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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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Leicester Christmas Market

New Christmas market

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Leicester
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Bournemouth Christmas Market

Alpine themed market is coming to Bournemouth this Christmas

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FREE
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Bournemouth
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11275
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Bakewell Christmas Market

Open: 23rd & 24th November 2019 About this event Traditional and Festive Stalls, Mulled Wine, Street Food, Log Cabin Smokehouse,…

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FREE
Location
Bakewell
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11100
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Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

Celebrate the Christmas season at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre in the stunning Medieval setting of Ludlow Castle.

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Ludlow
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Deepdale Christmas Market, North Norfolk Coast

27th, 28th & 29th November 2020 About this event The 12th annual Deepdale Christmas Market takes place on Friday 27th, Saturday…

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FREE
Location
Burnham Deepdale
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9687
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Norwich Global Village Christmas Market

Three-day Norwich Global Village Christmas Market

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Norwich
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Visit the Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park this Christmas.

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FREE
Location
London
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7367
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Bicester Christmas Market

Open: 8 Dec 2018 About this event Craft and food market in Bicester Town centre. The information about this market is provided for your convenience as a result of our research. We have…

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FREE
Location
Bicester
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6992
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Lichfield Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event Come to Beacon Park in Lichfield for the First Lichfield Christmas Market. We…

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FREE (SOME PAID ATTRACTIONS)
Location
Staffordshire
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6684