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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Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German...

Open: 9 Nov – 22 Dec 2018 About this event On Friday 9 November, the annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market will…

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St Nicholas Fair York

Open: 15 Nov – 23 Dec 2018 About this event St Nicholas Fair is at the very heart of Christmas…

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Location
York
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Bristol Christmas Market

Open: 9 Nov – 23 Dec 2018 About this event From Friday 9 November until 23 December 2018, Bristol’s Christmas Market will…

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Bristol
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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.

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Gloucester
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Belgravia Christmas Sunday London SW1

Open: 2 Dec 2018 About this event Visit the annual Christmas market on Elizabeth Street and Eccleston Yards, featuring over 60…

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Location
London
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