Christmas Markets You Have To Visit This Year

Visiting a Christmas Market is one of the best ways of bringing the festive season into your life. You can browse the stalls and relax with a glass of mulled wine while you listen to Christmas music, purchase gifts and spend time with your friends and family.

A visit to the Christmas markets has grown in popularity over recent years. If you are interested in joining others in enjoying the experience, you can take a festive break to explore a variety of markets all over the UK. Here are some of the Christmas markets that are well worth a visit.


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You can find some of the best Christmas markets in the world in the UK Capital. There’s a large range of markets that offer a magical experience for you and your family, including visits from Santa for the kids! You can pay a visit to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park or wander around the artisan market on the Southbank. You may also want to travel to Greenwich where you will find a wide selection of Christmas fare available to buy. You can also find Christmas markets in other parts of London, such as Leicester Square, Kingston and Tower Bridge.

Either way, there will be plenty to do in London this Christmas.


The Scottish capital city is a beautiful and historic place to visit at any time of year. However, it’s particularly impressive in the lead up to Christmas. This is when the Edinburgh Christmas Markets are open.

The markets have an authentic feel about them – you can wrap up warm and get cosy with a hot chocolate. You can also buy an impressive selection of festive food items such as German sausages, pastries and cakes. Then you can wash them all down with some authentic German beer. Then, after visiting this ‘Frankfurt Traditional Market’, you can spend some time seeing other famous sites in Edinburgh, such as the castle.


Manchester is one of the most cosmopolitan and interesting cities in the North West of England – there is a vibrant nightlife which can be enjoyed by visitors, as well as well-known restaurants, breathtaking architecture and an eccentric culture. These attributes help to make it the perfect place to visit a Christmas Market.

The Christmas markets themselves have won awards over the years. There are more than 300 stalls available to enjoy, and visitors can buy anything from international food items to hand crafted Christmas gifts. It’s the ideal opportunity to get the perfect present for a loved one.


Birmingham is the UK’s second city, meaning that there is plenty to do there, whenever you choose to visit. The Christmas markets in the city add some extra sparkle in the lead-up to the holidays.

The Frankfurt inspired markets resulted from a partnership agreement between Birmingham and the City of Frankfurt which was signed in 1966. Today, the traditional Frankfurt feel remains in place; there are many traditional German foodstuffs available to buy including, pretzels, schnitzels and bratwursts. You can also sample many German drinks such as glühwein and weissbeer.


York is a historic city that has much to offer visitors. For instance, you can walk the city walls or visit the National Railway Museum. You can also stroll along the historic street, “The Shambles,” and relax over a drink in one of the many historic pubs in the city.

Visiting in December is extra special, as you can enjoy the York Christmas markets. You can smell delicious international foods as you browse the many stalls at the market. You can also enjoy a glass of mulled wine as you relax with friends.

The markets in York are always impressive. They have won awards for being the Best Large Speciality Market and York has also been voted the most festive city in the UK over the years.

A Christmas Market is the ideal way to start the celebrations…

Christmas is an exciting time of year – it’s when many people release their inner child.

You can choose to visit one of the many cities in the UK where Christmas markets take place each year. While visiting the markets, you can taste different types of international cuisine and drink traditional continental beers. You can also browse the many stalls available, to find ideal Christmas gifts for family and friends.

You should also remember that there are often other sights to see in the cities that you visit. So, try and make some time available to make the most of your trip. However, you should never forget that getting a festive feeling is the main aim of your visit. So you should do all that you can to make your Christmas markets visit extra special.

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