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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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Beamish Hall’s Christmas Fair

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event A triple festive treat shopping extravaganza. See the Hall at its most fabulous…

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£4
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Beamish
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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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187
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Bristol Local Christmas Market

Open: Friday 29th November – Monday 23rd December 2019 About this event Bristol Local Christmas Market will be open outside…

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FREE
Location
Bristol
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155
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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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109
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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
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Plymouth
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Stafford Christmas Food and Drink Festival

Open: 30th November – 1st December 2019 Stafford Christmas Food and Drink Festival brings Christmas spirit to Stafford. Lining the…

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FREE
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Stafford
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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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