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Check out some Christmas Markets in the UK

publication date: Nov 5, 2021
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author/source: Anne Coates

Lincolnshire Fair 

Belfast

Belfast City Hall will be filled with sweet treats, unique arts and crafts, as well as the all important Santa’s Grotto. Proof of COVID status is needed for this market on the weekends. Open 20 November to 23 December.

Birmingham

The largest authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria, the market boasts an extensive range of authentic Bavarian dishes as well as beautiful hand-crafted gifts, perfect for stocking fillers and early Christmas gifts. Open 4 November to 23 December.

Chester

Located opposite the imposing charm of Chester Cathedral, the magical Christmas Market brings together the best local businesses for a month of seasonal goodwill. Open 18 November to 22 December.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s market is host to over 60 stalls, a ferris wheel, ice rink, and double carousel. This year to make it a safe place for visitors following the ongoing effects of COVID-19, he market is situated across East and West Prince Street Gardens. Open 20 November to 4 January 2022

Lincoln

Lincolnshire's Food and Gift Fair’s Toy Appeal asks visitors to bring an unwrapped toy or gift and place it in Santa’s sack. All contributions will be donated to the Bridge Church. Open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 27 November and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday 28 November 2021, visitors will have access to free parking. Tickets for the Fair can be bought online at £5 each (plus booking fees) in advance and will be £6 on the day, with under 5s going free. Click here for further details.

London

The ever-popular Winter Wonderland offers everything from ice sculpting classes to roller coasters, the capital’s biggest festive event has everything you could dream of for the perfect Christmas day out. Open 19 November to 3 January.

Plus the Southbank Winter Market has plenty of winter pop-up bars, street food stalls and opportunities to shop for festive treats. Take a stroll along the Thames and enjoy the atmosphere On the Queen's Walk from now until 24 December.

Manchester

The city’s favourite festive food stalls returns to the heart of Albert Square. With Spanish, Mexican, Dutch and Greek delicacies on offer as well as the British classics, you'll be spoilt for choice. Open 12 November to 22 December.

Newcastle

Newcastle’s Christmas market is showcasing local businesses and their finest produce. Soak up the atmosphere with a sip of locally brewed beer or join in with a Christmas carol with the the city choir. Open 29 November to 26 December.

Nottingham

With a 32m high observation wheel at its heart, Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland returns this year with over 40 Bavarian-style stalls, an Apres ski bar and children's fairground rides. Open 15 November to 31 December.

 

Winchester 

for this year's Christmas market 112 wooden chalets will line the historic streets of Winchester proffering an impressive range of seasonal treats along with a large ice rink perfect for a winter evening date night. Open 19 November to 22 December. 

York

The St Nicholas Fair will fill the Yorkshire air with the aromas of roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. Amongst the alpine chalets will be a range of Christmas gifts as well as seasonal food and drinks with the added attraction of a vintage carousel. Open 18 November to 23 December.

To find a Christmas Market near you visit the National Trust or Visit England.