Christmas is coming: Britain's festive markets listed and the big one that is not going ahead

2 November 2022, 11:13

Edinburgh Christmas Market
Edinburgh Christmas Market. Picture: Alamy

By Stephen Rigley

Christmas is rapidly drawing in and the nation's festive markets are gearing up for this year's grand opening.

In recent years the UK has formed an increasingly strong Christmas market scene, with events most regular associated with European countries like Germany and Austria now a common feature in many towns and cities.

Some of the UK's Christmas markets have already been revealed for 2022, with the likes of Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and York all proving a hit after the year's of Covid lockdowns.

Leeds City Council has called off the city's famous market due to budget issues post-Covid lockdown.

Christmas Market in Birmingham
Christmas Market in Birmingham. Picture: Alamy

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Here are a list of 60 Christmas markets::

  • Aberdeen Christmas Village, Broad Street, Aberdeen, - November 17 to December 31
  • Bath Christmas Market, Queens Square, Bath, Somerset - November 24 to December 11
  • Belfast Christmas Market, Belfast City Hall, Belfast - November 19 to December 22
  • Birmingham Christmas Market 2022, Victoria Square, Birmingham - November 3 to December 23
  • Christmas in Cathedral Square, Birmingham - November 16 to December 18
  • Blenheim Christmas Market, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire - November 18 to January 2
  • Bournemouth Christmas Market, Bournemouth Pavilion, Bournemouth, Hampshire - November 24 to December 11
  • Brighton Christmas Festival, between St Peters Church and Valley Gardens, Brighton, Sussex - November 25 to December 18
  • Canterbury Christmas Market, White Friars Shopping Centre, Canterbury, Kent - November 11 to December 24
  • Cardiff Christmas Market, St John Street, Cardiff - November 10 to December 23
  • Chatsworth Christmas Market, Chatsworth, Derbyshire - November 5 to November 23
  • Cheltenham Christmas Market, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - December 8 to December 24
  • Chester Christmas Market, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire - November 18 to December 21
  • Cirencester Advent Market, Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire - November 26 to November 27
  • Deepdale Christmas Market, Dalegate Market, King's Lynn - November and December
  • Dundee Winter Fest, Slessor Gardens, Dundee, Firth of Tay - November 19 to January 1
  • Durham Christmas Festival, Palace Green and the Cathedral, Durham, County Durham - December 2 to December 4
  • Eastbourne Christmas Market, Terminus Road, Eastbourne, Sussex - December 15 to December 18
  • Edinburgh Christmas Market, Princes Street Garden, Edinburgh - November 20 to January 4
  • Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, Exeter, Devon - November 18 to December 18
  • Glasgow Christmas Market, St Enoch Square, Glasgow - November 20 to December 23
  • Festive Orchard St Market, Gloucester, Gloucestershire - weekends from November 5 to December 18
  • Grassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas Market, Grassington, Yorkshire - December 3 and December 10
  • Hay Markets, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford - December 10
  • Leeds Christkindelmarkt, Market Place, Leeds, Yorkshire - November 5 to December 17
  • Christmas in Leicester, Jubilee Square, Leicester, Leicestershire - December 1 to January 3
  • Lichfield Christmas Market, Market Place, Lichfield, Staffordshire - November 20
  • Lincoln Christmas Market, Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln - December 1 to December 4
  • Liverpool Christmas Market, St Georges' Plateau, Liverpool, Merseyside - November 19 to December 24
  • Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022, Hyde Park, London - 19 November to January 3
  • Kingston Christmas Market, Kingston Market Hall, London - November 10 to December 24
  • Selfridges Christmas Market, The Mews, London - November 5 to December 23
  • Covent Garden Christmas Village, London - November 9 to January 3
  • Leicester Square Christmas market, London - November 9 to January 7
  • Borough Market, London - November 15 to December 24
  • Greenwich Christmas Market, Greenwich Market, London - November 15 onwards
  • Christmas by the River, London Bridge City, London - November 15 to January 2
  • Southbank Winter Festival 2022, Southbank Centre, London - November 3 to January 8
  • Christmas at Kew, Kew Gardens, London - November 16 to January 8
  • Manchester Christmas Markets 2022, Albert Square, Manchester - November 10 to January 3
  • Narbeth Christmas Market, Queens Hall, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire - December 16 to December 18
  • Newcastle Christmas Market, Newcastle city centre, Tyne and Wear - December 2 to December 24
  • Nottingham Christmas Market, Old Market Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire - November 15 to December 31
  • Norwich Christmas Markets, The Atrium, Norwich, Norfolk - November 24 to November 27
  • Norwich Vegans Christmas Market, The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk - November 22
  • Oxford Christmas Market, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire - December 1 to December 18
  • Padstow Christmas Festival, Padstow, Cornwall - December 1 to December 4
  • Plymouth Christmas Market, the Piazza, Plymouth, Exeter - December 1 to December 18
  • Redbourn Christmas Market, High Street, Redbourn, Hertfordshire - November 27
  • Rochester Christmas Market, Rochester Castle, Rochester, Kent - weekends from November 26 to December 11
  • Salisbury's Christmas on the Square, Salisbury, Wiltshire - November 18 to December 13
  • Skipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market, the High Street, Skipton, Yorkshire - December 5 to December 12
  • Solihull Christmas Producers' Market, High Street, Solihull, West Midlands - December 3
  • Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market, near Studley Castle and Heythrop Park, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire -December 8 to December 11
  • Swansea Christmas Market, Oxford Street, Swansea - November 26 to December 21
  • Hestercombe Christmas Market, Taunton, Somerset - November 18 to November 20
  • Winchester Christmas Market 2022, Winchester Cathedral - November 18 to December 22
  • Worcester Christmas Fayre, Cotswold Markets, Worcester, Worcestershire - December 1 to December 4
  • York Christmas Market, Parliament Street, York - November 17 to December 23

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