Christmas Markets

It is that time of the year!

Chrsitmas baubles

Christmas markets are opening all over our countries bringing that Dickensian or German Chrsitmas market feel that has become as traditional at this time of the year as BBC’s Children in Need, the last rounds of Strictly Come Dancing and pantomime.

Some of the markets such as that at Ludlow are mediaeval fairs that have a traditon going back centuries. Some like the German ones are barely a quarter of a century old in our countries but much older in their homeland. Whatever Christmas market you visit you will be joining millions who travel to them each year.

Below you will find a list of those with the dates so that you can see which are closest to you. They are in alphabetical order (although the title of the event may not have the town or city name up front) and there is a link to each one even if it is just their Facebook page so you can find more about them and what costs (if any) are involved.

England
Alcester Christmas Street Market , Alcester, England: 17/11/2018 (10am – 1:30pm)
Christmas Market at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, England: 17/11/2018
Winter Fair South of England: Showground Ardingly , Ardingly, England: 24/11/2018 – 24/11/2018
Chatsworth House Christmas Market , Bakewell, England: 16/11/2018 – 04/12/2018
Bakewell Christmas Market , Bakewell, England: 24/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Barton Marina Christmas Market , Barton-under-Needwood, England: 15/12/2018 (11am – 6pm)
Bath Christmas Market , Bath, England: 22/11/2018 – 09/12/2018
Christmas at Beamish , Beamish, County Durham, England: 17/11/2018 – 24/12/2018 (10am – 4pm)
The Windsor Christmas Gift Fair , Windsor, Berkshire, England: 17/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Berwick Dickensian Christmas Market , Berwick upon Tweed, England: 09/12/2018 (11am – 4pm)
Bicester Christmas Market , Bicester, England: 08/12/2018 (7pm – 10pm) Facebook page
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market , Birmingham, England: 15/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Festive Gift Fair , NEC Birmingham, Birmingham, England: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Christmas Market at Auckland Castle, Durham, England: 7-9/12/2018
Living Crafts for Christmas Fair , Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Bournemouth Christmas Market , Bournemouth, England: 16/11/2018 – 02/01/2019
Brighton Christmas Market , Brighton, England: 25/11/2018
Bristol’s Christmas Market , Bristol, England: 09/12/2018 – 23/12/2018
Bristol’s Winter Wonderland , Bristol, England: 17/11/2018 – 06/01/2019
Brixham Christmas Market , Brixham, England: 24/11/2018
Deepdale Christmas Market , Burnham Deepdale, England: 30/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre , Bury St Edmunds, England: 22/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Cannock Christmas Market , Cannock, England: (Dates to be confirmed)
Whitefriars Canterbury Christmas Market , Canterbury, England: 16/11/2018 – 24/12/2018
Carlisle Christmas Market , Carlisle, England: 23/11/2018 – 03/12/2018
Cheltenham Christmas Market , Cheltenham, England: 22/11/2018 – 15/12/2018
Christmas at Chatsworth House , Chester, England: 10/11/2018 – 06/01/2019
Chester Christmas Market , Chester, England: 16/11/2018 – 22/12/2018
Chichester Christmas Market  , Chichester, England: 08/12/2018 – 16/12/2018
Durham Lumiere Light Festival , Durham, England: 16/11/2018 – 19/11/2018
Durham City Traditional Christmas Festival , Durham, England: 30/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Exeter Christmas Market , Exeter, England: 15/11/2018 – 16/12/2018
Fowey Christmas Market , Fowey, Cornwall, England: 30/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Low Fell Festive Food Market, Tyne and Wear, England: 24/11/2018
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market , Gloucester, England: 15/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Cambridgeshire Christmas Crafts & Food Fair , Godmanchester, England: 08/12/2018 – 09/12/2018
Grassington Dickensian Festival , Grassington, England: 1-2/12/2018 & 8-9/12/2018
Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre , Great Yarmouth, England: 30/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Harrogate Christmas Market , Harrogate, England: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Country Living Magazine Harrogate Christmas Fair , Harrogate, England: 29/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall , Holkham Hall, Holkham, England: 15/12/2018 – 16/12/2018
Ipswich Christmas Crafts and Food Fair , Ipswich, England: 27/10/2018 – 28/10/2018
Ipswich Christmas Market , Ipswich, England: 08/12/2018 – 10/12/2018
Kidderminster Christmas Market, Kidderminster, England: 15/12/2018
Kingston Christmas Market , Kingston upon Thames, England: 15/11/2018 – 31/12/2018
Knaresborough Edwardian Christmas Market , Knaresborough, England: 01/12/2018 – 02/12/2018
The Knebworth Christmas Festival , Knebworth, England: 9/11/2018 – 11/11/2018
Leamington Spa Yuletide Markets , Leamington Spa, England: 7/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Leeds Christkindelmarkt , Leeds, England: 9/11/2018 – 22/12/2018
Leicester Christmas Market , Leicester, England: Cancelled
Lincoln Christmas Market , Lincoln, England: 06/12/2018 – 9/12/2018
Country Living Magazine London Christmas Fair , London, England: 07/11/2018 – 11/11/2018
Winter Wonderland , Hyde Park, London, England: 22/11/2018 – 06/01/2019
A Taste of London Winter , London, England: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Christmas Grand Sale , London, England: 15/11/2018 – 17/11/2018
Christmas by the River 2018 at London Bridge City , London, England: 29/11/2018 – 02/01/2019
Belgravia Christmas Sunday , London, England: 02/12/2018 – 02/12/2018
Christmas Market at Tate Modern, London , Tate Modern, London, England: 18/11/2018
Christmas Market , Borough High Street, London, England: 5/12/2018 – 24/12/2018
Longbridge Christmas Market , Longbridge, England: 15/12/2018
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre , Ludlow, England: 24/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Leeds Castle Christmas Market , Maidstone, England: 24-25/11/2018, 8-9/12/2018- 15-16/12/2018
Manchester Christmas Markets , Manchester, England: 9/11/2018 – 22/12/2018
Mansfield Christmas Market , Mansfield, England: 18/11/2018 – 16/12/2018
Savoir Fayre’s Norwich Christmas Market , Norwich, England: 7/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Festive Fair at the Forum, Norwich, England: 22/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Pensthorpe Christmas Market, Norwich, England: 25/11/2018
Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2018 , Nottingham, England: 15/11/2018 – 31/12/2018
Oxford Christmas Market , Oxford, England: 07/12/2018 – 22/12/2018
Peterborough Christmas Market , Peterborough, England: 07/12/2018 – 22/12/2018
A Dickens Christmas Festival , Portsmouth, England: 30/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Christmas Fair , Ripley Castle, Ripley, England: 22/11/2018 – 25/11/2018
Rochester Christmas Market , Rochester, England: 24/11/2018 – 8/12/2018
Salisbury Christmas Market , Salisbury, England: 29/11/2018 – 6/1/2019
Skipton Christmas Market , Skipton, England: 02/12/2018 – 9/12/2018
Southampton Christmas Market , Southampton, England: 15/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Southport Christmas Market , Southport, England: 22/11/2018 – 16/12/2018
St Albans Christmas Market , St Albans, England: 30/11/2018 – 22/12/2018
Clare Christmas Craft Market, Suffolk, England, 1/12/2018
Jimmy’s Farm Christmas Fayre, Suffolk, England, 1/12/2018 – 2/12/2018
Ipswich Christmas Craft & Foods Fair, Suffolk, England, 27-28/10/2018
Christmas Craft & Gift Fair at Sproughton Tithe Barn, Suffolk, England, 3/11/2018
Sudbury Christmas Fair & Light Switch On, Suffolk, England, 30/11/2018 – 1/12/2018
We Are Handmade Contemporary Christmas Craft and Design Fair, Suffolk, England, 17/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Felixstowe Christmas Craft Market and Light Switch On, Suffolk, England, 17/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Christkindlmarkt, Suffolk, England, 17/11/2018
Christmas at Helmingham with Illuminated Garden Trai, Suffolk, England, 1 & 9/12/2018
Clare Christmas Fair, Suffolk, England, 23/11/2018
Copdock Giant Christmas Craft and Gift Fayre, Suffolk, England, 28/10/2018
Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market , Taunton, England: 16/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market , Winchester, England: 17/11/2018 – 20/12/2018
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre , Worcester, England: 29/11/2018 – 02/12/2018
Living North Christmas Fair , York, England: 8-11/11/2018
St Nicholas Christmas Fair , York, England: 15/11/2018 – 23/12/2018

Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival , Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 25/11/2018 – 8/1/2019
Waterford Winterval Christmas Market , Waterford, Ireland 17/11/2018 – 23/12/2018

Northern Ireland
Belfast Christmas Market , Belfast, Northern Ireland 17/11/2018 – 22/12/2018

Scotland
Edinburgh Christmas Market , Edinburgh, Scotland: 17/11/2018 – 05/01/2019
Glasgow Christmas Markets , Glasgow, Scotland: 09/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Country Living Magazine Glasgow Christmas Fair , Glasgow, Scotland: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018

Wales
Bargoed Winter Fair, Bargoed, Wales: 24/11/2018
Blackwood Christmas Market , Blackwood, Wales: 01/12/2018
Caerphilly Christmas Market , Caerphilly, Wales: 08/12/2018
Cardiff Christmas Market , Cardiff, Wales: 15/11/2018 – 23/12/2018
Llandudno Christmas Fayre , Llandudno, Wales: 15/11/2018 – 18/11/2018
Swansea Christmas Market, Swansea, Wales: 17/11/2018-23/12/2018