The Best Christmas Markets and How to Save on Parking

From Leeds to London, take a look at this year's Christmas Markets and how to save on parking ahead of your visit!

Leeds: Christkindelmarkt

Christkindelmarkt is Leeds' free annual traditional German Christmas market, bringing a little piece of Germany into the heart of the city centre.

Millennium Square will once again be transformed into a scenic winter village featuring a variety of authentic wooden chalet stalls, cosy indoor retreats, a traditional carousel and daily programme of light entertainment.

Opening Times: 10.30am – 9.30pm (7.30pm on Sundays).
Nearest Car Park to Leeds German Market: CitiPark Merrion Centre and First Direct Arena

Manchester: Piccadilly Gardens

Piccadilly Gardens will host its first Christmas Market this year, and to mark the occasion they'll be a brand new bar area in the form of a giant snow globe! Beautifully lit and styled, and with a live entertainment programme, it's an oasis of calm in Manchester's main gateway. Surrounded by gourmet food options such as Eat Greek and Smore's campfire treats, there's plenty to browse.

Opening Times: 10am to 9pm
Nearest Car Park to Piccadilly Gardens: Dale Street

London Hyde Park: Winter Wonderland

With over 100 spectacular rides and thrilling shows, Winter Wonderland is London’s biggest Christmas Market offering an array of attractions, activities and entertainment for visitors of all ages.

This year, there's an eclectic mix of exciting new attractions including the world’s tallest transportable Observation Wheel, a new theme ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Magical Ice Kingdom, a Season Ride Pass, Paddington™ on Ice and a fantastic new programme of comics at the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club – not to forget the returning favourites including the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, funky new après ski vibes at Bar Ice and jaw dropping acts in the Circus MegaDome!

Opening Times: 10am to 10pm
Nearest Car Park to Winter Wonderland: Bell Street

Visiting any of the above Christmas Markets? Pre-book online for 10% off with code 'XMASMARKET10'*

*Valid at CitiPark Merrion Centre, Dale Street and Bell Street.

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