Nothing gets us in to the festive spirit more than a bustling Christmas Market. The smell of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts and seeing all the beautiful lights is now one of the many signs that Christmas is very nearly here! This year they are back with a bang, with added covid secure measures in place to boot.

Whether you are yet to start your Christmas shopping, fancy a festive refresh of your decoration collection or just need a few more treats for friends and family, then Christmas markets are the perfect place to visit. Mostly outside and during the day, they are easily accessible for those with mobility issues and there are plenty of places to find good food and something to drink if you need a pit stop. 

The Dementia Network has hand picked some of the best Christmas Markets we could find for this season but as ever, if you know of a brilliant one we’ve missed that is taking part in your area, please let us know about it so we can add it to our growing listings page,, where you can find lots of local events for anyone living with dementia. 

Over in East Anglia, Ipswich is hosting a market showcasing over 70 small businesses from across the region and Norwich will be hosting the Festive Fair at the Forum. In the North, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and York will have stalls and festive rides set up throughout the streets. In the South, Brighton will once again have their chalet style stalls giving it a beautiful traditional feel. In the South West, The Bristol Market is located in the heart of the city with over 40 unique stalls and the chance to book a private heated igloo pod! In the middle of the country, Nottingham, Lincoln and Stratford Upon Avon are all lining the streets with stalls, and Stratford’s has a traditional Victorian theme which looks great fun.  And finally, in Edinburgh, their traditional market is nestled in the heart of the beautiful historic city and offers something for everyone. 

Whatever the Christmas season means to you, we hope you have a lovely and peaceful time preparing for it this December.