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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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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
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6329
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Cannock Christmas Market

One day Christmas Extravaganza

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Cannock
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6174
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Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre

The Christmas Fayre will no doubt get you into the Christmas spirit and it gives you a perfect chance to get your loved ones some fitting gifts this year, an event not to be missed.

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Great Yarmouth
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5984
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Huntingdon Christmas Market

Open: 22nd November – 24th November 2019 About this event Huntingdon Christmas Market is sure to get you in the…

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Price
FREE
Location
Huntingdon
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
5675
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Ipswich Christmas Crafts and Food Fair

Wide range of Christmas and seasonal goodies on offer

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Ipswich
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5590
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Cirencester Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event A week of Christmas Markets hosted by Cotswold Markets and Cirencester Town Council.…

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FREE
Location
Cirencester
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5476
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Berkshire Christmas Festival

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event The Christmas Country Show returns to Newbury Showground, including the popular Festival of…

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TICKETED (UNDER 5s FREE)
Location
Newbury
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
5420
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Croydon Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Relax with friends and enjoy everything our Croydon Christmas Market has to offer…

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Price
FREE
Location
Croydon
Rating
5.00 / 5
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5277
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Borough High Street Christmas Market

High quality hand made gifts, clothes, toys, greeting cards, homemade jam and chutney, food hampers  books, home decorations, homemade cakes and treats, an amazing choice of Christmas gifts 

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Location
London
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5225
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Longbridge Christmas Market

Second year of Longbridge Christmas market

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Location
Longbridge
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
5045