Take a step back to Christmas past and visit one (or more) of the UK’s Christmas markets.
Get your Christmas shopping off to a flying start as you enjoy mulled wine and the scents and tastes of Christmas as you relax and enjoy wandering through these unique markets.
You can combine fine food and gift shopping with festive family fun and entertainment as you enjoy some fantastic late-night shopping, and perhaps go skating at an ice rink.
Bath Christmas Market – Open From 27 Nov 14 to 14 Dec 14
Belfast Christmas Market – Open From 15 Nov 14 to 21 Dec 14
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair – Open From 13 Nov 14 to 22 Dec 14
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre – Open From 27 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14
Edinburgh Christmas Market – awaiting dates
Glasgow Christmas Continental Market – Open From 14 Nov 14 to 23 Dec 14
Leeds Traditional German Christmas Market – Open From 14 Nov 14 to 20 Dec 14
Llandudno Christmas Fayre – Open From 20 Nov 14 to 23 Nov 14
Manchester Christmas Market – Open From 14 Nov 14 to 21 Dec 14
Oxford Christmas Market – Open From 11 Dec 14 to 21 Dec 14
Portsmouth Victorian Festival of Christmas – Open From 28 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14
Ulverston Dickensian Christmas Festival – Open From 29 Nov 14 to 30 Nov 14
Christmas Markets in the UK have become increasingly popular and often feature continental themes bringing over French, German or Italian traders.
With venues from stately homes to town centres transformed into a winter wonderland, you can enjoy tasting some mouthwatering European delicacies and wash it all down with a steaming cup of creamy hot chocolate as you soak up the festive atmosphere.
So pull on your favourite Christmas jumper, don that Santa hat and grab your mulled wine glass as you get into the festive spirit – it’s time to visit one of the UK’s Christmas markets.
Have you been to one of the UK’s Christmas markets or do you plan on visiting one this 2014? Comment below!