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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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Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

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Maidstone
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Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Celebrate the Christmas season at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre in the stunning Medieval setting of Ludlow Castle.

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Ludlow
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Cardiff Christmas Market

Discover what makes the Cardiff Christmas Market so unique

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Cardiff
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Bournemouth Christmas Market

New Alpine themed market is coming to Bournemouth this Christmas

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Bournemouth
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4560
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St Albans Christmas Market

An atmospheric Christmas Market set in a pretty walled garden in the grounds of St Albans Cathedral. Browse and shop for gifts from wooden chalets, enjoy a drink at the dedicated market bar and enjoy delicious food in this magical setting

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St Albans
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3987
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Deepdale Christmas Market, North Norfolk Coast

– The 10th annual Deepdale Christmas Market in the lovely village of Burnham Deepdale.

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Free
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Burnham Deepdale
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Mansfield Christmas Market

The Nutcracker Wonderland Christmas Market is the focus of the I Love Christmas in Mansfield programme.

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Mansfield
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Leicester Christmas Market

New Christmas market

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Leicester
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Southport Christmas Market

A new Christmas Market is coming to Southport this Christmas

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FREE
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Southport
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Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market

The Hestercombe Christmas Market is Somerset’s Leading Christmas Market. Visit the popular market to discover beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items… Step away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre to begin your Christmas shopping.

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Taunton
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