Taking place around every corner of the country, Christmas Markets are magical places to explore this festive season. Authentic wooden chalets decked out with twinkling fairy lights and festooned with Christmas colours are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit – what better way to discover a unique gift or indulge in an array of seasonal food and drink? Take a look at our Christmas Market day trips coming up soon…
Cirencester Christmas Market – Saturday 2nd December
This lovely Cotswolds town hosts a tasteful German style market where pretty wooden chalets stand amid a mass of sparkling white pea lights, offering a selection of refreshingly different and unique quality goods. Cirencester also has many small independent shops which can be found in courtyards, alleyways and stylish precincts.
Bath Christmas Market – Tuesday 5th December
Experience why this enchanting event draws visitors from all over the country, and see the historical city come alive with a festive buzz as you explore the tangle of chalets festooned with greenery and lights. The market’s historic open-air site is bordered by the famous Bath Abbey and Roman Baths which creates a magical ambience for this traditional family event. Discover a unique gift from the distinct British stalls, from handmade jewellery and Christmas decorations to novel homeware pieces, or indulge in the array of tempting food.
Lincoln Christmas Market – Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December
The medieval square, lying between the impressive Norman castle and magnificent gothic cathedral, is the perfect backdrop to the German style, traditional Christmas market. Soak up the festive atmosphere around this cathedral city with 2000 years of history and browse over 250 stalls selling unique gifts – perfect for present buying!
York Christmas Shopping – Sunday 10th December
York is particularly magical at Christmas time. Enjoy the atmospheric Christmas shopping experience as the city’s transformed into a festive scene – whether you’re searching for a unique gift or love designer labels and high street shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Oxford Christmas Market – Tuesday 12th December
The city of dreaming spires will be filled with festive joy at the Christmas Market, which takes place once again in Broad Street. With the sound of choirs singing Christmas carols, there will be numerous festive decorated stalls offering unusual and handmade gifts and colourful decorations, amongst the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon and delicious food and drink.
Peterborough Christmas Village and Peterborough Garden Park – Thursday 14th December
Seek inspiration for Christmas gifts at Cathedral Square, in the beautifully decorated Christmas Village. Includes a visit to Peterborough Garden Park, which combines the premier garden centre Van Hage with a mix of lifestyle retailers.
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