Our island may be small, but we are big in Christmas spirit. Come to Jersey in December and you’ll leave feeling the warmth of a community that loves to share the magic of the island at Christmastime. Share a laugh and a joke with market traders as you buy a punnet of chestnuts or colourful clementines; sip mulled cider and chat to local artisans selling handcrafted gifts; indulge in a spot of late night shopping on a twinkling King Street; sample a delectable selection of French treats from visiting Norman traders. Then why not finish your evening off with a relaxed festive meal at one of St. Helier’s many fabulous restaurants?
Step into (Simply) Christmas.
St. Helier’s historic Royal Square plays host to the Genuine Jersey Simply Christmas Market. We may not be able to compete in scale and grandeur with some of Europe’s sprawling Christmas markets, but here in Jersey you’ll get the chance to chat to the makers and buy unique gifts directly from the artisans who have created them.
With live music, over 50 stalls showcasing Jersey’s finest artisans and local food and drink vans, this quirky Christmas market is not to be missed. So, what are you waiting for? Grab a mulled cider and go soak up the festive vibes.
When: Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 24 November – 11 December.
Why not grab a post-shopping drink at one of these fine watering holes near The Royal Square.
Late night shopping.
Head into St. Helier on a Thursday evening from 17 November onwards and you’ll find plenty of our fabulous independent shops and local department stores open late, perfect for a spot of VAT free Christmas shopping. Wander down the twinkling high street and pick up gifts for loved ones (or yourself!). Some shops will also be open on Sundays during the festive season.
Christmas shopping is hungry work. So why not take the weight off your feet and tuck into a fabulous festive feast at one of St. Helier’s many restaurants? With the Christmas decorations up and groups of friends and family enjoying the magic and merriment of the season, it’s a special time to dine out in Jersey. Make sure to book ahead, as restaurants will be busy!
Fabulous festive feasting.
Upstairs at Anley street is a small intimate dining room and cocktail bar. Located under the archway at Anley Street, St. Helier, we can be found behind a velvet cloaked doorway, lit by a lantern. Our food and drink celebrate classic British plates and produce, simply and deliciously. We look forward to having you Upstairs.
Chilled beach vibes meet urban bistro at this island-inspired neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of St. Helier. Escape from the bustle of town with relaxed lazy lunches or cosy casual dinners, or sip cocktails or coffee on the terrace as you soak up the quaint surroundings of Market Street.
Locally owned, Asian inspired restaurant with an emphasis on seafood and modern Japanese fusion menu's. Locally sourced fish and seafood from our local fish market whenever possible. Traditional favourites including hot and cold fruits de mer, local 'Grouville Bay Oysters' and much more. We also have an al fresco lounge area for diners.
Make merry at the market.
Our Victorian market is a hive of activity all year, but at Christmastime, there’s a certain magic in the air.
With fruit and veg stalls, butchers and bakers, artisan delis, florists, chocolate shops and gift shops, the Central and Beresford Markets truly are a one stop shop for all your festive shopping.
If you’re lucky, you’ll catch some live music too in the lead up to the festive season, raising money for some deserving local charities.
Gather your friends and family and immerse yourself in Christmas cheer at this year’s Genuine Jersey Simply Christmas market in St. Helier’s Royal Square. Showcasing over 50 of Jersey’s finest artisans, Simply Christmas brings you a labyrinth of stalls oozing with festive magic, beautiful gifts and tasty treats.
Dec 02 2022 ‐ Dec 11 2022
The Norman Market is coming back to St. Helier from 10-15 December. Our traders will open from 9am to 7pm every day at the Weighbridge, where you'll find an array of comforting French food such as crepes, cheese, saucisson, pâté, sausage sandwiches, cider but also nice gift ideas with soaps, bags, pashmina shawls... Come say Bonjour et Joyeux Noël!
Dec 10 2022 ‐ Dec 15 2022
Join the island's guided walk experts for a pre-Christmas tour to hear about some of Jersey’s customs and traditions, whilst you explore St. Helier. Discover some of the fascinating places and hear about some remarkable events that have taken place in the capital of Jersey during the Christmas seasons in the last two millennia.
Dec 11 2022 ‐ Dec 18 2022
The Trading Point Christmas Market.
In the rural heart of St. Lawrence, you’ll find The Trading Point, a creative hub of local businesses showcasing a wide range of beautiful French and local artisan product inside a wonderful historic building. Find handmade ceramics, original art, bespoke linen, homeware, organic skincare ranges, home fragrances, baskets and local food produce.
They’ll be hosting a Christmas market in the beautiful courtyard, showcasing over 20 Genuine Jersey businesses. With refreshments and live music in the courtyard, join the festivities on what will be a truly magic weekend.
When: 17, 18 and 19 November