Christmas Markets in the UK

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In the run-up to the festive period with the temperatures dropping and twinkly lights taking centre stage, Christmas markets can be the perfect winter treat for the whole family. But what markets are the best to visit in the UK for a spectacular day out?

Christmas Markets in the UK


With over 150 different chalets exhibiting the latest and most authentic artisan crafts, Bath Christmas Market is certainly worth a visit. Taking place between Thursday 28th November and Sunday 15th December, Bath Christmas Market boasts 18 days of festive cheer.

Activities and things to do

There are a variety of exciting activities taking place at Bath Christmas Market including a variety of big brass bands and inspiring choirs to keep you entertained throughout the day.

Why not visit the famous Bath Christmas Markets fantastic Santa's grottos too for the full Christmas experience.

If you’re planning a visit to complete your christmas shopping, Bath is certainly the place to do it. With an abundance of different stalls lining the Georgian streets, you will be certain to find the best of craft, fashion, upholstery, carpentry, and ironwork. You can even have the opportunity to blow your own glass, or make your own festive wreath - the options are endless.

From raclette and bratwurst to churros and candyfloss. Bath Christmas Market has many different cuisines to choose from. Alternatively, there are a variety of permanent restaurants based around the city to shelter from the cold outside.


Playing host to a variety of incredible Christmassy events, Edinburgh extends famous fringe-style hospitality to the most wonderful time of the year.

Activities and things to do

Fairgrounds and street circus are certainly commonplace in the Scottish capital, offering a true spectacle to anyone in attendance.

Taking place right in the centre of the city with plenty of restaurants and high street retailers just a stone's throw away, why not make the most of the holiday season and see what Edinburgh has to offer.

If seasonal cuisine is your thing, Edinburgh also offers a wonderful covered over market complete with a whole host of different artisan outdoor bars and excellent street food. 


Taking place from 21 November – 22 December 2019, Winchester Christmas Market offers the best festive offerings such as craft beer and delicious mulled wine. 

Activities and things to do

Asides from the central market celebrations the ‘Ginchester Christmas Market’, a celebration of critically acclaimed spirits and ales will be taking place on the 7th December at the Great Hall. 

 From rum to whiskey, vodka to gin, ‘Ginchester’ is a great way of trying new liquors and drinks, and may even provide you with a new favourite just before the 25th December.

Winchester Christmas Market also offers a spectacular glistening Christmas tree in the centre of the town complete with carol singers and an enclosed ice rink. 

Possibly one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Great Britain, Winchester is certainly laden with photo opportunities for the memory book.


The St Nicholas Christmas fair in York is certainly one of the most exciting Christmas markets rich in authentic British heritage. 

Activities and things to do

As you walk through the medieval streets and experience all York has to offer, it will become clear why York’s St Nicholas Fair is one of the most popular in the UK.  

From 14 November to 22 December 2019, York is bursting with alpine-style chalets offering your favourite Christmas treats. 

Featuring hot chestnuts, Victorian fairground rides and an array of spectacular Christmas lights, why not stop by the Kirklees Light Railway to meet

Did you know?

That we have created a specific Stallholders Insurance Policy that's well suited for those holding a market stall over the festive period. Or whether it’s a village fete, craft fair, indoor or outdoor market, our market stall insurance is designed to cover stallholders trading at up to 100 events over the course of a year.

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