Cardiff Christmas Market has been named among the best in the UK and those hoping to attend the 2023 event won't have to wait much longer. 

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, catching up with friends or family for a festive drink or just looking to get into the Christmas spirit the Cardiff Christmas Market has you covered.

The International Drivers Association has collated Google search data and come up with the top 10 best Christmas markets in the UK - with the Cardiff version featuring on the list. 

"In the heart of Winter, Christmas markets bring warmth and light to the darkest corners of the United Kingdom," said International Drivers Association's Julianna Marshall. 

"Exploring UK's Christmas markets is a magical experience that can warm any winter’s chill."

South Wales Argus: The 2023 Cardiff Christmas Market starts in November and runs for over a month.The 2023 Cardiff Christmas Market starts in November and runs for over a month. (Image: Getty Images)


The top 10 best Christmas markets in the UK

According to the 2023 Google Search data, collated by the International Drivers Association, these are the top 10 Christmas markets in the UK with their respective features:

  1. Bath Christmas Market (140,000 UK searches)
  2. Manchester Christmas Market - (137,000 UK searches)
  3. Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market (136,000 UK searches)
  4. Edinburgh Christmas Market (136,000 UK searches)
  5. Lincoln Christmas Market (129,000 UK searches)
  6. Leeds Christkindelmarkt (128,000 UK searches)
  7. Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market (112,000 UK searches)
  8. Glasgow Christmas Market (98,000 UK searches)
  9. York Christmas Market (95,000 UK searches)
  10. Cardiff Christmas Market (95, 000 UK searches)

Cardiff Christmas Market named among the best in the UK

The Cardiff Christmas Market has been running for more than 20 years and offers a "unique charm" according to The International Drivers Association. 

Describing the Cardiff-based festive market it said: "Established for over 20 years, Cardiff's Christmas market brings together talented artists, craftspeople and food and drink producers from across Wales, adding a unique charm to the festive season."

When is the 2023 Cardiff Christmas Market?

The 2023 Cardiff Christmas Market opens on Thursday, November 9 and runs until Saturday, December 23. 

The market will be open 10am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.

This year the Cardiff Christmas Market is located in the main shopping pedestrian areas in Cardiff City Centre - St John Street, Working Street, Trinity Street and Hills Street.

The Cardiff Christmas Markets in 2023 will feature everything from pet accessories, candles, and artwork to food, drink and clothing.

For more information visit the Cardiff Christmas Market website.