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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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Country Living Magazine Glasgow Christmas Fair

Join in with the festive spirit at the Country Living Magazine Glasgow Christmas Fair at the  SEC Centre, Glasgow

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Glasgow
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4271
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Hednesford Christmas Market

Local Christmas Market in Hednesford Town Centre.

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Hednesford
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Essex Christmas Festival

Open: Awaiting 2020 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
Location
Essex
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5.00 / 5
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4005
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Festive Gift Fair

Closed 2020: Returning 2021 About the event THE BIGGEST AND MOST LIVELY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FAIR IN THE MIDLANDS WILL BE…

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2021 prices tbc
Location
Birmingham
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3757
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British Red Cross Guildhall Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit with the sights and sounds of the Guildhall Christmas Market this November.

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London
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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: Awaiting 2020 Dates 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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Wickham Christmas Fair

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event We have an eye watering variety of gifts for sale. Support small businesses…

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FREE
Location
Hampshire
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3260
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Magical Makers Emporium at Kelham Island Museum

Open: Awaiting 2020 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
Location
Sheffield
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3252
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Alice in Winterland

Open: Friday 22nd November – Monday 30th December 2020 About the event Alice in Winterland is a unique lantern experience…

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TICKETED
Location
London
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5.00 / 5
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3242