Christmas Market Breaks, Getaways & Deals 2023

7 of our Best UK Christmas Market breaks in 2023

1. Edinburgh

17th November - 6th January

Edinburgh Christmas Market
is one of the most popular festive markets in Scotland. The market is typically held around Princes Street Gardens, and offers a wide range of holiday-themed activities, entertainment, shopping, and culinary delights. Don’t miss the extraordinary light displays across Edinburgh Castle’s walls!

For deals on Edinburgh festive getaways, check out our Edinburgh Christmas Market page

2. Manchester  

10th November - 21st  December

Manchester Christmas Market
is one of the most significant and popular holiday markets in the United Kingdom. These festive markets are typically held in the city centre, including locations like Albert Square and St Ann's Square. They offer a wide range of Yuletide gifts, such as fine jewellery, handcrafted leather bags and artisan soaps, as well as delightful food options like German bratwurst, hog roast, Spanish paella and Dutch pancakes.

3. Lake District

18th November - 17th December (check specific towns and villages)

The Lake
doesn't typically have a single, large Christmas market but instead, various towns and villages in the Lake District host their own smaller-scale Christmas markets and festive events. The 25th-26th November sees the Dickensian Christmas Festival take place in Ulverston. Arguably one of the best and well worth a visit!

Our Cumbria Christmas deal is one of our top selling Christmas market deals in 2023. 

4. Birmingham

2nd November - 24th December 

Frankfurt Christmas Market will take place in Victoria Square and New Street. Inspired by traditional German Christmas markets, Birmingham market offers a wide range of holiday entertainment, festive shopping, hearty food, as well as plenty of activities for the kids.

Browse hotel deals for the Birmingham Christmas Markets here.

5. Bath

23rd November - 10th December

One of the standout features of the
Christmas Market is its setting in the heart of the city. The market takes place in and around Bath's picturesque streets and squares, creating a stunning backdrop for holiday celebrations.

You can browse hotels for Bath Christmas Markets deals here

6. Winchester

17th November - 21st December

Christmas market features around 100 wooden chalets, adorned with festive decorations, where you can shop for a variety of holiday gifts and taste renowned food and drink offerings. The market takes place around the city's cathedral and historic streets, creating a charming setting. 

Stay at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel right by Winchester Cathedral and the markets now with our package. 

7. London

17th November - 1st January 

London is home to several Christmas markets and festive events during the holiday season so why not
take a trip
to the capital! Some popular markets include Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Southbank Centre Winter Market, Christmas by the River at London Bridge, Leicester Square Christmas Market and Christmas in Covent Garden. 

Check out our London Christmas breaks here. 


7 of our Best Christmas Market holidays in Europe for 2023

1. Budapest

17th November - 31st December

Budapest's Christmas market at Vorosmarty Square features an ice rink and a range of Hungarian crafts and food. It's a popular destination for both locals and tourists, and the combination of beautiful decorations, festive live performances and unique gifts makes it a must-visit during the holiday season.

For more information, and to view our packages for Budapest, check out our Budapest Christmas Market page

2. Vienna

11th November - 26th December

Vienna's Christmas markets are known for their elegance and charm, with the Vienna Magic of Advent at City Hall being a standout feature. Definitely one for the bucket list! 

For more details and to view our festive packages for Vienna, check out our Vienna Christmas Market page

3. Amsterdam

13th December - 26th December

Amsterdam hosts several Christmas markets and winter festivals to enjoy. A popular choice is IceVillage Christmas market which is based outside one of Amsterdam's most iconic museums (Museumplein).

For more details and to view our festive packages for Amsterdam, check out our Amsterdam Christmas Market page

4. Krakow

24th November - 1st January

The Krakow Christmas market is a charming and festive destination that draws visitors from near and far during the holiday season. Expect a stunning backdrop, mouthwatering Polish food and traditional decorations. 

For more details and to view our festive packages for Krakow, check out our Krakow Christmas Market page

5. Prague

2nd December - 6th January

Prague's Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square light up with Christmas markets selling everything from gifts to delicious Czech street food. This Christmas market will not disappoint - be sure to check out the breathtaking views of the iconic Astronomical Clock and the Gothic-style Týn Church.

For more details and to view our festive packages for Prague, check out our Prague Christmas Market page

6. Berlin

27th November - 7th January

Berlin hosts several Christmas markets, each with its own unique character, but the one at Gendarmenmarkt is particularly renowned. If you have time, exploring a few different markets can provide a well-rounded holiday experience in the city.

For more details and to view our festive packages for Berlin, check out our Berlin Christmas Market page

7. Rome

1st December - 6th January

Rome's streets, squares, and landmarks are adorned with festive lights and decorations during the holiday season, creating a unique and magical atmosphere. Attending Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican is a significant and meaningful experience. 

For more details and to view our festive packages for Rome, check out our Rome Christmas Market page


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Some of our other top selling European Christmas market breaks that are worth a mention are
(1st December - 6th January),
(21st November - 7th January),
(24th November - 6th January),
(3rd December - 7th January) and
(23rd November - 23rd December).

Check out our
Europe Christmas Market
page for a more extensive list and to browse Christmas packages for Europe.

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