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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Manchester Christmas Markets

Dates: 10 Nov-20 Dec 2017

This award winning Christmas market is one of the largest in the UK. For five magical weeks, it winds its way through some of Manchester’s most eye-catching streets and squares.

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Manchester
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Belfast Christmas Market

Dates: 18 Nov 2017 to 23 Dec 2017

Market Place will be returning to the grounds of the Belfast City Hall for the much anticipated and highly popular Belfast Christmas Market

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Belfast
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St Nicholas Fayre

16 Nov to 22 Dec 2017

St Nicholas Fair brings magical stalls and merriment in York. Soak up the atmosphere and aromas of warming mulled wine whilst you enjoy York’s ultimate Christmas experience.

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York
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Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice...

Winchester and Winchester Christmas Market is a must-visit destination for all those wishing to experience a traditional Christmas. The city justly claims…

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Winchester
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Nottingham Christmas Market & Ice Rink...

Dates: 17 Nov – 31 Dec

This magical ‘Old England’ themed event will feature about 50 Victorian style trader cabins, a 30m x 25m real ice rink, a larger winter bar, our truly unique Helter Skelter Bar, traditional children’s rides, many Xmas trees, a bandstand & much more

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Nottingham
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Bristol’s Christmas Market

Dates: 10 Nov – 24 Dec 2017

Bristol’s Christmas Market will once again be based in the pedestrianised area of Broadmead, right in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter.

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Bristol
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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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