Christmas Markets to enjoy
Although it may be one of the best, Ulverston’s Dickensian Festival isn’t the only Christmas market worth visiting, so we have chosen some markets easily accessible to the north west that may bring some festive fun to the run up to Christmas. So whether you are looking for gifts, crafts, local produce or foreign food, or simply want to enjoy the atmosphere check out which market best suits you. Santa’s elves are hard at work to make all the markets magical.
Opened in 1999, Manchester holds its Christmas Markets on 10 sites across the city between Nov 10 and Dec 20th. Nearly 350 stalls attract thousands of visitors and offer local and European produce. They are famous for traditional Bratwurst but Hungarian goulash, Spanish paella, the good old hog roast and plenty of vegetarian options are also on the menu. Along the market trail you will be tempted by many handmade gifts, crafts, clothes and jewellery.
Edinburgh’s festive markets are on two sites this year. East Princes Street Gardens opens between Nov 18th and Jan 6th (closed on Christmas Day) and George Street opens Nov 17th to Dec 24th. Unique and bespoke gifts and tasty treats are on offer.
The St Nicholas Fair in York opens Nov 16th to Dec 22nd. Aswell as wandering the traditional chalets there is a new Yorkshire Barn offering tasty yule themed Yorkshire fodder. Decorative details are available in the new Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village.
Christkindelmarkt, a little bit of Germany in the heart of Leeds opens Nov 10th to Dec 24th. Over 40 wooden chalets from authentic German traders offers all the food, drink and gifts you would expect at a Christmas market plus a Christmas carousel ride. A continental festive atmosphere.
Chester Christmas market has over 70 traditional stalls around a sparkling Christmas Tree. It opens Nov 16th to Dec 20th. There will be food and drink to sample and an abundance of local and regional products.
The Liverpool Ice festival is returning this year between Nov 17th and Jan 7th. It will have a triple lane ice slide, an ice rink and giant ferris wheel plus 50 German market stalls. A Bavarian food court will serve specialities plus mulled wine and hot chocolate. An Apres Lodge can seat 200 people with sofas and family friendly atmosphere.
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