With autumn being unusually warm, it seems premature to discuss mince pies and mulled wine, but believe it or not, the festive season is just around the corner. In a mere two months, the streets of the UK will be transformed into enchanting Christmas markets, at least most of them.
Many Christmas markets start welcoming visitors as early as November, making this the perfect moment to plan your visits. To assist you in this endeavor, The Times has thoughtfully compiled a list of the top winter holiday markets.
The historic city of York, which will be full of twinkling lights, cute alpine chalets selling treat and goodies and of course street food and mulled wine came in fourth in its list of the best Christmas markets in the UK.
It will return on Thursday 16th November to Friday 22nd December 2023 and this year’s festivities are set to have a Yorkshire theme along with a few other changes. One huge change is Thor’s Tipi, which is set to move from its usual spot on Parliament street to Museum Gardens.
The 74 chalets will be selling more Yorkshire products than usual as Make It York vow to really push the Yorkshire Christmas this year. The food offering is set to increase from five to eight with three mulled wine spots to enjoy a little tipple. They are continuing with a soft launch like last year with no big Christmas lights switch-on.
The nutcracker trail with 10 large nutcracker soldiers dotted around the trail. With a competition to work out the theme that links all the names together with £500 York Gift Card to enjoy.
Check out the top 10 UK’s best Christmas market, according to the Times below:
- Blenheim Palace
- Holkham Hall