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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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Christmas By The River at London Bridge City

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City into the Capital’s…

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FREE
Location
London
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5.00 / 5
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46584
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Oxford Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 Update The Oxford Christmas Market 2020 will not be taking place this year.  Learn more: https://www.oxfordchristmasmarket.co.uk/…

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Price
FREE
Location
Oxford
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
44992
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Bath Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 About this event Bath Christmas market will not go ahead this year due to coronavirus. Bath Christmas…

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Price
FREE
Location
Bath
Rating
5.00 / 5
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43651
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Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre

Closed 2020: Returning in 2021 About this event Update: It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of…

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FREE
Location
Worcester
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5.00 / 5
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43396
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Chichester Christmas Market

A fantastic array of festive stands, in Chichester’s North Street and East Street for nine days in December. This is a fabulous opportunity to find a spectacular range of top quality crafts, unusual and individual gifts for all your friends and family.

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FREE
Location
Chichester
Rating
5.00 / 5
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42957
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Kingston Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 About this event Organiser Update: We’re very sad to announce that the Kingston Christmas Market will…

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Price
FREE
Location
Kingston-Upon-Thames
Rating
5.00 / 5
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42784
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Southampton Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Southampton’s Christmas Market will host over 40 chalets selling unique gifts and traditional…

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FREE
Location
Southampton
Rating
5.00 / 5
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42228
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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

Browse over 180 picturesque stalls at this traditional German Christmas market, enjoy the feel of a small village within the heart of the bustling city centre.

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Birmingham
Rating
5.00 / 5
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40375
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Edinburgh Christmas Market

Whether you are looking for distinctive hand-made gifts, stocking up your cupboards or simply soaking up the atmosphere, Edinburgh Christmas Markets will make your Christmas shopping sparkle.

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Price
FREE
Location
Edinburgh
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
34009