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Best UK Christmas Markets

If like me you are a Christmas market super fan you are probably also on the hunt for the best UK Christmas markets.

 So where to start? Well, I always like to check out Instagram for inspiration and this is what I  have found out …


Best UK Christmas Markets


The Best UK Christmas Markets – Research

A study by creative resources experts Design Bundles, analysed Instagram hashtag counts to establish which Christmas market in the UK provides the most Instagram potential. 


The Best UK Christmas Markets – WINNER!

Manchester Christmas Market was revealed as the most Instagrammable in the UK with 48,300 hashtags to date. 

That is a SERIOUS amount of hashtags

The market runs from November 12th to December 22nd and with past years seeing more than nine million visitors throughout the festive season, there will be huge opportunity for social media sharing. 

Do you think you might go? I am pretty tempted I have to admit.


Best UK Christmas Markets

The Runner Up Best UK Christmas Markets 

The runner yo Christmas market with the second highest number of hashtags is Edinburgh’s, with 40,900 hashtags – rather incredibly it had 2.6 million visitors last years despite the pandemic.  

Bath Christmas Market had the third highest number of hashtags at 28,600. Sadly it i cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic, a virtual ‘event’ will replace the in-person festivities.  

London’s famous Winter Wonderland, held in Hyde Park, is ranked as the fourth most Instagrammable Christmas Market in the UK. The attraction has an Instagram hashtag count of 26,400, and after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, is set to be the longest running Christmas fair in the UK, opening on November 19th until January 3rd 2022, providing plenty of time to get Instagram pictures! 

This one I am defintely going to attend – there is skating! 

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market boasts 12,600 Instagram hashtags, the fifth highest of any Christmas market in the UK. It  offers German food and drink as well as Germanic stalls, all of which have proved popular for social media sharing. 


The Most Instagrammable Christmas Markets in the UK 
Christmas Market  Number of Hashtags 
Manchester Christmas Market  48,300 
Edinburgh Christmas Market  40,900 
Bath Christmas Market  28,600 
London Winter Wonderland  26,400 
Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas  12,600 
Belfast Christmas Market  7,100 
York at Christmas  6,400 
Winchester Cathedrals Christmas Market  5,800 
Leeds Christmas Market  4,600 
Glasgow Christmas Market  3,600 




Best UK Christmas Markets


Why share the best Christmas markets on Instagram?

I love to share images of places I have visited and cool things I have seen on Instagram and really there isn’t much that can compete. Sharing images gives you a timeline of experiences and memories to keep and they inspire others – so what is  not to love! 



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