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
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…
- South Yorkshire
Open: 15th November to 20th December 2020 About this event The ‘I Love Mansfield’ Christmas market will be back in…
- discount for 5 weeks
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