for The Country Food Trust will be presented upon exit. The Country Food Trust aims to alleviate food poverty within East Anglia by the use of surplus food from farms and Estates. Since launch in 2015 the charity have provided over 130,000 delicious and nutritious game curries and casseroles to those in need around the country. Find out more here.


Confirmed exhibitors

We have a fabulous selection of exhibitors confirmed already, with many more to come. Please contact Fiona if you're interested in becoming an exhibitor on 01621 892305 or fiona@braxtedpark.com

Mike Holmes

Hand crafted wooden toys, pens, chopping boards and gifts. Ideal for filling Christmas stockings.

Melissa Faux

Melissa Faux

Beautiful textile design and homewares.

Puddlepaints

Puddlepaints

Original watercolour and ink artwork.

Enty’s Huffers

Enty’s Huffers

We are a small family run business making bread the old fashioned way.

Twinkledust

Twinkledust

Twinkledust designs beautiful clothing for your gorgeous little ones, we have also sourced gifts and accessories worldwide for those special occasions or just as a treat for you.

English Spirit Distillery

English Spirit Distillery

We are a distillery with a simple mission: to fashion the best tasting spirits in the world, and to ensure that spirit enthusiasts across the land are consistently surprised and delighted by everything we make.

Laudy McB Designs

Laudy McB Designs

We design and make products inspired by our rural Essex surroundings. Mixing our two loves; the countryside and tweed, we make stunning everyday items as well as those exclusive pieces you want to save for someone or somewhere special.

Chappel Chocolate House

Chappel Chocolate House

The Chappel Chocolate House uses quality couverture, including Belgian chocolate, to make small batches of handmade chocolates. We have a range of different flavours including caramels, truffles, moulded chocolates, Easter eggs, Valentines chocolates. We specialise in using herbs and spices to flavour our chocolates.

Totham Bangers

Totham Bangers

We make a wide variety of high quality handmade gourmet sausages, burgers, chorizos and beef jerky.

Inscripture

Inscripture

Award-winning affordable personalised jewellery, cufflinks, keyring's and gifts. You live the moments. We create the memories.

Rust and Hall Jewellery

Rust and Hall Jewellery

Rust & Hall Jewellery Design is a fusion of rustic and earthy pieces with a touch of elegance, style and originality.

Leonie Marks Jewellery

Leonie Marks Jewellery

Handmade jewellery inspired by Scilly and designed and created using a combination of silver, gold & gemstones.

Frank and Grace

Frank and Grace

Inspired by country living, the designs are brought to life using the finest faux fur and traditional tweeds. Our products are all designed and made in the U.K.

Dedham Vale Soap Company

Dedham Vale Soap Company

All Natural handmade soap made in the traditional cold process method using 100% natural and essential oils.

Hollington's Floral Design

Hollington's Floral Design

Floral designer who is proud to support British flowers and foliage.

Piccolo Originals

Piccolo Originals

Handcrafted jewellery, accessories and fused glass decorations and artworks.

Sparkle

Sparkle

Stockists of Katie Loxton products which include beautiful bags, accessories and scarves at affordable prices.

ComplEAT Caterers

ComplEAT Caterers

Come and join in the fun and get an authentic piece of Spain with our delicious paella!

Gourmet Yorkshire Wraps

Gourmet Yorkshire Wraps

"A roast dinner, in a yorkshire wrap!"

Thai Next Door

Thai Next Door

"Spice up your life with authentic delicious thai food"

The Tipsy Grey

The Tipsy Grey

"Gin, fizz and craft beer mobile bar"

The Candle Sanctuary

The Candle Sanctuary

The finest luxury hand poured scented candles

Wood Fire Pizza

Wood Fire Pizza

On a mission to share our love of wood fired food with you. you can find us serving up super tasty wood fired pizza all around East Anglia

Beats Catering

Beats Catering

Forget fine-dining with full silver service and instead embrace the street food revolution, which offers food for the soul ready to be tucked into immediately. Our vintage food truck offering street food in Colchester brings feel-good eats to your door serving up delicious foodie treats that deliver on flavour and look great too

Wild Game Meat

Wild Game Meat

Our family business Wild Game Meat Ltd & Serno Peda was founded in 2012. However, real passion for hunting and great tasting game meat started many years ago, back in Lithuania. We use a selection of venison like red deer, roe deer and elk, with pork and beef, to provide high quality, free range, hot and cold smoked meat

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