Eight Of The Best Country Living Fairs Christmas markets

Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Puma HotelsGive gifts with a difference and avoid the high street this Christmas by going on a shopping break to one of these great Christmas markets.



Running from 28th November until  Sunday 15th December, Bath Christmas Market has traditional wooden chalets selling a whole range of unique gifts, decorations and food that have all been made in the local area or the wider South West region. Set between Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths, the atmospheric market has a full programme of Christmas services too so you can enjoy shopping to carols, while entertainment for the children, such as ice-skating, keeps everyone happy.



Running from late November until early January, this renowned German Christmas market means you can buy unique gifts while keeping warm supping Glühwein. It’s also close to Europe’s largest open air ice-skating rink in the Winter Wonderland, Princes Street Gardens. Combine shopping with a show as well as there’s the Edinburgh Christmas shows in Spiegeltent, details to be released soon.


Edinburgh Christmas Market


From Thursday 5th until Saturday 21st December discerning shoppers can  browse through the designed wooden chalets all selling a wide range of festive crafts and gifts. Located in the beautiful setting of Cheltenham Promenade, this famous market is now in its eleventh year and has been billed as one of the UK’s best Christmas markets.



For one day only on  Saturday 9th November this Christmas market is taking place at Brighton Racecourse. Stating that it has “Everything you need this Christmas” it’s offering a chance stock up early and have Christmas organised in November. There are food market halls where you can sample food and wine from local producers and over 150 shopping stands with gift ideas for everyone and all budgets. The kids can visit Santa’s Grotto and get their faces painted and there are also a series of Make and Take workshops so you can give handmade gifts.



From the start of December until Christmas Eve the town is also hosting a German style market in Churchill Square. European and local producers will be offering their wares and to keep you warm while you shop you can enjoy waffles, crepes, German Bratwurst and Currywurst.


Brighton Christmas Market


This year Harrogate’s award-winning Christmas market will run for four days from Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December. Stock up on Yorkshire and Harrogate products such as handmade gifts and decorations, Yorkshire cheese and chutneys. New this year is the Craft and Gift marquee; while for the kids there’s Santa’s grotto and REAL reindeer!



Right in the heart of Oxford on Broad Street, this German style market has 40 decorated stalls offering gifts and treats. Opening night celebrations are on Friday 13th December and you have until the 22nd December to snap up your Christmas presents and foodie delights.


Oxford Christmas Market


Hundreds of exhibitors from all over UK will be at the Glasgow Christmas Fair from 21 – 24 November. A wealth of products for the home, fashion and jewellery, toys, decorations, and you can also sample regional food and drink to buy as presents. Check out the craft workshop to combine buying gifts with learning a new skill.

Source:- Puma Hotels

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