Tuesday 5 September 2023

The cheapest Christmas market breaks from Liverpool in 2023

Liverpool is my closest airport, and as such I'm always looking for cheap flights and city breaks from here. Below you'll find a range of affordable Christmas market breaks from Liverpool in winter 2023 - there are some great locations in here! 

All of these deals are ones I've found on LoveHolidays; this isn't an ad, but I have used them a fair few times to book trips and I find them to be affordable with good customer service. The prices you'll see in this post include flights AND hotel, but no luggage or transfers. You can pop these dates into Skyscanner and Booking.com if you want to book it yourself instead or see alternative accommodation options.

Budapest, 23rd-26th November

A three night break in Budapest during the Christmas market season costs as little as £180pp - this is to stay on the 3-star City Hotel Ring, which is pretty cool also, but you can bag the Royal Park Boutique Hotel for just £203pp across the same dates. Budapest's markets are likely starting on the 18th November, but the 23rd looks to be the cheapest date to fly out of Liverpool. I haven't been to Budapest yet but it's SO high on my list!

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Krakow, 24th-27th November

This trip falls on the first day of Krakow's Christmas market, which lasts til Boxing Day. It's located in the city's main square, and you can book a three night trip from Liverpool to Krakow in November for just £172pp at the Abella Suites and Apartments. Or for only £209 per person you can stay at the Hilton! It's a gorgeous city and made even more magical at Christmas time, so I'd definitely recommend a visit.

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Warsaw, 25th-28th November

I love Poland and they do Christmas really well, so is it any surprise there's already two Polish cities on this list? Warsaw is the capital, and it's such a brilliant city; the market is due to start on the 24th, so landing on the 25th is perfect timing. For 3 nights at the Plaza hotel you'll pay just £177pp - one of the most affordable 2023 Christmas market breaks from Liverpool.

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Rome, 6th-9th December

Typically, Rome is quite an expensive city - but like many Catholic hotspots, it does Christmas nicely. You can stay about an hour out of the city centre across these dates for just £156pp - meaning you can pop into the city each day using their brilliant public transport network. Alongside the Christmas market itself, Vatican City has a lot going on in December so that's well worth a visit. An affordable trip to Rome from Liverpool at Christmas? Check!

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Apeldoorn, 6th-9th December

This might be somewhere you've not heard of before, but this little city in Holland has something called the Spirit of Winter in the grounds of the palace each Christmas season. It looks like a great example of a Christmas market in Europe and it's one you can access via Liverpool (you'll fly into Schiphol Airport) - you can currently book a 4* hotel in Apeldoorn for just £158pp for these 3 nights. Bargain! It looks like a really sweet place, and it's always fun to go somewhere a little off the beaten track.

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Valencia, 17th-20th December

By this point you'll probably be feeling *really* festive, so what better time to pack a carry on bag and head off for a budget Christmas market city break from Liverpool? You can spend 3 nights at Hotel Villacarlos over these dates for just £130pp - the cheapest Christmas market holiday on this list. There are actually 7 Christmas markets in Valencia, so it's definitely one to consider.

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If any of these Christmas market holidays from Liverpool catch your eye, I hope you have a fab time! 3 days is a decent enough amount of time to explore a city without having to use too much annual leave... Be sure to also keep an eye on sites like Wowcher/Groupon to see if they have any Christmas market city break deals, but always read the small print.


  1. Shopping at Christmas market is always fun. Even though, I did not celebrate Christmas but I still enjoy visiting the market. So many interesting things can be found there.

  2. Some incredible Christmas markets here, I'd love to visit the one in Rome and Warsaw! x

    Lucy Mary

  3. I don't live anywhere near Liverpool but I assume there would be cheap Christmas market breaks from East Midlands airport too! I'd love to go to Nuremberg x

  4. Thanks for sharing, I have always wanted to visit a Christmas markets abroad, these options look really good, it would cost for me as I would be going from Heathrow :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures