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Christmas is the time of year to enjoy the many festivities available, and Christmas Markets are a firm favourite because they epitomise everything we love about the Christmas season. Spending time with family and friends, hot drinks warming our hands, cosy clothing and twinkling Christmas lights, festive food and treats! The list is endless. With their history and culture, their tasty delights and tipples, and an interesting selection of exciting trinkets and toys, it’s not hard to see why Christmas Markets gather such huge crowds every year. Here at Mason’s Coach Hire, we love Christmas Markets so much we’ve made you a list of our top favourites for you to visit this season.
Manchester is home to an award-winning Christmas Market and has a reputation for being the best Christmas Market to take your family for a festive outing. With a sumptuous range of choices of freshly cooked food, all prepared and cooked in front of you, Manchester Christmas Market never disappoints. From goulash to German sausages, beer stalls to mulled wine, and hot drinks stalls. Along with various gift stalls, you won’t struggle to find gifts for your friends and family, and you may well get yourself a gift for yourself while you’re there. With great choices, something for everyone, great prices and food that comes in decent portion sizes, the Manchester Christmas market isn’t to be missed this year.
If you’re looking for the typical London Christmas scenes reminiscent of A Christmas Carol, a London Christmas Market is for you. There are a few dotted around London, but none more picturesque and charming than at Southbank. With views across the Thames and flanked by Big Ben and Parliament, you won’t get a better London feeling from any other Christmas Market in the city this year. With plenty of festive foods to try and lots to see, plus everything else that comes with visiting London – like easy transport and lots of culture, the London Christmas Market has a reputation for being relaxed, friendly and affordable.
The Birmingham Christmas Market is the largest German Christmas Market in the UK and has become one of the most visited Christmas Markets in the country. Situated by the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, you’re surrounded by beautiful buildings and located in one of the best areas of the city. This year you can enjoy the view, sample the usual mulled wines, tasty cheeses, glittering decorations, and much more. From nibbles like schnitzels and bratwursts, to beers and mulled wines, Birmingham has everything you need to feel extra festive this season.
If you’re looking for something a bit different this year, Glasgow hosts a Christmas Market like no other. With unique handmade gifts, delicious local street food and plenty of warming alcoholic drinks, Glasgow is the perfect place to enjoy an authentic Christmas experience. With a variety of live entertainment to keep you busy and a funfair for the kids, there’s plenty to do to make a real outing of it. Bring the kids to meet Santa, tuck in to some local crispy duck, hog roast or the traditional bratwurst sausage! The featured German windmill is also perfect for taking memorable pictures with your loved ones.
However you choose to spend your Christmas this year, Mason’s Coach Hire can make your transport easy and manageable. We can provide coach and minibus services for your day trip so you don’t have to drive. Give us a call on 01296 661604 or fill out our short contact form for more information about what we can do for you this Christmas.