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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Durham City Traditional Christmas Festival

Dates: 01 Dec to 03 Dec 2017

Entertainment, huge craft/gift marquee, carol services, lantern procession and much more – traditional setting and a family friendly event

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Durham City
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Burnham Deepdale
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Bournemouth Christmas Market

14 Nov 2017 to 04 Jan 2018

New Alpine themed market is coming to Bournemouth this Christmas

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Bournemouth
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Brixham Christmas Market

Dates: 25 Nov 2017

The market will be hosted in Middle Street

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Brixham
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Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market

Dates: Fri 17 Nov to Sun 19 Nov 2017

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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Peterborough Christmas Market

Dates: 08 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Christmas shoppers in Peterborough who are seeking a little inspiration in a great atmosphere can take advantage of the beautifully decorated Peterborough Christmas Village, taking place just in the heart of Peterborough, in Cathedral Square

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Peterborough
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Mansfield Christmas Market

Dates: 21 Nov to 03 Dec 2017

Mansfield Town Centre is launching its first Christmas Market as part of the I Love Christmas in Mansfield programme.

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Mansfield
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Bakewell Christmas Market

Sat 25th Nov and Sun 26th Nov 2017

Visitors are welcomed to this beautiful town and traditional Bakewell Christmas Market, where you will enjoy cultural entertainment and stroll around stalls nestled within the beautiful streets and marketplace.

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Bakewell
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Bargoed Winter Fair

Dates: 25 Nov 2017

A free event with stalls with everything from chocolates to jewellery and unique Christmas decorations.

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Ashton Christmas Market

Dates: 24 Nov to 10 Dec 2017 (Fri-Sun only)

Ashton Town Centre is to become a hub for shopping, socialising and family entertainment this festive season with the launch of a spectacular Christmas market.

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