Christmas Markets 2024

‘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 Christmas market breaks!

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Manchester Christmas Market

Mouth-watering bratwurst and hog roasts, unique handmade gifts, and everything from hot chocolate to mulled wine – Manchester’s Christmas Markets in Piccadilly Gardens have it all!

Start date: 10 November
End date: 21 December

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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: 17 November
End date: 6 January

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Winchester Christmas Market

Dreaming of a Christmas market holiday? From ice skating at Winchester Cathedral to exploring festive chalets for gifts, getting into the seasonal spirit is easy at one of the top Christmas markets in the UK.

Start date: 17 November
End date: 21 December

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Birmingham Christmas Market

Thanks to an exciting host of family-friendly activities, festive entertainment, and German delicacies like Bratwurst and Schnitzel on offer, yule love the Leeds As the largest German market outside of Germany itself, Birmingham's incredible Christmas market lets you experience all the fun, food and festivities of Frankfurt – without even leaving the country!

Start date: 2 November
End date: 24 December

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York Christmas Market

York’s historic Parliament Street transforms into a winter wonderland for the incredible St Nicholas Fair, the city’s traditional Christmas event that showcases the best local crafts, bakes and entertainment.

Start date: 16 November
End date: 22 December

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Bath Christmas Market

Book a trip to 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: 23 November
End date: 10 December

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Liverpool Christmas Market

You’ll have a holly jolly Christmas after a visit to Liverpool’s festive market in 2024. There’s all kinds of Christmas snacks, crafts and rides waiting to be discovered next to historic St George's Hall.

Start date: 18 November
End date: 24 December

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Belfast Christmas Market

Whether you’re taking the kids to visit Santa’s Grotto or catching up with friends over a warm mug of Glühwein, you’ll love this spectacular market next to Belfast City Hall if you’re visiting Northern Ireland.

Start date: 18 November
End date: 22 December

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Leeds Christmas Market

Thanks to an exciting host of family-friendly activities, festive entertainment, and German delicacies like Bratwurst and Schnitzel on offer, yule love the Leeds Christkindelmarkt this winter!

Start date: 24 November
End date: 22 December

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Bournemouth Christmas Market

With a Christmas Tree Wonderland and ice rink for the whole family – plus the Alpine Lodge Bar and live winter events – there’s something festive for everyone to discover down in Dorset this winter!

Start date: 17 November
End date: 1 January

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Kingston Christmas Market

From seasonal German street food and mulled wine to live music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, this traditional market in Kingston-upon-Thames will get you feeling festive.

Start date: 16 November
End date: 31 December

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Durham Christmas Market

Eat, drink and be merry at Durham’s Christmas Festival! With stalls extending from Durham Cathedral to the Palace Green and beyond, there’s festive fun for everyone at this northeast Christmas market.

Start date: 1 December
End date: 3 December

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Norwich Christmas Market

Planning on spending Christmas in Norwich? Whether you’re exploring Christmas market stalls at The Forum or walking through the popular Tunnel of Light, you’ll find plenty of festive things to do.

Start date: 17 November
End date: 3 January

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London Christmas Markets

Winter Wonderland

It’s easy to see why Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is one of the best places to visit in London at Christmas. Get into the festive spirit with exciting rides, fun events and enchanting stalls galore!

Start date: 17 November
End date: 1 January 

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Christmas Market Southbank

What could be more romantic than a stroll beside the River Thames, exploring Christmas markets with a mug of mulled wine? All this and more awaits you at the Southbank Winter Festival.

Start date: 28 October
End date: 7 January 

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Leicester Sq. Christmas Market

From family-friendly amusements to alpine-style stalls bursting with festive finds and sweet treats, a trip to Leicester Square Christmas market is a must on winter breaks in London.

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Market

Not only is Trafalgar Square home to London’s ‘official’ Christmas tree – which lights up on the first Thursday in December – but this iconic spot comes alive with stalls and events each winter.

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Greenwich Christmas Market

For culture-lovers, Greenwich Christmas Market is unmissable! Set near the Cutty Sark in the heart of a World Heritage Site, this festive event features tonnes of exciting food and gift stalls to explore.

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Tower Bridge Christmas Market

Head on down to Tooley Street this winter for a feast of festive favourites at the Christmas by the River market. Shop handmade trinkets, unique gifts and delicious homemade treats in London. 

Start date: 15 November
End date: 1 January 

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German Christmas Markets

FAQs

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 2024.

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!

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Feeling festive? We’ve got plenty more Christmas innspiration for you to enjoy! Check out our list of the best places to go Christmas shopping in the UK, discover more about the magical Winter Wonderland attraction in Hyde Park, or find the perfect place for a get-together this winter with our Meet Inn the Middle at Christmas tool.

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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.

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