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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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Blenheim Palace Christmas Market

Open: 22nd November to 15th December 2019 About this event  Soak up the festive atmosphere of our Christmas market set…

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Blenheim Palace
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6650
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Portsmouth Christmas Market

Open: From 16th November 2019 – 29th December 2019 About this event A brand-new Christmas market is coming in the…

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Price
FREE
Location
Portsmouth
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5.00 / 5
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6509
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Brixham Christmas Market

The market will be hosted in Middle Street

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Brixham
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6332
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Carlisle Christmas Market

A market for local producers. Get your festive gifts and support local businesses.

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Carlisle
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6279
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Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market

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.

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Taunton
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Godmanchester
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Sevenoaks Christmas Market

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.

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Sevenoaks
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Ipswich Christmas Market

Ipswich Christmas Fair

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Ipswich
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Wrexham Christmas Village

Open: December 13th – December 15th 2019 About this event Soak up the festive atmosphere at Wrexham Christmas Village, our…

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FREE
Location
Wrexham
Rating
5.00 / 5
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5673