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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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Chatsworth House Christmas Market

Step into an amazing winter wonderland throughout this festive season.

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Location
Bakewell
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18960
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Leamington Spa Yuletide Markets

Hugely successful Yuletide Fair

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Price
FREE
Location
Leamington Spa
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
17574
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Grassington Dickensian Festival

Closed 2020: Reopening 2021 Covid-19 Update: After many weeks of deliberation, advice-taking from the Authorities and a concern to protect…

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Location
Grassington
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15953
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Lincoln Christmas Market

The medieval square between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral is the perfect backdrop for the Christmas Market

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Price
TICKETED
Location
Lincoln
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
15840
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Cardiff Christmas Market

Open: Thursday 12 November – Wednesday 23 December 2020 About this event Craft*folK have organised and developed the Cardiff Christmas…

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Price
FREE
Location
Cardiff
Rating
5.00 / 5
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14988
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Leeds Castle Christmas Market

Visit the Christmas Market on the Cedar Lawn overlooking the Castle to discover a splendid array of seasonal gifts, toys, festive decorations, specialist food and drink.

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Price
TICKETED
Location
Maidstone
Rating
5.00 / 5
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14821
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Leicester
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14205
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Bournemouth Christmas Market

Alpine themed market is coming to Bournemouth this Christmas

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Price
FREE
Location
Bournemouth
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
13778