The Most Christmassy Places In the UK Revealed

By Christine Emelone
Monday, 13th December 2021, 12:22 pm
Updated Monday, 13th December 2021, 12:22 pm

Birmingham crowned the festive capital

New research has revealed the best UK cities for a festive experience. This was conducted by Forbes Advisor -a financial guidance and comparison site.

Birmingham wins top spot for best festive destination (photo: shutterstock)

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Christmas rating scores

Based on this, each location was given a 'Christmas rating' out of 100.

Birmingham came in joint place with Glasgow with a score of 64. London came in third place with a score of 58.

London Christmas Markets came third on the list (photo:shutterstock)

To rank each city, Forbes Advisor tracked data relating to the festive period. The number of times each area had snowfall on Christmas Day was tracked using official Met Office reports.

In addition, the stores Next, John Lewis and House Of Fraser were used to assess shopping amenities available.

The top three

Looking at Christmas markets in each area, the platform tracked Facebook and Tripadvisor reviews to reveal which destination had the highest rated Christmas market.

The results showed Birmingham (4.7), London (4.7) and Manchester (4.5) made the top three.

Manchester made the top three of best Christmas markets list (photo: shutterstock)

The ten most festive destinations in the UK ranked

  1. Birmingham- 64
  2. Glasgow- 64
  3. London- 58
  4. Leeds- 53
  5. Northampton- 50
  6. Leicester- 44
  7. Manchester- 44
  8. York- 41
  9. Belfast- 40
  10. Newcastle -39

Laura Howard, finance expert at Forbes Advisor said: "This Christmas requires financial planning and preparation.

Now is a good time to consider where the inevitable Christmas spend will come from.

If salary and savings won't cover it and you are likely to use a credit card, be sure to choose one with an interest-fee period on purchases. This will provide some breathing space for next year."

More information on the most festive places in the UK can be found here