We can’t believe it either. Over half way through the year, before you know it, the magic of Christmas time will be upon us. Christmas markets are always a fantastic day out for all of the family, or a perfect date idea for you and your special one. Luckily for you, there’s loads in and around the Manchester area that Bullocks head to. Here’s our top picks for 2023.
Skipton Medieval Market. It sounds more intense than it is. The market runs on the 3rd and 10th of December, and is a traditional Yuletide festival, full of shops, stalls and magical lights to marvel at throughout the night. The Yuletide Festival presents a perfect chance to experience a delightful ambiance, all while securing a fantastic pre-Christmas deal and enjoy a lovely hot chocolate or glass of mulled wine. Bullocks are running coaches to and from the market on December 10th from £28.95pp. Book now to avoid disappointment!
The Llandudno Christmas Fayre is a hugely popular extravaganza containing food, drink, gift stalls and entertainment all in one place. The fayre attracts over 20,000 people and you can see why as it has a fantastic festive atmosphere and fun for all the family. The fayre runs from 16th-19th November, and Bullocks will be heading there on the 18th November from £27.95pp. Bargain! The event itself is free and is a perfect opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping (depending on how organised you are…) and ideal for getting in the Christmas spirit just before December hits.
Few do Christmas better than Chatsworth. Luckily for you, sort the hard bit out so you can focus on mulled wine and browsing the stalls. The market includes live seasonal entertainment, over 100 stalls offering Christmas gifts and decorations, delicious food and Chatsworth’s own festive gifts in their fantastic shop. Bullocks are running a Chatsworth Christmas Market trip on November 24th 2023 from £57.95pp. If that seems steep, it’s because entrance to the market is included in the price, Bargain!
Knaresborough is a lovely riverside market town in North Yorkshire which at Christmas time transforms into a winter wonderland with the heartbeat in their historic marketplace. Their Christmas market contains a large number of independent eateries and shops throughout the town, as well as a selection of festive events for you to watch and take part in if you fancy. Bullocks are running a trip to Knaresborough Christmas Market on December 3rd from a large variation of pick up points. The cost of the trip is from £36.95pp.
Head to one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK with Bullocks, from £28.95pp. The Fayre presents a variety of markets that focus on unique gifts, handmade crafts, and the finest selection of locally sourced farm products. The outdoor markets extend to Parliament Street, St Sampsons Square, and Coppergate. Meanwhile, York's majestic mediaeval Guild Hall serves as a venue for artisans and crafters hailing from the entire region of Yorkshire, showcasing their 'Made In Yorkshire' creations. A beautiful day out for all the family, running on November 23rd from various pick up points.
As well as stunning Christmas market trips, Bullocks run a huge amount of fascinating days out outside of the festive period. Head to our leisure trips section for more information.