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Best UK Christmas markets 🎅2023 dates released🎅

Mateys, summer isn't over yet (we hope), but the dates for the UK's Christmas market are out. Here are the ones you can't miss 🎄

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Edinburgh Christmas markets

📆 24th November 2023 - 3rd January 2024

📍East Princess Street Gardens

What to expect: ice rink, big wheel, mulled wine, cider and even mulled irn bru, vegan pigs in blankets, Harry Potter-themed gifts, local handmade produce, Santa Land with rides, Santa’s Grotto once again takes residence on Castle Street and light trails with special projections and performances.

Manchester Christmas market

📆 11th November - 22nd December 2023

📍Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

What to expect: around 300 stunning stalls spread across 10 sites offering international food, drinks, festive gifts, a designated family site, rides, entertainment, LED light performers, magicians and street theatre.

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market

📆 3rd November - 23rd December 2023

📍 Victoria Square, New Street and Centenary Square

What to expect: the biggest authentic German market in Europe outside of Germany and Austria (😍), almost 200 stalls, Christmas decorations, handcrafted jewellery, wooden toys, handmade crafts, soaps and candles, a range of unique items, an ice rink, big wheel, sausages, beer, pretzels and, of course, mulled wine.

Bath Christmas market

📆 23rd November - 10th December 2023

📍Queen Square, Bath

What to expect: Over 150 wooden chalets in the heart of Bath’s World Heritage Site, local stallholders, artisan products, festive food, an indoor seating area and mulled wine.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London

📆17th November 2023 - 1st January 2024

📍 Hyde Park, London

What to expect: the UK's largest open-air ice rink, Magical Ice Kingdom, Cirque, Berserk, Bar Ice, ice sculpting workshops, big wheel, Santa Land, Christmas markets, Christmas parties, a real ice slide, street food village, choice of bars including a rotating bar and a Bavarian Village, a venue for live bands and performers, loads of fairground ride, fun house, VR experience, haunted house, helter-skelter and more.

York Christmas festival

📆 16th November - 22nd December 2023

📍Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square

What to expect: alpine chalets, traditional Christmas gifts, local traders, artisan products, spicy glühwein, mulled cider, and The Winter Hütte - a dining experience from one of Yorkshire’s Michelin-starred chefs.

Nottingham Winter Wonderland

📆 15th November - 31st December 2023

📍Old Market Square and Trinity Square

What to expect: over 70 Bavarian-style stalls, big wheel, gifts, homemade and artisan cheeses, chutneys and chocolates, rides, bars, shopping, plants, mead, jewellery, scents, fashion, retro style, Eco art, Lego art, Fair-trade, Continental food, local homemade stew and home accessories - phew.

Kingston upon Thames Christmas market

📆 16th November to 24th December 2023

📍 Kingston Ancient Market Place

What to expect: many market stalls in wooden cabins, festive treats, hand-crafted gifts, spiced mulled wine and specialist hot foods - yum.

Chester Christmas market

📆 18th November - 21st December 2023

📍Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral

What to expect: over 70 traditional wooden chalets, sparkling Christmas tree, hot mulled wine, unique, locally produced treats and gifts, handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stocking fillers, local food produce, hog roast bap and Real Ale Bar serving festive cocktails.

Winchester Cathedral Christmas market

📆17th November - 21st December 2023

📍The Close, Winchester

What to expect: a stunning location,112 chalets selling a range of products, foods and drink options and an ice rink.

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