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The Best Independent Christmas Markets in Manchester and Liverpool in 2023

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Time to shop at our local independent Christmas markets in Manchester and Liverpool.

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Manchester and Liverpool are very proud of their heritage and they love a good celebration so when we look into which markets are worth visiting in these cities in 2023 – we have the best list of Independent Christmas Markets in Manchester and Liverpool for you.

Let’s start in Liverpool the home to the Beatles one of the most influential and successful bands in our pop history. More recently, the proud host to the Eurovision Song Contest and it’s equally as proud of the infamous Albert Docks, Sefton Park and the Palm House, Liverpool One and of course the Liver Birds.

You really could do a tour of markets over the next few months in this city alone.

If you love the Makers Markets they have many events happening at The Albert Docks Makers Market with 3rd November and 5th December still remain for 2023 and in the Bombed Out Church Makers Market in the centre, 19th November and 17th December still remain for 2023. If you are happy to venture further afield to Chester the Makers Market in Exchange Square is also hitting all the Christmas vibes.

If you haven’t yet visited the Pop-up in the Palm House for previous events, now is the time time to head out to it for their winter edition. It’s a wonderful event in every season but we particularly love the Winter Market. It runs for 3 days 17th-19th November. It’s free to enter and it’s a gorgeous little hub of a market.

Pop-up in the Palm House Market, Pedddle
Good Market at Penny Lane Church - Pedddle - Good Liverpool

Good market at Penny Lane Church is a relatively new event but it’s growing in popularity all the time. Their two remain dates in the church are 4th November and 2nd December.

Only a short drive or train journey away is the fab city of Manchester where you can immerse yourself in the rich Football heritage, the thriving arts scene, with theatres, galleries, and museum and more recently Media City where most of the BBC broadcasting occurs and home of the Lowry.

The markets won’t disappoint. Of course you can head into the City to partake in the big Christmas markets that run through the streets of Manchester but if you haven’t headed out to the little independents to support local makers then you are missing out. Here’s a little list of markets to consider when planning your trips to Manchester.

Starting in the heart of Manchester is the Northern Quarter Makers Market with 2 remaining dates – 12th November and 10th December. Then over at Salford Quays is the Quayside Christmas Makers Market at Media City which runs through most weekends now until 17th December. The Final Chorlton Green Artisan Market is on 25th November and this will be brimming with Christmas fun.

Then if you head out of the City Centre a little you will find the fabulous Wilmslow Artisan Market (see image) and Alderley Edge Christmas Artisan Market.

Then in between Liverpool and Manchester you will find Great Sankey and their Christmas market on Saturday the 16th December will also be a fab one!

In both Manchester and Liverpool, the Christmas markets capture the spirit of the season, offering not just products but also a sense of community and celebration. Whether you’re searching for handmade crafts, delectable treats, or simply the joy of the festive atmosphere, these markets are sure to leave you enchanted. So, wrap up warm, grab a cup of coffee or mulled wine, and immerse yourself in the magical world of Christmas markets in Manchester and Liverpool.

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