Location: United Kingdom
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.
Other Christmas Markets in the UK
Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates This inaugural Christmas market, located in the affluent leafy Selsdon suburb of South Croydon, adjacent to…
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Open: 14th November to 23rd December 2020 About this event Escape reality – step into a world of Christmas splendour…
National Maritime offers a traditional Christmas experience with a maritime flavour with its Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market