Location: UK

Christmas markets in the United Kingdom

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.

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.

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.

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Blenheim Palace – Living Crafts for...

Dates: 16 – 19 Nov

This event will take place within heated and carpeted pavilions and in buildings. Entertainment and festive decorations will provide a seasonal atmosphere whatever the weather.

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Blenheim Palace
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Southampton Christmas Market

Awaiting dates

Southampton Christmas Market is always a sensational celebration. The sights and lights strike smiles into the spirited shopper, pulling vast crowds from far and wide to experience the symbolic stalls of Santa’s shopping.

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Southampton
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Belgravia Christmas Sunday London SW1

Dates: 03 Dec (To be confirmed)

Belgravia Christmas Sunday is a family day out not to be missed.

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London
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Christmas by the River 2017 at London Bridge City...

30 Nov 2017 to 03 Jan 2018/h4>This year’s event will take place along the riverside next to Tower Bridge. Starting from City Hall in the Scoop it continues past HMS Belfast through to Hays Galleria. With picturesque views across London’s Thames, this is the ideal location to be this Christmas!

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London
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A Victorian Festival of Christmas Portsmouth

Dates: Fri 01 Dec – Sun 03 Dec 2017

Find your way to festive fun in our new-for-this-year Magical Christmas Maze and find some hidden treats along the way for the annual Victorian Festival of Christmas at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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Portsmouth
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Cheltenham Christmas Market

23 Nov to 16 Dec 2017

Now in its 15th year, 2017 offers an excellent opportunity for those with an eye for quality to experience one of the best Christmas Markets in the United Kingdom

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Cheltenham
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Chester Christmas Market

Dates: 16 Nov to 20 Dec 2017

Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree

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Chester
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Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

16 Nov 2017 to 24 Dec 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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Kingston Christmas Market

Awaiting 2017 Dates

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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Kingston-Upon-Thames
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