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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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Manchester Christmas Markets

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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St Nicholas Fair York

St Nicholas Fair is at the very heart of Christmas activities within the City of York.

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York
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Bristol’s Christmas Market

Bristol’s Christmas Market is based in the pedestrianised area of Broadmead, right in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter.

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Bristol
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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.

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Winchester
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Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2017 – Christmas...

This year’s Nottingham Winter Wonderland experience sees the introduction of several stunning new attractions, including the stunning new Sur La Piste Winter Bar and Ice Bar experience.

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Nottingham
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Chester Christmas Market

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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Glasgow Christmas Markets

Glasgow Christmas Markets

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Glasgow
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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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