The Christmas season has arrived, complete with twinkling lights, warming winter spices and carol singing. If you’re like us and can’t wait for the big day, wrap up warm and explore the magical Christmas markets popping up all over the UK. Rows of Alpine chalets, each with festive treasures to sample and buy, and the waft of mulled wine and mince pies. You can’t help but get carried away! We’ve hand-picked the UK’s best Christmas markets for you. Set in some of the UK’s most beautiful towns and cities, why not make it a festive weekend break? You’ll always find a warm welcome waiting for you at a nearby Premier Inn.
Don’t miss the award-winning Bath Christmas Market, where you’ll find fairies, elves and entertainers drifting through the streets around Bath Abby and the Roman Baths.
Sip on a mulled wine in Leicester Square, enjoy views of the Thames at Southbank’s Christmas Market or indulge in festive gift hunting at the Tate Modern.
Step into the fairy tale scene of Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market, and linger over a warming glüwhein or goulash.
Buskers and carol singers wander through the York Christmas market, St. Nicholas Fair, where you’ll find handcrafted goods
Hit Nottingham’s Winter Wonderland with its ice rink, bandstand and bars, or head to the city’s art and food market for crafty fun.
Leeds Christkindelmark is an irresistible alpine village in the heart of Yorkshire, a twinkling Christmas Market filled with wooden chalets selling gifts.
Chester's Christmas markets bring a flurry of festive shopping, eating and entertainment to the city centre, nestled beneath the cathedral and town hall.
Liverpool’s Christmas markets returns to St George’s Plateau, keeping the city bustling with arts and crafts, music and magical lanterns.