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It’s no surprise that Christmas markets were axed last year but this year they will be back in many of our favourite cities. But, which ones should you visit? With each market having their own twist, we’ve done some extensive research to find out which markets deserve a visit.


If you’ve ever seen photos of Edinburgh in the snow and Christmas lights you will agree that it is one of the prettiest cities in Europe. You can enjoy Santa’s grotto, an ice rink, a Christmas tree Maze, and plenty of stalls selling handmade gifts. There’s also plenty of other activities going on such as the Christmas illuminations or watch the special projections.


Held in the central location of Abbey Churchyard, the Bath Christmas market is the most Christmassy place to be in the Southwest. The pop-up chalets are filled with beautiful gifts, you’re bound to find something for every member of the family. From jewellery to homeware and Christmas decorations, this market has it all.

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Millennium Square, Leeds, transforms into a traditional German market. There are over 40 authentically decorated wooden chalets all filled with goodies such as handmade jewellery and festive decorations. Feeling peckish? There’s a great selection of popular German food not only in the stalls but also in the Alp Chalet restaurant.

Manchester Christmas Market

Possibly one of the biggest Christmas markets in the UK? With over 300 stalls and chalets across the whole city we think that statement is more than possible. The markets include a French market, a German market, a World Christmas market and a market specifically dedicated to Arts& Crafts. Haven’t seen anything you fancy? There is a vast selection of food, from hog roast, paella and bratwurst.

Winter Wonderland, London

We’d be surprised if you’d never heard of winter wonderland. The event takes over London’s Hyde park and includes not only a market on 100 chalets but an ice rink, fairground rides and a lot of bars and food options. Not only this but there are circus acts performances and even some ice sculpting workshops. Something for all the family.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market

Did you know that the Birmingham market is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany or Austria? So, you can expect the best traditional schnitzels, bratwurst, weissbeer and glühwein. And its not just about food, you will also find great gifts and products in the other 80 stalls. There’ll be live music and carol singers to get you in that festive spirit.

Belfast Christmas Market

Traders fly in from around the world to offer you the best gifts, food and drink at Northern Ireland’s biggest Christmas market. The event takes place in the centre of the city at the City Hall. It’s convenient location means you can also enjoy a few festive tipples and the local bars too.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

350,000 people have already enjoyed a very festive market in the heart of Winchester. This super Christmassy event is situated in the heart of the city in the cathedral’s grounds. Pop up chalets offer a range of top-quality products that you won’t find anywhere else. Not only this but previous years have hosted attractions such as ice rinks.

Whether your city or town hosts a Christmas market or you like to visit one of the listed ones, we hope you get into the Christmas spirit. Check out our latest competition to help you spread the cost this Christmas.


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