Christmas Markets Round-Up

Christmas is just around the corner, soon you’ll be hearing all of the classic Crimbo songs while out shopping and your local lights will be be gloriously switched on to mark the celebration. So to get you in the festive spirit we thought we would keep you up to date with the upcoming Christmas markets. If you’re out and about at one of our VM stores picking up presents or treating yourself, why not stop by these unique events and bag yourself something special.



York is every Christmas shoppers heaven! Set in this picturesque and historical city, York is home to a variety of Christmas markets to suit everyone. The St Nicholas Fair is located on Parliament Street and runs from the 27th November through to 21st December, 9am to 6pm every day. Featuring the usual snug wooden huts and twinkling lights, this highly successful 23 year old market is filled with food, drinks, toys and accessories! With stall holders dressed in Dickensian costumes and stalls full of treats for every stocking, this market will thrust you into the Christmas spirit, if you aren't already.



The arrival of the Sheffield Christmas market brings with it a truly magical festive experience and this year's event sees the introduction of a brand new Moroccan market sitting perfectly alongside the traditional festive wooden cabins. This hidden gem is perfect for little ones as well, Santa will be meeting the children of Sheffield in his very own seasonal Lapland cabin. The Sheffield Christmas market will be open daily from 10am to 6pm from 14th November up until Christmas Eve.



Durham’s award winning annual Christmas Festival returns for its 21st year from Friday 5th December for three days only! Featuring over 190 stalls across all three days, the market is located in a huge, heated marquee on Palace Green. In the Cathedral Cloisters, a local food producers market will take place featuring another 30 traders each day. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance or online in advance.