The Top 5 Christmas Markets to Visit in the UK

The Top 5 Christmas Markets to Visit in the UK

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So it’s that time of year again, everyone getting ready to have mince pies, mulled wine, begin festivities and Christmas gift shopping! The countdown has begun, with many of us replacing breakfast for chocolate!

What better way to get you in the Christmas spirit then to visit a traditional Christmas market? Remember to plan in advance to ensure everything runs smoothly because we know how busy the markets can get.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft Market – 12th November – 22nd December 2015

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Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas and Craft Market is said to be the largest outdoor Christmas market in Britain. Running for over a decade, this has become a popular choice for people from all over the UK. Here you get everything from mouth watering food – hot dogs, pretzels, melted chocolate on strawberries, to drinks such as mulled wine, Baileys hot chocolate as well as beautiful unique items such as wood carvings, musical instruments and more. With most of the items imported from Germany and over 180 stalls, you’re sure to find something perfect for you!

Belfast Continental Christmas Market – 14th November – 20th December 2015

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Voted as the Best Large Specialist Market 2015 by NABMA, the Belfast Continental Christmas Market is a must-see! Go and have a peek at the range of authentic food, crafts, decorations, clothing and more. This is the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping done, and Santa’s Grotto is open for the children.

Southbank Centre’s Winter Market 2015 – 20th November – 24th December 2015

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Stroll past the charming wooden chalets set alongside the River Thames at Southbank Centre’s Winter Market and sample the handmade delicacies from over 80 vendors, including ginger bread, mulled wine, German sausages, mince pies, cheeses and cold meats, while taking in the sights of London at Christmas time.

Bath Christmas Market – 26th November – Sunday 13th December

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At Bath Christmas Market, there is something for everyone. Children can enjoy character shoes and magic tricks, while indulging in delicious food, as adults sift through the range of faux fur accessories at the beautiful Kananda stall. This year a new addition to the Bath Christmas Market is The Lodge – an indoor venue reminiscent of a rustic snow lodge, located on Stall Street. Here both parents and children can enjoy hot food, cakes, drinks and more.

Rochester Christmas Market – 4th – 6th December and 11th-13th December 2015

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Start your Christmas in a magical way by visiting Rochester Christmas Market, indulge in a hog roast and tasty festive treats while browsing through those last minute unique gifts! Set in the historic Rochester, you can enjoy stunning views.

To reduce stress and enjoy your Christmas market trip to the maximum, leave your vehicle at home and hire a coach from us here at Westbus. We have been serving customers in the London area for over 20 years, and cater for parties from 25 to 84 people with our state-of-the-art coaches.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to book your next school, corporate or family Christmas trip now!


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