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Christmas markets (1431)

Get festive by booking a city break near a spectacular Christmas market. Packed full of unique handmade gifts, light shows, ice rinks, fairgrounds and much more, Christmas markets offer plenty of festive cheer to get you into the Christmas spirit.



Cities across Europe play host to Christmas markets from November. Visit Berlin to see Charlottenburg Castle bathed in romantic lights. Or discover unique handmade gifts in between seeing the sights in Vienna, Brussels or Prague.



In the UK, some of the best Christmas markets are held in London, York and Bath. Go there for traditional German-style stalls selling handmade jewellery, crafts and toys and tasty yuletide delicacies. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with street theatre, fairgrounds and, of course, Santa’s grotto.



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(43) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Vella

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(71) Excellent 

22

Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks  …see more

from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Zermatt ski apartment to rent.

Zermatt / Schluhmatten

2 5 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £143 / night

£995 - £2395 / week

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from £143 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location!! Very clean, everything you need. We stayed 4 nights with our 2 girls aged 3 and 6 and it was perfect!  …see more

from £95 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket  …see more

from £124 / night

£863 - £3018 / week

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from £124 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Central York holiday home rental

York / Central York

4 7 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ms” Fantastic, well equipped house in a great location. This was our third stay in this property and definitely won't be the last. All the York attractions are on the doorstep being within a few minutes walk of the Minster and the two parking spaces  …see more

from £175 / night

£1004 - £1561 / week

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from £175 / night

(1) Very Good 

10

Central London/Zone 2 holiday apartment rental

Central London/Zone 2 / Camden

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £110 / night

£700 / week

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from £110 / night

(9) Excellent 

15

Holiday cottage with golf nearby in Bramhall

Stockport / Bramhall

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park  …see more

from £75 / night

£525 - £775 / week

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from £75 / night

(24) Very Good 

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Holiday townhouse in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 7 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Good location and worked well with friends and young children” House was clean and well equipped Location was good with lots of take aways and shops nearby Kitchen table on the small side, maybe the second lounge would be good for dining room? Ma  …see more

from £98 / night

£600 / week

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from £98 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in York Riverside

York / York Riverside

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Car not necessary
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit” Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very help  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £610 / week

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from £59 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant!” This is our second visit to this apartment, the owner Amanda is always so welcoming and always makes time to pop by and say hello to her guests. The apartment is fully equipped, kettle, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, cooke  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in North London

London / North London

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1050 / week

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from £150 / night

(18) Excellent 

32

Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Oh my gosh! So sad to leave...!” Lovely, reliable, kind, helpful owners. Lovely home - beautifully appointed. Worried about recommending this place because it will become too popular!! David and Leah.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Excellent 

25

York holiday apartment rental

North Yorkshire / York

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary

from £125 / night

£700 / week

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from £125 / night

(3) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St. Ouen

Jersey / St. Ouen

3 5 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly

from £195 / night

£1295 / week

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from £195 / night

(11) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Bristol

England / Bristol

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely house and friendly atmosphere” Was lovely stay my husband and I stayed with our 2 very young boys and it was a lovely stay. We were free to please ourselves however they were also there for any assistance in directions, places to visit, use of  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £565 / week

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from £75 / night

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Canton of Uri / Andermatt

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £202 / night

£1210 - £1855 / week

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from £202 / night

(10) Excellent 

25

Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 5 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great little apartment. Very well equipped” Very nice, clean apartment. Plenty of storage space. Very well equipped kitchen with lots of utensils etc. with 2 very young children who are fussy eaters, we were self catering most days and we had everythi  …see more

from £40 / night

£250 - £600 / week

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from £40 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Verbier ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Valais / Verbier

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect apartment in Verbier” We stayed at the apartment Clair abri for New Year with our child (14 months). The apartment was large, bright and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The apartment is well located,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1450 - £1700 / week

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from £250 / night

(23) Excellent 

31

Zermatt ski chalet to rent.

Canton of Valais / Zermatt

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever treasured” Historically tales of our holiday dramas and the chaos created have made for good drink party entertainment, and this one was no exception. Chalet Bergheim holiday memories shall be forever  …see more

from £129 / night

£1089 - £6644 / week

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from £129 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo  …see more

from £129 / night

£494 - £1160 / week

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from £129 / night

(23) Excellent 

50

Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent apartment right in the middle of York” We stayed at this apartment for 2 weeks recently and cannot fault it. The owners include special touches such as milk, cereals, sauces, toiletries and even a bottle of wine and slice of cake! Beautifu  …see more

from £149 / night

£675 / week

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from £149 / night

(14) Very Good 

68

Holiday home rental

Vancouver / North Vancouver

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“fabulous location so close to the city, difficult to imagine a more perfect spot” This property is perched on a steep hillside in Deep Cove overlooking the inlet of Indian Arm and the mountains beyond. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect spot wh  …see more

from £32 / night

£1204 - £2148 / week

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from £32 / night

(1) Excellent 

24

Oslo ski chalet to rent.

Eastern Norway / Oslo

3 8 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£775 - £2069 / week

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from £112 / night

(13) Excellent 

24

Vals ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Vals

2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £109 / night

£646 / week

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from £109 / night

(63) Excellent 

31

Holiday apartment in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Spacious,clean, perfect apartment in Bath” Norfolk Green met our needs perfectly. We were more than happy with the cleanliness,spaciousness and comfort. The kitchen was very well equipped,had we wanted to cook a meal. The bed was luxuriously dresse  …see more

from £75 / night

£505 - £640 / week

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from £75 / night

(27) Excellent 

20

Holiday home in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Ms” A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great find - book up and see for yourself.  …see more

from £120 / night

£700 - £950 / week

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from £120 / night

(143) Excellent 

13

Central York self catering apartment rental

York / Central York

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 69 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Great Apartment in York” This one bedroom apartment has everything you need for a break in York. It was very clean and had everything you required for your stay. The apartment has its own outside seating area within a lovely garden area, ideal for a d  …see more

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Tackley

Oxford / Tackley

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies

from £90 / night

£500 - £650 / week

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from £90 / night

(20) Excellent 

24

Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small  …see more

from £125 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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from £125 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Delightful Accomadation and Location” We have previously stayed in Bath itself at various places - now regretting not finding the Coach House before. Very spacious and thoughtfully designed. The information supplied by the owners was most useful  …see more

from £127 / night

£575 - £850 / week

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from £127 / night

(71) Excellent 

18

Central Bath holiday apartment rental

Bath / Central Bath

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay! On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to  …see more

from £105 / night

£800 - £1150 / week

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from £105 / night

(15) Very Good 

24

Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely place and enjoyed the stay” We were 12 of us and had a amazing break for 2 todays.All our friends enjoyed but 2 days was not enough.  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2199 / week

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from £220 / night

(69) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental in York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Beautiful and spacious apartment in an ideal location” This apartment will wow you as soon as you drive up to the building....once you're inside...it's spacious...beautiful and is a home from home with everything you need inside. It's lovely and quie  …see more

from £95 / night

£540 - £795 / week

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from £95 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower. Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse. Jus  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Ski apartment to rent in Leukerbad

Canton of Valais / Leukerbad

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Wonderful” We enjoyed our stay in Les Naturelles. Studio was nice, comfortable and clean. Balcony and view from it was amazing. It is quiet place so you can have a good rest. Hope to stay in Les Naturelles in winter.  …see more

from £25 / night

£150 - £500 / week

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from £25 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

York / Central York

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Car not necessary
“Room with a view” What a wonderful apartment. Beautifully decorated and well furnished with lots of lovely touches and gestures such as cake, fresh bread and flowers and a cold bottle of bubbly too. Highly recommended - perfect location.  …see more

from £150 / night

£750 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(46) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Bathampton

Bath / Bathampton

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“What a Find” What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condiments to help with cooking a meal. Th  …see more

from £99 / night

£699 - £999 / week

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from £99 / night

(17) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Vesterbro

Copenhagen / Vesterbro

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Car not necessary
“Great apartment; great location.” Like the other reviewers mentioned, the owner clearly lives in the apartment when it is not rented so his belongings are there. Assuming that doesn't trouble you, the apartement is fantastic. Copenhagen is a remarka  …see more

from £95 / night

£647 / week

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from £95 / night

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