Christmas markets are all the rage, and it isn’t hard to see why. You get to walk through a new city enjoying festive food and drink while checking out gifts and produce from all over the world. What could be better than that?
Of course, there isn’t just one Christmas market – you’ll find them in pretty much every major city. Most people think it’s best to go abroad, and there are plenty of great Christmas markets scattered across Europe. However, here are just four reasons to stick to the UK.
- Save Money
Going to a Christmas market should be a mini-holiday, which means you’ll want to keep your costs to a minimum as well; after all, Christmas can be very expensive. By opting for a Christmas market in the UK, you cut down on travel costs an instantly slash your budget.
- Save Time
Let’s say you want to book a serviced apartment in Bristol for their Christmas market. There are trains going there from all parts of the UK, so you’re not going to be wasting any of the festive season. Go abroad and you’ll need to wait for flights and travel to airports. Even worse, there’s a higher chance of getting delayed around Christmas thanks to the bad weather.
- Buy as Much as You Want
You can have fun at a Christmas market without having to buy anything, but most people like to pick up plenty of bits and pieces. If you’re flying, you need to worry about packing it all again, and picking up anything particularly large or delicate could pose a problem.
- Enjoy the World’s Food at Home
People will tell you that one of the best things about going abroad for a Christmas market is tasting local Christmas food. That’s true, but you can do the exact same thing in the UK! Most Christmas markets make a point of providing more exotic food and drink, so why go overseas?