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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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Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival

Open: 7th December – 8th December 2019 Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival brings Christmas spirit to the city. Lining…

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FREE
Location
Lichfield
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1684
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Cirencester Sparkles Advent Festival, Market and...

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event Visitors can expect a multitude of stalls, local food and drink, fair rides,…

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FREE
Location
Cirencester
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1526
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Zero Waste Christmas Market

Pop-up Zero Waste Christmas Market

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Spitalsfield FREE - Boiler House £6.50
Location
London
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1518
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Ceredigion Museum Christmas Fayre

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth is to host a magical Christmas Fayre unlike any…

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Wales
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1494
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Richmond Enchanted Christmas Fair

Elite London Events, creator of the ‘Chelsea Enchanted Christmas Fair’, brings you the Richmond Enchanted Christmas Fair. A festive event…

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£4
Location
London
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1483
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Wickham Christmas Fair

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event We have an eye watering variety of gifts for sale. Support small businesses…

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FREE
Location
Hampshire
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1265
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Waddesdon Manor Christmas Fair

Open: 16th November to 22nd December 2019 About this event A National Trust property with a Christmas Fair. Please note…

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TICKETED
Location
Aylesbury
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1198
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Windermere Christmas Celebration

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event Now into the third year of this family-friendly spectacular Christmas event. It features…

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Cumbria
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1117
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The Isbourne Christmas Gift & Taster Fayre

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event A Christmas Fayre with a difference, offering an opportunity to buy gifts from…

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£3 inc free mulled wine + mince pie
Location
Cheltenham
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1055
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Victorian Matlock Christmas Market

Open: Friday 6th December – Sunday 8th December 2019 Over 170 stalls to buy some Christmas goodies/handmade gifts, caterers for…

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Derbyshire
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897