Christmas Markets to visit

So there are only 46 days until its Christmas, and if you’re anything like I used to be, you will have every intention of getting your Christmas shopping done early and being all organised. In reality I used to end up making a mad dash around the shops a few days before Christmas with people usually ending up with a set of wiper blades, screen wash, bottle of water and a Twix from the late night petrol station!

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets


Those were the days before I discovered Christmas Markets. You can get a wide variety of festive gifts, souvenirs, novelty stocking fillers, Fashion items, home accessories and gifts for all the family from market stalls all in one place. During most Christmas markets festive lighting, decorations, Christmas trees and traditional family fun fairs will be complimented by a daily programme of entertainment and music.

It’s not just the shopping that I go for but it’s the whole festive experience. It is great to soak up some festive atmosphere and enjoy a hot chocolate, hog roast or roasted chestnuts while browsing the range of stalls for those last minute gifts and stocking fillers.


Christmas Markets

Roasting Chestnuts.

Christmas markets have always been popular often bringing foreign traders from places such as Germany, France and Italy. These happen all over the UK from cities like Oxford, Birmingham, Glasgow and London to small town centers and can last from just a few days to a few weeks


Christmas Markets to visit.

If you are thinking of visiting some of these fantastic Christmas markets while staying with us why not visit the Isle of Wight Christmas Market, while staying the Royal Esplanade Hotel or the Broadway Park Hotel with market dates yet to be confirmed. Alternatively while staying at the Carlton Hotel in Great Yarmouth you could visit the Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre, again with dates yet to be finalised. When staying at the County Hotel or the Marine Hotel in Wales you could visit the Llandudno Christmas Fayre from 21st to 24th November, with over 100 stalls of crafts and food. If Christmas festivals are more your thing then while staying at the Eden Arms Hotel visit the Durham City Christmas Festival from 6th to 8th December which offers entertainment, carol services, lantern procession, huge craft/gift marquee and much more.

These are just some of the many Christmas Markets around the UK but for a list of over 200 market and Fayre listings take a look here

If you have been to any good Christmas Markets that you think we should know about we would love to hear from you, please comment below.

Image Credit: Christmas market. Copyright David Dixon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Image Credit: Roasting Chestnuts. Copyright Achromatic and licensed for reuse under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.




About the Author:

I've been with the company for many years and started off working around different hotels however when I am not working I love spending time with my family taking in the amazing sights of the English Riviera. Living in an Urban Geopark area allows for some amazing sea kayaking around different bays whenever I get chance.

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