5 of the best Christmas markets that you can’t miss

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than to head outside and enjoy a glass of mulled wine?

We can’t agree more. That’s why we’re rounding up 5 of the best Christmas markets in the UK that you can visit to get you in the festive mood.

1. Southbank, London

Starting with one right here in London, we love the Southbank Winter Market. With a tonne of food stalls as well as places to hunt for unique gifts, the market is a perfect place to get festive in the capital.

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2. Manchester

With over 350 stalls spanning 10 different market sites, Manchester’s Christmas market is world-famous. You’ll find festive fun from all over the globe, and a winter wonderland that will provide all of the Christmas spirit you could ask for.

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3. Birmingham

For the last 10 years Birmingham has played host to the Frankfurt Christmas Market, and it has grown to become the UK’s largest Christmas Market. With plenty of local as well as global stalls and performers, this market is a festive experience for everyone.

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4. Oxford

A Germanic event, the Oxford Christmas Market focuses on music, with a backdrop of local choirs and musicians invited to perform. The market is an opportunity for local craftsmen and sellers to showcase their work.

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5. Edinburgh

Edinburgh goes big for Christmas, with a whole festive extravaganza that will have you ready to rip open all the doors on your advent calendar at once. You’ve got 6 weeks of events including fireworks, Santa’s grotto, the market, a fairground and a whole lot more.

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