9 Most Delightful Christmas Markets In Liverpool, England

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A stunning metropolitan city that is set on the northwestern side of the United Kingdom, Liverpool is a lovely hideaway destination for all types of tourists. It boasts a rich cultural heritage, a dramatic cityscape, and marvelous architecture. A place where art, history, and modernism converge, Liverpool provides guests a plethora of things to do and places to visit. While in the city, spend some leisure time with your loved ones in the Victorian Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Also, be sure to swing by Liverpool Cathedral to say a few words of prayer. If you’re planning to spend your Christmas holiday on this side of the United Kingdom, you will not be disappointed for this city has a long tradition of magical festivities during the yuletide season. For your guidance, here is a list of the most delightful Christmas markets in Liverpool, the UK. Feel free to browse below.

1. Liverpool Christmas Market

Europe is home to the dreamiest and grandest Christmas markets in the world, and Liverpool Christmas Market is a fine addition to the festivities of this stunning continent. This astonishing trade fair is vast and filled with lots of attractions. It has hundreds of wooden chalets that sell specialty goods and palatable dishes. Also, it has a superb ice skating rink where you can slide and glide to your heart’s content. A stunning Christmas tree stands tall waiting for visitors to take souvenir pictures with it.

Liverpool Christmas Market

Address: William Brown Street and St John’s Gardens (for 2021)

Website: Liverpool Christmas Market

Dates: November 12 - December 23, 2021 (closed on November 14, Remembrance Sunday)

Hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 9pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 10pm

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2. Aintree Christmas Market

If you happen to be in the captivating city of Liverpool, be sure to swing by Aintree Christmas Market in Aintree Racecourse. This event is a whimsical celebration of the yuletide season in one magical setting. It might be small in size compared to most of the Christmas markets in the United Kingdom, but it never falls short of fun-filled attractions. About 50 merchants are expected to participate, boasting their most prized crafts and specialty dishes. Also, there will be exciting rides that await kids for a joyful Christmas experience.

Aintree Christmas Market

Address: Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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3. Baltic Market

Posted by Baltic Market on Sunday, 3 November 2019

Make the most of your Christmas holiday vacation in Liverpool by swinging by the fabulous Baltic Market in Stanhope Street. This fantastic yuletide gathering will provide you with the most delightful gift items that your loved ones will surely appreciate. Savor some mulled red wine or munch on some tasty gingerbread as you hop on from one retail stall to another till your shopping bag gets full of quality finds. Aside from the permanent markets in the Baltic Market, this special festival will also feature other themed trade events, such as farmers’ markets, gift markets, and dogs’ markets on Sundays.

Baltic Market

Address: 107 Stanhope St, Liverpool L8 5RE, United Kingdom

Website: Baltic Market

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4. Granby Street Christmas Market

Posted by Granby Four Streets Community Market - simply the best on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

If you are looking for a place to do some Christmas shopping that will not break your bank but will allow you to bag some quality finds, the Granby Street Christmas market is a delightful event not to miss. It is a recurring market that happens every first Saturday of each month, but it is even more wonderful during the yuletide season. Filled with lovely Christmas decor, this trade fair is a magical wonderland for kids and kids at heart. Aside from a plethora of superb retail stalls, there will be fun rides for the kids, and they can even have their faces painted with colorful graphics.

Granby Street Christmas Market

Address: Granby St, Liverpool L8 2US, United Kingdom

Website: Granby Street Christmas Market, Facebook

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5. Fazakerley Winter Wonderland

Posted by Fazakerley Community Library - UK on Monday, 7 October 2019

A whimsical place where you can relive your childhood Christmas fantasies, Fazarkerley Winter Wonderland is a festive paradise that is filled with cute retail stalls that sell various colorful items, from clothing, jewelry, home decor, artwork, and more. Everyone here is busy trying to score the most unique and quality stuff for their loved ones. Families will surely love taking pictures with the Santa in the Grotto, and the kids would want to try the Donkey Rides in this one fantastic festival that happens annually. Plus, there’s going to be a lot of dancing and singing as this place reverberates with the melody of live music.

Fazakerley Winter Wonderland

Address: Fazakerley Community Library - UK, Formosa Dr, L10 7LQ Liverpool

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6. The Elephant Christmas Market

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Posted by The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse on Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The Elephant Christmas Market will open its doors to the public once again. Set in a parking lot in Woolton Street, this vast open space will serve as the perfect venue for this one-day event that will make you believe in Christmas again. The place will be transformed into a magical wonderland filled with sparkling lights, decorations that represent the colors of Christmas, and the sound of Christmas melodies. Every possible gift idea you can think of is here, from handicraft items to knitted sweatshirts, glassware, artworks, and gorgeous jewelry. Plus, bakeries and food stalls will treat you to a wonderful palatable adventure with a plethora of mouthwatering cuisines to try.

The Elephant Christmas Market

Address: The Elephant 1 Woolton Street

Website: The Elephant Christmas Market

Date and hours: November 27, 2021 (12pm - 4pm)

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7. Winter Arts Market

Winter Arts Market is a fabulous festival that you should check out when you visit Liverpool during the yuletide season. It is a gorgeous venue that is filled with numerous master artists and superb retailers, offering the best local products. You’ll be mesmerized by the colors and interesting patterns of numerous artworks that are up for sale in the market. Home decors, accessories, beauty products, silverware, clothing, and jewelry will definitely catch your interest as well. To top it all off, you can go on a food crawl with the festival’s numerous excellent food stalls.

Winter Arts Market

Address: Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mt, Liverpool L1 7AZ, United Kingdom

Website: Winter Arts Market

Dates: December 3 - 4, 2021

Hours: 10am - 5pm

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8. Chester Christmas Market

Done with all the glorious Christmas markets in the beautiful city of Liverpool? If you can’t get enough of all the celebrations and Christmas traditions of the United Kingdom, start your engine and drive to Chester. The stunning town hall will serve as the picturesque venue of the magical festival that is the Chester Christmas Market. You will be enchanted with the tastefully decorated paradise of Christmas symbols and fairy lights. Around 70 wooden chalets will welcome you with fabulous exhibits of their products. Also, let’s not forget about the mouthwatering culinary delights that you can buy and savor here.

Chester Christmas Market

Address: Town Hall, Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ, United Kingdom

Website: Chester Christmas Market

Dates: November 18 - December 22, 2021

Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:30am - 6:30pm; Thu - Sat: 10:30am - 8pm; Sun: 10:30am - 6:30pm

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9. Manchester Christmas Market

Another fabulous Christmas market happening near Liverpool is the Manchester Christmas Market. Set in Albert Square, close to most of the city’s top attractions, Manchester Christmas Market is a whimsical utopia with a warm atmosphere that is filled with the sound of Christmas carols and the fragrance of freshly cooked mouthwatering eats. A fantastic destination for the whole family this yuletide season, everyone can shop until they drop and savor international cuisine to their heart’s content. Plus, you would surely love to take as many souvenir pictures as possible for the place is a beauty beyond compare. Due to ongoing restorations around Albert Square, the 2021 Manchester Christmas Market will be housed in Piccadilly Gardens.

Manchester Christmas Market

Address: Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB, United Kingdom (For 2021: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M60 1AY, UK)

Dates: November 12 - December 22, 2021

Website: Manchester Christmas Market

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Fall in love with Liverpool this Christmas

Christmas display inside Rapid Hardware, Liverpool (4)
Source: Photo by user Rept0n1x used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Liverpool is a captivating country with lots to offer to its visitors all year round, and it is even more enchanting during the yuletide season. As the winter air starts to fill the atmosphere and snow begins to cover most of the structures in the city, magical Christmas markets emerge to provide people with an unforgettable Christmas experience. If you are planning to visit this stunning city in the United Kingdom this Christmas season, use this list as your guide in planning your festive market hopping in the city.

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