Fairs and auctions around the UK in December 2021

The best antiques fairs and auctions around the UK in December.

December Fairs and Auctions

There’s no better time to head to your local antiques fairs and auctions than in December. Whether you are searching for some vintage Christmas decorations or a gift for someone special, this month’s listings are filled with fantastic offerings.

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Antiques fairs in North England & Scotland

4th Leeds Vintage Market, Kirkgate Market, 28-34 George Street, LS2 7HY, 10am-4.30pm. Free. 07946 729243; advintageous.co.uk

4th Specifically Vintage Market, Roseangle Kitchen Cafe, Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4JW. 11am-4pm. Free. 07933 762422

4th Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair, Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS. 10am-4pm. £3. 07985 181120; roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

5th Ilkley Antiques Vintage & Collectables Fair, Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DZ. 9am-3pm. 50p. 07973 563992

Antiques fairs in Central England

1st Lincolnshire Antiques & Home Show, Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln, LN2 2NA. 7am-4pm. £5 (£15 before 10am). 01298 27493; asfairs.com

2nd-3rd Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Newark & Nottinghamshire Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. 9am-6pm Thursday, 8am-4pm Friday. £20 Thursday, £5 Friday. 01636 702326; iacf.co.uk

5th Antiques & Collectors Fair, Bantock House Museum, Finchfield Road, Wolverhampton, WV3 9LQ. 9.30am-3.30pm. £2. 07976 643174

11th-12th The Bingley Hall Antique Home & Vintage Fair, Bingley Hall, Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD. 8.30am-5pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. £5 (£10 before 10am Saturday). 01584 873634; continuityfairs.co.uk

19th Antiques and Collectors Fair, The County Assembly Rooms, 76 Bailgate, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3AR. 9am-3pm. £1. 01529 421370

Antiques fairs in the East England

4th-5th Clare Antiques Fair, Old Town Hall, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NN. 9am-4pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. £1. 07869 332245; clarefair.co.uk

12th Antique & Collectors Fair, Sarratt Village Hall, The Green, Sarratt, Herts, WD3 6AS. 9.30am-4pm. £1. 07887 648255; marcelfairs.co.uk

18th Norwich Brocante, St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AU. 8am-3.30pm. £2 (£3 before 9am). 07921 707116; norwichbrocante.com

Antiques fairs in South England

4th-5th Vintage and Very Nice Handmade and Vintage Market Two-Day Christmas Special, Assembly Rooms, North Street, Chichester, PO19 1LQ. 10am-4pm. Free. vintageandverynice.co.uk

5th Christmas Vintage Market, AMP Studios, 897a Old Kent Road, London, SE15 1NL. 11am-5pm. Free. solastcenturyfair.co.uk

5th The Ephemera Society Winter Fair, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT. 11am-4pm. £3. 01923 829079; ephemera-society.org.uk

5th Corfe Castle Antiques & Vintage Fair, Village Hall, East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EE. 9am-4pm. £1. 01202 893942; cameofairs.co.uk

5th Adams Antiques Fair, Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, 80 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE. 10am-4.30pm. £4. 020 7254 4054; adamsantiquesfairs.com

7th Sandown Antiques Home & Interiors Fair, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ. 7am-1pm. Free. 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

11th Fair in the Square, Midhurst Market Square and on West Street, Midhurst, Sussex, GU29 9NJ. Free. 10am-3pm. thecountrybrocante.co.uk

12th Christmas Vintage Market at the Mansion, The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, London, BR3 1SY. 10am- 5pm. Free. solastcenturyfair.co.uk

12th Frock Me! Vintage Fashion Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE. 11am-5.30pm. £5 (£10 before noon). 020 7503 9171; frockmevintagefashion.com

12th Christmas Antiques & Brocante Street Market, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3AA. 9.30am-3.30pm. Free. acvrevents.co.uk

14th Sunbury Antiques Market, Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ. 6.30am-2pm. Free (£10 before 8am). 01932 230946; sunburyantiques.com

18th Whitstable Brocante, Whitstable Umbrella Centre, 10 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DD. 10am-4pm. Free. 07903 286144

18th Wanstead Vintage Christmas Fair, Wanstead United Reformed Church, Nightingale Lane, off Wanstead High Street, E11 2HD. 10.30am-4.30pm. £2.50. wansteadvintage.com

18th-19th Hackney Flea-Mas Market, Abney Hall, 73a Church Street, Hackney, London, N16 0AS. 11am-6pm. Free. hackneyfleamarket.com

19th Minstead Antique Fair, Village Hall, Minstead, New Forest, SO43 7FX. 9.30am-4pm. £1.50. 01202 893942; cameofairs.co.uk

Antiques fairs in West England & Wales

4th Lostwithiel Antique & Collectors Market, Scout Hut, Cattle Market Car Park, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0HE. 10am-1pm. By donation. 07791 037288

5th The Frome Independent, Frome Town Centre, Somerset, BA11. 10am-3pm. Free. thefromeindependent.org.uk

12th The Giant Shepton Flea Market, Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN. 9.30am-4pm. £5. 01278 784912; sheptonflea.com

19th Salvage Fair, Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB. 10am-3pm. Free. salvagefairs.com

December Auctions

1st-2nd Clarets & Carats, Cheffins Fine Art, Clifton House, 1&2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7EA. 01223 213343;
cheffins.co.uk

1st Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Carpets, Ceramics and Works of Art, Dreweatts, Donnington Priory, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2JE. 01635 553553; dreweatts.com

4th The Country House Toy Nostalgia Auction: Including Railwayana & Enamel Advertising Signs, Hansons, Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XN. 01283 733988; hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

7th-19th Library Antique Art & Collections Auction, The Old Post Office, 24 Church Street, Shepshed, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 9RH. 07469 634928; on-lineantiqueauctions.com

7th Modern British & 20th Century Art, Woolley & Wallis, 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

8th-9th The Fine Sale, Cheffins Fine Art, Clifton House, 1&2 Clifton Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 7EA. 01223 213343; cheffins.co.uk

8th The Christmas Auction, Halls, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR. 01743 450700; fineart.hallsgb.com

8th Old Masters Evening, Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA. 020 7293 5000; sothebys.com

8th Jewellery, Watches & Silver, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

8th Natural History & Taxidermy, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

9th Printed Books, Manuscripts and Maps, Bellmans, Newpound, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0AZ. 01403 700858; bellmans.co.uk

9th A Taste of Luxury, Duke’s, Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1GA. 01305 265080; dukes-auctions.com

9th Design, Mallams Auctioneers, Bocardo House, St. Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB. 01865 241358; mallams.co.uk

9th Scottish Paintings & Sculpture ft. S.J. Peploe at 150, Lyon & Turnbull, 33 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RR. 0131 557 8844; lyonandturnbull.com

9th 500 Years of European Ceramics, Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1SR. 020 7447 7447; bonhams.com

9th-10th The Christmas Sale, Fieldings, Mill Race Lane, Stourbridge, DY8 1JN. 01384 444140; fieldingsauctioneers.co.uk

13th The Collectors’ Sale, Mallams Auctioneers, Grosvenor Galleries, 26 Grosvenor Street, Cheltenham, GL52 2SG. 01242 235712; mallams.co.uk

14th Homes & Interiors Auction, Anderson House, Crispin Court, Newbiggin Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 1BF. 0191 430 3000; andersonandgarland.com

14th The Christmas Library & Harry Potter Auction, Hansons, Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 0XN. 01283 733988; hansonsauctioneers.co.uk

14th Trains Galore, Special Auction Services, Plenty Close, off Hambridge Road, Newbury, RG14 5RL. 01635 580595; specialauctionservices.com

14th Jewellery, Fellows, 19 Augusta Street, Birmingham, B18 6JA. 0121 212 2131; fellows.co.uk

14th Collections, Bonhams, Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HH. 020 7393 3900; bonhams.com

14th-15th Fine Interiors – Two Day Sale, Sworders, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8GE. 01279 817778; sworder.co.uk

15th African & Oceanic Art | Antiquities, Woolley & Wallis, 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, SP1 3SU. 01722 424500; woolleyandwallis.co.uk

15th Toys & Models, Sporting & Fishing, Tennants, The Auction Centre, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorks, DL8 5SG. 01969 623780; tennants.co.uk

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16th Expanding Horizons| A Collection of Contemporary Art, Bellmans, Newpound, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0AZ. 01403 700858; bellmans.co.uk