THE FESTIVE SEASON IN THE MALDON DISTRICT

Enjoy the Christmas season in the Maldon District with a variety of events that will get you into the festive spirit! There are plenty of Christmas fairs and sales going on around the district, giving you ample opportunity for gift shopping. Visit the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres to browse our selection of Christmas-themed gifts, local produce and festive presents.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MADE LOCAL

Maldon Tourist Information Centre

Come and pop in to the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres to see a wonderful array of locally sourced gifts, which are perfect for Christmas. There is a wide selection of Wilkin & Sons Tiptree jams, locally made pottery, Maldon Sea Salt, fused glass, cards, Christmas cards, books and more.

Over the past few years, our hampers have become very popular with visitors as they make excellent personal gifts. You can make your own hamper and choose what you'd like to include, whether it's a nautical-themed hamper, a food-themed hamper, or a Christmas hamper.

We also have a range of fused glass made by local artist Helen Rose, you can choose from a range of nautical and flower-themed fused glass hanging decorations and standing curves. Helen has also made a range of curves and Christmas decorations that range from santas and penguins, to snowmen and robins.

There is a selection of Glass by Gail which are colourful stained glass boats and barges. Gail is a local artist and her work makes for excellent presents as each boat comes with its own gift box, they are especially loved by sea lovers. We also have several prints from Andrea Thomas who is a local artist, her work features scenes of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch, as well as nautical views of the district's estuaries.

Our books about local history are always popular around Christmas time. They make ideal presents for those curious about the Maldon District's heritage and sea lovers intrigued by our maritime history.

MCLAREN'S CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS

Mclaren's Christmas Puddings
McLaren's Pure & Natural Christmas puddings come beautifully wrapped and boxed in three different styles. These luxury puddings are a taste sensation made with the finest fruit, soaked in brandy and Guinness beer. Warm up the pudding, douse in Cognac and serve with brandy butter and fresh cream for a British Christmas to remember.

CLAUDIA MYATT SOUVENIRS

Claudia Myatt
Claudia Myatt is a local artist and has produced a range of Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch souvenirs with her artwork. These souvenirs include cork-backed hard wearing coasters, ceramic mugs and heat proof tiles. She has also produced a range of colourful nautical-themed tiles, mugs and coasters as well.

MALDON POTTERY

Peter Deans' Pottery
Peter Deans is a local potter from Tollesbury and his pottery is especially popular during the Christmas period, and we have a variety of his large salt pigs, small salt pigs, salt dishes, honey pots, garlic pots and tea bag pots. They come in a range of colours and glazes and are excellent gifts which people can use on a daily basis.

WILKIN & SONS TIPTREE JAM

There is a wide selection of Wilkin & Sons Tiptree products at the Maldon and Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres. You can choose from various jams, chutneys, sauces, marmalades, jellies, honeys, and spreads. The gift boxes are popular year round, and vary from preserve and marmalade selections, chocolate, honey and savoury selections.

We also stock the new natural wax candles, rattan reed diffusers, and miniature candles which are excellent stocking-fillers. The candles and diffusers have a range of scents from Little Scarlet Strawberry, Orange & Tangerine, Lemon Curd, Victoria Plum, Apple and more. There are also gift boxes of four miniature candles, which are English Berries, Citrus Fruits and English Orchard. 

 

The Lock Tearoom, Heybridge Basin

MORE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Port and Lemon

We also have a range of Christmas decorations from Shoeless Joe and an amusing selection of hanging Christmas decorations, garlands and bunting, as well as hanging sheep with santa hats, porcelain reindeer, mistletoe decorations and more.

At both the Maldon and the Burnham-on-Crouch Tourist Information Centres, we stock a selection of Port & Lemon items that include, coasters, soap, mugs, magnets, keyrings, oven mitts, wash bags, aprons, cards and place mats. These comical nautical designs make excellent gifts for maritime enthusiasts.

We also stock products from Danica Studios, which include pencil boxes, keepsake boxes, small zipper pouches, large zipper pouches and large cosmetic bags. From Magpie, we have a range of boxed bird mugs, enamel mugs and sets of three nautical tins.

At both TICs, you can find various Penny Lindop designs that are printed on handmade cotton rag paper which is made from recycled cotton t-shirt clippings as part of a Water Aid project in southern India.

THEATRE TOKENS

Theatre tokens
Theatre Tokens are the perfect gift as they can be used in over 240 theatres nationwide, including London's West End. The tokens have no expiry date, so there is no worry about trying to use them quickly and you can wait to find your ideal show. You can also purchase a Theatre Token Gift Card and choose the amount you'd like to add.

TIPTREE VOUCHERS

Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam
The Wilkin & Sons Afternoon Tea vouchers are great presents for friends and family and you can also choose a Sparkling Afternoon Tea voucher as well. There are £5, £10 and £20 vouchers which can be used in the tea rooms or in the Tiptree Jam Factory. Vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

TICKETS FOR LOCAL EVENTS

Christmas Fair, Museum of Power
At the Maldon Tourist Information Centre, we sell tickets for local events all year round and over the festive period, the Museum of Power's Christmas Fair is always very popular. Purchasing tickets for events in the Maldon District will make for great presents which can be enjoyed by your family and friends.
Christmas at Mangapps

Santa Specials

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Book now for the ever popular Mangapps' Railway Museum Santa Specials. Tickets include travel by train to see Santa in his grotto, a gift for the children, seasonal refreshments and a large indoor museum to explore.

Christmas at Mangapps

Santa Specials

Sun 17 Dec 2017

Book now for the ever popular Mangapps' Railway Museum Santa Specials. Tickets include travel by train to see Santa in his grotto, a gift for the children, seasonal refreshments and a large indoor museum to explore.

Christmas at Mangapps

Santa Specials

Sat 23 Dec 2017

Book now for the ever popular Mangapps' Railway Museum Santa Specials. Tickets include travel by train to see Santa in his grotto, a gift for the children, seasonal refreshments and a large indoor museum to explore.

Christmas at Mangapps

Santa Specials

Sun 24 Dec 2017

Book now for the ever popular Mangapps' Railway Museum Santa Specials. Tickets include travel by train to see Santa in his grotto, a gift for the children, seasonal refreshments and a large indoor museum to explore.

Father Christmas will be arriving by plane to greet the children and reindeer. Have your photo taken in his sleigh and choose a gift. Enjoy family craft activities where you can make your own decorations to take home.
Book now for the ever popular Mangapps Railway Museum Santa Specials. Tickets include travel by train to see Father Christmas in his grotto, a gift for the children, seasonal refreshments and there is also a large indoor museum to explore.

MALDON PANTO

Maldon Drama Group
Come along and join the Maldon Drama Group who will be performing the annual Maldon Pantomime in January. Next year's production has been announced and will be Peter Pan, which will be fun for all the family to enjoy.