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Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets 2014 (G) 3 £265.00
Bath at Christmas (N) 0 - Day Trip only £395.00
Christmas Lunch (N) 0 - Day Trip Only £370.00
Festive Markets of Yorkshire 2014 (T) 4 £295.00
Yorkshire Christmas Market 2014 (G) 4 £325.00

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UK Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets in the UK were very popular until Oliver Cromwell banned the celebration of Christmas in the fashion people had become used to and this affected the Christmas Markets which died out instantly. There were of course many markets in Britain during the Victorian era which would sell Christmas related products and foodstuffs in the run-up to Christmas but they were not known as Christmas Markets.

Lincoln in the East of England was the first UK Christmas Market to be revived and from small beginnings is now in its 30th year.

UK Christmas Markets often have continental themes bringing over French, German or Italian traders. There are traditional German markets in Birmingham, Bournemouth, Leeds, London, Glasgow and Oxford..

Christmas Markets in the UK can be found in all sorts of venues ranging from town centres to stately homes. Some happen just over a weekend and others last for six weeks or more.

Confused as to the difference between a Christmas Market or Christmas Fair?  Click here for our handy guide!

Please note the information, and dates of the markets, are subject to change.

  
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Blenheim Palace - Living Crafts for Christmas Fair
This event will take place within heated and carpeted pavilions and in the Stables Theatre. Entertainment and festive decorations will provide a seasonal atmosphere whatever the weather.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

The Magical Christmas Fair, Manchester
The Magical Christmas Fair at Manchester Central (GMEX) is right in the city centre. You will find a wide choice of quality products, so come and buy all your Christmas gifts and get into the festive spirit in a magical festive environment.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Lightwater Country Shopping Village (Ripon) Dickensian Festival
Now firmly established as one of North Yorkshire’s foremost Christmas festivals, the Lightwater Shopping Village Dickensian event just keeps getting bigger and better every year.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Bath Christmas Market
In the centre of this beautiful city, you will find one of the largest festive events in the UK and certainly the most beautiful.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 14 Dec 14

Durham City Christmas Festival
Entertainment, huge craft/gift marquee, carol services, lantern procession and much more - traditional setting and a family friendly event

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Erddig Christmas Market (Wrexham)
Traditional Christmas Market and Santa's Winter Wonderland at the beautiful National Trust property near Wrexham transformed into a Victorian Christmas Village with all its sights, sounds and smells.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Taste of Christmas 2013
Celebrate the festive season and discover a world of flavour at Taste of Christmas, now at Tobacco Dock in London

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Exeter Innovations & Street Food Christmas Market, Exeter
Christmas Market from 2 Dec till 23 Dec 2013 Gift, Craft and Street Food Market situated by 12th Century St.Pancras Church and Market Square in the centre of Exeter at the Guildhall Shopping Centre.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market
The Hestercombe Christmas Market is Somerset's Leading Christmas Market. Over 50 high quality exhibitors, all under cover at the historic Hestercombe Gardens. A vibrant popular event.

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Deepdale Christmas Market, North Norfolk Coast
Christmas presents, decorations and great food & drink from over 70 stalls in 3 large marquees and St Mary's Church, plus the Dalegate Market shops & café on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Stock up on Christmas presents and decorations, while enjoying great food & drink.

Open From 06 Dec 14 to 07 Dec 14

Oxford Christmas Market
Come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere at this beautiful and authentic Christmas Market. Indulge in gingerbread and mulled wine, sing along to Christmas carols while finding that special present.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Blackwood Christmas Market
See the town centre come to life with stalls along the high street, entertainment for all the family and a chance to buy that unusual Christmas gift

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Edinburgh Christmas Market
Whether you are looking for distinctive hand-made gifts, stocking up your cupboards or simply soaking up the atmosphere, Edinburgh Christmas Markets will make your Christmas shopping sparkle.

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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre
With over 300 stalls from all over the world, two stages of entertainment, traditional funfair and lots of free activities Bury St Edmunds' Tenth Annual Christmas Fayre should not be missed. Something for everyone!

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Chichester Christmas Market
For nine days in December, the busiest streets in Chichester will play host to a fine selection of crafts,foods and unique gift ideas. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy Chichester at it's best.

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Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice-rink
The Christmas Market is situated within the historic Inner Close at the foot of Winchester Cathedral providing a wonderfully unique and memorable experience

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Kelham Island Museum 21st Victorian Christmas Market
Our much loved Dickensian themed market returns in it's 22nd year bringing a sprinkle of Christmas cheer to the steel city. With over 130 market stalls across our ambient market quarters, there's something special for everyone!

Open From 29 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German Christmas Market
Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK. Located on Millennium Square, the market is a must visit attraction for all the family.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Glasgow Christmas Continental Market
The Glasgow Christmas Market will take place in the City Centre on St. Enoch Square. This traditional Christmas Market in Glasgow will attract traders from all over ther world.

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Petworth House Christmas Fair
The Petworth House Christmas Fair promises a unique shopping experience away from the bustle of the High Street.

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Rochester Christmas Market
Rochester Christmas Market returns with around 70 market stalls under canvas marquees offering visitors a wide variety of festive gifts.

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Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market
The hustle and bustle of a Victorian Christmas will be brought to life with a Victorian market, Dickensian characters, street entertainers, music and more at Gloucester Quays and the historic Docks.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Newcastle Continental Christmas Market
Turning the Monument area into a cosmopolitan market place with stalls packed full of unusual Christmas gifts and festive foods to be enjoyed.

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Grassington Dickensian Festival (Saturdays Only)
For three Saturdays before Christmas, Grassington travels back in time for the annual Dickensian Festival

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Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market
Wrexham's Christmas Market is held in and around St Giles' Church and Church Street. The 70+ stalls will be selling gifts, toys, crafts, local food, mulled wine, Christmas wreathes and lots more

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Junior League of London's Boutique de Noel
In its 34th year, the Junior League of London creates London’s leading holiday shopping bazaar. Proceeds will benefit the League’s anti-poverty programmes… it’s shopping for a good cause!

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Newbury Christmas Market
A heart warming traditional Christmas experience in the historic market town of Newbury.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

A Victorian Festival of Christmas, Portsmouth
Step back in time at A Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 28th Nov-30th Nov - this year featuring a special Sherlock Holmes exhibition. Enjoy traditional Victorian entertainment and characters, snowy white streets and Christmas craft

Open From 28 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre
Over 130 stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester's historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas. Explore the wonderful range of merchandise on offer on the market stalls.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market
Skipton's famous Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market this year takes place on Sunday 7th December and Sunday 14th December 2014 from 10am - 4.30pm www.welcometoskipton.com

Open From 07 Dec 14 to 14 Dec 14

Welwyn Garden City Christmas Market
Welywn Garden City Christmas Market returns for the fourth year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Open From 06 Dec 14 to 07 Dec 14

Bristol Christmas Markets
Bristol's Christmas markets are situated in Broadmead, in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter, close to over 500 stores, with many competitively priced car parks and plenty of free coach parking.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Salisbury Christmas Market
An exciting, German-inspired Christmas Market featuring over 60 delightful little wooden chalets all beautifully decorated and prettily arranged, selling all kinds of tasteful & interesting gifts & food.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 20 Dec 14

Belgravia Christmas Sunday, London SW1
Festive shopping and entertainment in the heart of London's Belgravia

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Caerphilly Medieval Christmas Market
Providing a medieval feel, the annual Christmas market transforms the town centre back to its days of old!

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Manchester Christmas Markets
This award winning Christmas market is one of the largest in the UK. For five magical weeks, it winds its way through some of Manchester's most eye-catching streets and squares.

Open From 14 Nov 14 to 21 Dec 14

Lincoln Christmas Market
The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Belfast Christmas Market
Visit the now famous Belfast Christmas Market for that traditional Continental atmosphere, guaranteed to get you in the Festive mood.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre
Join us to celebrate the start of the Christmas season at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre on the 23rd & 24th November in the stunning Medieval setting of Ludlow Castle.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Harrogate Christmas Market
An exclusive shopping experience with one of the best Christmas Lights displays in Yorkshire. This is a four-day high quality event with a Yorkshire theme attracting more visitors to enjoy Harrogate.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair
Browse over 180 picturesque stalls at this traditional German Christmas market, enjoy the feel of a small village within the heart of the bustling city centre.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Ipswich Christmas Market
Experience the biggest and best ever Christmas Market in Ipswich

Open From 21 Nov 14 to 23 Nov 14

St Albans Christmas Market
German-style Christmas Market, with up to 45 chalets, in St Albans selling high quality gifts and products. Browse beautiful handmade gifts while enjoying a mug of mulled wine in the Christmas atmosphere.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Along Queen’s Walk (between London Eye & Waterloo Bridge) 80 authentically decorated wooden chalets will sell a wide range of unique hand-crafted gifts and unusual Christmas presents.

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Christmas at The Hop Farm, 7-8, 14-15, 21-24 Dec
Locally sourced Christmas products, crafts and gifts, Kentish seasonal food, drink and more at The Hop Farm.

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Brixham Christmas Market
The market will be hosted in the Scala Hall so it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, it will be cosy and sparkling with Christmas joy inside.

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Cheltenham Christmas Market
Geraud Markets (UK) Ltd has confirmed they will operate Cheltenham’s increasingly popular Christmas Market for the eight consecutive year!

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Christmas Grand Sale at Lindley Hall, SW1
Festive fair , now in 20th year, with 90 top companies selling Christmas decorations,food; gifts stocking fillers; decorative accessories for home and garden; fashion , art; children's items.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Coulsdon Yulefest
Coulsdon YuleFest is a joint festival put on by Coulsdon West Residents' Association and Coulsdon Businesses

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Exeter Christmas Market
This will be the first Christmas Market held in the grounds of the wonderful Exeter Cathedral. Based on showcasing small local independent retailers supported by some unique international traders.

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Nottingham Christmas Market & Ice Rink Winter Wonderland
Following a successful major revamp in 2013, this magical “old England” themed event will feature over 60 Tudor style trader cabins, a 30m x 20m real ice rink, 2 winter bars, traditional children's rides, 200 xmas trees, snow dressing, bandstand and much more.

Open From 19 Nov 14 to 24 Dec 14

Christmas at Leeds Castle
Visit the Castle at Christmas to see it beautifully decorated with traditional decorations, twinkling lights, cinnamon and orange wreaths and fragrant pine Christmas trees.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival
This is the fifteenth year for our Dickensian Christmas Festival, one of the most popular Dickensian Festival event in the country.

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Whiteley Christmas Market
For 4 days, Market Square at Whiteley Shopping Centre will be transformed into a fantastic Christmas shopping experience

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Llandudno Christmas Fayre
Over 100 stalls of crafts and food stalls at the Llandudno Christmas Fayre or that perfect Christmas Gift.

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Carlisle Christmas Market
Carlisle welcomes back its wonderful Christmas Continental Market as the city is transformed into a magical Christmas scene providing a great shop around Europe.

Awaiting 2014 Market Dates

Bradford Christmas Markets
There's something for everyone at Bradford Christmas Markets

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