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Town Christmas Market earns place among best in Europe

Town Christmas Market earns place among best in Europe

Saturday 02 December 2023

Town Christmas Market earns place among best in Europe

Saturday 02 December 2023

Jersey's Royal Square Christmas market has been named as one of the 30 best in Europe by travel guide publisher Lonely Planet.

The Simply Christmas market, which is organised by Genuine Jersey, is currently in the midst of its second of three weekend openings.

The festive event recently beat off markets in Vienna, Milan and Berlin to be awarded 18th place in a list of '30 of the best Christmas markets in Europe for 2023'.

The only other British markets featured in the list are Winchester in 19th place and Padstow in 24th place.


Pictured: Zena Gavey of Daisy Design Ceramics speaks to a customer at the market. (Rob Currie)

The Simply Christmas market's central location and commitment to putting the spotlight on local artisans made the difference for Lonely Planet.

The guide explained: "Chestnut trees strung with lights illuminate [the] Royal Square, and market stalls get shoppers into the festive spirit with mistletoe, real ales, minced pies and locally-made crafts.

"There'll be live music and entertainment too, bringing visitors all the Christmas spirit they need in one enticing package."


Simply Christmas is in the Royal Square from Thursday to Sunday each week until 10 December.

Trading hours are 10:00-20:00 on Thursdays, 10:00-18:00 on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10:00-17:00 on Sundays.

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