Top 5 Christmas markets you need to visit

November 22nd 2022


The Scottish Capital is renowned for its magical markets. From the 25th of November 2022 to the 3rd of January 2023, you can find yourself mulled Irn Bru along with Scottish homegrown produce. The stalls span through Prince Street Gardens, The Mound, and the city center.

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The Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market is the place to experience the authentic German market experience. Birmingham’s stalls are considered the most resembling of the astonishing Austrian-German Christmas markets with an additional ice rink and Ferris wheel. Offering frankfurter sausages pretzels to Christmas decorations, soaps, and handmade crafts.

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The Manchester markets (which became the first ever Christmas market within the UK in 1999) spreads throughout the city center walkable from Victoria to Deansgate. Running from the 12th of November to the 22nd of December you have plenty of time to grab a mulled wine and hotdog and visit the live music, DJs, bars, food stands, and crafts stalls at The Winter Gardens in Piccadilly Gardens. Manchester Christmas markets are thought to be the largest, most original, and best place to be for your festive outing.

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London – Winter Wonderland

If you wanted to step up your festive experience to the next level, The Winter Wonderland will not disappoint. Located in Hyde Park famously known for its fairground rides, stalls, and spectacular entertainment. Opening on the 18th of November Winter Wonderland is inviting us to six weeks of fun festivities, with 100s of rides and attractions, over 200 chalets, and exciting extravaganzas. Not to mention the FREE admissions!

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Wanting to step out of the UK? Budapest Christmas markets are considered the most beautiful festive and were voted the best Christmas market for 2022. Tourists are spoiled with the choice from the main Christmas fair Vörösmarty Square to the renowned Advent Fest at St Stephen’s Basilica. The breathtaking Hungarian Capital will supply you with spectacular squares, a famous light show, a 12-meter-tall Christmas tree, and an interactive selfie point to capture your special moments.

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