It's that time of year that the majority of us love and we couldn't think of a better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday than experiencing some of the best Christmas markets the UK has to offer. We'll admit, they may not be the 'all singing all dancing' sensations that you might come across in Germany or another European country but believe me, us Brits give it a pretty amazing go So here we give you our top Christmas markets to visit this winter. Get cosy with some mulled wine and Christmas ale and shop to your hearts content.
1. A very Merry Manchester
You can sample tasty treats from all around the globe, as Manchester plays host to over 300 stalls in nine different locations across the city, including the Corn Exchange and Albert Square. There's even an ice rink for all your Torvill and Dean hopefulls to enjoy from now until January 5.
2. Christmas wishes from Edinburgh
Not just one but three markets can be found in Edinburgh as the famous Scottish city welcomes a Scottish, children's and European market from November 29 until January 4. For those who love a bit of Bing Crosby at Christmas, then make sure you attend the stage performance of White Christmas or even play hide and seek with the little ones amongst the fur trees at East Princess Street Gardens.
3. European sparkle courtesy of Birmingham
Now this ones the biggie... The Birmingham Christmas market is the largest in the UK, so there's no need to go overseas. If you're looking for authenticity, this ones the real deal, named the 'Frankfurt Christmas Market' there's food, drink, craft stalls galore along with kids activities and plenty of sparkling decorations. Running from November 14 until December 22, make sure you don't miss out before Christmas
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