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12 Best Christmas Markets in the UK for 2023


Last Updated: November 23, 2023

Last Updated: November 23, 2023

With snow pearls in your eyes, you see the whole town shimmering with lights, smell of irresistible and delicious food from everywhere, and a shower of gifts. Yes, it’s Christmas time!πŸŽ„

Savor the experience of markets from all around the United Kingdom this Christmas and create treasured memories during this glittering and magical time of year. The UK Christmas markets shine with festive lights, decor items, endless items of food, mulled wine, and lots of fun! 

To help you with the endless choices, here’s a list of the Best Christmas Markets in the UK to help you find your best picks! ✨

1. Bakewell Christmas Market 2023

Set at three different locations in Bakewell i.e. Market Street, Granby Road, and Riverside Crescent, the Bakewell Christmas Market guarantees the ultimate Christmas feel that we await the whole year. From delicious food and fine wine to arts and crafts and heartfelt gifts, this market spoils kids with Disney characters and you with a magical and memorable experience! 

πŸ“ Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 24th November to 30th November 

2. Edinburgh Christmas Market 2023

Tumble into the world of Christmas at Edinburgh Christmas Market where there are activities and stalls for all age groups. Adults can relish the handmade crafts, delicious food, and drinks at Scottish Market and European Markets; meanwhile, kids can seek the Sants to fulfill their wishes in Santa Land. Step out and have the most amazing time with your cute ones! πŸ₯°

πŸ“ Edinburgh Christmas Market, Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 24th November to 30th January

3. Manchester Christmas Market 2023

The OG Manchester Christmas Market set the first step to offer joyful memories to people at Christmas. Arrived in 1999, this market is spread across 10 individual sites with unique things to offer attracting 9 million visitors every year with gorgeously decorated stalls full of divine food, drinks, and finely crafted Yuletide gifts! 🎁 Additionally, enjoy unparalleled views of the National Football Museum and Manchester Cathedral alongside street theater, illusionists, and LED light performers. 

πŸ“ Manchester, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 25th November to 30th November

4. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland brings you the ultimate fun for this festive season. This extravagant park offers everything from roller coaster rides, and ice – -skating to live shows, delicious food, and drinks!🎑 Meet Santa at Santaland, laugh your heart out at Cirkus and shop handmade crafts, decors, and unique presents from jovial merchants. 

πŸ“ Winter Wonderland, London, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 17th November to 1st January 

5. Belfast Christmas Market 2023

Belfast Christmas Market pulls shoppers like a magnet! It is located at the heart of the city with a serene backdrop of Belfast City Hall. The Christmas lights of the decorations and stalls with City Hall make the market look lively and cheerful. Belfast celebrates the festival with lavish international cuisine, lights, handcrafted items, and lots of fun.🍱 Along with food, there is something for your little ones as well. Tag your kids along to groove with Santa and enjoy the ride on a vintage carousel for all festive experiences.

πŸ“ Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square N, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 18th November to 22nd December

6. Southampton Christmas Market 2023

Southampton Christmas Market is set up at Above Bar this season with eye-pleasing and traditional decorations. Around 30 independent stalls offer candles and handmade gifts for everyone to buy. Along with gifts, Christmas Fun House is for projection shows and fun rides for kids. UK’s one of the tallest Ferris Wheel on the market will definitely leave your heart pumping! The market also offers diverse food items as well as mulled wine, as good food always makes everyone happy! 

πŸ“ St Mary’s, Southampton, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 18th November to 24th November

7. Southbank Centre Winter Market 2023

Experience the magic of winter this Christmas with your beloved friends and family at Southbank Centre Winter Market alongside the scenic bank of Thames.🏞️ In this frosty market submerge yourself in twinkling lights, artisan market, aesthetic decorations, hot fudge, global cuisines, and mulled wine! Immerse yourself in the winter wonderland on this Christmas celebration! 

πŸ“ The Queen’s Walk, Southbank, London, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 2nd November to 26th December

8. Kingston Christmas Market 2023

Kingston Christmas Market is a unique place that celebrates sparking Christmas this year. This European-style Christmas market in London is the perfect place to find that gift from extraordinary retailers. Munch your favorite street food and groove on live music at the ultimate festive fair this Christmas. 🎢

πŸ“ Kingston Ancient Market Place, London, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 17th November to 31th December

9. Chatsworth Christmas Market 2023

There is no doubt that Chatsworth Christmas Market will give a vintage aura for this Christmas. This market follows a new theme each year keeping the Christmas spirit alive and cheerful. The market is spread across a huge area with 100 stalls offering unique and beautiful Christmas gifts with satisfying food and mulled wine. 

πŸ“ Chatsworth House, Edensor, Bakewell, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 4th to 31th November 

10. King’s Cross Christmas Under the Canopy

One market that stands out is King’s Cross Christmas. It is a unique Christmas market compared to others which is held under the canopy. The market is decorated in Christmas aesthetically. The place is decorated full of stars which feels like you are looking at the sky itself. This covered market in London is encouraging and supporting independent food producers wholeheartedly. Feel the Christmas on your sleeves with organic food, amazing drinks, and hand-crafted gifts. 

πŸ“ West Handyside Canopy, United Kingdom, London

πŸ—“οΈ 23rd November to 23rd December 

11. Huntingdon Christmas Market 2023

Set in the historic Market Square, Huntingdon Christmas Market is the most anticipated Christmas Market, even more than Christmas. The three days are full of entertainment, shopping, and having fun! A huge setup is arranged in the middle where live music is played for three days. This market excites kids more as there are so many characters to play around with. So who are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on this market. 

πŸ“ Market Square, Huntingdon PE29 3NR, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 24th to 26th November 

12. Annual Stamford Christmas Market

A subtly decorated Christmas tree with cheering and singing voices echo in the streets when the Annual Stamford Christmas Market takes place. The excitement among people to visit this market is not limited to any age group! Everyone enjoys mouth-watering food, wine, gift stalls, rides, and making a lot of memories! Kickstart your Christmas by visiting the Annual Stamford Christmas Market this season. 

πŸ“ Stamford Road, Stamford, PE9 3, United Kingdom

πŸ—“οΈ 26th November 


Summing up, the Christmas season is a celebration for families to make core memories. Christmas markets are full of love, warmth, decorations, and lots of gifts. What place is better than markets to have a blast this Christmas? Take your loved ones to the 12 best Christmas Markets in the UK this season. There is no better way to show gratitude than gifting them gifts and having fun with them. 

You can read more about planning a Christmas party and save this page as a reference so you can refer to it every year.

If you are looking for more Christmas Events, click on the link below πŸ‘‡ to find all the events around the United Kingdom. 

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