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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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Hednesford Christmas Market

Local Christmas Market in Hednesford Town Centre.

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Hednesford
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Cirencester Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates A week of Christmas Markets hosted by Cotswold Markets and Cirencester Town Council. Enjoy a festive…

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FREE
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Cirencester
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Essex Christmas Festival

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event  The Christmas Country Show comes to Crowne Plaza Five Lakes in Maldon, including…

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Adults £8 online £10 on the door. Concessions and children reduced prices
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Essex
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Fowey Christmas Market

Fowey Christmas Market is a well regarded Christmas market providing visitors with quality locally produced food and drink and festive gifts.

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Fowey
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Chelsea’s Enchanted Christmas Fair

Open: 17th November 2019 Elite London Events, creator of the acclaimed ‘Chelsea Enchanted Wedding Show’, brings you the Chelsea Enchanted…

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London
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Magical Makers Emporium at Kelham Island Museum

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates Celebrate Christmas at Kelham Island Museum with a magical journey through time. Over 120 stalls, family…

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Adults £6 and children (under 16) go FREE
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Sheffield
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Alice in Winterland

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates Alice in Winterland is a unique lantern experience themed around Alice in Wonderland. The experience will…

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TICKETED
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London
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Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival

Open: 7th December – 8th December 2019 Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival brings Christmas spirit to the city. Lining…

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FREE
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Lichfield
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