A Christmas market
It is Christmas market season in Hull. Picture: Ross Sneddon

4 free Christmas markets in Hull (and one in Beverley) this weekend

Advent calendars have been broken into (and perhaps entirely scoffed in some households …) yet many in Hull will again have left their Christmas shopping until just weeks before Christmas.

Put it off no longer! Head out this weekend with pockets filled with gold and snap up fantastic festive gifts from some cracking Christmas markets and fairs taking place in Hull.

And as a bonus, with Christmas being the season of giving, we have added the chance to raise money for the charity of your choice by sponsoring someone as they run around a park in a big red suit.

Here are 5 free Christmas markets in the Hull area this weekend.

1. Victorian Christmas market
Trinity Square and Hull Minster
Saturday 11am-4pm

Crafts, entertainment, free children’s rides as well as Victorian characters and a range of stalls. Traditional horse carriage rides will take place and at 10.30am, a coach and horses will parade along Trinity House Lane and turn at Beverley Gate carrying the Lord Mayor to officially open the event.

Read more here.

2. Hull College Christmas fair
Hull College
Saturday 10am-4pm

The college in Wilberforce Drive will become a Christmas wonderland as Hull business set up stalls selling gifts and treats in time for a spot of Christmas shopping. Santa will be in his grotto and his reindeer will also pay a visit to the family-friendly event.

College tutors will be on hand to speak to potential students and answer questions on courses. Register your attendance here.

3. Good Things Market
66 Humber Street
Sunday 11am-5pm

A chance to support the city’s independent traders at this art, craft and design market selling prints, jewellery, homewares and ceramics.

Pick up Christmas gifts, grab a bite to eat and enjoy seasonal music in Hull’s Fruit Market. Learn more here.

4. Hull Vineyard Christmas Market
Hull Vineyard Church
Saturday 10am-4pm

Top up your Christmas shopping and explore unique, bespoke craft stalls at this busy event.

A very busy Santa Claus will also be in his grotto at this church so bring the children and get a photograph with the big red bearded one before tucking in at food stalls. To request a stall, call the Hull Vineyard Church on 01482 343333. Read more here.

5. Beverley Festival of Christmas
Saturday Market
Sunday 10am-4pm

This East Riding town centre will once again be transformed into a Christmas shopper’s wonderland as more than 120 stalls brimming with Christmas gifts and locally made treats take over the historic market town.

The Christmas Parade sets off from Wednesday Market to Saturday Market at 10am. Read more here.

6. Santa Fun Run
Pickering Park
Sunday 11am
£12 for adults, £7/£5 for children

Up to 500 Santas will don trainers to run, walk, hop or crawl backwards around the 3K course for charity at this event organised by The Rotary Clubs of Holderness and Humberside.

Runners don’t need to be members of the club but must let the Rotary Clubs know how much they raised and who will benefit. Find more details here.


Trinity Market
The city centre will be taken over for the annual Pride in Hull event this weekend.