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The History of 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 Markets, Events & 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.

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Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German...

Open: 8 Nov – 21 Dec 2019 About this event On Friday 8 November, the annual Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market…

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Leeds
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St Nicholas Fair York

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event St Nicholas Fair is at the very heart of Christmas activities within the…

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Location
York
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Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market

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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Location
Gloucester
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50405
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Newcastle Christmas Market

Open: 16th November to 16th December 2019 About this event This four-week market on Grey and Grainger Street is a…

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Newcastle
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Bath Christmas Market

Open: 28th Nov – 15th Dec 2019 About this event Bath Christmas Market transforms the historic West Country city into…

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Bath
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39765