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.
Dates: Fri 08 Dec to Sun 10 Dec 2017
Fantastic selection of stalls selling crafts, gifts and groceries, street food, a festive bar serving mulled wine and spiced cider, live music including carol singing and fairground rides.
Dates: 23 to 26 Nov 2017
Join in with the festive spirit at the Country Living Magazine Glasgow Christmas Fair at the SEC Centre, Glasgow
Dates: 12 Dec to 17 Dec 2017
Loughborough Christmas Market. The market will feature a festive bar, festive foods, children’s traditional fairground rides and stalls selling a variety of festive craft, gift and grocery stalls.