5 Great Christmas Markets

5 Great Christmas Markets

December is here, and the airwaves are filled with Christmas tunes as everyone winds down towards the big day. If you’re up for braving the cold and heading to one of the many Christmas Markets, then we have 5 to recommend.


St Nicholas Fair offers a market, ice skating and panto against the iconic backdrop of York’s historic centre.

Festive treats and mulled wine awaits visitors, together with some fantastic stalls spread around Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square, Coppergate and The Shambles.


Up until the 13th December, Bath’s streets are lined with over 200 wooden chalets filled with local goodies. The market is a jewel in the South-West’s crown, and we’d recommend that if you go to jump on a park and ride bus rather than take-on the city centre!


Another market adopting the German-style wooden chalets. Dive into the festive spirit with live music and plenty of mulled beverages. Over 50 stalls including fudge, cheese and a full hog roast!

Leeds Christkindelmarkt

Christkindlmarkt returns to Leeds centre until 22nd December, with 40 wooden chalets and all manner of Bavarian treats to get the whole family in to the Christmas spirit!  If this isn’t enough for you, then why not try Castle Howard’s 12 Days of Christmas featuring a 25ft tree with over 3,000 baubles!


Last and by no means least, Manchester will have over 300 market stalls and chalets until 22nd December offering local and European gifts and feasting. Hungarian Goulash? Sure! Spanish Paella? No problem! There’s a hog roast as well for the traditionalists!

Whichever Christmas market you fancy treating friends and family to, we have a great selection of houses nearby our top 5 if you fancy making it a full weekend of festive cheer! See our large holiday houses!

Celebration Cottages