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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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Hatton Garden Christmas Market

Open: 4th – 6th December 2019 About this event Head to Hatton Garden for FREE festive fun in the heart…

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London
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Plymouth Christmas Market

Open: 28th November – 19th December 2019 About this event Log cabins festooned with fairy lights, will house traders from…

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FREE
Location
Plymouth
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Selsdon Christmas Market

Open: Saturday, 30th November 2019 … 12noon – 4pm This inaugural Christmas market, located in the affluent leafy Selsdon suburb…

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FREE ENTRY
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Selsdon
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Redbourn Christmas Market

Open: Sunday, 1st December 2019 – 11am – 5pm About this event Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn and…

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FREE
Location
St Albans
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900