In our hearts, the Edinburgh Christmas market is going to be the best. However, a new study looked at 35 Christmas markets around the UK, determining Manchester as the best Christmas market this year. Edinburgh followed closely taking second place, in turn losing its place as the leader of Christmas.
Last year, National Geographic named Edinburgh the best Christmas market in Europe to visit by train, and we will not stop bringing that up anytime soon. With tomorrow (November 17) being the big day of the main market opening, the excitement is real for visitors and locals alike. The market is here to stay until January 6, so there is plenty of time to go for those who can’t make it this weekend.
The aforementioned survey for this year was completed by online car marketplace cinch, crowning Manchester at the top of the list.
To determine who is the best, the study looked at the duration of the 35 Christmas markets in the UK, as well as TikTok views, chances of snow and the average hotel costs.
Following Machester, Edinburgh came second, with Liverpool taking third spot on the list. Glasgow came fourth, and Aberdeen took fifth place. Overall, it’s looking pretty great for Scotland!
Sam Sheehan, motoring editor at cinch, said:
“Edinburgh and Liverpool sit in second and third place respectively, with the Scottish capital hosting one of the most-loved markets on social media. If you pop by the Christmas fair in Merseyside, you’ll be in with the best chance of a snowy market stroll, with Weather Atlas’s figures showing that Liverpool gets an average of four days of snow each December.”
“Glasgow and Aberdeen deserve a special mention, too, as they just fall short of a place on the podium. With three Scottish cities in the top five positions, there’s no doubt the Christmas spirit is cheery north of the border!”