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The best Christmas Markets of 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you can make Christmas 2017 even better by hiring a Bike & Go!

There are not many things that are more festive than visiting the much loved Christmas Markets and the UK is bursting full of traditional and also quirky hotspots to get you into the joyous mood. We’ve put together a handy guide of some of the best Christmas Markets across the country, so all you have to do now is get on your Bike & Go!

Liverpool

The iconic St George’s Hall will yet again host Liverpool’s Christmas Market! Get into the festive spirit with all things Christmas and enjoy chestnuts roasting on an open fire, mistletoe and of course mulled wine. Sample the mouth-watering food from more than 40 stalls and shop until you drop for unique and interesting gifts.

Open from 17th November – 22nd December.

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm, Sunday: 11am – 5pm.

Liverpool’s Pier Head will also host the Ice Festival! Enjoy a skate on the ice rink with the breath-taking Three Graces as your backdrop and don’t forget to pop into the Ice Bar where all of the furniture is carved from real ice!

Open from 17th November – Sunday 7th January 2018.

Nearest stations: Liverpool Central and Moorfields.   

 

Leeds

Millennium Square will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland as the ‘Christkindelmarkt’ returns to Leeds city centre. The authentic German Christmas Market is home to wooden chalet stalls selling traditional food and drink such as bratwurst, crepes and much more. The scenic winter village also features a daily programme of entertainment that is suitable for every age.

Open from 10th November – 24th December.

Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 10.30am – 9.30pm

Tuesday: 10.30am – 5pm

Saturday: 10.30am – 9.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am – 6.30pm

Nearest station: Leeds

 

Altrincham

Altrincham’s unique Christmas Market returns with a host of live music, festive cheer and of course delicious regional food and drink. Located on Market Street, the quirky market provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre and will definitely get you into the festive spirit.

Open from 21st November.

Nearest station: Altrincham

 

Edinburgh

The Christmas Markets are returning to Edinburgh! Located in the heart of the city centre, Edinburgh’s Winter Festival brings together a shopping experience filled with festive celebration. Enjoy delicious food and drink, shop for traditional crafts and unique gifts and get into the Christmas spirit, all in the heart of the beautiful city.

Open from 17th November – 24th December.

Nearest station: Haymarket

 

Glasgow

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Glasgow’s traditional festive markets. Located on St Enoch Square and George Square, the markets offer a wide selection of unique Christmas gifts and delicious street food. So hire a Bike & Go from Glasgow Central and cycle to the markets.

St Enoch Christmas Market:

Open from: 9th November – 22nd December

Monday – Wednesday: 10am – 8pm

Thursday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm

Sunday: 10am – 7pm

George Square Christmas Market

Open from: 25th November – 29th December, 10am – 10pm

Nearest station: Glasgow Central

 

Norwich

In 2016 Norwich’s city centre hosted the UK’s first Tunnel of Light and the unique attraction returns this year! Stretching 45 metres long and standing 4 metres high the tunnel is made from 50,000 pulsating LEDs and is a must see this Christmas. Suitable for all ages, the beautiful Tunnel of Light promises to be a memorable occasion.

Open from: 16th November – 5th January 2018.

Nearest station: Norwich.

 

Hyde Park

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has been a Christmas landmark for over 10 years and 2017 is definitely no different! With delicious street food stalls, festive bars, roller-coaster rides and even an ice rink, Winter Wonderland is a must see for Londoners and tourists alike. So hire a Bike & Go from Liverpool Street station and visit the extravaganza for yourself.

Open from: 18th November – 1st January 2018, 10am -10pm.

Nearest station: London Liverpool Street.