Location: UK

Christmas markets in the UK

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.

Christmas Market and Festive Breaks in the UK

UK Christmas Markets often have continental themes bringing over French, German or Italian traders. There are traditional German markets in many UK cities and towns including Leeds, London, Glasgow and Oxford. Please see our Christmas breaks section for a wide choice of Christmas market coach tours, seasonal breaks by air and rail and fabulous hotel offers.

Dates and times 

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

Markets in other countries



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Manchester Christmas Markets

Dates: 10 Nov-20 Dec 2017

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.

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Manchester
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52660
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Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German...

Dates: FrI 10 Nov – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK

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Leeds
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37983
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Belfast Christmas Market

Dates: 18 Nov 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Market Place will be returning to the grounds of the Belfast City Hall for the much anticipated and highly popular Belfast Christmas Market

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Belfast
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33846
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St Nicholas Fayre

16 Nov to 22 Dec 2017

St Nicholas Fair brings magical stalls and merriment in York. Soak up the atmosphere and aromas of warming mulled wine whilst you enjoy York’s ultimate Christmas experience.

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York
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Glasgow
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Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice...

Mon 20 Nov to Fri 22 Dec 2017

Recognised as one of the very best Christmas markets in Europe with a unique location, Winchester Cathedral, high quality exhibitors and bustling atmosphere.

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Winchester
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Nottingham Christmas Market & Ice Rink...

Dates: 17 Nov – 31 Dec

This magical ‘Old England’ themed event will feature about 50 Victorian style trader cabins, a 30m x 25m real ice rink, a larger winter bar, our truly unique Helter Skelter Bar, traditional children’s rides, many Xmas trees, a bandstand & much more

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Nottingham
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Bristol’s Christmas Market

Dates: 10 Nov – 24 Dec 2017

Bristol’s Christmas Market will once again be based in the pedestrianised area of Broadmead, right in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter.

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Bristol
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17377
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Bath Christmas Market

23 Nov to 10 Dec 2017

The centre of Bath is transformed into a wonderful Christmas shopper’s paradise with over 170 chalets lining the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

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Bath
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