5 Best UK Christmas Market to Enjoy with Your Family and Friends

I never understood the popularity of Christmas markets in this country, until the pandemic took it all out from us over the last two years. Christmas is the period when families here gather to go shopping and like a celebration in between.

It is quite natural that people get over-excited when visiting one of the famous Christmas markets between a shopping session and another.

So, if you missed it. It’s time to go shopping and celebrate! In Britain, you can combine these two things by visiting a traditional Christmas market, which offers a unique festive atmosphere.

Christmas markets bring together craft and gift stalls with savoury festive classics like mulled wine, hot chocolate, beer, and waffles.

Here are Britain’s top Christmas markets for you to check out!


I am a bit suspicious to say, but my city’s Christmas market is one of the biggest references when it comes to German ones.

The Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham is placed a few minutes from Birmingham New Street train station.

This is the largest typically German market outside Germany and is a great place to indulge yourself in typical dishes such as schnitzels, bratwursts, and gluhwein, while choosing souvenirs for the whole family, to the sound of good live music. Don’t forget to visit one of the Bierkeller locations in Birmingham too.

Birmingham is just a brill. I would recommend you explore the whole city centre for more than just a Seasonal Market.

Find out more athttps://www.thebfcm.co.uk/


Another popular one, the Belfast Christmas Market has a unique atmosphere. Walk through the crafted cottages and take the opportunity to chill and enjoy the food court.

The Belfast Christmas Market is a perfect place to try snacks from around the world. Don’t miss the baklava and hot chocolate crepes.

But also expect to find crêpes from France, Dutch pancakes, Belgian chocolates, and an exotic selection of ostrich, wild boar, and crocodile burgers, among other delicious food.

Take the kids for a ride on the vintage carousel and a visit to the Santa Grotto.

Find out more at visitbelfast.com


Cambridge is one of the most picturesque cities in the UK. I just can imagine how magical its Christmas Market must be.

Cambridge’s North Pole is fulfilled with attractions for the whole family. From an ice rink to a big wheel, and delicious winter treats for everyone.

Find out more at https://thenorthpolecambridge.co.uk/


Edinburgh is already a perfect city to celebrate special occasions. The Edinburgh Christmas Markets is one more addition to the festive season in the Scottish capital.

Head to East Princes Street Garden for the traditional Christmas market for crafts, gifts, and goods.

Just around the corner on Princes Street, you will find the Children’s Market (located in Santa Land), perfect for taking the little ones.

Feast on venison sausages, waffles, and crepes at the European market or pick up Scotland’s finest crafts and produce at the Scottish Market on George Street.

Find out more at http://www.edinburghschristmas.com


Cardiff is one of the most bubbling capitals in the UK. It’s no surprise that its Christmas Market is a success even as well.

Finding something to buy will be easy at one of the beautifully decorated wooden stalls at the Cardiff Christmas Market.

Scattered across the city’s pedestrianized areas, the market showcases the work of local artisans and artists. Keep an eye out for handcrafted clay flowers, traditional Welsh tweed fabric, and handcrafted stuffed animals.

Find out more at http://www.cardiffchristmasmarket.com

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.