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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.

Markets in other countries



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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Dates: 23 – 26 Nov 2017

With over 300 stalls from all over the world, two stages of entertainment, traditional funfair and lots of free activities Bury St Edmunds’ 13th Annual Christmas Fayre should not be missed. There’s something for everyone!

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Chichester Christmas Market 2017

Dates: 02 to 10 Dec 2017

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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Chichester
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Southampton Christmas Market

Dates: 11 Nov to 24 Dec 2017

Southampton Christmas Market is always a sensational celebration. The sights and lights strike smiles into the spirited shopper, pulling vast crowds from far and wide to experience the symbolic stalls of Santa’s shopping.

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Southampton
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Exeter Christmas Market

Dates: 16 Nov to 17 Dec

Christmas Market held in the grounds of the Exeter Cathedral.

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Exeter
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Kingston Christmas Market

Dates: 16 Nov – 31 Dec

Each year, the whole town centre of Kingston upon Thames transforms into the magical Kingston Christmas market spreading throughout the Ancient Market Place

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Kingston-Upon-Thames
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Oxford Christmas Market

Dates: 7 Dec to 17 Dec 2017

Come along and enjoy the festive atmosphere at this beautiful and authentic Christmas Market. Indulge in gingerbread and mulled wine, sing along to Christmas carols while finding that special present.

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Oxford
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Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market &...

Dates: 16 Nov – 24 Dec 2017

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
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