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.
Open: Saturday 1 Dec 2018 About this event Visitors can expect a multitude of stalls, local food and drink, fair rides,…
Open: 14 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019 About this event Come to Beacon Park in Lichfield for the First Lichfield…
- FREE (SOME PAID ATTRACTIONS)
Open: 1 & 2 Dec 2018 Celebrate Christmas at Kelham Island Museum with a magical journey through time. Over 120…
- Adults £6 and children (under 16) go FREE