Christmas Vibes

Our top picks for some of the best Christmas markets in the UK

Europe is known for its magical Christmas markets that are full of traditional Christmas gifts, alongside tasty food and delicious drinks of mulled wine and cider. However, you don’t have to travel too far to experience the best Christmas markets that Europe has to offer. Many can be found on your doorstep. Here are our top picks of Christmas markets to make sure you get your fill of mulled wine this Christmas season.


London has a selection of Christmas markets open throughout December. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a Christmas market on a huge scale. It’s like a mini village! With shops, bars, ice skating, a Christmas circus and a giant observation wheel there really is something for everyone.

For something on a smaller scale, head to the Southbank Christmas market. Spilling over with traditional stalls, a range of food and a pop up bar experiences. Wrap up warm and take your friends to experience the Christmas cheer by the side of the Thames. It would make a great alternative to a usual night out or even a Christmas party! Or, for an even calmer experience, visit one of the farmers’ markets and other events that take place in many London boroughs at weekends. These will no doubt have a festive twist for the time of year!


The big Edinburgh Christmas market will feature a range of authentic European Christmas gifts, food and drink. The market, back for another year in East Princes St Gardens, is sure to impress.

Edinburgh also has a Christmas market with a local twist. Head to the traditional Scottish market, in West George Street, which showcases the best that Scottish food and drink has to offer. Expect shortbread and whiskey galore!


Glasgow has announced two Christmas markets in the city centre this year.  The annual St Enoch Square market, kicked off in early November, provides everything you need to get some festive cheer. In addition, George Square has also launched its Christmas market ensuring you aren’t too far from the festivities.


Marking the 50th anniversary of the Frankfurt-Birmingham Partnership Agreement, Birmingham city centre is bringing the traditional German Christmas markets to the city! Now in its 16th year, the market hosts stalls with traditional goods and gifts. There will also be a whole host of traditional German food and drinks including pretzels, schnitzels and glühwein. Not to be missed!

Looking for other ways to get festive on a budget? Check out our DIY decorating hacks for ideas on how to turn your home into your very own winter wonderland! Leave your comments and let us know which Christmas markets you love!