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Christmas Markets you need to visit
Festive music, mulled wine, sparkling lights – Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderlands are one of England’s best traditions. An excuse to have a lovely day out with friends and families, take in the country’s most picturesque cities, and do a little retail therapy whilst you’re at it.
We have listed some of the most popular Christmas markets for you to visit this festive season. Start planning your ultimate winter trip for 2023 today.
Bath Christmas Market | 14 min walk from Host Centurion House.
When: 23rd November to 10th December
Bath Christmas market has returned for 2023. Enjoy a walk through this beautiful winter wonderland and take in the festive atmosphere in the famous historic city of Bath.
Bath Christmas Market is a free event which included chalets nestled amongst iconic monuments and mulled wine on every corner.
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market |19 min walk from Host Queen’s Hospital Close.
When: 2nd November to 24th December
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market is a classic in the city’s annual calendar of events and has visitors each year from across the UK and Europe. You’ll find that the stalls on Victoria Square and New Street offer something for everyone.
Boasting the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market offers a large range of traditional good and gifts and a selection of tempting food and drink. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and roasted almonds will tempt your tastebuds, all of which can be washed down with gluhwein, weissbier (wheat beer), or tasty hot chocolate.
A great place to meet up with family and friends and enjoy the live music programme on Victoria Square.
Leeds Christmas Market.
When: 24th November to 22nd December
Visit Leeds Christmas Market this winter! There will be a large-scale traditional Christmas Market experience which will make use of different spaces across the whole city.
For the first time in Leeds, streets and spaces all across the city centre will be hosting plenty of traditional, timber market stalls decked out in festive lighting and will include international, UK, Yorkshire and Leeds traders.
London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
When: 17th November to 1st January
The world’s greatest place for holiday pleasure is Winter Wonderland, which is situated in London’s famous Hyde Park.
There are many different attractions, things to do, entertainment, food, beverages, and much more available at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
There’s something for everyone, whether it’s thrilling rides or family-friendly shows, traditional holiday fare or the newest offerings from London’s street food industry, warm fire pit bars or fabled ice kingdoms. Enjoy the festivities to the fullest in classic Winter Wonderland fashion!
Manchester Christmas Markets | 26 min walk from Host Cavendish Place.
When: 10th November to 22nd December 2023
Be part of this year’s festive extravaganza at the UK’s biggest Christmas Market with over 225 stalls across nine sites. Absorb the atmosphere, shop local and international crafts, and enjoy as many festive food favourites as you can. And we are talking both sweet and savoury!
Piccadilly Gardens will be at the heart of our markets, which will also transform Market Street, Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, Exchange Square, The Corn Exchange, and King Street into a Christmas wonderland.
Nottingham Winter Wonderland | 10 min walk from Lace Market Studios & 19 min walk from The Rise.
When: 7th November to 31st December
Food & Drink – Perched high, our all-glass chalet provide sweeping views of the Christmas crowd below! Take in the expansive views from our rooftop bar as you relax eat and drink.
Rides & Attractions – This year there is Sky Skating and an Ice Rink. Skaters will have access to both the Ice Rink and the Sky Skate Ice Path.
Market Stalls – With a large variety of stalls from all over the world and our convenient location in Nottingham’s downtown, there is something for everyone. Old Market Square is taken over by our independent merchants. From artisan cheeses to plants, we offer something for everyone.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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