The best UK Christmas Markets

The best UK Christmas Markets

Christmas markets are one of the best things about this season, especially when it snows!

Whether they’re named Christmas Fayres, Continental or Traditional Christmas Markets, you can expect these wonderful markets to be filled with traditional food, drink and wonderful gift ideas, with both artisan and handmade crafts for purchase. They are great places to wander round, listen to carols sung by local choirs, or sing along to the Christmas music playing, enjoy a glass of spiced mulled wine to warm your hands and your cockles, the taste of sugary Christmas treats on your lips, or sample festive foods, chutneys, cheeses and pickled jams. If the Christmas market doesn’t get you into that festive spirit, then nothing will!

Here is a list of some of the most impressive Christmas Markets in the UK. 

Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fair
With over 300 stalls from all over the world, two stages of entertainment, traditional funfair and lots of free activities Bury St Edmunds’ Tenth Annual Christmas Fayre should not be missed. Something for everyone!

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Worcester Victorian Christmas Fair
Over 150 stalls fill the atmospheric streets of Worcester’s historic heart with the colours, sounds and smells of Christmas. Explore the wonderful range of merchandise on offer on the market stalls.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14

Bath Christmas Market
In the centre of this beautiful city, you will find one of the largest festive events in the UK and certainly the most beautiful.

Open From 27 Nov 14 to 14 Dec 14

Looking for something more modern and active?  Check out east London’s Festive Village, Winterville at Victoria Park. From to

Attractions galore, including entertainment, food and drink, this Christmas village is for all ages, including;

horse drawn carriages

House of Fairy Tales

Ice skating rink

Ferris Wheel

Dutch Spiegel tent including Christmas pantomimes and comedy to cabaret and live gigs.

Roller disco,

Food market,

Themed pubs


photo credits: christmas markets, Idealmagazine, Timeout


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