UK Christmas Markets To Visit This December

Published: 06/12/2021

Hurrah! The Christmas markets have made a comeback this year! If you’re looking to get in the early festive spirit as we officially start counting down to the big day, it’s well worth planning a visit to one of the following Christmas markets on offer throughout the UK!

Liverpool – St George’s Hall

Liverpool welcomes the return of the Christmas market around St George’s Hall this year! The location has changed slightly from previous years, with the stalls spreading out around St. John’s Garden, William Brown Street, and the area around the North Entrance of St George’s Hall.

This year sees over 40 stalls in total on offer to visit, including a range of Christmas themed gift shops, festive bars, food stall and fun family activities in Santa’ Village that includes the big wheel, festive rides, Bavarian snow slides and more!

So what are you waiting for, get a date penned in the diary and enjoy some festive fun! Read more about the market here.

Open dates: Friday 12th November to Thursday 23rd December 2021


If you’re planning on visiting the capital this December, you won’t want to miss out on the fantastic Christmas markets, with over 10 to choose from! You can read more about them all here.

Below are some of the famous markets on offer:

Winter Wonderland:

Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland is famous amongst Christmas market goers, with over 100 wooden cabins offering a range of fantastic gifts, homemade crafts, and jewellery you’re bound to find fun Christmas presents here! After a shop around the stalls, why not put on your skates and enjoy the ice rink or take in the wonderful London Christmas lights from up high in the Giant Observation Wheel. Read more about London’s Winter Wonderland here.

Leicester Square Christmas market:

Home to blockbuster film premieres, Leicester Square also offers fantastic festive fun for families and this year is no different!

Browse the traditional market where you will find a range of gifts on offer and afterwards take in one of the world-class festive shows available at the Leicester Square Spiegeltent, including this year’s headline act La Clique! Read more about the market and what Leicester Square has to offer its visitors here.

Open dates: Varies from Friday 5th November to Monday 3rd January 2022


There up to eight Christmas markets on offer throughout Manchester city centre, starting from Albert Square and King Street, through to Exchange Square, Cathedral Gardens and Piccadilly Gardens, there is a lot of festive fun going on!

Learn more about the famous Manchester Christmas markets here.

Open dates: Varies starting from Monday 8th November to Monday 3rd January 2022


From Christmas market fun to Christmas tree mazes and visiting Santa’s grotto, Edinburgh has it all for families and visitors of all ages! Read more about what’s on offer here.

Open dates: Saturday 20th November to Tuesday 4th January 2022

Cardiff – Winter Wonderland

The Welsh capital is a delight to visit at Christmas time, with Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland rivalling London! Read more about it here.

Open dates: Tuesday 16th November to Sunday 2nd January 2022

Birmingham – Frankfurt Christmas market

Birmingham’s Victoria Park boasts the biggest German themed market outside of Germany and Austria, with their Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market.

From enjoying German beer, bratwurst and pretzels to listening to live bands and carol singers, this Christmas market has it all! Read more about what else the market has to offer here.

Open dates: Thursday 4th November to Thursday 23rd December 2021

York – St Nicholas Fair

St Nicholas Fair in York transforms into festive delight during November and December, providing magical memories for visitors!

Whether it’s mooching around the stalls for Christmas presents or settling down at the cosy Thor’s Tipi, there is a lot to experience. Read more here.

Open dates: Thursday 18th November to Thursday 23rd December 2021

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