It’s hard to believe that all the fun of Christmas will be creeping up on us so soon and it won’t be long until we get to experience the decorations, the cheesy music, the delicious food and drink and the incredible Christmas markets. Nothing beats throwing on a scarf and a snug coat and exploring a festive market as the darkness falls with a loved one. With such a great selection of Christmas markets in the UK, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites, so sit back, relax and get ready to decide what one you want to visit first this year!
London Christmas Markets
There’s plenty of choice for Christmas Markets in the UK’s buzzing capital city, so you may just have a bit of a tough decision of where to go. Winter Wonderland at Hyde park is certainly not one to be missed – sparkling fairy lights, a unique and festive shopping experience in addition to plenty of other attractions such as ice bars and ice skating, you’ll be well entertained for the day and evening with this one!
There’s also the merriment of Southbank market with all kinds of festive delights clustered along the riverbank, in addition to Covent Garden that’s beautifully decorated and filled with some fantastic stalls in the market area; London really does have it all going on!
Watch Birmingham City Centre come alive with this fantastic Frankfurt Christmas market, which offers a brilliant selection of stalls specialising in traditional goods and gifts, as well as some seriously tempting food and drink options such as pretzels, schnitzels and bratwurst which can be enjoyed with a cheeky pint of Weissbeer. Or if you’d prefer something sweeter how about a sumptuous hot chocolate?
This excellent Christmas market in Canterbury’s Whitefriars Square will really get you in the mood for the festive season with its lovely selection of traditional Christmas stalls offering beautiful hand-crafted gifts and mouth-watering food and drink which are sold from its colourful cabins! So round up your friends and enjoy celebrating the start of the Christmas season with this exciting experience at one of Kent’s most picturesque cities.
Visitors to Nottingham’s vibrant winter wonderland will get to enjoy a whole assortment of festive treats, with a great market that stretches across Smithy Row, Albert Street and Lister Gate. You can expect all the usual Christmas delights such as roasted chestnuts, cider and mulled wine to carol singing – it’s the perfect experience to enjoy with the kids, your partner or a group of friends for some festive cheer!
Just like London, Manchester has a good few Christmas market options going on this festive season, so it would be rude not to get involved! So grab a Santa hat and a delicious glass of mulled wine and get ready to enjoy the festivities the right way with this excellent selection taking place in this buzzing city. If you’re after a traditional themed German market, then head to St Anne’s Square or make your way to Kings Street for some incredible French stalls. There’s also a World Christmas Market at Brazennose Street which is definitely worth checking out!
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