Christmas Market Breaks in the UK

UK Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets are becoming more popular in England, many with ties to European Christmas traditions as well as local treasures. Many operators have a growing number of short breaks to help you discover some of the best on offer from London's ever popular Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, York's Medieval-style Markets to Birmingham's 'Frankfurt' Christmas Market.

Coach trips to Christmas markets in the UK are allow you to step right into the festive spirit on the run up to Christmas. So get your friends and family involved and start planning your trip now!


From late November to mid-December the delightful city of Bath offers a unique experience and is a great place to visit on a UK coach holiday. Each year Bath Christmas market transforms the areas surrounding Bath Abbey Each year the centre of Bath is transformed into a magical Christmas paradise, with picturesque streets full of gorgeous Christmas goodies surrounding Bath Abbey.


Enjoy exploring Birmingham's 'Frankfurt' Christmas Market from November to December. With traditional German stalls filling Victoria Square and Upper New Street, and over 2 million visitors a year, this city boasts a hugely successful market in recent years. Combining handmade gifts, candles, glassworks and authentic German, wooden toys, you'll not go home empty-handed!


Explore a traditional German Christmas market in the shadow of the mighty Edinburgh Castle. Christmas Market which takes place in Princes Street Gardens transforms Edinburgh into a magical festive wonderland. Book a coach trip between mid-November and early January fully experience the Scottish Christmas spirits.


The best and the biggest Christmas Market in London is in Hyde Park. Aptly named 'Winter Wonderland', the Christmas Markets are coupled with rides, ice rinks, shows, unique bar experiences, and eateries - a coach break visiting this London Christmas Market is an amazing way to kick off the beginning of the festivities, running from November to early January. Closely following this, are the Christmas markets on South Bank with views of the River Thames. Amongst the stalls you'll also find the infamous street performers primed to show you their magic tricks and talents.


From late November until early January, the Christmas markets in Manchester provide the opportunity to do your Christmas shopping as well as seeing the sights and attractions. The Manchester Christmas market is situated on Albert Square and St Annes Square, offering food and drink as well as souvenirs, decorations, jewellery and gifts. Coach trips to Manchester may also include free time to wonder around the Trafford centre so you can complete your last minute Christmas shopping.


Looking for a Christmas market with medieval charm, book a coach trip to York Christmas Market. Running from mid November to December, you can pick up all your festive goods. You may even catch a sighting of Santa as you wonder through the streets and take part in the various the Christmas market has to offer.