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Magical and Merry Christmas Markets

Magical and Merry Christmas Markets
Written by Lottie

Let’s go to a Christmas market for gifts and yummy food,
There might even be a fairground, entertainment or an ice rink too!
From Southbank Centre, Hyde Park, Edinburgh and more,
There’s so many fab things to do and so much to explore!

Wintertime Market at the Southbank Centre, London

Until 30th December 2017

Credit: Southbank Centre

Visit this traditional Christmas market along the Thames riverbank where the beautiful wooden chalets are filled with handmade gifts and treats as well as plenty of festive food and drink! Find out more.

Bath Christmas Market, Somerset

Until 10th December 2017

This beautiful Christmas Market is set in the streets which surround Bath Abbey and is a Christmas shoppers paradise! There are 200 chalets selling Christmas gifts, and food and drink such as festive mulled wine and tasty warm mince pies, with carol singers to really get you into the Christmas spirit. You will also find Santa in his grotto, craft making activities for kids and festive storytelling. Find out more.

 Nottingham Winter Wonderland, Nottinghamshire

Until 31st December 2017

Visit Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland to really get everyone in the festive mood. The magical ice rink returns, where everyone can turn twirls with loved ones, enjoy browsing the Christmas craft and gift market, selling ideal things for presents and fun kids rides including a Helter Skelter! Rest up and refuel in the Ice Bar with a mulled wine and listen to some festive tunes at the bandstand.

Manchester Christmas Markets, Manchester

Various Dates and Times

Credit: Mark Waugh

There are a number of Christmas markets spread out all over the city of Manchester; from Albert Square to Brazenness Street, King Street to St. Ann’s Square, as well as Market Street, Exchange Square and Cathedral Garden’s! The stalls are festively decorated and you will be spoilt for choice with products, so if you’re in need of some indulgence or some Christmas gift inspiration, head on down to one of these many markets. Find out more.

Night Market at the Geffrye Museum, London

14th December 2017

This delightful evening market sounds lovely for an after work or school experience. There will be lots of brilliant stalls, mulled wine and great festive workshops the kids will love!

Oxford Christmas Market

7th – 17th December 2017

The famous city of Oxford does not disappoint with its Christmas market. Clustered along the iconic Broad Street, there will be 40 festively decorated log stalls selling a range of Christmas treats. On selected days there will be musical entertainment from a range of bands and singers! Find out more.

 

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

Various Times and Dates

Edinburgh is hosting two fabulous Christmas Markets this December. Both have beautifully decorated stalls selling products made by local artists, delicious foods and plenty of gifts to give loved ones this Christmas! http://www.edinburghschristmas.com/whats-on/category/markets#stq=&stp=1

 

Cardiff Christmas Market

Until 23rd December 2017

Bring the family to this wonderful Christmas Market for a totally unique shopping experience. Buy your family and friends personalised gifts and souvenirs or why not treat yourself to something? The market is is filled with local food products, art, hand made crafts and much more. Find out more.

 

Belfast Continental Christmas Market

Until 23rd December 2017

This fantastic and extremely popular Christmas Market is definitely worth a visit over the festive period. There will be a fab range of clothing, arts and crafts, and Christmas decorations from all over Europe as well as delicious continental food. Visit Santa’s Grotto and post that all important list in the post box! Find out more.

 

Bath Christmas Market 2017

Until 10th December 

This beautiful Christmas Market is set in the streets that surround Bath Abbey and is a Christmas shoppers paradise! There are 200 chalets selling Christmas gifts, and food and drink such as festive mulled wine and tasty warm mince pies, with carol singers to really get you into the Christmas spirit. You will also find Santa in his grotto, craft making activities for kids and fantastic festive storytelling.

 

Winter Wonderland Christmas Markets, Hyde Park, London

Until 1st January 2018

Family favourite Winter Wonderland returns to London’s Hyde Park to get you into the Christmas spirit! This free-to-enter event hosts plenty of Christmas-themed activities, including Zeppo’s Christmas Circus, the Magical Ice Kingdom, ice skating, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market. With real snow, thousands of twinkling lights and so much fun everyone will leave feeling very festive whatever their age! Find out more. 

 

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Market and Craft Fair

Until 23rd Dec

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market has become a huge favourite with both residents and visitors to the city from all over the UK and Europe. It is now the largest outdoor Christmas Market in the country. You can shop, drink beer, eat tasty food, sing along to Christmas songs or watch the kids have fun on the carousel! Find out more.

 

The Christmas Market, Leeds Castle, Kent

Until 17th Dec 2017

This is a Christmas Market not to be missed at this great castle with lots of stalls selling gifts, toys and tasty food. Kids will love the traditional fairground and the chance to meet some real reindeer and fascinating birds of prey. Listen out for some fantastic live music in the castle’s bandstand.

Know any more amazing Christmas markets that we’ve missed? We’d really love to know! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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