Everyone loves a traditional Christmas market and the good news is that there is no need to head to the Christmas markets in Germany anymore, let the traditional German markets come to the UK instead!
Local festive Christmas markets with a continental theme are hugely popular and they attract vendors from France, Italy and Germany, each bringing with them a selection of traditional and often handcrafted Christmas gifts as well as culinary delights. Listen to Christmas carols and indulge yourself in gingerbread biscuits and hot mulled wine as you wander around the Christmas market and shop for those very special Christmas presents to wrap and put under the tree.
To find a Christmas market close to you, check your local newspaper otherwise here a few of the largest andbest known Christmas markets in the UK.
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Christmas market 29 November-1 December.
Chichester Christmas market 7th December-15th December.
Harrogate Christmas market 28th November-1st December.
Lincoln Christmas market 6th December-9th December. Here you will have the chance to stroll through over 250 stalls in the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln.
Newbury Christmas market 13th November-22nd December.
Nottingham Christmas market promises to be even bigger this year. Running between the 20th November-5th January (Closed Christmas and New year day) The festivities also include an open air ice rink.
The university city of Oxford holds its Christmas market between the 13th December-22nd December.
Winchester cathedral Christmas market 21 November-22nd December. This Christmas market dates back to 2006 and is probably one of the best in all of Europe. As well as the actual market the vicinity is close to the winter open air ice rink.
Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre in the Midlands is open between the 28th November-1st December.
Which is your favourite UK Christmas market?