It will soon be December which means only one thing, it’s nearly Christmas! It’s time to get into the festive spirit and where better to find lovely presents, drink mulled wine and grab some last-minute gifts than at a Christmas market.
Found all over the country, these seasonal celebrations are a great way to spend a day, or even a weekend, in your favourite city with your favourite people. To help you end the year on a high, we’ve created a guide of the must see UK Christmas markets this year.
Christmas Tree Wonderland - Bournemouth
This magical event returns to Bournemouth for another year to get you in the festive
spirit from 15th November to 2nd January. Enjoy a magical experience with all the family at the Bournemouth Christmas Tree Wonderland. Bournemouth will come a light with an array of impressive animations including a, 60ft Wonderland tree, plus 100’s of trees located throughout the town light shows, food and drink market, ice skating and Santa's grotto.
With many joyful activities to see and do, why not make a Christmas getaway and spend the weekend in Bournemouth? Stay at either Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton or Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, both just a short 10-minute walk from all the action
GEORGE SQUARE CHRISTMAS MARKET – GLASGOW
The Glasgow Christmas Markets returns to George Square and St Enoch Square from 9th November to 20th December. Treat yourself to a Christmassy weekend away by travelling up to Glasgow and wandering around George Square’s Christmas market. Located in the heart of the city, this market offers a wide selection of street food, amazing decorations, and independent retailers.
George Square is also home to the iconic Big Wheel, a traditional carousel and vintage helter-skelter, all covered in festive fairy lights. This market is great for families of all ages and is only a short walk from Hallmark Hotel Glasgow, so you can head back and rest after all the fun.
CHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET - CHESTER
A magical Christmas all wrapped up! Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester from 16th November to 22nd December. Get the festive feeling this winter spoil yourself at the Chester Christmas Markets. A handmade, historical, magical experience awaits you with 70 traditional wooden chalets surrounding the iconic sparkling tree in the heart of the city centre. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the merrymaking by staying the night in Hallmark Inn Chester or Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen.
Albert Square Christmas Market - Manchester
The city-wide event starts from 9th November to 21st December, with Albert Square being at the heart of the markets. There will also be market sites at Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, King Street and St Ann's Square as well as at Piccadilly Gardens. There will be hundreds of traders and stalls selling a wide range of food, drink, gifts and other festive goods. The perfect chance to get all your Christmas shopping done! After a hectic day shopping, relax and unwind with a swim and a goo nights sleep at Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport.