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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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Loughborough Christmas Market

Loughborough Christmas Market. The market will feature a festive bar, festive foods, children’s traditional fairground rides and stalls selling a variety of festive craft, gift and grocery stalls.

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Loughborough
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Sutton Coldfield Christmas Market

Inreasingly popular Christmas event

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Sutton Coldfield
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Barton Marina Christmas Market

Barton Marina is a pictureque location for a Christmas Market.

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Barton-under-Needwood
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Caerphilly Christmas Market

Traditional funfair rides, smells of mulled wine and over 100 market stalls at Caerphiily Christmas market

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Caerphilly
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Kidderminster Christmas Market

Festive atmosphere at Kidderminster Christmas Market

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Kidderminster
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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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£5
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South Yorkshire
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Alcester Christmas Street Market

Christmas Street Market in Alcester

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Alcester
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Southbank Centre Winter Market

Top traders from across London, the UK and beyond return for Winter Market along the riverside bringing an array of festive treats and gifts, alongside delicious street food favourites

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London
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Country Living Magazine Harrogate Christmas Fair

Discover approximately 300 exhibitors at the Country Living Magazine Harrogate Country Fair at the Harrogate International Centre.

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Harrogate
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Christmas Fair at Ripley Castle

Enjoy the atmosphere of a family home combined with the ancient splendour of a historic castle. Visit our heated luxury marquee where you will find many top quality festive companies.

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FREE
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Ripley
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