List of dates Christmas Markets open across the UK
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Now that spooky season is over, we can finally start getting excited about Christmas and all the decorations, booze, choccy and presents that come with it.
So, be sure to read on to find a list of dates for some of the most popular Crimbo Markets will open all across the nation.
Have a look at some of the best ones coming to the UK:
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London
Up first is the Big Smoke's iconic Winter Wonderland which graces Hyde Park every year.
Attendees can have a little skate across the UK's largest open-air ice rink, Magical Ice Kingdom, before checking out the scran at the street food village.
Other activities include heaps of fairground rides, a haunted house, live bands and performers galore.
And, to wash it all down, people can choose from a selection of bars including a rotating bar and a Bavarian Village.
Open between 17 November, 2023 all the way up to 1 January, 2024.
Manchester Christmas Market
Mancs will be pleased to know the beloved Piccadilly Gardens Christmas Markets are just a few days away from becoming a common fixture on their city centre antics.
Now, if you're not in the know, the home of Oasis takes their Noel very seriously with nine festive zones spread across the area.
Food and drink stalls will grace St Ann’s Square along with 300 huts selling everything from toys and homeware to fashion and crafts.
Complete with a designated family site, LED light performers, rides magicians and street theatre - this is definitely shaping up to be a good one.
Open between 10 November to 21 December, 2023.
Edinburgh Christmas Market
Scotland's capital city will see the famous Christmas Markets hit East Princess Street Gardens bringing with it a massive ice rink, a big wheel and Santa Land filled with rides.
Carrying on with the Santa theme, the market will also see Santa’s Grotto once again taking residence on Castle Street fitted with breath-taking light trails, special projections and spell-binding performances.
Attendees can browse the local handmade produce, munch on some vegan pigs in blankets and quench your thirst on mulled wine, cider and even mulled irn bru.
Open from 17 November, 2023 to 6 January, 2024.
Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
The stunning Winter Cathedral Christmas Market will be held at the historic Close featuring 112 wooden chalets all selling a range of products from hand-picked traders alongside heaps of foods and drink options.
The German-inspired market also boasts an ice rink, an open-air performance stage, a nativity scene and a hefty offering of foodie favourites.
If crowds aren't your cup of egg-nog then you can always swing by the Refectory, nestled behind ancient walls opposite the cathedral.
Open from 17 November until 21 December, 2023.
Kingston upon Thames Christmas Market
A second London entry is the Chrizzy Market at Kingston upon Thames at the Kingston Ancient Market Place.
You can expect many market stalls in Instagram-worthy wooden cabins with endless festive treats to snack on while you peruse adorable hand-crafted gifts.
To warm your cockles and really bring on the Yuletide spirit in style, attendees can also slurp back on some lovely spiced mulled wine and specialist hot foods.
Open from 16 November to 24 December, 2023.
Bath Christmas Market
Taking place in the cobbled streets of Queen Square, Bath Christmas Market boasts a staggering 260 wooden chalet stalls selling everything from artwork and jewellery to games and delicious Crimbo puddings..
Centred around the Roman Baths, this is a great spot to pick up some locally-made gifts in the incredible vistas of the World Heritage Site.
Complete with an indoor area to kick back with a glass of mulled wine - of course - this market looks like a great place to spend your days off.
Open from 23 November to 10 December, 2023.
The second Scottish addition in the rundown, Glasgow Winterfest, is a great opportunity to spread your Christmas cheer while also supporting a good cause.
People will be gearing up to gather round George Square and St Enoch Square to enjoy yet another ice rink, festive funfair rides and even a silent disco.
This year's fest is being run by The Clutha Trust, a non-profit organisation that works towards raising money for the Power over Poverty initiative to help families afford their winter utility bills.
You can chill out and watch choirs and local musicals perform on stage after a couple hours checking out the stalls for last-minute prezzies.
Open between 25 November, 2023 to 7 January, 2024.
Cardiff Christmas Market
The famous Welsh Christmas Market has been organised by Craft*folk for nearly three decades and has an amazing ethos of promoting all things handmade.
Whether that's stalls offering punters hand-knitted quilts, lovingly-made cosmetics or even beautiful silver jewellery - this is a great way to get your Christmas shopping sorted whilst also supporting independent businesses.
Open from 9 November to 23 December, 2023.
Belfast Christmas Market
Belfast Christmas Market will be taking place in another UK historical site at the gardens of the 19th-century Belfast City Hall.
Punters can checkout 100 chalet selling Crimbo decor and posh artisan presents.
If shopping isn't your vibe then not to worry as the market also boasts an outdoor food court offering international cuisines from all over the globe and, to make it even better, there's even going to be a vintage carousel to have a spin on.
Open from 18 November until 22 December, 2023.
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market
The second largest city in the UK have put on a cracking German-themed Christmas Market that'll make you feel you're in Europe without having to leave the UK!
The Frankfurt Christmas Market will take over Victoria Square with just about every German delicacy you could want; schnitzel and strudel to imported beer and the famous Berliner doughnuts - you name it.
There's also a hefty smattering of stalls and festive huts selling all the best Christmas-themed gifts.
Open from 2 November until 24 December, 2023.
We obviously couldn't include every single British Christmas Market but these ones definitely look like stand-out entries.
Which ones will you be checking out?