UK Christmas Markets
Taking the kids to a Christmas market is a lovely pre-Christmas activity, there’s usually music, treats, sometimes a Santa grotto, and plenty of twinkly lights.
Here are some Christmas markets in the UK that are fun to go to:
Edinburgh Christmas Market
You’ll find Edinburgh’s Christmas market at East Princes Street Garden, with traditional chalets showcasing the best in festive products and goods from local makers, stocked full of handcrafted decorations and gifts for all the family, or little treats for yourself.
The Forth 1 Big Wheel is also back, bringing breath-taking views of Edinburgh’s winter skyline and the markets below. Then for those rumbly tummies, there are plenty of street food vendors with Bavarian produce and Scottish delicacies as well as bars serving warming winter tipples and hot chocolates.
There’s also a covered ice-rink on George Street and Santa Land in West Princes Street Gardens, with a Christmas Tree Maze, more traditional rides and Santa’s Stories for the wee ones – including a very special Santa’s Paws event.
Dates: 25th November 2022 – 5th January 2023
Bath Christmas Market
Each year the centre of Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s paradise, as over 170 chalets packed full of gorgeous Christmas gifts line the streets surrounding the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
Bath Christmas Market also offers a full programme of entertainment including carol singers, children’s entertainers and musicians that all add to the fantastic festive ambience.
Dates: 24th November – 11th December 2022