The best Christmas markets to visit in the UK

Its’ less than three weeks until Christmas so now is the perfect time to start getting in the Christmas spirit.

In order to make sure you fully indulge yourself into the festive mood this year we (the Festive Light team) have put together our suggestions for the best Christmas markets around the UK.

Mulled wine anyone? Its time to wrap up warm and investigate the acres of Christmas stalls and market pop-ups that boast an array of Christmas gifts, food and drinks. You’ll be able to find the perfect gift to fit right under your tree and here are the locations you can find them.



November 10 to December 21

Running since 1999 Manchester Christmas markets is on the oldest festive market displays in the UK. With several markets based across the city there is a whole host of areas where you will find market stalls and amazing Christmas gifts. The main hub is situated in Albert square (opposite the town hall) where you will find a host of European markets. St Ann’s square hosts the German markets whilst the French markets are located on King Street. If you are seeking the extra Christmas fun there are fairground rides situated on Cathedral street.









November 19 to January 7

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. If you add some festive Christmas markets to the majestic plain you are on to a winner. The markets run from late November and stay around until the new year which sees the famous Hogmanay festival celebration take place. The markets are positioned in East Princess Street Gardens and George street.








November to January (Various dates)

Visitors to the capital can choose from a variety of festive markets that are fit for everyone. The standout is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland which has become a main attraction around this time of year. Various celebrity A-listers have been spotted at the event and its no surprise as to why. The spectacular event hosts fairground rides, a rather large Ferris wheel, and a whole host of Christmas markets stalls, bars, and games.

If you’re in London this Christmas period make sure you check out the event. Alternatively, you can check out Winterville, hosted on Clapham Common, which similarly has a collection of entertainment on offer in its indoor market, as well as street food, crazy golf, roller disco and even their own big wheel.


November 23 to December 10th

Bath is a city full of history and culture that come December boasts wonderful array of Christmas markets. The majority of produce and items on display are all from the local area and if that’s not impressive enough after shopping around the festive stalls you can make your way on to the nearby ice-rink (open until January 2nd)








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