Location: United Kingdom
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.
Other Christmas Markets in the UK
Open: 22nd November to 15th December 2019 About this event Soak up the festive atmosphere of our Christmas market set…
- Blenheim Palace
The Hestercombe Christmas Market is Somerset’s Leading Christmas Market. Visit the popular market to discover beautiful gifts, delicious treats and unusual hand-crafted items… Step away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre to begin your Christmas shopping.
Fantastic selection of stalls selling crafts, gifts and groceries, street food, a festive bar serving mulled wine and spiced cider, live music including carol singing and fairground rides.