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Must-visit Christmas markets: Our top picks

With Christmas just around the corner, guest blogger Chloe Smith has picked some of the top festive markets Leeds and the surrounding areas have to offer…

German Christmas Market – Millennium Square, Leeds:

With over 40 stalls, you can eat, drink, shop and entertain yourself to your heart’s content! Stay warm with a mug of mulled wine and keep the little ones entertained with a traditional carousel and free weekly children’s shows. The market is free to enter and is open from 8th November – 21st December 2019.

Leeds Winter Market – New Dock Hall, Leeds:

Taking place this Sunday 24th November 2019, Leeds Winter Market is your one stop shopping trip for all your Christmas gifting needs. The market brings together independent local businesses such as designer makers, artists, florists, vintage and artisan food sellers and street food traders.

New Dock Hall is a brand new venue for the event and is the ideal place to meet family and friends.

St Nicholas Christmas Fair – Parliament Street, York:

What better place to enjoy a Christmas market than the medieval city of York! Set in the heart of York, this Yorkshire market has a Scandinavian feel to it with wooden chalets lining the street. Featuring stalls showcasing gifts from local crafters and makers, from magical, glittery festive gifts, to handcrafted goods. The market opened on 14th November and runs until 22nd December 2019.

Knaresborough Christmas Market – Knaresborough:

Knaresborough is well known for its boat rides along the river but did you know it hosts an annual Christmas market? Promising to get you into the festive spirit on the first weekend in December, the fair features seasonal sweet and savoury treats, gifts and locally sourced produce.

The market takes place on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December with a firework final on the Sunday at 4.30pm.

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Chloe Smith