UK Christmas Market Opening Dates 2021 | 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: 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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2021 Christmas Market Opening Dates in England

When are Christmas markets opening in England? Here are some confirmed opening dates as well as markets that have (historically) taken place, based on research from previous years.

We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as we can, but of course, be sure to check the official websites listed below for the most up-to-date information.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
BathBath Christmas MarketNov 25 - Dec 19Official Website
BirminghamBirmingham Frankfurt Christmas MarketNov 5 - Dec 23Official Website
BirminghamChristmas in Cathedral SquareNov 17 - Dec 19More Info
BournemouthBournemouth Christmas MarketNov 12 - Jan 2, 2022Official Website
BradfordVictorian Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
BrightonValley Gardens Christmas MarketNov 26 - Dec 24 (Approved Dates, Subject to Official Announcement)More Info
BristolBristol Christmas MarketNov 5 - Dec 23Official Website
CanterburyCanterbury Christmas MarketNov 12 - Dec 24Official Website
CheltenhamCheltenham Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
ChesterChester Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
CirencesterCirencester Christmas MarketNov 20 - 28Official Website
DurhamDurham Christmas FestivalDec 3 - 5Official Website
EastbourneEastbourne Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
ExeterExeter Cathedral Christmas MarketNov 18 - Dec 18Official Website
FleetwoodFylde Coast Christmas FestivalTBAOfficial Website
GloucesterGloucester Victorian Christmas MarketTBA
GrassingtonGrassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
HarrogateHarrogate Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
KingstonKingston Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
LeedsLeeds Christkindelmarkt TBAOfficial Website
LeicesterLeicester Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
LiverpoolLiverpool Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
LondonSouthbank Centre Christmas Market
TBAOfficial Website
LondonHyde Park Winter WonderlandNov 19 - Jan 3, 2022Official Website
LondonChristmas by the RiverTBAOfficial Website
LondonChristmas at KewNov 17 - Jan 9, 2022Official Website
LondonLeicester Square Christmas Market
TBAOfficial Website
LondonGreenwich Christmas Market TBA
LondonChristmas at WestfieldTBAOfficial Website
LondonChristmas Under the Canopy at King's CrossTBAOfficial Website
ManchesterManchester Christmas Market Nov 5 - Dec 19 (subject to official confirmation)Official Website
NewcastleNewcastle Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
NorfolkThe Norfolk Christmas Fayre
Dec 3 - 4Official Website
NottinghamNottingham Winter WonderlandMid November - Dec 24 (Exact Dates TBD)Official Website
OxfordOxford Christmas MarketDec 9 - 19Official Website
PlymouthPlymouth Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
PortsmouthVictorian Christmas Festival at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
TBA
ReadingChristkindlmarkt at the Reading LiederkranzTBAOfficial Website
RochesterRochester Christmas Market Nov 27 - 28
Dec 3 - 5
Dec 10
Official Website
SalisburyChristmas in SalisburyTBAOfficial Website
SheffieldSheffield Christmas MarketsNov 12 - Dec 24Official Website
SkiptonSkipton Yuletide Festival & Christmas Market
TBAOfficial Website
SolihullSolihull Christmas Fayre
TBA
SouthhamptonSouthhampton Christmas FestivalTBAOfficial Website
Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market Festival
Dec 9 - 12Official Website
WarringtonWarrington Makers MarketTBAOfficial Website
WinchesterWinchester Cathedral Christmas MarketNov 19 - Dec 22Official Website
WorcesterWorcester Christmas FayreDec 2 - 5Official Website
YorkYork St Nicholas FairNov 18 - Dec 23Official Website

2021 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Cornwall

When are Christmas markets opening in Cornwall? Here are some confirmed opening dates as well as markets that have (historically) taken place, based on research from previous years.

We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as we can, but of course, be sure to check the official websites listed below for the most up-to-date information.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
BodelvaCornwall Christmas Fair 2021 at the Eden ProjectNov 11 - 12Official Website
BudeCastle Bude Christmas FayreDec 5Official Website
BudeBude Christmas Market FayreNov 20 - 21
Nov 27 - 28
Dec 4 - 5
Dec 11 - 12
Official Website
FoweyFowey Christmas MarketNov 26 - 28Official Website
HelstonFlambards Christmas FayreCancelled (According to Announcement on FB Page)Official Website
MouseholeMousehole Christmas LightsTBAOfficial Website
PadstowPadstow Christmas FestivalCancelledOfficial Website
PenrynJubilee Wharf Christmas FairDec 11 - 12Official Website
PentewanHeligan Christmas FairTBAOfficial Website
PorthlevenPorthleven Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
TruroMade in Cornwall Christmas FairTBAOfficial Website
TruroWinter Gift FayreTBAOfficial Website

2021 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Scotland

When are Christmas markets opening in Scotland? Here are some confirmed opening dates as well as markets that have (historically) taken place, based on research from previous years.

We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as we can, but of course, be sure to check the official websites listed below for the most up-to-date information.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
AberdeenAberdeen Christmas VillageTBAOfficial Website
BallochChristmas at Loch Lomond Shores
TBAOfficial Website
Blair CastleBlair Christmas FairNov 5 - 7Official Website
Crathes CastleCrathes Christmas Fair
Nov 12 - 14Official Website
Drum CastleDrum Christmas Festival
TBAOfficial Website
EdinburghEdinburgh Christmas Market [Multiple locations]TBAOfficial Website
Fyvie CastleFyvie Christmas Festival
Nov 26 - 28Official Website
Glamis CastleGlamis Castle Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
GlasgowGeorge Square Christmas MarketNov 25 - Dec 30
GlasgowSt Enoch Square Christmas MarketNov 21 - Dec 23
InvernessWinter WonderlandTBAOfficial Website
InverurieGarioch Heritage Centre Christmas Fair
Nov 27 - 28Official Website
KamesKames Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
LogieLogie Steading Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
ObanOban Winter FestivalTBAOfficial Website
PerthPerth Winter Festival
TBAOfficial Website
StirlingStirling Christmas Market
TBAOfficial Website

2021 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Wales

When are Christmas markets opening in Wales? Here are some confirmed opening dates as well as markets that have (historically) taken place, based on research from previous years.

We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as we can, but of course, be sure to check the official websites listed below for the most up-to-date information.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesOfficial WebsiteHotels
Cardiff
Cardiff Christmas MarketNov 11 - Dec 23Official Website
Cardiff Christmas at the Castle (Formerly Winter Wonderland)TBA
ConwyConwy WinterfestTBAOfficial Website
CowbridgeCowbridge Christmas MarketTBA
Hay-on-WyeHay Festival Winter WeekendNov 24 - 28Official Website
LlanelweddRoyal Welsh Winter FairNov 29 -30Official Website
NarberthThe Queen's Hall Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
Portmeirion
Portmeirion Christmas Food and Craft FairTBA
SwanseaSwansea Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website

2021 Christmas Market Opening Dates in Northern Ireland

When are Christmas markets opening in Northern Ireland? Here are some confirmed opening dates as well as markets that have (historically) taken place, based on research from previous years.

We’ll try to keep this list as up to date as we can, but of course, be sure to check the official websites listed below for the most up-to-date information.

LocationChristmas Market Name2021 DatesMore InfoHotels
BallycastleCorrymeela Christmas Open Day MarketTBAOfficial Website
BallymenaBallymena Christmas Market with Urban Market NITBA (Announced for 2020 but ultimately cancelled; may return this year)
BangorNorth Down Festive MarketTBA
BelfastBelfast Continental Christmas MarketNov 20 - Dec 23Official Website
BelfastFine and Dandy Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
BelfastThe Magical Christmas Fair (Frock Around The Clock)TBAOfficial Website
CarrickfergusCarrickfergus Christmas Market with Urban Market NITBA (Announced for 2020 but ultimately cancelled; may return this year)
Derry/LondonderryThe Winterland Market TBAOfficial Website
DungannonChristmas Fair at The ArgoryTBAOfficial Website
EnniskillenEnniskillen's Christmas Craft & Food FairTBAOfficial Website
GlenavyVictorian Christmas Markets at Ballance HouseTBAOfficial Website
HillsboroughHillsborough Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
LarneLarne Christmas Market with Urban Market NITBA (Announced for 2020 but ultimately cancelled; may return this year)
LisburnPenny Square Twilight Market
TBAOfficial Website
LisburnThe Inns Christmas Markets
TBAOfficial Website
NewrySanta's Cottage (Not a market, but a notable Xmas attraction!)Nov 19 - Dec 24Official Website
PortstewartFlowerfields Fabulous Christmas Craft MarketTBAOfficial Website

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