With Christmas fast approaching we’ve picked out the best Christmas markets around the country and where to stay nearby. Make your last trip of the year a magical one with our top 10 festive breaks…

07 November 2019


Edinburgh Christmas Market

If you’re in and around Edinburgh this Christmas, don’t miss out on the celebration that the festive Christmas Market brings. Relax and enjoy the warm food and drinks as you take a wonder around the stalls, looking for those last-minute Christmas gifts. With a selection of different stalls varying from winter clothes to useful gadgets you are sure to find something that takes your fancy. Get in the Christmas Spirt, enjoy some mulled wine and prepare for the big day!

Where to stay: Edinburgh Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 3 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here



York Christmas Market

York transforms into a Christmas Festival during December with an ice rink available for those of all ages and abilities as well as many festive pantomime shows on offer.  If that’s not enough, head to the St Nicholas Christmas Market and see what gifts you can find. The market will provide a truly festive shopping experience with chalets and food stalls selling all things Christmas! Wander through the market, take in the Christmas experience and see what you can find.

Where to stay: York Rowntree Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 1 mile away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here

Christmas Decorations



Birmingham Christmas Market

The Christmas Market returns to Birmingham again this year, and it brings with it all the festive fun you would expect from the largest authentic German Christmas Market outside of Germany! Birmingham and the German city of Frankfurt come together on a number of projects throughout the year with the Christmas Market perhaps being the most noticeable one, attracting over 5 million visitors last year. The market brings with it great food, live music and all the seasonal snacks you can imagine from warm homemade mince pies to hog roast baps. If you want to experience the feel of an authentic German market a bit closer to home this Christmas then head to Birmingham!

Where to stay: Chapel Lane Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 8 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 


Sandwell Valley Christmas

This is one the kids will not want to miss, with an opportunity to meet Santa and his reindeers. On arrival to Sandwell Valley Country Park there will be a festive train transporting attendees to the site. Once at the site there are many activities you can get involved in including meeting Santa’s elves, taking part in a Christmas workshop or sitting back and enjoying the Christmas Circus. There will be a small German Christmas market too, which will be selling all sorts of well-crafted locally sourced gifts, perfect for those last-minute Christmas ideas. 

Where to stay: Clent Hills Camping and Caravanning Club Site – 9 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 




Exeter Christmas Market

Located next to the stunning backdrop of the towns Cathedral, this spectacular Christmas Market will get you into the Christmas spirit. Explore stalls selling all sorts of gifts from continental Christmas crafts to flavoursome locally sourced snacks the whole family will enjoy. There will also be a stage where local bands, choirs and Christmas carol singers will perform throughout the evening providing a Christmas song to accompany your shopping. A large Christmas bar will keep you warm with continental beers and mulled wine. 

Where to stay: Exeter Racecourse Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 5 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 


Winchester Christmas Market

Embrace the festivities that Christmas brings at this truly iconic venue, recognised as one of the best Christmas Markets in Europe. With over 100 chalets filled with interesting gifts you won’t go home empty handed. The market consists of a number of jewellers, painters, glass makers, textile artists and many more unique and wonderful exhibitors that don’t feature on the high street. There is also the chance to enjoy some festive food with many chalets selling mince pies, mulled wine and warm seasonal snacks. After you have indulged in your festive favourites why not take to the open-air ice rink?

Where to stay: Morn Hill Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 2 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here 




Rochester Castle Christmas Market

Join in the fun at Rochester Castle Christmas Market, located in the scenic Rochester Castle gardens.. There will be a wide range of live music with many opportunities to join in the Christmas carols before you head off to buy your Christmas goodies. With a variety of different food options available, there is sure to be something for everyone whether that may be a portion of roasted chestnuts or a glass or two of hot chocolate with a splash of Baileys!

Where to stay: Bearstead Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 10 miles away

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here


Ipswich Christmas Market

The Christmas Market in Ipswich truly does have something for those of all ages, whether you want to meet Father Christmas or sit back and enjoy some continental lager. Father Christmas will appear at the event every day, arriving via special convoy as he prepares for all your Christmas lists throughout the day. The funfair will run throughout with a Christmas Craft Fair allowing your little ones to create their very own Christmas decorations. As you stroll through the market you will see many stalls selling home-made gifts and warm seasonal snacks, with the sound of live music in the background.

Where to stay: Polstead Camping and Caravanning Club Site – 11 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here   

Father Christmas



Bristol Christmas Market

Experience a Christmas haven at Bristol Christmas Market this winter. Located within Bristol Shopping Quarter visitors can explore over 40 chalet style stalls, each filled with fantastic seasonal gift ideas for those loved ones. The market will of course have a choice of hot food and drink on offer, redolent of Christmas. Once the shopping and eating is done you can head to the Jagerbarn Bar and Beer Garden to socialise and relax ahead of the big day!

Where to stay: Baltic Wharf Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 1 mile away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here  


Gloucester Christmas Market

Gloucester Quays will evolve into a vibrant hub of activity this Christmas. The Quays will be home to both Victorian Christmas Market and the Enchanted Market featuring a selection of seasonal stalls, selling fantastic gift ideas along with warm food and drink. Travel back in time and experience Victorian life as you mingle with a number of vibrant Victorian characters during the festive period. Once the shopping is done why not head off to the open-air ice rink and try your hand at ice skating.

Where to stay: Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan and Motorhome Club Site – 9 miles away 

For nearby campsites, glamping and holiday parks click here   


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