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When do the Christmas markets start in the UK?

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06 Nov, 2019

Christmas markets are officially our favourite tradition. Unless you’ve sipped on too much mulled cider in the middle of an impossibly busy street, then it might as well not be Christmas at all.

We’ve rounded up all of the best Christmas markets across the cities of the UK, so you can start making plans on your group chat as soon as possible.

Manchester Christmas Markets

When? November 9 – December 22

Over 300 stalls with loads of gifts, food, drinks and hidden bars. You can go ice skating outdoors too.

Manchester Christmas Markets

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Birmingham Christmas Markets

When? November 7 – December 23

Based on the world famous Frankfurt market, it has plenty of food, drinks and crafts to pick from. There is even a floating market on the canal.

Birmingham Christmas Markets

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Leeds Christkindelmarkt

When? November 8 – December 21

There’s an Instaworthy Christmas carousel, Bavarian restaurant and countless ski bars.

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

When? November 21 – January 5

With ice skating, fairground rides, fire-lit yurts and more, it’s the ultimate festive experience.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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York St Nicholas Christmas Fair 

When? November 4 – December 22

Discover local made produce, crafts and more in the Yorkshire Yuletide Village. Plus there’s an old fashioned fun fair, live music and bars in many of the alpine chalets.

York St Nicholas Christmas Fair

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Nottingham Winter Wonderland

When?  November 15 – December 31

An ice bar, ice rink and ski-themed bars, what more could you want from your Christmas markets. Plus there’s all the lovely little handmade stalls to buy soap, cheese, booze & more.

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

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Bath Christmas Market

When? November 28 – December 15

With over 150 unique stalls, set in traditional chalets, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping. Plus there’s so much food and mulled wine to pick from.

Bath Christmas Market

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Edinburgh Christmas Markets

 When? November 17 – January 5 

Situated in the heart of the city, the markets overlook the iconic castle. There’s loads to eat and even more to drink. It’s an unmissable event (and the ultimate Insta opp).

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

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Coats worthy of your annual market selfie…

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