Buying locally, especially at Christmas time is a great way of supporting local traders and shops, ensuring that the money is reinvested locally. Research has show that for every £1 spent in small to medium sized business 63p stays in the local economy compared to 40p with a larger high street chain. Local shops and markets often sell items that have been created by local artisans, which means that you can usually buy a one off gift.
Here is list of some of local Christmas markets and places based near our Goodfellows’ branches where you can buy one off gifts this Christmas, and support your local community.
Christmas Event this Friday 2nd December from 17.00, a great chance to buy locally at this Christmas shopping evening, there will be a vast selection of local crafts on offer and wine and mince pies. Goodfellows will be there on the night so please come and say hello.
This Saturday 3rd of December is the annual Carshalton Frost Fair which runs from 13.00-18.00. This is a great place to buy a huge selection of gifts, including knitted scarves, ceramic functional wear, Jams, marmalade and preserves. For more information please visit their site.
Raynes Park: 21 – 23 Tooting High Street, London, SW17 OSN
White Christmas Fair 17th December from 17.00-22.00 an evening of late night shopping, the perfect place to pick up those last remaining gifts, there will be gift made by independent designers, talented makers and beautiful brands.
Christmas Market 10th December from 12pm-17.00, there will be a Christmas Market, street food, gifts, songs and much more, for more information visit the website.
This Saturday 3rd December, from 15.30 pm Swan Shopping Centre in Leatherhead will be Switching on the Christmas lights, there will be a Christmas market, free face painting, entertainment with free car parking until midnight.
Monday 12th December from 17.00-20.00 Denbies are holding a late night shopping and Craft Fair. There will be original gifts for sale, music, carol singing and free mulled wine and mince pies. Free admission and car parking.
This is a great place to visit for Christmas gifts and for the children to visit Father Christmas from the 24th November until the 24th December. There will also be hundreds of Christmas trees and wreaths for sale, new born lambs born early December, Children’s Christmas Trail and there gift shop full of toys, books and stocking fillers.
Festive Family Fun weekend on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December, there will be Christmas Crafts, Face Painting, Christmas stories, a bear hunt, and much more.