Get ready to deck the halls; the festive period has finally arrived! One activity that’s sure to put you in a merry mood is visiting a Christmas market. Whether you’re shopping for Secret Santa gifts, unique Christmas decorations or tasty treats, seasonal markets are a traditional and treasured family experience.
To ensure you feel fabulous and festive while you explore, we’ve highlighted our favourite Christmas clothing, including must-have Christmas jumpers, essential jeans and cuddly coats. We’ve even rounded up the top UK markets to debut your stylish looks!
Festive Dressing 101
Since visiting a market is such a classic Christmas activity, you’re going to want to dress to impress. Luckily, we’re here to help with our Christmas market dressing guide:
1. Christmas Jumper Time
If you’ve been waiting for the moment to bring out your Christmas jumper, now’s the time. Whether you prefer novelty designs, light-up options or Fair Isle knits, there’s a jumper for everyone in our wide-ranging collection.
2. Go For Jeans
Fashionable yet functional, jeans are your best bet to keep out the cold (while looking trendy, of course!). Plus, no seasonal ensemble is complete without a jumper and skinny jeans combo.
3. Get Cosy In A Coat
Chances are you’ll be wearing your coat for the majority of your trip. For this reason, picking a standout style is key. While longline wool coats bring an elegant touch to your outfit, shower-resistant padded coats will stop the weather putting a dampener on the day.
4. Layer Up
Layering your clothes is a game-changer when it comes to keeping out the cold. As well as following our layering guide, maximise warmth by selecting textured fabrics and durable designs. Think cosy cardigans, slouchy jumpers and chunky knits.
Accessories are a quick and easy way to add style and snugness to your look. Brighten up jackets with a colour-pop scarf and protect your fingers with gloves.
6. Pick Sturdy Boots
Whether you choose chic knee boots, all-purpose ankle boots or chunky statement designs, boots are the ultimate footwear to navigate slippery surfaces and even (fingers crossed!) snow.
7. Refresh Your
While winter wardrobes tend to focus on dark colours, it can be fun to mix things up for special events. Warm tones like brown, mustard and burnt orange can completely transform your outfit. Check out our Heritage collection for more inspiration!
Christmas Market Clothing For Kids
Your child’s first trip to a Christmas market is an exciting milestone for the whole family. Even so, you’ll want to ensure that cold kids and soggy socks don’t stain the precious memories you create. For this reason, dressing your child properly is essential.
We recommend starting with an insulating base layer before adding T-shirts, jumpers and shower-resistant coats. Finish off with leather shoes or boots to keep their feet comfy and dry.
Which Are The Best
The perfect way to kick off the festivities, Christmas markets are becoming more and more popular each year. While some of the most famous are found in Germany, the UK also has plenty of exciting offerings to help you get into the seasonal spirit. Here are our top festive markets not to miss:
London’s Winter Wonderland
Although there are dozens of Christmas markets in London, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is a must-see. With live music, fairground rides and lots of stalls, the market even has an outdoor ice rink for kids (and adults!) to enjoy.
Glasgow’s George Square
Discover special stocking fillers and gifts from all over the world, including painted Russian dolls, Italian sweets and wooden room decorations, at Glasgow’s enchanting market.
Bath’s Christmas Market
Voted the UK’s favourite Christmas market, Bath’s festive fair attracts thousands of visitors to its picturesque displays. There’s something for everyone, including choirs and carollers to create a jolly atmosphere.
Manchester’s Christmas Markets
There’s lots of festive fun to be had in the heart of Manchester, with their main market situated in Albert Square. Make sure you wear a photo-ready outfit, as this was 2017’s most Instagrammed market!
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market
Inspired by its twin town of Frankfurt, Birmingham’s Christmas market is the biggest outside of Germany and Austria. With twinkling lights and Bavarian treats to try, you and your kids can delight in tasting traditional bratwurst (pork sausages) and brezel (pretzels).
Get ready to celebrate the season with our festive home décor, including Christmas room decorations, Christmas tree decorations and Christmas bedding.