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 05/11/2017 – 03/12/2017
Winter Fair South of England Showground Ardingly , Ardingly, England 25/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Ashton Christmas Market , Ashton, England 24/11/2017 – 10/12/2017
Chatsworth House Christmas Market , Bakewell, England 17/11/2017 – 05/12/2017
Bakewell Christmas Market , Bakewell, England 25/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Barton Marina Christmas Market , Barton-under-Needwood, England 26/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Bath Christmas Market , Bath, England 23/11/2017 – 10/12/2017
Christmas at Beamish , Beamish, County Durham, England 18/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
The Windsor Christmas Gift Fair , Windsor, Berkshire, England  – Cancelled
Berwick Dickensian Christmas Market , Berwick upon Tweed, England 10/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Bicester Christmas Market , Bicester, England 02/12/2017 – 02/12/2017
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market , Birmingham, England 16/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Festive Gift Fair , NEC Birmingham, Birmingham, England 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Living Crafts for Christmas Fair , Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Bournemouth Christmas Market , Bournemouth, England 17/11/2017 – 04/01/2018
Brighton Christmas Market , Brighton, England 17/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Christmas Fair in Sussex at The Amex Stadium , Brighton, England Cancelled – Cancelled
Bristol’s Christmas Market , Bristol, England 10/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Bristol’s Winter Wonderland , Bristol, England 16/11/2017 – 07/01/2018
Brixham Christmas Market , Brixham, England 25/11/2017 – 25/11/2017
Deepdale Christmas Market , Burnham Deepdale, England 01/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre , Bury St Edmunds, England 23/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Cannock Christmas Market , Cannock, England 21/12/2017 – 21/12/2017
Whitefriars Canterbury Christmas Market , Canterbury, England 25/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Carlisle Christmas Market , Carlisle, England 23/11/2017 – 03/12/2017
Cheltenham Christmas Market , Cheltenham, England 23/11/2017 – 16/12/2017
Christmas at Chatsworth House , Chester, England 11/11/2017 – 07/01/2018
Chester Christmas Market , Chester, England 16/11/2017 – 20/12/2017
Chichester Christmas Market 2017 , Chichester, England 02/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Durham Lumiere Light Festival , Durham, England 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Durham City Traditional Christmas Festival , Durham, England 01/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Exeter Christmas Market , Exeter, England 16/11/2017 – 17/12/2017
Fowey Christmas Market , Fowey, Cornwall, England 24/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market , Gloucester, England 16/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Cambridgeshire Christmas Crafts & Food Fair , Godmanchester, England 09/11/2017 – 10/11/2017
Grassington Dickensian Festival , Grassington, England 02/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre , Great Yarmouth, England 24/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Harrogate Christmas Market , Harrogate, England 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Country Living Magazine Harrogate Christmas Fair , Harrogate, England 30/11/2017 – 03/12/2017
The Festival of Christmas at Hartlepool , Hartlepool, England 02/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Festive Food Fair at Holkham Hall , Holkham Hall, Holkham, England 16/12/2017 – 17/12/2017
Ipswich Christmas Crafts and Food Fair , Ipswich, England 04/11/2017 – 05/11/2017
Ipswich Christmas Market , Ipswich, England 08/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Kidderminster Christmas Market, Kidderminster, England 15/12/2017 – 15/12/2017
Kingston Christmas Market , Kingston upon Thames, England 16/11/2017 – 31/12/2017
Knaresborough Edwardian Christmas Market , Knaresborough, England 02/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
The Knebworth Christmas Fair , Knebworth, England 10/11/2017 – 12/11/2017
Leamington Spa Yuletide Markets , Leamington Spa, England 19/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Leeds Christkindelmarkt , Leeds, England 10/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Leicester Christmas Market , Leicester, England 23/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Lincoln Christmas Market , Lincoln, England 07/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Country Living Magazine London Christmas Fair , London, England 08/11/2017 – 12/11/2017
Winter Wonderland , Hyde Park, London, England 17/11/2017 – 01/01/2018
A Taste of London Winter , London, England 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Christmas Grand Sale , London, England 16/11/2017 – 18/11/2017
British Red Cross Christmas Market , London, England 28/11/2017 – 28/11/2017
Christmas by the River 2017 at London Bridge City , London, England 30/11/2017 – 03/01/2018
Belgravia Christmas Sunday , London, England 03/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Christmas Market at Tate Modern, London , Tate Modern, London, England 10/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Christmas Market , Borough High Street, London, England 18/11/2017 – 18/11/2017
Longbridge Christmas Market , Longbridge, England 08/12/2017 – 09/12/2017
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre , Ludlow, England 25/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Leeds Castle Christmas Market , Maidstone, England 25/11/2017 – 17/12/2017
Manchester Christmas Markets , Manchester, England 10/11/2017 – 20/12/2017
Mansfield Christmas Market , Mansfield, England 21/11/2017 – 03/12/2017
Newcastle Continental Christmas Market , Newcastle, England 17/11/2017 – 10/12/2017
Festive Fair , Norwich, England 24/11/2017 – 27/11/2017
Norwich Global Village Christmas Market , Norwich, England 30/11/2017 – 02/12/2017
Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2017 , Nottingham, England 17/11/2017 – 31/12/2017
Oxford Christmas Market , Oxford, England 07/12/2017 – 17/12/2017                 Healey’s Christmas Event, Penhallow, Cornwall, England, 2/12/2017-3/12/2017
Peterborough Christmas Market , Peterborough, England 08/12/2017 – 23/12/2017
A Victorian Festival of Christmas Portsmouth , Portsmouth, England 01/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Redditch Christmas , Redditch, England 25/11/2017 – 25/11/2017
Christmas Fair , Riply Castle, Ripley, England 23/11/2017 – 26/11/2017
Rochester Christmas Market , Rochester, England 25/11/2017 – 10/12/2017
Salisbury Christmas Market , Salisbury, England 23/11/2017 – 22/12/2017
Kelham Island Museum Victorian Christmas , Sheffield, England 02/12/2017 – 03/12/2017
Skipton Christmas Market , Skipton, England 03/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Southampton Christmas Market , Southampton, England 11/11/2017 – 24/12/2017
Southport Christmas Market , Southport, England 23/11/2017 – 17/12/2017
St Albans Christmas Market , St Albans, England 25/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Stoke-on-Trent Christmas Market , Stoke On Trent, England 07/12/2017 – 24/12/2017
Sutton Coldfield Christmas Market , Sutton Coldfield, England 24/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Hestercombe Gardens Christmas Market , Taunton, England 17/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Ironbridge Gorge Victorian Christmas , Telford , Shropshire, England 09/12/2017 – 17/12/2017
Christmas at Longleat , Warminster, Wiltshire, England 05/11/2017 – 07/01/2018
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market , Winchester, England 20/11/2017 – 22/12/2017
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre , Worcester, England 30/11/2017 – 03/12/2017
St Nicholas Fair , York, England 16/11/2017 – 22/12/2017
York Christmas Fayre , England, 16/11/2017 – 22/12/2017

Ireland
Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival , Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 18/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Christmas in Killarney , Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland 25/11/2017 – 31/12/2017
Waterford Winterval Christmas Market , Waterford, Ireland 17/11/2017 – 23/12/2017

Channel Islands
Jersey Christmas Markets , Jersey 23/11/2017 – 14/01/2018

Northern Ireland
Belfast Christmas Market , Belfast, Northern Ireland 18/11/2017 – 23/12/2017

Scotland
Edinburgh Christmas Market , Edinburgh, Scotland 18/11/2017 – 06/01/2018
Glasgow Christmas Markets , Glasgow, Scotland 09/11/2017 – 22/12/2017
Country Living Magazine Glasgow Christmas Fair , Glasgow, Scotland 23/11/2017 – 26/11/2017

Wales
Bargoed Winter Fair, Bargoed, Wales 25/11/2017 – 25/11/2017
Blackwood Christmas Market , Blackwood, Wales 02/12/2017 – 02/12/2017
Caerphilly Christmas Market , Caerphilly, Wales 09/12/2017 – 10/12/2017
Cardiff Christmas Market , Cardiff, Wales 09/11/2017 – 23/12/2017
Llandudno Christmas Fayre , Llandudno, Wales 16/11/2017 – 19/11/2017
Swansea Christmas Market, Swansea, Wales 17/11/2017-21/12/2017
Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market , Wrexham, Wales 07/12/2017 – 07/12/2017