Christmas Events in Surrey


Embracing the holiday season is like stepping into a world adorned with shimmering lights and festive melodies, where the air is infused with the spirit of joy and goodwill. Attending Christmas events becomes a magical journey, a chance to immerse oneself in the enchantment of the season. From the joyous laughter of children to the warmth of shared moments with friends and family, these events weave a tapestry of memories that linger long after the last carol has been sung. Whether it’s the dazzling spectacle of twinkling decorations, the aroma of seasonal treats, or the sense of unity in a crowd gathered for a common purpose, Christmas events have a unique ability to kindle a sense of wonder and connection. As we navigate through the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush, attending these events becomes a precious opportunity to pause, reflect, and celebrate the magic that surrounds us during this special time of the year.

To help you find some of these beautiful events around Pirbright we have created a list for you below, we have gone in date order so you can see when things start from:

Blue Christmas Lights in Southbank Kew

Loseley House Christmas Fair – 16th to 19th November open 9 am to 5 pm

Step into a creative world and rediscover the art of enjoyable Christmas shopping. Talented makers and designers from across the UK bring their small firms together for four special days in this stunning setting. Fabulous fashion and accessories, jewellery, skincare, candles and interiors, table linen, childrenswear, antiquities, ceramics, art and artisan cheeses, confectionary, gin and rum.
Free For Children and Adults – £6.50

Guildford Cathedral Christmas Fair – 17th to 18th November – 10 am to 4 pm

Guildford Cathedral’s ever-popular two-day fair is back. Every year we welcome a wonderful range of artists, crafters & makers to the Cathedral. This unique shopping experience will have over 50 exhibitors selling an eclectic mix of bespoke Christmas gifts and decorations, spirits, jewellery, accessories and much much more!
£3 Entry on the Door

Collectively Camberley Christmas Cracker – 18th November – 10 am to 4 pm 

Christmas Lights, Reindeer, Free-Facepainting, Balloon Modelling and so much more.  Plus a packed Christmas Market (including ourselves, who have a stand at this amazing event).  Click the link above to see the full list of amazing things at this event.
Even better this is FREE for all.

Aldershot Christmas Cracker – 18th November – 12 noon till 5.30 pm

Visit the town centre for an afternoon bursting with more than 35 gifts, crafts, food and community stalls, amazing free festive family activities, live performances and brass bands.  The Christmas lights switch-on, which will take place in Princes Gardens from 5.15 pm, including a short firework display and a giant snow machine!

Farnham Christmas lights switch-on – 18th November – 1 pm onwards

Throughout the afternoon, there will be free, live entertainment from schools, theatre groups, dance companies and local bands. You can expect to hear traditional carols, plus see dancing and Christmas performances. With stallholders and various attractions. The lights will be switched on at 4.30 pm by the Mayor of Farnham.

Circular Christmas Lights with bow on the top

RHS Glow 2023 at Wisley – 24th November to 2nd January – 4 pm till 9 pm

Let it Glow! Enjoy an unmissable after-dark spectacle of lights at RHS Garden Wisley this festive season.  see the garden in breathtaking beauty as amazing illuminations light your way on a wonder-filled journey.  With an amazing Trail of Light through the garden and onto the glasshouse which will be filled with a Christmas Beach theme.  There will be food and drink from the restaurant, cafe and food chalets.  Alongside some Christmas shopping in the garden centre itself.
PLEASE NOTE:  PRE-BOOKED TICKETS ONLY – Starts From £5.25 for children/ £10.45 for Adults (Members prices).

Godalming Christmas Festival and Light Switch On – 25th November – 10 am to 5:30 pm

There will be music and entertainment all day long at The Pepperpot and Godalming’s dazzling lights will be switched on by special guests at 5.00 pm. You will find lots of stalls for all your Christmas present ideas in the High Street and Church Street as well as traditional Christmas Food.  Buy a handcrafted gift, jewellery or decorations from a local producer and sample yummy foodie treats.

Ripley Christmas Fair and Light Switch On – 3rd December – 11 am to 3 pm

An eclectic mix of stalls and festive regulars along with the turning on of the Christmas lights thanks to the generous donations of local businesses and residents.  There will be music, food and shopping. Plus us as Lovelight Photography will be there, so make sure you say hi.

German Mini Christmas Market – 3rd December – 11 am to 3 pm

This Guildford Twinning Association annual event will be held in the Guildhall.  A German-themed mini Christmas market, with stalls selling German bakery, wooden toys, gifts, stocking fillers, Glúhwein (mulled wine), books and more. This year’s new attraction is a Christmas scene where visitors, families, and friends, can pose and have their photos taken.

Farnham Christmas Market – 10th December – 10 am till 4 pm

There will be over 150 stalls in Castle Street, The Borough and the Conservative Club in Ivy Lane selling gifts that are a little different, crafts, accessories, Christmas items, food, drink and more. Shoppers can expect there to be an emphasis on local, quality products.  The Farmers’ Market will also take place in Central car park. Wander across to pick up some local produce and taste what a difference local makes.  This is another Event you will find LoveLight Photography at.

Father and children in a studio portrait with light tops on and a white wall behind