UK Christmas Market Opening Dates 2022 | England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland

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When do Christmas markets open in the UK this year?

If you’re trying to research the answer to this question, you may have run into some trouble… that’s because the opening dates for Christmas markets in the UK vary by town, city & region.

Some are open for the entire festive season, whereas others are just one day events, or weekend events.

That’s why we created this page for you, so you can peep the opening dates for the UK’s Christmas Markets quickly and at a glance.

For extra organization bonus points, we’ve also separated dates into Christmas market opening dates for England, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.

We hope you find it helpful!

NOTE: Most Christmas markets don’t announce their confirmed dates until a few months before, so please excuse the sparse list for the time being! We’ll be sure to update this list with more dates as soon as they are released. Let us know in the comments if you know of any we should add for 2022!

This list is by no means exhaustive, and includes mainly bigger Christmas markets that we could find official websites and dates for. Let us know in the comments if you have any more we should add.

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2022 Christmas Market Opening Dates in England

At the moment, only dates for some of England’s larger Christmas markets have been officially announced.

Here are the 2022 Christmas market opening dates in England we know of so far:

LocationChristmas Market Name2022 DatesMore InfoHotels
BathBath Christmas MarketNov 24 - Dec 11Official Website
BirminghamBirmingham Frankfurt Christmas MarketOfficial Website
BirminghamChristmas in Cathedral SquareMore Info
BournemouthBournemouth Christmas MarketNov 18 - Jan 2, 2023
Official Website
BrightonBrighton Christmas FestivalOfficial Website
BristolBristol Christmas MarketOfficial Website
CanterburyCanterbury Christmas MarketOfficial Website
CheltenhamCheltenham Christmas MarketOfficial Website
ChesterChester Christmas MarketOfficial Website
CirencesterCirencester Christmas MarketOfficial Website
DurhamDurham Christmas FestivalDec 2 - 4Official Website
EastbourneEastbourne's Winter Park
Official Website
ExeterExeter Cathedral Christmas MarketOfficial Website
GloucesterGloucester Victorian Christmas Market
GrassingtonGrassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas MarketOfficial Website
HarrogateHarrogate Christmas MarketOfficial Website
KingstonKingston Christmas MarketOfficial Website
LeedsLeeds Christkindelmarkt Official Website
LeicesterChristmas in LeicesterOfficial Website
LiverpoolLiverpool Christmas MarketNov 17 - Dec 23Official Website
LondonSouthbank Centre Christmas Market
Official Website
LondonHyde Park Winter WonderlandOfficial Website
LondonChristmas by the RiverOfficial Website
LondonChristmas at KewNov 16 - Jan 8, 2023Official Website
LondonLeicester Square Christmas Market
Official Website
LondonGreenwich Christmas Market
LondonChristmas Under the Canopy at King's CrossOfficial Website
ManchesterManchester Christmas Market Nov 12 - Dec 22Official Website
NewcastleNewcastle Christmas MarketMore Info
NorfolkThe Norfolk Christmas Fayre
Official Website
NottinghamNottingham Winter WonderlandOfficial Website
OxfordOxford Christmas MarketDec 1 - 18Official Website
PlymouthPlymouth Christmas MarketOfficial Website
ReadingChristkindlmarkt at the Reading LiederkranzDec 3 - 4Official Website
RochesterRochester Christmas Market Nov 26 - 27
Dec 2 - 4
Dec 9 - 11
Official Website
SalisburySalisbury's Christmas on the SquareOfficial Website
SheffieldSheffield Christmas MarketsOfficial Website
SkiptonSkipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market
Official Website
SolihullSolihull Christmas Producers' Market
More Info
SouthhamptonSouthhampton Christmas FestivalOfficial Website
Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market Festival
Dec 8 - 11Official Website
TauntonHestercombe Christmas MarketOfficial Website
WarringtonWarrington Makers MarketOfficial Website
WinchesterWinchester Cathedral Christmas MarketOfficial Website
WorcesterWorcester Christmas FayreDec 1 - 4Official Website
YorkYork St Nicholas FairOfficial Website

2022 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Cornwall

At the moment, only dates for some of Cornwall’s larger Christmas markets have been officially announced.

Here are the 2022 Christmas market opening dates in Cornwall we know of so far:

LocationChristmas Market Name2022 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
BodelvaCornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden ProjectNov 23 - 24Official Website
BudeCastle Bude Christmas FayreOfficial Website
BudeBude Christmas Market FayreOfficial Website
FoweyFowey Christmas MarketOfficial Website
HelstonFlambards Christmas FayreOfficial Website
MouseholeMousehole Christmas LightsOfficial Website
PadstowPadstow Christmas FestivalDec 1 - 4 (To be confirmed)Official Website
PenrynJubilee Wharf Christmas FairOfficial Website
PorthlevenPorthleven Christmas MarketOfficial Website
TruroMade in Cornwall Christmas FairOfficial Website
TruroWinter Gift FayreOfficial Website
TruroHealeys Christmas MarketsOfficial Website

2022 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Scotland

As of January 2022, the dates for Scotland’s 2022 Christmas markets have not yet been officially announced or confirmed.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of Scottish Christmas markets from 2021.

While exact dates do change year to year, you can use last year’s dates to estimate when this year’s markets will take place.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
AberdeenAberdeen Christmas VillageNov 18 - 31Official Website
BallochChristmas at Loch Lomond Shores
Every Saturday and Sunday from Nov 23 - Dec 22Official Website
Blair CastleBlair Christmas FairNov 5 - 7Official Website
Crathes CastleCrathes Christmas Fair
Nov 12 - 14Official Website
Drum CastleDrum Christmas Festival
VirtualOfficial Website
DundeeWinterFest at Slessor GardensNov 26 - Jan 2Official Website
EdinburghEdinburgh Christmas Market [Multiple locations]Nov 20 - Jan 2, 2022Official Website
Fyvie CastleFyvie Christmas Festival
Nov 26 - 28Official Website
Glamis CastleGlamis Castle Christmas MarketNov 27 - 28Official Website
GlasgowGeorge Square Christmas MarketCancelled
GlasgowSt Enoch Square Christmas MarketNov 21 - Dec 23
InvernessWinter WonderlandDec 18 - 20Official Website
InverurieGarioch Heritage Centre Christmas Fair
Nov 27 - 28Official Website
KamesKames Christmas MarketDec 1Official Website
ObanOban Winter FestivalNov 19 - Dec 28Official Website
PerthPerth Winter Festival
Fri, Sat and Sun from Nov 19 - Dec 18Official Website
StirlingStirling Christmas Market
Nov 20 - 21Official Website
TraquairTraquair Christmas OpeningNov 27 - 28Official Website

2022 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Wales

At the moment, only dates for some of Wales’ larger Christmas markets have been officially announced.

Here are the 2022 Christmas market opening dates in Cornwall we know of so far:

LocationChristmas Market Name2022 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
CaerphillyWinter Food and Craft MarketOfficial Website
CaerphillyBlackwood Winter Food and Craft MarketOfficial Website
Cardiff
Cardiff Christmas MarketNov 10 - Dec 23Official Website
Cardiff Christmas at the Castle (Formerly Winter Wonderland)
CardiffChristmas in Bute ParkOfficial Website
ConwyConwy Medieval Christmas
Official Website
DinefwrChristmas at DinefwrOfficial Website
Hay-on-WyeHay Festival Winter WeekendNov 23 - Nov 27Official Website
Haverfordwest Picton Castle Victorian Christmas FairOfficial Website
Llandudno Llandudno Christmas ExtravaganzaOfficial Website
LlanelweddRoyal Welsh Winter FairNov 28 - 29Official Website
MoldReindeer Safari and Elf villageOfficial Website
NarberthThe Queen's Hall Christmas MarketOfficial Website
NewportCotyledon's Christmas Food and Craft MarketOfficial Website
PembrokeshireChristmas Chronicles at BluestoneOfficial Website
PembrokeshireChristmas Fair at Llys-y-Frân Lake Visitor CentreOfficial Website
Portmeirion
Portmeirion Christmas Food and Craft Fair
SwanseaSwansea Christmas MarketOfficial Website
Ystrad MynachWinter Food & Craft marketOfficial Website
Vale of GlamorganChristmas Enchanted Adventures at Fonmon CastleOfficial Website

2022 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Northern Ireland

As of January 2022, the dates for Northern Ireland’s 2022 Christmas markets have not yet been officially announced or confirmed.

But for now, here is a table summarizing the opening dates of Northern Ireland Christmas markets from 2021.

While exact dates do change year to year, you can use last year’s dates to estimate when this year’s markets will take place.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
BelfastBelfast Continental Christmas MarketNov 20 - Dec 23Official Website
BelfastThe Magical Christmas Fair (Frock Around The Clock)Cancelled Official Website
Derry/LondonderryWalled City Markets at Christmas Dec 4 - 5
Dec 11 - 12
Official Website
DungannonChristmas Fair at The ArgoryNov 27 - Dec 19Official Website
Enniskillen Castle Fermanagh Indoor Christmas Market Nov 25 - 27Official Website
GlenavyVictorian Christmas Markets at Ballance HouseNov 27Official Website
HillsboroughHillsborough Christmas MarketDec 10 (Twilight Market)
Dec 11 (Daytime Market)
Official Website
LisburnPenny Square Twilight Market
Official Website
LisburnThe Inns Christmas Markets
Official Website
NewrySanta's Cottage (Not a market, but a notable Xmas attraction!)Nov 19 - Dec 24Official Website
PortstewartFlowerfields Fabulous Christmas Craft Market Nov 20 - Dec 23Official Website

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  1. Dear Sir or Madam;

    We are a West Sussex based Catering and Events Management Company.

    We run numerous bars, private fine dining events and weddings through the year.

    The business also attends a Christmas festival each year.

    The business traded at Blenheim Palace back in 2019 and offered the main food supply for the front entrance by the shop.

    The business happily fed all on site staff at cost price and had a lucrative Christmas due to our ability to offer extremely high quality food at a fast turnover rate. This in hand enabled a substantial to be paid to the Palace.

    We offered, mulled wine, gourmet burgers and “loaded” chips in 2019.

    Since then the business has expanded their “Street food” offering and grown the wedding catering side to current capacity.

    The business is able to offer a mixture of vehicles and catering solutions in collaboration with “Sister” Companies.

    At the Blenheim Christmas market in 2019 the business provided services on a commission basis. This was a successful business model enabling effective collaboration between venue and supplier.

    Sneaky Duck Catering operates a “cashless” financial system enabling all transactions to be transparent/”open book.

    We would be delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the Southbank Centre not only this Christmas but going forward on other events.

    If there was anything you could do to enable Sneaky Duck and any Christmas Markets or events in the future I would be eternally grateful.

    With kind regards,

    James
    07725 066851

    Reply
    • Hi James, just to clarify: we are simply a website providing information regarding Christmas markets, and are not the organizers of any Christmas markets themselves. We’d recommend getting in touch with the official organizers of whichever market you’re hoping to sell at for more information. Best of luck!

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