Christmas Markets – A must-do this winter

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Christmas Markets – A must-do this winter


Christmas Markets - fly from Ireland West Airport now


Visiting the Christmas markets is the perfect way to kick off the festive season and we’ve got flights to work for you. Explore what London, Edinburgh and Manchester have to offer during the festive season with flights from Ireland West Airport throughout our winter schedule. Check out our Christmas market recommendations below to see where you’ll visit next. 

1. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, London

With daily flights to London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Luton Airports, there’s no excuse not to visit London this winter. Featuring a huge selection of festive entertainment and activities, from ice skating and circus shows to roller coasters and ice sculptures, there's enough to keep the whole family entertained. Pick up some unique gifts from the traditional Christmas market full of charming chalets overflowing with festive treats. Winter Wonderland kicks off on November 17th, 2023, and runs until January 1st, 2024, opening from 10AM to 10PM daily. Entry tickets start at £5.00 with attractions tickets priced separately. 

Experience the magic of London at Christmas with flights from Ireland West Airport. Book now with Aer Lingus and Ryanair.

London Christmas Markets - fly from Ireland West Airport with Ryanair and Aer Lingus now

2. Edinburgh Christmas Market

Ranked as one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK, Edinburgh Christmas Market will once again return to East Princes Street Gardens. There will also be events and attractions at West Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew Square, George Street West and Castle Street. The market runs from the 17th of November 2023 to the 6th of January 2024, so there’s plenty of time to plan your trip. With around 70 stalls nestled in the heart of the historic city center, there’s plenty to see and do. From handmade gifts to tasty food and drinks, as well as Scotland’s largest Ferris-wheel, there’s lots to get you into the festive spirit. 

Plan your trip to Edinburgh this festive season with flights every Friday and Sunday from Ireland West Airport throughout winter. Book flights with Ryanair now.

Edinburgh Christmas Market - fly with Ryanair from Ireland West Airport this winter

3. Manchester Christmas Market

As the UK’s largest heated outdoor Christmas Market, Manchester Market features over 220 stalls, winter gardens and a Christmas lights trail – what’s not to love! Kicking off on November 10th, 2023, until December 21st, 2023, it’s the perfect place to visit in the lead up to Christmas. There will be a family-friendly covered ice rink for those looking for some extra fun as well as live music and DJs to keep you entertained all day. The magical Manchester Christmas lights trail will illuminate the city with its walk-through giant baubles, a Manchester bee, and of course Santa Claus himself.

With flights every Monday, Friday and Saturday, you can explore Manchester with ease. Book flights from Ireland West Airport with Ryanair now.

Get ready to explore the magic of the Christmas Markets this year with lots of UK destinations to choose from. Book the perfect festive getaway now from Ireland West Airport.

Manchester Christmas Market - fly from Ireland West Airport this winter with Ryanair