Christkindelmarkt, Leeds - a little piece of Germany in the heart of Leeds City Centre
Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental style festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.
Set in the stylish civic setting of the award winning Millennium Square, Christkindelmarkt attracts many hundred thousands of visitors to Leeds each year and forms an integral part of the city’s annual events program.
The popular Frank-furter Scheune, Kuh Stall and the new Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery provide visitors with a warm and cosy retreat in which to sample the very best in authentic German food & drink, and the ideal way to celebrate the festive period with family and friends. For further details and information visit www.frankfurter-scheune.com
The market is open daily from:
10.30am to 9.30pm* Monday - Saturday and 10.30am to 7.30pm on Sundays
Southbank Centre Christmas Market at the London Eye
Manchester Christmas Market
17 November – 23 December 2012
Don your Santa hat, dust off the mulled wine glass, and get into the festive spirit - it’s time to head down to Manchester’s world famous Christmas Markets.
All market sites (except Albert Square*)
Nov: 10am - 7.30pm (bars open until 9pm)
Dec: 10am - 8pm (bars open until 9pm)
Albert Square 10am - 9pm every day
For full information visit www.manchestermarkets.com
A Traditional Christmas Continental Market in Belfast
One of Belfast landmark buildings the famous City Hall with its beautiful gardens provide a wonderful backdrop for the Belfast Christmas Market, situated right in the heart of the City Centre and its wider retail shopping areas. The Market is situated directly alongside the central Bus link and taxi station so transport and travel are never far away.
The market features some fantastic refreshment areas such as the Continental Bar and Lavery's traditional Irish Bar where you can hear some great live music or wander around the German Gluwein and Bratwurst Stands enjoying a great glass of warming mulled wine.
And if all that shopping, eating and drinking doesn't satisfy you, you can also take the family to visit to Santa (supporting the Northern ireland Children's Hospice) in his specially designed Grotto
The Belfast Christmas Market is completely adapted to assist the disabled to have comfortable and enjoyable experience. Mon - Wed 10am - 12noon we offer assisted tours of the market to groups who pre-book - to do so please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some useful web sites
www.flickr.com/belfastcitycouncil, where there are photos of last year's market.
Rochester Christmas Market
(Rochester Castle Gardens)
December 1st and 2nd and 6th through 9th.
The Rochester Christmas Market will be taking place in the iconic setting of the castle gardens.
Around 70 market stalls under canvas marquees will be offering visitors a wide variety of festive gifts, souvenirs and novelty stocking fillers. During the market festive lighting, decorations, Christmas tree and traditional family fun fair will be complimented by a daily program of entertainment and music.
So pop along to the Rochester Christmas Market this December to soak up some festive atmosphere and enjoy a hog roast, hot chocolate or roasted chestnuts as you browse the wide range of stalls for those last minute gifts and stocking fillers.
• Wide selection of stalls
• Affordable presents
• Stocking fillers
• Santa's Grotto
• Christmas family funfair
• Refreshments & Christmas faire
The Christmas Market will be taking place during the Rochester Dickensian Christmas weekend on Saturday, 1 and Sunday 2 December. It will then continue from Thursday, 6 to Sunday, 9 December, 11am to 6.15pm. Visitors should note that High Street entertainment and the parades only take place during the Dickensian Christmas on the first weekend in December.
The Rochester Christmas Market at the castle makes a perfect day-trip out for turkey and tinsel tours. So, if you are touring Kent or passing Rochester en-route to London or the Channel Ports around the 6 to 9 December, then why not include this Christmas market in your itinerary? It is advisable to let us know if you are intending to visit Rochester on these days, so that a parking space can be reserved for your coach at Acorn Wharf Coach Park.
A coach booking system is in place for the Rochester Dickensian Christmas weekend (1 and 2 December, 2012). It is essential that coach groups visiting the Christmas market at the castle during the festival weekend pre-book their parking. A coach booking form for this event can be downloaded from www.whatsonmedway.co.uk or by emailing email@example.com.
The South West's Premier Christmas Shopping Event
Something for Everyone at Bury St Edmunds!
The Angel Hill area of Bury St Edmunds, with its recently crowned cathedral, medieval Abbey Gate and links with Charles Dickens is the ideal setting for a traditional Christmas Fayre. An added attraction is the town’s nearby cosmopolitan shopping centre with its great mix of famous name stores and independent shops plus cafés and restaurants galore. Visitors on Friday and Saturday will also be able to sample the delights of Bury St Edmunds provisions market on the Buttermarket and Cornhill while, this year, the date also coincides with the Cathedral’s Christmas Fair and the Medieval Fayre in Moyse’s Hall Museum. There will be street entertainment on all three days leading up into the town centre and more stalls in our new shopping centre 'arc' There really is something for everyone.
Basel – The Christmas City at the heart of Europe
Not only the well-preserved Old Town is radiant in the warm Christmas light, but the shops and the facades of many buildings glitter with a golden glow. Roughly a hundred tall pine trees border the streets and stand like brightly lit sentinels pointing the way for the visitor. Seven reasons to visit Basel during Christmas time are as follows:
- Illuminated Christmas streets with roughly a hundred tall pine trees
- Great Christmas shopping possibilities
- Top and specialised Christmas shops like the Johann Wanner Christmas House
- Numerous Christmas concerts
- Guided Christmas tours
- Ideal starting point for a European Christmas adventure .
Traditional festive fun at A Victorian Festival of Christmas!
Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December 2012
Now, in its 13th year! This family favourite event set in the atmospheric dockyard surroundings, steeped in history, is the perfect way to start your festive season celebrations and preparations!
Tickets also include entrance to the Dockyard attractions: HMS Victory, National Museum of the Royal Navy, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations and a boat trip of Portsmouth Harbour (weather permitting).
Buy your tickets before end of October for a 10% discount!Tickets (with 10% discount before end October): Adults: £13.50, Seniors: £12.60, Children: £11.70, Family: £40.50 (up to 5 people – max 2adults/seniors), under 7s are Free.