Essential guide to UK Christmas Markets and festivals in 2018
A glass of mulled wine and an array of festive gifts – the traditional Christmas market or festival is sure to get you in the spirit for the big day.
A heady mix of roasted nuts, cinnamon and orange scents, Christmas carols ringing in your ears and an array of sparkling, flashing lights will overwhelm the senses. Take a wander around the stalls filled with stocking fillers, unique gifts and the fluffiest scarfs you have ever felt! A Christmas market is the place to taste the unusual and gather presents for your nearest and dearest.
Book a midweek city break and enjoy all the festivities in a city near you. See our list of locations to enjoy the Christmas cheer….
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10am–7pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am–8:30pm
For a quieter shopping experience, we recommended visiting midweek.
Birmingham’s German Market – Based around showing a traditional German market that will hopefully tempt people to travel to Germany to experience the real thing.
Full of fantastic things to see and do, also praised for its accessibility
- Cardiff City Centre Mobility Service that transports those with mobility issues around pedestrian zones.
- Blue Badge parking facilities
- Accessible toilets
10 Dec – 16 Dec
7 Dec – 22 Dec