Mill Road Winter Fair is a celebration of community along one of the most diverse and vibrant roads in Cambridge. Held on the first Saturday of December, the Fair brings together local businesses and organisations, shops and stallholders, musicians, artists and dancers in one day of festival joy.

The Fair this year will be virtually brilliant!

Unfortunately, the Mill Road Winter Fair cannot take place this year due to Covid-19. Instead, from 1st to 14th December, we will offer an online festival featuring many of the local performers, artists, organisations and charities who would have been there on the day. We are also coordinating two new amazing community events to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Mill Road. Fun for all the family, these initiatives are funded by new charity, Love Mill Road.

Mill Road Lanterns

We are planning an inspiring new community project, which will celebrate the identity and culture of Mill Road, highlighting the diversity, history and independence of the neighbourhood. Ten stunning community lanterns will be hung in shops along Mill Road and illuminated in the first two weeks of December.

Mill Road Trail

This illustrated trail will accompany the lanterns project and will depict the personality and individuality of Cambridge’s most vibrant neighbourhood. Launched at the end of November, we hope it will encourage people to come to Mill Road to explore its shops, eat in its cafés and generally soak up the special Mill Road vibe.

Get involved

The Winter Fair is run entirely by volunteers and we need your donations to help stage it every year. If you would like to get involved or donate, we would very much appreciate it. We need you to help us keep this wonderful Fair going.


The Mill Road Winter Fair Committee were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Allan Brigham. Please take a moment to read our tribute to this remarkable Mill Road ambassador.