Your guide to… Christmas market breaks

Christmas markets started off as a European phenomenon, however there are now some fantastic markets popping up throughout the UK in preparation for the festive period.

Many of these Christmas markets are located close proximity to caravan sites, offering you the perfect excuse to take your tourer out for one final trip for the year comes to an end!

Here are just a few of the markets you can visit in the build up to Christmas…

Bath Christmas Market

Opens: 22nd November
Closes: 9th December
Highlights: festive foods, local cider, entertainment including carol singers

Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market & Fair

Opens: 15th November
Closes: 22nd December
Highlights: handcrafted gifts, wooden toys, candles, traditional sweets, gluhwein, German beers, live bandstand music Website:

Cheltenham Christmas Market

Opens: 16th November
Closes: 23rd December
Highlights: handmade jewellery, silk scarves, Italian confectionary, ostrich burgers, tapas, hot mulled wine

Durham Traditional Christmas Festival 

Opens: 30th November
Closes: 2nd December
Highlights: pony and trap rides, falconry display, brass band, regional foods

Glasgow Christmas Continental Market

Opens: 16th November
Closes: 23rd December
Highlights: Gluhwein house, Bavarian bar, continental food stalls, traders from around the world including Ecuador, Lapland and Russia
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Swansea Festive Market

Opens: 23rd November
Closes: 16th December
Highlights: arts, crafts, handmade goods, German food quarter

Truro Victorian Christmas Market

Opens: 11th December
Closes: 16th December
Highlights: local artworks, photography, textiles, beers and wines, cheese, hog roast, toys. All traders dressed in Victorian costume. Rare breed sheep graze on site, regular entertainment including the Camborne Youth Band

Caravan Site Finder is a great first port of call to find caravanning facilities near any of these Christmas markets.

To avoid a nasty financial blow before Christmas, make sure your touring caravan insurance is up to date before setting off.

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