Christmas will soon be upon us in a few weeks. We hope you’re excited as we are!There’s no better way then looking around at the festive trinkets around the Christmas markets.  This appearance into the festive season has its origin in the German tradition. But, has since spread to all over Europe. Now, Christmas markets are becoming more popular and becoming a staple of the UK’s high street.With this in mind, we’ll take a look at in our own opinion the 5 best Christmas markets in the UK.

Nottingham Winterwonderland

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Where: Old Market Square, Nottingham

When: 17th Nov – 31st Dec

Key Features: Ice Rink, Bar

Description:  On the rise is this little-known secret within the East Midlands. This aptly named Winter Wonderland in Nottingham’s city centre is in a modern space within the market square. Overlooking the market is the 200-foot Neo-Baroque council building and not far away from Robin Hood’s Nottingham Castle.

Belfast Continental Christmas Market

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Where: Belfast City Hall Grounds

When: 18th Nov – 23rd Dec

Key Features: Traditional stalls, Bars

Description: Located within the City Hall gardens. Featuring extensive food stalls boasting various European treats. You’ll also be welcomed by the expertly crafted decorations and Christmas tree. Guaranteed to warm your heart.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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Where: Hyde Park, London

When: 17th Nov – 1st Jan

Key Features:  Ferris Wheel, Bar, Shows

Description: Boasting tonnes of activities throughout the park. This Christmas market is more akin to a Christmas festival. You’ll find fun for all the family within a festive city setting.

Bath Christmas Market

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Where:  City Centre, Bath

When: 23rd Nov – 10th December

Key Features: Market Stalls

Description: There’s over 200 stalls at this street market. Probably has the most the most stalls on this list. Integrated into the City Centre so you’re to be able to pick up a few things doing your Christmas shopping.

Manchester Christmas Market

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Where: Albert Square, Manchester

When: Nov 10 – Dec 20

Key Features: Ice Rink, European Market

Description:  The main hub for this Christmas Market is in Albert Square. But, it’s multi-site across the whole cityscape. This market also runs an innovative scheme for drinks. You pay a low fee for a mug or glass which you can use around all the stalls at the markets. The idea is to cut down on rubbish and it’s a great idea.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

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Where: East Princess Street Gardens, Edinburgh

When: 18th Nov – 6th Jan

Key Features: Big Wheel, Santa Train

Description: Edinburgh’s Christmas markets is enormous. Encompassing near all the famous public park in the heart of the city centre. You’ll be able to spot the way to the market by the festive Ferris wheel.

We hope you are excited as we are about Christmas Markets. If you’ve taken a trip to any of these festive markets please share your snaps with us!