For visitors and exhibitors, the Christmas market season is a joy. Consumers savour delights and vendors find customers who may not have sought them out before.
Once experienced, on either side of the counter, Christmas markets will be a regular on your seasonal preparations list.
Here are 5 of the best Christmas markets in the South of England and the Midlands:
- Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
- Bath city centre
- Cirencester’s Market Place
- Belgravia, London
Blenheim Palace is a prestigious location for a Christmas market and as you become captivated by the seasonal offerings you’ll be able to marvel at the architecture and sweeping Capability Brown landscape.
The Living Crafts for Christmas Fair is being held on the grounds between the 17th and 20th November with a wide range of splendid exhibitors.
From crafting to delicious hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts this event is a perfect way to seek unique items to enhance your yuletide.
The magnificent Bath Christmas Market is being held between the 24th November and the 11th December.
Again the setting for the Christmas market is enough to take visitors breath away and 170 chalets boasting homemade and handcrafted items will make Christmas shopping a delight.
There’s an ice rink and a carousel to amuse the non-shoppers.
Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre runs from the 24th November to the 27th November, providing a choice for the last weekend in November between Bath and Worcester.
If Bath offers Regency splendour then Worcester is taking on the mantle of Victorian seasonal glory.
It’s in its 24th year and will be opened by the mayor. Festive gifts, a food court and entertainment are on offer and if you have time you can visit the historical attractions.
Cirencester is hosting its Christmas Market on the 26th November and the 3rd and 4th of December. Conveniently the market is held in Market Place.
Craft items will be displayed in the Corn Exchange with farmers and Christmas market stalls in Market Place itself.
Stock up your cupboards with tasty treats and find handmade items to adorn the tree.
The Christmas light switch on is on the 26th November so you can shop before seeing which celebrity has the power to illuminate the city.
Finally, it’s London. The Belgravia Christmas Market is a wonder to behold. This year it’s on the 3rd and 4th December and visitors will find Pimlico Road, Elizabeth Street and Orange Square enchanting.
Exhibits of ornate hand crafted items and sumptuous food and drinks stalls offer something for everyone.
The 3rd hosts an extension of the weekly farmers market and the 4th welcomes the pop up Christmas market.
A reminder to vendors:
If you require additional fridge trailer space please talk to a fridge rental specialist like Icecool Trailers in Newbury.
Refrigerated trailer hire is simple to organise and it makes trading safely at markets a certainty.
Fridge trailer rental costs are competitive plus hire facilities are delivered and collected and you can enjoy peace of mind.