It’s almost the most wonderful time of year again. From the sparkling lights to the mulled wine, Christmas is a period loved by all. One of the highlights which we all most look forward to each year are the Christmas markets and luckily this year they will be back following last years’ hiatus.
From bonnie Scotland to historic medieval Yorkshire cities, Christmas markets are a fun, festive day out for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for some inspiration for which market you should visit, look no further than this ultimate guide which showcases some of the best locations in the UK to visit to enjoy a wonderfully festive Christmas market.
Up at the top spot is Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets. Edinburgh is Scotland’s lively capital and attracts masses of visitors every year, especially over the festive period. Spread across three parts of the city: George Street, West Princes Street and East Princes Street, these parts will be home again to the markets which attracts the masses to visit and enjoy.
The markets run at various dates and times across the festive period, starting from November 19th and run into the new year, so be sure to take a trip during this time and see why they are so loved by all.
Self-proclaimed ‘the UK’s one and only capital of Christmas’, Manchester is famous for serving up one of the best Christmas markets the UK has to offer. Based in Piccadilly Gardens, visitors can expect to enjoy stalls ranging from arts and crafts, to bars serving up locally produced beers.
Manchester is a very welcoming city with plenty of charm, so it’s easy to see why their market is so popular. If you are a Christmas fanatic, this is the market for you and will around between 12th December to 22nd December to be enjoyed this year.
Running from 18th November to 23rd December 2021, the York Christmas market is a firm favourite amongst Christmas market go-ers. Situated in this hugely popular Yorkshire city, those looking for a Christmas market experience in this stunning historic setting will be impressed with the alpine chalets lining St. Sampson’s Square. Offering an abundance of Christmassy gifts, there’s plenty to pick from for friends and family to gift them something special. York is a gorgeous city and the Christmas spirit can certainly be felt all around when this market is in full swing.
If you are fancying a trip to the Capital, the ever-popular Winter Market at London’s Southbank Centre is a seasonal delight enjoyed by many. Located next to the Thames, this is a Christmas market like no other. You can indulge in all the Christmassy food and drink delights and keep warm with a mince pie and a hot chocolate – the perfect way to get yourself into the festive spirit! The full details are yet to be confirmed, so keep an eye out for this stunning event so you don’t miss out!
However you find yourself spending your Christmas this year, make sure you incorporate a Christmas market into your celebrations. For the ultimate dose of yuletide goodness, look at booking yourself a trip to a Christmas market at one of these stunning UK locations and enjoy spreading some festive cheer.