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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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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market &...

Dates: 16 Nov – 24 Dec 2017

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.

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Birmingham
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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Dates: 23 – 26 Nov 2017

With over 300 stalls from all over the world, two stages of entertainment, traditional funfair and lots of free activities Bury St Edmunds’ 13th Annual Christmas Fayre should not be missed. There’s something for everyone!

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Bury St Edmunds
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Exeter Christmas Market

Dates: 18 Nov to 17 Dec

Christmas Market held in the grounds of the wonderful Exeter Cathedral.

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Exeter
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Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

Dates: 16 Nov 2017 to 26 Nov 2017

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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Oxford Christmas Market

Dates: 7 Dec to 17 Dec 2017

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.

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Oxford
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Chichester Christmas Market 2017

Dates: 02 to 10 Dec 2017

A fantastic array of festive stands, in Chichester’s North Street and East Street for nine days in December. This is a fabulous opportunity to find a spectacular range of top quality crafts, unusual and individual gifts for all your friends and family.

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Chichester
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Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

30 Nov to 03 Dec 2017

Over 150 stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with all the colours and scents of Christmas. Explore the wonderful range of merchandise on offer and the be enthralled with the bawdy sights and sounds of old Victorian England

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Worcester
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Christmas Market at Tate Modern London

Dates: 17 Nov to 23 Dec 2017

The traditional Christmas Market at Tate Modern in London is a ‘must do’ event during the busy run-up to Christmas in London.

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London
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Kingston Christmas Market

Dates(Provisional) 16 Nov to 31 Dec 2017

Each year, the whole town centre of Kingston upon Thames transforms into the magical Kingston Christmas market spreading throughout the Ancient Market Place and surrounding pedestrianised streets.

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