Posted on Monday the 28th of November, 2011 by kelly

Roomguide UK - Top 5 Christmas Markets

With less than a month to go before Christmas, the festive markets, fairs and fetes are well underway and let’s face it, you can’t beat a good old winter fair to get you in the Christmas spirit! So that you have the best Christmas yet, we’ve got some great offers on cheap hotels in all UK cities and it just happens their Christmas markets are some of the best in Europe!

We’ve listed our top 5 Christmas Markets in the UK where you can fill up on roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and festive cheer!

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

When? 18th November – 3rd January

A visit to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit! With a Christmas circus, Christmas Ice Rink, Christmas Ferris Wheel and of course a huge Christmas Market, you can shop for quirky crafts and tasty treats in the sparkly surroundings of central London! A definite MUST this Christmas!

Bath Christmas Market

When? 24th November – 11th December

The quaint streets and square running from Bath Abbey to the Roman Baths is transformed into a truly magical setting at Christmas. 130 wooden chalets offer what can only be described as a Christmas shopper’s haven with unique and unusual gifts, pretty decorations and delicious food.  

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

When? 17th November – 23rd December

Now in its 10th year, this is the largest authentic German market outside of Germany and Austria. Combined with the city’s own Craft fair, there are over 180 picturesque chalets to explore offering everything from handmade jewellery and wooden toys to German beers and sausages. 

Leeds Christkindelmarkt German Christmas Market

When? 11th November – 18th December

Christkindelmarkt in Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas markets in the UK. With twinkling lights, carousel rides and over 40 wooden chalet stalls there’s festive fun for everyone. Set in Millennium Square, visitors can enjoy handcrafted jewellery, Christmas cards, toys and speciality foods such as bratwurst sausages, goulash, schnitzels and gingerbread.

Edinburgh Christmas Markets

When? 24th November – 24th December

Edinburgh is recognised as one of the best cities in the UK to spend Christmas and with two Christmas markets, a Bungy Snowdome, Christmas Ice Rink, Christmas Carousel and the Edinburgh Wheel, it’s not hard to see why! The traditional German market has a mix of classic and contemporary gifts as well as a range of German food and drink and the Highland Village Christmas Market offers everything from Scottish foods to Scottish teddy bears! 

We have cheap hotels in all of these festive locations, so plan your Christmas break now!


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