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.
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.
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.
This year’s event will take place along the riverside next to Tower Bridge. Starting from City Hall in the Scoop it continues past HMS Belfast through to Hays Galleria. With picturesque views across London’s Thames, this is the ideal location to be this Christmas!