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The Best Christmas Markets To Visit In The North

04 November 2016


The Best Christmas Markets To Visit In The North

With Christmas just around the corner what better way to get in the festive spirit than to visit a Christmas market. It’s that time of year where we wrap up warm, eat german sausage and sip on lovely warm mulled wine whilst buying cute handmade gifts for the holiday season. We’ve rounded up the best Christmas markets to visit in the North.

Manchester

Manchester is home to the biggest and best Christmas market to visit in the North. Each year it attracts millions of visitors over its five week opening from 10th November to the 20th December. Albert Square transforms into a festive European market, transforming you to what feels like a Bavarian Christmas market. Wander around the magical stalls tasting the array of international mouth-watering food and drink. Our favourite is the European cheese stall. Relax and unwind in the city with friends and family over a delicious alcoholic hot chocolate or a mulled wine. For more information on the Manchester Christmas Market click here.

Glasgow

Glasgow’s Christmas markets like Manchester are open daily for five weeks running and they truly capture the Christmas spirit. Open from 10th November to the 22nd December the festivities kick off at St. Enoch Square bring continental beers, wine and food as well as handmade gifts. The rustic wooden cabins turn the square into festive winter wonderland. Visit the Glasgow Christmas Market for a perfect evening out indulging in delicious international treats with friends. For more information on the Glasgow Christmas Market click here.

Chester

Chester transforms into a magical city around Christmas time with the daily Victorian Christmas market opening in the heart of the city from the 18th November to the 18th December. Shoppers will be delighted by the traditional wooden chalets offering quality and local regional produce and crafts. The perfect place to pick up a gift for a loved one whilst sipping on a tasty mulled wine to keep warm. Expect to buy anything from handmade jewellery to home decorations. It’s a perfect day out for anyone visiting this beautiful city.

Carlisle

There is no better place than to support local produce around Christmas time than at the Carlisle Christmas Market. The market features a number of Made In Cumbria stalls where attendees can buy festive gifts from a showcase of local producers. Christmas stalls adorn the streets through the city centre with twinkling lights and a giant festive Christmas tree, transforming this quaint Northern town into a winter wonderland. Hurry though, the markets are only on from the 30th November until 4th December. For more information on the Carlisle Christmas market click here. If you've enjoyed reading about our list of Christmas markets to visit and plan on visiting one, why not make a weekend of it and stay with us. Take a look at our hotels here.

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