Fab 5 UK Christmas Markets 2015


We love Christmas Markets – to us they are the start of our Christmas celebrations. We want to share with you our 5 top UK Christmas markets, some we have visited, some we want to! We also suggest some fab places to stay if you decide to visit and enjoy a pre-Christmas mini break.

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1. Bristol’s German Christmas Market. 6 November – 22 December. There is a great Premier Inn at Cribbs Causeway to stay. This year there will be a Nativity Pyramid, a giant Advent Calender, and lots of chalets selling lovely goodies. A Park and Ride is not far away, so you can easily get into the city.

2. Bath Christmas Market. We recommend the lovely Bath Waterside Travelodge, there is lots of parking and you can walk into the city centre from there. 26 November – 13 December. There will be more than 170 chalets of wonderful gift ideas this year.

3. Cardiff Christmas Market. There is the Travelodge at Cardiff Atlantic Wharf, you can walk or hop on a bus into the city centre. We can also recommend the Travelodge at Queen Street, and The Marriott in the city centre. Catch the train into Cardiff Central and both are a short walk away. 12 November – 23 December. Offering an alternative shopping experience.

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4. Salisbury Christmas Market. We have never been to Salisbury as a family, Mummy visited for the day years ago before we were born. 26 November – 20 Decmber. Set in Guildall Square, with lots of gifts, great food and drink and traditional German treats.

5. Not a Christmas Market but Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. The perfect hotel to stay is The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington. It has parking, the best facilities and is in a brilliant location. 20 November – 3 January 2016. Featuring a giant Ferris Wheel, a magical ice kingdom and Zippos Circus.

Have you visited any UK Christmas Markets? Which is your favourite?


  1. I love Christmas Markets, but, you always need a full wallet too!! Haha. Too many wonderful goods to buy.
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  2. we have a christmas market in Nottingham which is lovely. I’m looking forward to going to hyde park though this year. I think that will be fab!
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  3. I love the Christmas market in Canterbury which is my local city. It’s not huge but it’s really cosy and they do carol singing and fake snow. I hope I can get over there this year.
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  4. I really want to go to a Christmas Market but we somehow never seem to get the chance – I really need to make an effort this year!!
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  5. I have never been to a Christmas Market, have often fancied it as the sights and sounds must be amazing.
    Lovely how you have linked this up with places to stay, as I often feel to get the most from a place like a market all day there would be much better than driving down in a morning and missing half the market because you run out of time,
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  6. I live in Birmingham, ours is pretty good but I went to London a few years ago and that is the best! I haven’t tried the others though! 🙂

  7. I love going to Christmas markets. We went to Bruges a few years ago and it was fabulous! xxx

  8. I love Christmas markets, we went to the one in Bruges a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it xxx

  9. I love the Birmingham Christmas Market – it is always so lively and full of fun, definitely hoping to go this year. x
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  10. I have never been to a Christmas market before. I would love to visit one.
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  11. I have heard good things about Salisbury Christmas market and its not far away so hope to visit this year
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  12. I do enjoy a good Christmas Market. This year I would be going back to Winter Wonderland again. Though there’s one by the Tate that looks good as well.
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  13. Winter wonderland is amazing but I absolutely hate being amongst such a huge crowd, I find it quite stressful x
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  14. I love a good Christmas market for unique gifts and yummy food 🙂 x
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  15. I REALLY want to visit the Bath Christmas Market one year! I haven’t actually done any in the UK yet, but absolutely loved visiting them in Prague and Llubljana. x
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  16. I love the Christmas Market in Cardiff, I used to live in Cardiff and the Winter Wonderland is truly spectacular! I never made it to the one in Bath, but I’ve heard very good things. xx
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  17. love a good Christmas Market. We have a local one very year the first weekend in December
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  18. I haven’t been to any of the markets on your list but I’m lucky enough to have been to some authentic markets in Germany! I love the Manchester ones and I’m going to snoop around the Birmingham ones in a couple of weeks, too. I’ve always wanted to go to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland too! Stephanie x
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  19. I love Christmas markets. We’re going for a night away in York and hoping to visit the market there and then going to Poland too! xxx

  20. I love a good Christmas market especially when I can find something unique and not available in the shops!
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  21. We’re doing the ultimate one tis year and heading to bruge. I can’t wait! 🙂 x
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  22. What a great round up! I love a good Christmas Market
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  23. I can’t beleive you haven’t got Manchester on there. The Manchester Christmas markets are some of the biggest and best in the country! You need to pay a visit. I also love the Leeds markets but the I just love Leeds in general.
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  24. Oh I can’t believe you didnt mentioned the manchester one! haha i think its the best one ;p
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  25. Great post, I wish there were better Christmas markets in London!
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  26. We didn’t enjoy the winter wonderland last year due to the massive queues.

    We do enjoy the Manchester Christmas markets though.
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  27. I haven’t been to any of these. Hyde pmPark’s Winter Winderland sounds fab! x

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