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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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Other Christmas Markets in the UK

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Manchester Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into…

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Manchester
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5.00 / 5
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151836
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2020 Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German...

CANCELLED About this event The organisers of the Leeds Christkindelmarkt have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event…

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Price
FREE
Location
Leeds
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
139326
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Belfast Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Making a welcome return to the grounds of Belfast City Hall, the Christmas…

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Price
FREE
Location
Belfast
Rating
5.00 / 5
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94344
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York Christmas Festival

Open: 12 November 2020 – 23 December 2020 About this event Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas.…

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FREE
Location
York
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5.00 / 5
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88870
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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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FREE
Location
Winchester
Rating
5.00 / 5
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65313
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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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FREE
Location
Gloucester
Rating
5.00 / 5
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57241
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Skipton Christmas Market

The ‘Gateway to the Dales’ brings you Skipton’s famous Christmas Market, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year.

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FREE
Location
Skipton
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5.00 / 5
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56648
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Belgravia Christmas Sunday London SW1

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Visit the annual Christmas market on Elizabeth Street and Eccleston Yards, featuring over…

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FREE
Location
London
Rating
5.00 / 5
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51466
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Newcastle Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event This four-week market on Grey and Grainger Street is a colourful mix of…

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Price
FREE
Location
Newcastle
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
46982