It is a popular winter pastime activity to visit Christmas markets. If you are a fan of these markets and you happen to be in England for the holidays, there are a few that you that you shouldn’t miss out on. Although you might think that they are all the same, all of them come with something special.
Belfast Christmas Continental Market
In Belfast the gardens of the city hall are turned into a Christmas village. The visitors can wonder around and taste Belgian chocolate specialties, German sausages and French tarts. You can be sure that this will be a multicultural experience for you.
Manchester Christmas Markets
The good thing about Manchester in the holiday season is that there are several Christmas markets that you could visit. You can find a French-inspired market on King Street and a German-styled market will be expecting you on Brasennose Street. Exchange Street is home to a market focused on arts and crafts.
Cirencester Christmas Market
This town organized a wide variety of holiday activities, such as a lantern parade. On the Charter Market that visitors can taste different kinds of traditional dishes and they can browse for antiques and clothes at Corn Hall. Here you can also find jewelry and a lot of handmade items.
Extere Christmas Market
This is the first year for Cathedral Green to host a Christmas market. The locals offer handmade gifts and food, such as roast hog, Belgian chocolates, baklava, specialty cheese, and crepes. Naturally it’s not only about food, but you should also think about buying gifts for your loves ones.
Edinburgh Christmas Markets
There are several markets to choose from all over the city. There is the traditional German market and Edinburgh Scottish market that offers locally produced food and drinks. If you would like to hear carols and to get your child to know some Christmas traditions, you should be going to St. Mary’s Christmas market.
London Christmas Markets
The capital is also host to a large number of Christmas markets. These include the Southbank Centre Christmas Market which offers traditional products and there is also Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland for the people who prefer the more modern approach.
All these markets will make sure that you won’t be bored in the period leading to Christmas. The markets offer you the possibility to buy gifts and to learn a little something about the Christmas spirit.