Nov 13, 2017

Top Five Christmas Markets 2017


All markets open from Friday 10th November

More than 300 stalls of both European and local produce will wind through the city centre offering gifts such as clothes, toys, fine amber jewellery, handcrafted leather, bonsai trees, and even French soaps! This market is also famous for traditional bratwurst, Hungarian goulash, hog roast, and some tasty veggie options. Find out more and plan your visit here.


East Princes Street Gardens market: 18th November - 6th January 2018

Christmas market on George Street: 17th November - 24th December 2017

Edinburgh hosts six-weeks of festive celebration, entertainment, and shopping in the heart of the city. Amongst the stalls you'll find a Ferris wheel, an ice-skating rink, and even reindeer rides to get (and keep!) everyone in the mood. Sampling special mulled wines and Scotch whiskys will keep you warm as you meander from one market to the other, browsing and selecting gifts like candles, jewellery, toys, and crafts. See what's on and plan your trip.


Thursday 23rd November – Sunday 10th December 2017

This year's Bath Christmas market is a great day out for the whole family, offering tasty beverages and high quality festive gifts for everyone. Most of the stallholders are local providers of handmade products and Fairtrade certified goods. What's more, this market supports local charities and causes so, every time you buy something, you can feel doubly cosy about it. Find out more and plan your trip here.

London Bridge City

Thursday November 30 2017 - Wednesday January 3 2018

Peruse some 70 twinkling wooden cabins for unique presents and stocking fillers, stopping for mulled wine, hot cider, traditional beers, and some warming soup as you go. Fondly named, 'Christmas by the River', it runs along Queen’s Walk from Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge City Pier to The Scoop. The best way to get there is to leave the car at home and take a train or tube to London Bridge.


Thursday 7th December - Sunday 10th December 2017

The beautiful city of Lincoln is a superb setting for this annual Christmas extravaganza. Stroll along the cobbles, with a magnificent backdrop of the castle and Gothic cathedral, as you browse 200 festive stalls for gifts, tasty treats, and interesting decorations. Lincoln city is twinned with Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, in the Palatinate wine region of Germany, so don't miss trying the genuine Gluewein! Parking is tricky so check out the park and ride options on the fête's website.