‘Tis the season, and what better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than by visiting some of the best Christmas markets in the UK! From Christmas stalls packed with festive crafts and mulled wine to family-friendly rides and amusements, these exciting events have everything you need to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here are some of our favourites and, to make things even easier, we’ve linked our nearest Premier Inn hotels to each UK Christmas market – so all that’s left for you to do is pick your favourite city and book your winter stay!
Christmas Markets 2022
Edinburgh Christmas Market
From exciting rides and the Christmas Tree Maze to seasonal stalls packed with unique crafts and sweet treats, Edinburgh’s Christmas Market in East Princes Street Gardens is packed with festive fun for the whole family!
Start date: 19 November
End date: 3 January
Bath Christmas Market
Book a trip to historic Bath for a traditional Christmas break this year. Festive chalets will be filled with everything from mulled wine to handmade ornaments – ideal when you’re looking for those last-minute Christmas gifts!
Start date: 24 November
End date: 11 December
Durham Christmas Festival
Eat, drink and be merry at Durham’s Christmas Festival this December! With stalls extending from Durham Cathedral to the Palace Green and beyond, there’s festive fun to keep the whole family entertained at this northeast Christmas market.
Start date: 2 December
End date: 4 December
German Christmas Markets
What can I buy at Christmas markets?
Depending on which UK Christmas markets you decide to visit, there’s a whole host of things you can buy! Most of the best Christmas markets will have festive food and drink to enjoy, as well as unique handmade crafts designed by local artists, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when you fancy Christmas shopping at festive markets in 2022.
Are there food and drink stalls at Christmas markets?
Absolutely! Wrap up warm and treat yourself to some delicious mulled wine, mince pies, hot chocolate and more.
Which Christmas market should I visit?
With so many exciting Christmas markets across the UK, it’s hard to know which one to choose! Why not make a weekend of it and visit a few different markets at once? Book shopping weekends in London and discover some of the best festive markets in the capital including the Christmas markets at Winter Wonderland, or enjoy winter breaks in Liverpool and drive to Manchester’s Christmas markets during your stay!
Christmas market dates and times are subject to change, so please double check your chosen Christmas market event before booking. Please note also that some areas can often have multiple Christmas market events, so make sure you double check before booking. This information is provided as a guide only, and Premier Inn is not responsible for any changes made by third party event organisers.