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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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Other Christmas Markets in the UK

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Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates Lichfield Christmas Food and Drink Festival brings Christmas spirit to the city. Lining the streets of…

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FREE
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Lichfield
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3153
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Cirencester Sparkles Advent Festival, Market and...

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event Visitors can expect a multitude of stalls, local food and drink, fair rides,…

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FREE
Location
Cirencester
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2862
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Matlock Christmas Market & Winter Food...

Open: Saturday 19th December – Sunday 20th December 2020 Over 170 stalls to buy some Christmas goodies/handmade gifts, caterers for…

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FREE
Location
Derbyshire
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2619
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Windermere Christmas Celebration

Closed 2020: Returning in 2021 About this event Windermere Christmas Celebration (formerly known as Windermere Christmas Market)  is an exciting family friendly…

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Cumbria
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Bert & Gert’s – Sutton Coldfield

Open: 7th December and 14 December 2019 Please note Christmasmarkets.com does not organise this event.  Please check the information and…

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Sutton Coldfield
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2410
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The Isbourne Christmas Gift & Taster Fayre

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event A Christmas Fayre with a difference, offering an opportunity to buy gifts from…

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£3 inc free mulled wine + mince pie
Location
Cheltenham
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2292
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Stafford Christmas Food and Drink Festival

Open: 30th November – 1st December 2019 Stafford Christmas Food and Drink Festival brings Christmas spirit to Stafford. Lining the…

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FREE
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Stafford
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2169
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Beamish Hall’s Christmas Fair

Open: Awaiting 2019 dates About this event A triple festive treat shopping extravaganza. See the Hall at its most fabulous…

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£4
Location
Beamish
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2093
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Bristol Local Christmas Market

Open: Awaiting 2020 Dates About this event Bristol Local Christmas Market will be open outside M&S on Broadmead and will…

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FREE
Location
Bristol
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2071
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Plymouth Christmas Market

Open: 26th November – 20th December 2020 About this event Log cabins festooned with fairy lights, will house traders from…

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FREE
Location
Plymouth
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2026