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UK's most Instagrammable Christmas markets

By FreshSocial 22 Nov 2018

There is no denying how much we love a Christmas market in the UK...

It just wouldn't be Christmas without visiting one!

We've put together some of our favourite, and most Instagrammable Christmas markets all over the UK so you can check out your local one. If you have friends in other cities, now is the perfect excuse to go and meet up with them.

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Every year over 40 traditional and authentic German chalets selling gifts and food transform Millennium Square into an amazing Christmas market. Don't miss the Alp Chalet, the centrepiece to this German Christmas market, where you can enjoy live music, a beer stein, and dancing on your seats!  

Runs from 9th November to 22nd December 2018

Manchester Christmas Market

This picturesque festivity is one not to miss! Enjoy Manchester's Christmas market in Albert Square with lots of festive Christmas stalls throughout the city, situated under the Town Hall. You're guaranteed a lot of Christmassy photo-ops as this was the UK's most Instagrammed Christmas Market last year.

Runs from 9th November - 22nd December 2018

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market

Birmingham's Christmas Market is the biggest one outside of Germany and Austria! It has stalls, a Big Wheel and a huge outdoor ice rink so there is plenty on offer. Stroll around the Christmas market with a hot mug of Glühwein while browsing the stalls selling German treats and unique Christmas decorations.

Runs from 15th November - 23rd December 2018

Glasgow Christmas Market 

Glasgow's market has an array of different gifts stalls which are perfect for finding some quirky handmade stocking fillers - everything from Lapland's woollen jumpers to Italian Nougat. Visiting the Bavarian beer house and the Glühwein house run by Markus Kochems is definitely a must!

Runs from 9th November - 23rd December

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London

Winter Wonderland is one of the biggest and most popular Christmas markets in the UK! It will tempt you with over 200 bavarian style wooden chalets offering gifts, decorations, and culinary delights. You'll be spoilt for choice because there's all sorts going on, including an ice bar, a giant wheel, fairground rides, ice skating and bar hütte where you can experience a unique take on ‘Alpine Après Ski’ within a mini alpine-style village!

Runs from 23rd November - 6th January

Newcastle Christmas Market

This year Newcastle are putting their International and traditional Christmas Market together as one BIG market! This means that you can enjoy delicacies from far and wide including France, Morrocco, and China - think noodles and tagine but not forgetting the local traders with hot turkey sandwiches and locally brewed real ale. 

Runs from 16th November - 16th December 2018

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Bath Christmas Market

The award-winning Bath Christmas market is set to return this year with over 180 twinkling cabins selling all the sights and smells you can imagine at Christmas time. This year the market is going green and the decorations will be made out of recycled plastic bags and bottles designed by Christine Leech the Creative Director of Marie Clare Runaway Magazine - impressive!

Runs from 2nd November - 9th December 2018

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Christmas markets are always a memorable day out with some stunning settings and there is always something to discover, just don't forget to Instagram your festive pics and tag us.

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