Christmas shall be completely different this yr resulting from Covid-19 restrictions and whereas retailers will nonetheless be opening for purchasing presents, many markets throughout the UK have been compelled to shut.

Nevertheless, there are nonetheless some that may open, albeit with social distancing in place.

We’ve appeared into the place and if you’ll nonetheless be capable to browse some stalls and luxuriate in some mulled wine and mince pies.

What Christmas markets are open?

In London, there are a couple of Christmas markets that shall be open to the general public this month. Greenwich Market shall be open seven days per week and on 2, 9, 16 and 23 December, will probably be open till 8pm.

Division retailer Selfridges shall be opening a market which is able to take over Edwards Mews in the back of the shop and can characteristic road meals, retail stalls and fairground rides. It opens 3 December and every day all through December from 4-9pm on weekdays and 12-9pm on the weekends.

And Tudor Markets has already opened its Christmas By The River Market alongside the Thames subsequent to Tower Bridge and working all the best way down previous HMS Belfast and as much as London Bridge Metropolis Pier.

In Wales, Cardiff and Swansea’s Christmas markets opened final month of their metropolis centres.

And whereas there hasn’t been an official announcement in regards to the one in Glasgow, Aberdeen shall be having some Christmas occasions though its annual Christmas Village has been cancelled.

Which of them have been cancelled this yr?

Sadly, Bathtub’s well-known Christmas market won’t be going forward.

Different ones which have cancelled are: 

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • Lincoln
  • Liverpool
  • London – Winter Wonderland and Southbank Centre’s Winter Competition
  • Manchester
  • Rochester
  • Royal Welsh Winter Honest (Will probably be a digital occasion this yr – discover out extra right here)
  • Skipton
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Winchester
  • York


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