UK Christmas Markets – Full Details Here

Christmas market stallsIf you fancy an affordable treat as Christmas approaches, why not visit one of the UK’s many Christmas markets?

Christmas markets are very popular all over Europe and provide a chance to enjoy the festive spirit early. They usually feature a wide range of continental food stalls, traditional Christmas crafts for sale and sometimes a good, old-fashioned fair, complete with Merry-Go-Rounds and other rides aimed at young children.

Christmas markets have really taken off over the last 20 years and there are a surprising number all over the UK. Many UK Christmas markets are German-style, allowing you to get your fill of  German beer, bockwurst and stollen (German Christmas cake), as well as buy hand-crafted traditional wooden German Christmas decorations.

We’ve put together a list of all the main Christmas markets in the UK – it’s a bit long but is in alphabetical order, so it should be easy to navigate.

Remember, if you are planning a group trip to a Christmas market, the cheapest and most efficient way to get there is to hire a minibus – that way, there is only one parking charge, one driver and everyone can travel together. It’s much cheaper than rail! Click here for a minibus hire quote.

Large public Christmas treeUK Christmas Markets 2011:

  • Bath Christmas Market: 24/11/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Belfast Christmas Continental Market: 19/11/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market: 17/11/2011 – 23/11/2011
  • Bournemouth Christmas Market: 17/11/2011 – 03/01/2012
  • Bradford Christmas Market: 19/11/2011 – 10/12/2011
  • Bristol Christmas Market: 10/11/2011 – 22/12/2011
  • Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre: 25/11/2011 – 27/11/2011
  • Canterbury Traditional Christmas Market: 18/11/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Carlisle Christmas Market: 07/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Caerphilly Medieval Christmas Market: 10/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Chester Christmas Market: 24/11/2011 – 31/12/2011
  • Chichester Christmas Market: 08/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Cirencester Christmas Market: 25/11/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Derby Christmas Market: 01/12/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Durham Christmas Market: 02/12/2011 – 04/12/2011
  • Edinburgh Christmas Market: 24/11/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Glasgow Traditional Christmas Market: 20/11/2011 – 23/12/2011
  • Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market: 24/11/2011 – 27/11/2011
  • Jersey – La Fête dé Noué: 01/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Kedleston Hall (Derby) Christmas Craft & Food Fair: 26/11/2011 – 27/11/2011
  • Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German Christmas Market: 11/11/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • Leeds Caribbean Christmas Fair: 26/11/2011 – 27/11/2011
  • Lincoln Christmas Market: 01/12/2011 – 04/12/2011
  • Manchester Christmas Market: 17/11/2011 – 21/12/2011
  • Newcastle Continental Christmas Market: 21/11/2011 – 03/12/2011
  • Nottingham Christmas Market (Smithy Row): 23/11/2011 – 24/11/2011
  • Oxford Christmas Market: 02/12/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • Plymouth Christmas Market (Armada Way): 17/11/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Portsmouth Victorian Festival of Christmas: 25/11/2011 – 27/11/2011
  • Ripley Castle Christmas Fair: 09/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Ripon – Lightwater Shopping Village Dickensian Festival: 01/12/2011 – 04/12/2011
  • Rochester Castle Dickens Christmas Market: 30/11/2011 – 18/11/2011
  • Royal Leamington Spa Christmas Fair: 20/11/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market: 04/12/2011 – 11/12/2011
  • Solihull Christmas Market: 25/11/2011 – 17/12/2011
  • Southbank Centre / London Eye Christmas Market: 18/11/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Stamford Christmas Market: 11/12/2011
  • Swindon Christmas Market: 02/12/2011 – 24/12/2011
  • Tetbury Christmas Market: 05/12/2011 – 10/12/2011
  • Truro Victorian Christmas Market: 13/12/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • Warrington Festival Gift Fair: 30/11/2011 – 23/12/2011
  • Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market & Ice Rink: 24/11/2011 – 21/12/2011
  • Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre: 01/12/2011 – 04/12/2011
  • Wrexham Erddig Christmas Market: 03/12/2011 – 18/12/2011
  • York – Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland: 26/11/2011 – 08/01/2012

Christmas decorations for sale at a Christmas marketRemember, if you are arranging a group trip to a Christmas market, minibus hire is often the most affordable way to get there and back.

Please note that all details and dates are correct to the best of my knowledge – but I cannot be held responsible for errors or cancellations. Please check before you make any transport arrangements.

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