As the nights draw closer and we wave goodbye to the summer season, it’s time to start preparing ourselves for the epitome of Winter – The Christmas Period. When it comes to the festive season, as well as frantic shopping and boozy celebrations, The Christmas Markets are near the top of everyone’s to do list!
What better way to soak up some Christmas spirit than to be surrounded by twinkly trinkets, steamy mulled wine, festive ice rinks and traditional german food stalls – The Christmas Markets in Britain are the perfect place to brighten up even the gloomiest winter weekend.
You don’t even have to leave the UK to experience some of the best Christmas Markets in Europe as they’re right here in Britain. You can enjoy the very best of the much loved German Tradition from a city near you!
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Edinburgh: 16th Nov – 5th Jan
Edinburgh hosts a spectacular 6-week celebration where you can see Christmas Markets, fairs and activities right into the New Year. The East Princess Street Festive Market is the most popular place for those seeking German Traditions boasting a huge array of stalls, bars and tasty food vendor’s. You’re also unlikely to miss the huge big wheel and Star Flyer chair ride which is a favourite amongst families, kids, couples and friends alike as well as the New Ice Adventure feature and Santa’s Grotto.
There is so much fun to be had in Edinburgh so it’s no surprise it’s up their as one of the UK’s most acclaimed Christmas Market destinations! As a firm favourite for families & friends, however you want to embrace the Christmas Spirit, you’re sure to find it in Edinburgh. Hop-on a traditional fairground ride like the Bumper Cars, the Helter Skelter & the Carousel, or get lost in the Christmas Tree Maze. Head for a tipple in one of the Markets bars or grab a bite to eat. Revel in German Bratwurst and Mulled Wine galore along with many more german delicacies including sweet pastries and desserts.
No place in Britain does Christmas quite like Edinburgh, so why not make the most of your time and turn your day out into an overnight stay or weekend break. With Stays at the Premier Inn from just £49, take the fun of the day straight into the night and enjoy a relaxing stay in comfortable hotel – it is Christmas after all.
Manchester: 9th Nov – 22nd Dec
Manchester is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for Christmas Markets in the North of England. The riveting city sees thousands of tourists seeking Christmas Spirit returning each and every year for the host of Festive markets scattered throughout the city the whole way through the Christmas Period! Located in the centre of the city, the markets are surrounded by the Manchester Arndale Mall and a huge array of shops, restaurants and pubs – The Manchester Christmas Markets are a spectacular hub for the tourists and locals out and about in the city and are likely to draw you in.
Albert Square takes hold of the European Market boasting a stunning selection of stalls, vendors and bars whilst St Ann’s Square hosts German-style markets and King Street, French-themed. Uncover boutiques and some excellent food outlets at Exchange Square as well as globally-sourced jewellery, leather goods, specialty foods and arts & crafts at Brazennose Street.
Cathedral Garden is home to fairground rides and even more stalls – the fun never stops around the city of Manchester throughout the festive period so why not head to the spectacular city this season and experience a Christmas like no other.
London: 22nd Nov – 6th Jan
As the UK’s Capital, it’s no surprise that the spectacular city of London is home to a huge array of festive markets and Christmas themed celebrations. From the enormous and most popular Christmas Market at Winter Wonderland to the dazzling Southbank Centre Wintertime Market – London has got it all and is the perfect place to find Christmas gifts for loved ones and savour plenty of seasonal fare across the capital during the countdown to Christmas.
Winter Wonderland is the best place to soak up the Festive atmosphere in London and is one of the biggest Christmas Markets across the capital located on the magical setting of Hyde Park. Boasting over 200 wooden cabins overflowing with gifts, trinkets, hand-made crafts and jewellery – you’re certain to pick up special gifts for loved ones here. After shopping, head to the Open-Air Ice Rink for a magical skate or see London sparkle from the Big Wheel. It’s easy to see why Winter Wonderland is one of the UK’s most popular Christmas Celebrations.
The Southbank Centre is another fantastic attraction in London and is particularly glorious in the run up to Christmas! Explore the stunning selection of wooden stalls by the river bank and admire the twinkling views of the Thames and the glowing London Eye. This wintery wonderland is overflowing with Christmas Craft stores, mince pies, spiced cider and a plethora of European delicacies, tasty food vendors and bars. Tuck into a traditional German sausage and hot chocolate beneath the glittering Christmas Lights or marvel at the enormous Christmas Tree. Discover this and so much more in London this Christmas.
Bath: 22nd Nov – 9th Dec
Voted the UK’s favourite Christmas market in 2017, Bath is the perfect location to enjoy the picturesque festive markets. It’s easy to see why people love getting into the festive spirit in Bath, with the stunning backdrop of the Roman Baths and the magnificent 16th-century abbey along with more than 200 twinkling chalets which line the Georgian streets. Simply Stunning. Enjoy a plethora of stunning grottos beholding beautiful gifts, handmade jewellery, cosy hand-knitted socks and tasty gingerbread and cheeses.
Surrounded by traditional wooden stalls amongst a bustling atmosphere in a stunning town with such stunning historical architecture – Bath truly is as magical as it seems at Christmas. Whether you decide to go in the morning when it’s relatively quiter or prefer to venture out when it’s darker, frostier and hectic – you will be greeted with choirs, delightful carollers and musicians floating their festive tunes across the market. If you’re looking for a more traditional approach to the Christmas Markets, Bath certainly is the place for you this year.
Birmingham: 15th Nov – 23rd Dec
The bustling Birmingham Frankfurt German Inspired Christmas Market is the biggest market of its kind outside of Germany and Austria – situated in the UK’s very own Birmingham! The internationally renowned markets are inspired by it’s twin town of Frankfurt and are everything those seeking some Christmas Cheer could dream of. Banish the chill of the winter air with a mug of warming Gluhwein and browse the stalls overflowing with wooden toys decorations and trinkets or tuck into some delicious Bavarian treats like a tasty Bratwurst or Brezel.
There is fun to be had by the whole family at the world renowned Frankfurt Festive Markets. The twinkling stalls on Victoria Square and New Street are bound to keep you, family & friends occupied for hours whilst you tuck into some delicious German delicacies, sip your mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine! If you need a break from shopping, why not climb aboard the Big Wheel and enjoy the best view of Birmingham city or, how about skate around the Centenary Square ice rink? There is so much to see and do at the Birmingham Christmas Markets, and, as one of the largest in the UK, there is no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than right here in the magical city of Bimingham.