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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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Cheltenham Christmas Market

Now in its 16th year, 2018 offers an excellent opportunity for those with an eye for quality to experience one of the best Christmas Markets in the United Kingdom

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FREE
Location
Cheltenham
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5.00 / 5
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33518
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Blenheim Palace – Living Crafts for Christmas...

Open: The organisers of Blenheim Palace – Living Crafts for Christmas Fair have taken the difficult decision to cancel the…

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TICKETED
Location
Blenheim Palace
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5.00 / 5
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27880
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Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Wrexham’s Christmas Market has become one of the most eagerly awaited events in…

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FREE
Location
Wrexham
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5.00 / 5
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26153
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Rochester Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 Please note Christmasmarkets.com does not organise this event. Please check the information and dates with the…

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FREE
Location
Rochester
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5.00 / 5
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24980
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Winter Fair Ardingly W.Sussex

Visitors to the Winter Fair will be welcomed with a Christmas choir and a magical Snow Queen on stilts before entering…

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£6
Location
Ardingly
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0 / 5
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23861
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Llandudno Christmas Fayre

Now in our 15th year we have become recognised as one of the largest Christmas markets in Wales and attract around 30,000 visitors over the 4 days.

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£4.50
Location
Llandudno
Rating
5.00 / 5
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22549
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Harrogate Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 About this event A traditional award winning Christmas Market with a Yorkshire flavour, Harrogate focuses on hand-made,…

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Price
FREE
Location
Harrogate
Rating
5.00 / 5
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21525
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Liverpool Christmas Market

Experience our traditional Christmas markets

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FREE
Location
Liverpool
Rating
5.00 / 5
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20423
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A Taste of London Winter 2018

East London’s Tobacco Dock will transform into a foodie wonderland for 4 days of festive eating, drinking and entertainment.

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London
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5.00 / 5
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20248
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Salisbury Christmas Market

Salisbury Christmas Market transforms the centre of the medieval cathedral city into a winter wonderland with an authentic German Market Christmas market

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Price
FREE
Location
Salisbury
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
19040