5 Best Christmas Markets in UK, 2012

Shopkeepers and stall holders from across the channel will be packing their wares and preparing for their annual trip to The UK this December. For all over these green isles Christmas markets will be opening up from next month to tempt festive shoppers with their colourful wares and tasty treats. Here is a list of some of the best.

Lincoln Market

Lincoln market is the biggest and arguably the best Christmas market in the whole of the country. The market is hosted in the grounds of the cities medieval castle adjacent to the grand cathedral and will be opening on December 6. 

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Germans are famous for their amazing Christmas Markets so you know the Leeds Christkindelmarkt won’t let you down. The traditional carousel with its twinkling lights, the wooden stalls and the festive spirit all combine to make Leeds a must this Christmas.

Belfast Continental Market

Traders from more than 27 countries will be heading to Belfast for this Christmas extravaganza. The Market is held from November 17 to December 10, three weeks of free flowing drinks, great food, beautiful handicrafts and good old fashioned entertainment.

Caerphilly Medieval Market

Travel back in time and experience the best of medieval Wales at this wonderful Christmas market. Browse the stalls, laugh with the Jester or watch some medieval re-enactments. This market offers something unique and enthralling for kids and pensioners alike.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh has not one, but two great Christmas markets, so you get to choose between the Edinburgh Highland Village Christmas Market and the German Christmas Market. If you have enough energy you can even do both and follow it up with a few hours on Europe’s largest outdoor ice rink.