We don’t know about you, but at Holidaysafe we love Christmas.
The lead up to it, the dark nights, the twinkly lights and of course the advent calendar! Of course, it’s not all bunting and mulled wine, therefore it pays to be as organised as possible to avoid too much last-minute planning … just over 4 weeks today… (just in case you were wondering.)
For many, a traditional and key part of the lead up, is the awesome Christmas markets that get everyone in the spirit as well as being able to help with ideas for gifts, food and drink.
There are now more than ever across the UK, especially in the larger cities like Bristol, Birmingham and Canterbury, but also there are amazing ones just a short shop, skip and jump away. Two of our favourites are:
Bath is an award-winning market and is on between November 23rd and December 10th this year. With 85% of stalls from Bath and surrounding areas, it’s a local market which to me makes it even better as you’re helping out the locals with any purchase. The train station is a 2 minute walk away and it has disabled access as well as the standard entertainment, food and drink.
Dusseldorf transforms into a magical wonderland of festivities, with over 200 huts to take your fancy. Plenty of handcrafted materials are on offer here as well as access to the boulevard Konigsallee, full of mainline shops to continue your Christmas shopping. The market is open from November 23rd until December 23rd.
Whenever you are going on a trip, whether within the UK or further afield, you should always purchase your travel insurance once payment has been made to ensure you have cover for your travel and accommodation costs should you need to cancel.
Having to cancel any trip is always heart-breaking, but if you haven’t purchased travel insurance, you will lose out on the money you have paid and at this time of year maybe more so than any other, every penny counts!
Still not convinced? Take a look at our pre travel guide to learn more and see why it’s so important.
Please note: Holidaysafe’s online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices, so you will be saving yourself even more money to spend at the markets!
Where are your favourite places to go to for Christmas Markets? Let us know @Holidaysafe
Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.