We’ve rounded up a selection of some of the loveliest, brightest, most-Christmassy markets the United Kingdom has to offer. From the massive Hyde Park Winter Wonderland to the more intimate Belfast Christmas Market - there’s something for everyone - find the one closest to you and make a weekend of it!
Running from the 28th of November to the 15th of December,Bath Christmas Market is an award-winning chalet village jam-packed with local artisan crafters as well as music, food and warming drinks! Open 7 days a week for the duration, starting at 10am each day!
An absolute extravaganza happening across the city of Edinburgh,Edinburgh’s Christmas (and Hogmanay) is a feast for the senses. Beginning on November 16th and running all the way through until January 4th, 2020 there’s something for quite literally everyone - from live music to markets to Santa’s Grotto to a giant Ferris wheel! Make a weekend of it and wander through the even-more-magical-than-usual Scottish capital!
With 8 different locations spread throughout the city, theManchester Christmas Markets will have you occupied every weekend from now until Santa arrives! There’s a massive mix of local craft stalls, music, food and shows at each market and they open at staggered points throughout the holiday period: starting November 8th with the last one closing on January 5th!
Grab yourself a mulled wine, a couple of mates and get yourself to theYork Christmas Festival! Kicking off on the 14th of November and running through until December 21st, festival events will be happening across the city but if it’s a market you’re after, then St. Nicholas Fair is the place to be! An award-winning speciality market, this is the perfect spot to pick up a few Christmas gifts and catch up with some mates!
Opening the 21st of November and running 10am - 10pm every day until January 5th, 2020, London’sHyde Park Winter Wonderland will have you glad you live in the chilly Northern Hemisphere at Christmastime! The market is free to enter, with some attractions requiring tickets once you’re in the gates (we personally think the UK’s largest open-air ice rink is a must-do)! If this place doesn’t get you in a festive mood, we don’t know what will!
This is the only Christmas Market we’ve found that advertises heated seating and basically, you had us at hello… Not only that, butBristol’s Christmas Market also boasts 50 individual stalls and chalets selling local arts, crafts and delectable goodies plus there’s live music, entertainment and curling on offer! Open 8th of November to 23rd of December!
From the 15th of November to the 31st of December, Nottingham goes full North Pole with theirWinter Wonderland, Santa Claus-approved and equipped with an open-air ice rink, ice bar, market stalls, live entertainment, food, drink and general Christmas merriment! Running from November 15th to December 31st, this spectacular is not to be missed!
From Gluhwein to Spanish paella, theBelfast Christmas Market features 30 international stores, stalls and boutique crafters ready for you to browse their wares and maybe pick up some gorgeous bits + pieces for Christmas gifts (or for yourself)! Head along from November 16th ‘til December 22nd!