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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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Wrexham Christmas Village

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Soak up the festive atmosphere at Wrexham Christmas Village, our unique Christmas Market…

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Price
FREE
Location
Wrexham
Rating
5.00 / 5
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10605
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Location
Godmanchester
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10058
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Ipswich Christmas Market

Ipswich Christmas Fair

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Location
Ipswich
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9459
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Mansfield’s ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas...

Open: Saturday 27th November – Wednesday 22nd December 2021 About this event The ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas market will be…

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Price
discount for full duration bookings
Location
Mansfield
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
8919
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Sutton Coldfield Christmas Market

Inreasingly popular Christmas event

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Location
Sutton Coldfield
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8823
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Wentworth Woodhouse Christmas market

7th-9th December Stall holders have been carefully handpicked to ensure a quality offering which won’t break the bank. You’ll find a wide…

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Price
£5
Location
South Yorkshire
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8763
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Kidderminster Christmas Market

Festive atmosphere at Kidderminster Christmas Market

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Location
Kidderminster
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8488
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Alcester Christmas Street Market

Christmas Street Market in Alcester

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Location
Alcester
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8037
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Bristol Christmas Market

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 About this event Welcome to Bristol’s Christmas Market – returning to Broadmead in 2021 It’s the most…

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Location
Bristol
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
7659
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Blackwood Christmas Market

See the town centre come to life with stalls along the high street, entertainment for all the family and a chance to buy that unusual Christmas gift

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Location
Blackwood
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7485