Christmas Markets have arrived in the UK! With less than 2 weeks to go until the big day we are all getting into the festive spirit, christmas markets are a great place to start. Who doesn't love mulled wine, warm churros and independent gift stalls.
Christmas markets can be enjoyed as a social event with friends or family, as a couple or even take yourself on a date.
Here are the top 5 christmas markets in the UK:
Winter Wonderland (London) - Located in the heart of Hyde Park, this well known christmas market has 6 weeks of festive fun. Offering a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment and food and drinks! Winter Wonderland is recognised by its iconic big wheel and giant roller coaster with 9 loops. This year entry tickets are prepaid online to reduce capacity, you can also book rides and activities online so your trip should run nice and smooth.
York Christmas Market - St Nicholas is the best Christmas destination in York, selling handmade gifts, seasonal food and drink and sweet treats. This hugely popular Christmas market has some stunning scenic views of the city.
Birmingham Christmas Market - The largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria. Birmingham Christmas market has a total of 80 stalls with traditional, personalised gifts. Another huge attraction is its live bandstand located in Victoria Square which consists of live music and carol singers, bringing the party atmosphere to festive shopping.
Rochester Christmas Market - This Christmas market is based in Kent attracting more than 130,000 visitors a year. Rochester Christmas market is a very traditional Christmas market with old fashioned fairground rides, a Bavarian food village with the likes of bratwurst and churros. You may also have heard of the Dickensian Christmas Festival where costumed characters from the works of Charles Dickens. Expect lots of street entertainment, parades and an open air carol concert.
Manchester Christmas Market - A Christmas market with a dedicated arts and crafts market! This fun and quirky Christmas market has a grand total of over 300 stalls, you can expect traditional German food such as hog roasts and bratwurst. You can also ice skate, watch the acts at the circus or even watch the Manchester orchestra.
Furniture Hire UK now have a Christmas Market Hire category if you feel you need some extra beer benches, stalls or chairs at your Christmas Market.