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    Good christmas markets, in the UK?

    Where are they? I'm talking big german type christmas markets, but obviously in the UK!

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    Madchester and Chester

    Edinburgh one is lovely

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    munnski

    Edinburgh one is lovely



    How many stalls approx?

    Lincoln is quite nice

    There's one in Birmingham I believe. Im going there on Sunday to check it out!

    Original Poster

    Let me know Birdy, i dont mind travelling a few hours, but i want the biggest, the one with the most stalls etc.

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    Thanks DLM, thats quite handy x

    The one in Birmingham is the biggest. Over 100 stalls now.

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    Lulu'sMammy

    Thanks DLM, thats quite handy x



    No problem.

    Have a fandabbydosey chrimbo x x

    Lulu'sMammy

    How many stalls approx?


    I wouldn't like to guess but it takes a while to get around as it is always mega busy. There is also outside ice skating in the (Princes St) gardens and a big wheel. Good atmosphere.

    Lulu'sMammy

    Let me know Birdy, i dont mind travelling a few hours, but i want the … Let me know Birdy, i dont mind travelling a few hours, but i want the biggest, the one with the most stalls etc.



    Will do.
    It'll be my 1st time there

    Think you'll find Lincoln is the biggest. 250+ stalls. It's this weekend.

    Bigred01

    DLM

    http://www.enjoyengland.com/attractions/events/calendar/december/christmas-markets.aspx



    Great post DLM I was thinking of going up to Mcr before Christmas to meet up with my Daughters Dad and spend a bit of time together, haven't been there for far too long but would love to go visit the Christmas markets, we just dont have them here, I guess you dont know what you're got til it's gone!

    Lulu'sMammy

    How many stalls approx?



    Oh not too sure hun, not been there this year yet, been snowed in all week!

    My daughter went to the Manchester one last year with school and said it was really good, loads of stalls. I think Leeds has a big Christmas market too.

    Lincoln is awesome, Although keep a check as i've heard it may be called off due to the snow this weekend.

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    snowflake

    Great post DLM I was thinking of going up to Mcr before Christmas to meet … Great post DLM I was thinking of going up to Mcr before Christmas to meet up with my Daughters Dad and spend a bit of time together, haven't been there for far too long but would love to go visit the Christmas markets, we just dont have them here, I guess you dont know what you're got til it's gone!



    Have a great time if you go.

    When was the last time you visited the best city in the world? x x

    DLM

    Have a great time if you go.When was the last time you visited the best … Have a great time if you go.When was the last time you visited the best city in the world? x x



    just under 2 years ago but didnt spend any time there at all, it was for personal reasons...before that was just after the bomb...for a very quick visit, haven't seen any of Manchester properly since i lived there about 25 years ago :-( my Daughters Dad though still has family there and now lives in Sheffield and we are in touch so he keeps telling me to get back up there lol
    Edited by: "snowflake" 30th Nov 2010

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    snowflake

    just under 2 years ago but didnt spend any time there at all, it was for … just under 2 years ago but didnt spend any time there at all, it was for personal reasons...before that was just after the bomb...for a very quick visit, haven't seen any of Manchseter properly since i lived there about 25 years ago :-( my Daughters Dad though still has family there and now lives in Sheffield and we are in touch so he keeps telling me to get back up there lol



    I love Manchester now it has so much to do there.

    I would go every day if I could afford it x x

    Ilnf

    Think you'll find Lincoln is the biggest. 250+ stalls. It's this weekend.


    That's where I am off to at the weekend, I go there every year

    DLM

    I love Manchester now it has so much to do there.I would go every day if … I love Manchester now it has so much to do there.I would go every day if I could afford it x x



    I am a City girl at heart, I do miss it, despite how 'lovely' it is supposed to be down here, eventually your heart pulls you back I guess, I remember the days of walking through Picadilly Gardens as fast as I could and getting to the Arndale when it was first built...lol

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    Ilnf

    Think you'll find Lincoln is the biggest. 250+ stalls. It's this weekend.

    snowflake

    I am a City girl at heart, I do miss it, despite how 'lovely' it is … I am a City girl at heart, I do miss it, despite how 'lovely' it is supposed to be down here, eventually your heart pulls you back I guess, I remember the days of walking through Picadilly Gardens as fast as I could and getting to the Arndale when it was first built...lol



    I really would love to go to Lincoln at christmas time.



    I love all the coffee shops and the gay village

    Agree with DLM, the Manchester markets are awesome, only been up once so far this year as my youngest has a pretty nasty cough/cold and didn't want to have her out in the cold for too long.

    The Xmas market just make it feel like Xmas!!!!

    I'm off to Worcester tomorrow afternoon. Went to its Victorian Christmas Market last year for a day too. Its really good and in its 18th year this year but extremely busy. This year it starts 4pm on Thursday 2nd Dec. It ends on Sunday. Have also been to Lincoln one in the past and that was massive. Wasn't keen on the massive hill though. Went to Bury St Edmunds in 2008 - really enjoyed that one. Went to Durham last year but wasn't impressed with that one.

    Leeds -- I went last weekend, I would not waste your time with that one..

    Normally Manchester is really good..

    Also.. look out for the touring French Xmas market, they do a few days in a large selection of towns,

    thanks

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    Leeds Millennium Square is good. Get there early though if you're planning on staying the night, seats become very limited after 5pm

    Birmingham ... very, very big.

    Added bonus too is that it is cheaper than other German Market stalls who sell the same items.

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    The Birmingham one is the 6th biggest in Europe now and the largest outside Germany and Austria. Find it very expensive though and like most spend most of the time browsing the stalls buying nothing but food and drink.

    3 million apparently went to last years, which is probably the night I went.


    Edited by: "greg_68" 1st Dec 2010

    greg_68

    The Birmingham one is the 6th biggest in Europe now. Find it very … The Birmingham one is the 6th biggest in Europe now. Find it very expensive though and like most spend most of the time browsing the stalls buying nothing but food and drink.3 million apparently went to last years, which is probably the night I went.



    3 million people in one night?

    ^^ lol...it felt like it, it gets very busy but adds to the atmosphere I guess.

    Another vote for the Birmingham German Market, but don't go on a friday or saturday night, it gets packed and takes ages to get served at the food and drink stalls .... !!

    Birmingham christmas market is brilliant, fantastic atmosphere, much bigger this year, goes right through to where the ICC is and starts at the end of new street (i think not good with road names!!) Its on right up to christmas eve. Also lovely in the evenings but much busier, but great atmpshere and there is bands playing etc.

    We quickly browsed it this weekend but will be going back for a night of indulging in the food and drink.
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