The countdown to the big day is well and truly ON and better yet there is still plenty of time to visit our favourite festive spots! Whether you've already been to a Christmas market this year or are still researching the best ones to go to, we've done the hard work for you.. 

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 Have a scroll and check out our list of our five favourite Christmas Markets to visit this winter:

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Edinburgh 

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Worth visiting for: everything! (especially the mulled Irn Bru) 

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Step straight off the train and into the heart of the Edinburgh Christmas market.  From a Christmas Tree maze and Santas grotto on Castle Street, to waltzers and bumper cars, there is something for everyone here in this magical market! 

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Opening hours: 10am - 10pm daily (with some exceptions) & it's open until the 4th January.

Find out more here: Edinburgh Christmas Market 

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Winchester

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Worth visiting for: the stunning location
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This is one of Europes best Christmas Market's and is based just outside Winchester Cathedral. The authentic wooden chalets boast a variety of festive services including arts and crafts, games and toys and lots of great Christmas food and drink.
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Opening hours: 10am - 6.30pm Sunday to Wednesday and until 8pm Thursday - Saturday. Open until the 22nd December.
Find out more here: Winchester Christmas Market
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Manchester 

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Worth visiting for: the size of the market

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Not only is this the biggest, but it is also holds the title of being the very first Christmas Market in the UK. There are ten different sites across the city each with their own character. There's plenty of singing, dancing & festive fun to be had at the Manchester markets.. it's one of our personal faves!

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Opening hours: 10am - 9pm. Open until the 22nd December.

Find out more here: Manchester Christmas Market

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Newcastle

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Worth visiting for: Yorkshire pudding wraps (don't judge until you've tried them!)

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Talking from experience, there is nothing quite like a Geordie Christmas Market. Based in the shadow of Greys Monument, the market has an incredible choice of food and drink stalls, from Yorkshire pudding wraps to the BEST boozy hot chocolates.

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Opening hours:  Monday to Wednesday 9am - 6pm, Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday to Saturday 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. Open until Christmas Eve.

Find out more here: Newcastle Christmas Market

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Nottingham

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Worth visiting for: the unmissable 60ft Christmas tree

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The iconic Nottingham Christmas tree is at the centre of the cities festivities. Wanting to visit Winter Wonderland but in need of saving money? The entry in to the Nottingham Christmas markets is FREE!

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Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am - 11pm, Friday to Saturday 10am - 11.59pm, Sunday 10am - 10pm. Open until 31st December.
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Find out more here: Nottingham Christmas Market

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So now you're ready to plan your next Christmas trip, you'll be in need of the perfect winter outfit! Our best selling Penzance Puffer Jacket is THE must-have cosy layer this festive season. Available here in three timeless colours for both him & her.

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Discover our full range at www.whaleofatimeclothing.com

 

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