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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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Plymouth Christmas Market

Open: 26th November – 20th December 2020 About this event Log cabins festooned with fairy lights, will house traders from…

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FREE
Location
Plymouth
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1517
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Selsdon Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates This inaugural Christmas market, located in the affluent leafy Selsdon suburb of South Croydon, adjacent to…

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FREE ENTRY
Location
Selsdon
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1411
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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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1295
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Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair

Open: 14th November to 23rd December 2020 About this event Escape reality – step into a world of Christmas splendour…

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TICKETED
Location
Aylesbury
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1273
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Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market Greenwich London

National Maritime offers a traditional Christmas experience with a maritime flavour with its Ye Olde Maritime Christmas Market

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London
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271
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Christmas at Hever Castle

Open: November 21 – December 13 (Wed-Sun)December 14 – 24* (Daily) About this event With welcoming log fires, and beautiful…

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Location
Kent
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150
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Christmas at Kew

Open: Wednesday 18 November 2020 – Sunday 3 January 2021 About this event Join us for the most magical time…

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Off peak £19.50/ Peak £24.50
Location
London
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104