The beauty of living in the UK, with close proximity to Europe, is the choice of places to visit around Christmas time. Here is my personal top 3 favourites must-visit cities during the festive season:
Besides being one of my favourite UK cities, Edinburgh holds a lively Christmas market on East Princes Street Garden and George Street. Filled with German-style wooden stalls, a variety of food options and homemade gifts by local businesses. Do stay for the Hogmanay too! This is a yearly event on NYE which includes concerts, merriment and group singalong to Auld Lang Syne.
This small quaint historic city, filled with cobblestones, is a stark change from the larger UK cities. Held in Parliament Street, St. Sampson and Coppergate, York offers a variety of food, craft and drink stalls as well as cosy tipis to have warm mulled wine, great to have on a cold winter day!
As one would expect, London holds numerous Christmas markets, some locations (from memory) include: Hyde Park, Leicester Square, Southbank, and Greenwich. Each of these markets contain again a wide variety of food, drinks and craft stalls as well as numerous carousels and fun fair-shops.
I've included a photo of Edinburgh's Christmas Markets from 2019, fingers crossed these will happen again in 2021!