Top UK Christmas Markets

It’s the time of year to start looking for presents, with Christmas around the corner and the festive atmosphere everywhere there’s never been a better time to head into town and take in the fascinating lights and decorations!

If you’re looking to take part in festive activities and make the most of the Christmas spirit, while enjoying warm food and drink, we’ve put together a list of the top Christmas markets across the UK in 2021.



Manchester Christmas Markets – 12th November to 22nd December

Bringing the festivities to Manchester city centre, you can expect to discover a variety of food stalls serving up fresh and warm delicacies! One of the biggest Christmas events in the north with a variety of markets offering fantastic gifts, including crafts, jewellery and toys. 



Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market – 4th November to 23rd December

Can’t go to Germany for the Christmas markets this year? No worries, you can find an authentic German Christmas market experience right here in the UK! Birmingham hosts a wonderful Christmas market each year with a range of delicious food and drink as well as gift stalls. There are also rides for visitors to enjoy!

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – 19 November to 3rd January

Have you been to London’s largest Christmas event? A Christmas themed funfair with a variety of attractions and activities suitable for all ages! The Winter Wonderland also offers the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink as well as some fascinating light displays and rides.

Edinburgh Christmas Market – 19th November to 2nd January

Hosted in the heart of East Princess Street Gardens, expect to discover more than 60 stalls around this market, pick up some lovely gifts for your loved ones! This market offers an array of food stalls, a big wheel and an ice rink.



Belfast Christmas Market – 20th November to 23rd December

Indulge in delicious food and drink in Belfast City Hall as well as exploring the market stalls for unique gifts. There is also entertainment available as well as a range of local and international produce.

York Christmas Festival – 18th November to 23rd December

Find the perfect unique gifts at the York Christmas markets along with seasonal food and local produce. You can also take a trip to Shambles market and discover the fantastic food options! Walk around with a hot drink in hand and browse through the stalls.