It’s never been easier to celebrate a vegan Christmas, especially in the UK! There’s an incredible choice of must-visit markets and festive fairs, showcasing the greatest cruelty-free goods our cities have to offer. Here’s our pick of the best vegan Christmas events throughout the UK…
Manchester’s Vegan Christmas Festival at Victoria Baths – Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Manchester will soon be full of Christmas cheer as the city hosts its Vegan Christmas Festival at the beginning of December. Visitors are promised lots of festive fun, with unique Christmas gifts, vegan street food, live music and a bar serving wine and cocktails.
Leeds WinterFest Vegan Christmas Market at Leeds Civic Hall – Sunday 2nd December 2018
Leeds-based vegans are in for a treat at this Christmas market. The event features over 60 stalls, cookery demonstrations and an outdoor catering area, so you’re sure to leave full of festive food!
Zero Waste Christmas Market at Hoxton Arches, London – Saturday 8th December 2018
A Christmas celebration with a twist, London’s Zero Waste Christmas Market is the first of its kind! The vegan-friendly event aims to show how we can celebrate the festive season without the usual excess waste. There’s no single-use plastic allowed and eco-friendly brands will be selling everything from holiday gifts to sustainable clothing.
Vegan Route Christmas Market at Blue House Yard, London – Saturday 8th December 2018
Vegan Route’s festive event is also taking place in the capital. The quirky Christmas market is a must see, featuring charming chalet shops, local London street food and a double decker bus!
Bristol Viva! Vegan Festival at Bristol University Student’s Union – Saturday 8th December 2018
Animal rights charity Viva! is hosting the ultimate cruelty-free Christmas day out in its home base of Bristol. There’s more than 90 stalls of food and gifts to make vegan Christmas shopping easy and there’s talks and live cookery demonstrations to enjoy too.
Welsh Vegan WinterFest at Cardiff City Hall – Sunday 9th December 2018
WinterFest is coming to the Welsh capital and it should be quite the Christmas celebration! There’s more than 60 seasonal stalls, an incredible selection of vegan street food, a craft corner and free face painting for children.
A Vegan Connections Christmas Market at BAaD, Glasgow – Sunday 9th December 2018
Scottish vegans can celebrate Christmas at Glasgow’s festive market, with 35 stalls full of gifts and delicious food. The event will be showcasing the best local vegan businesses, whilst raising money for The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.
Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre at Kensington Town Hall, London – Sunday 9th December 2018
Animal Aid’s Fayre offers the perfect chance to do some vegan Christmas shopping! Now in its 26th year, the day promises more than 100 stalls, talks and cooking demonstrations and will even host the ‘The Great Vegan Cake-Off!’
Dorset Vegan Christmas Festival at Lighthouse, Poole – Sunday 9th December 2018
Dorset’s vegan festival is packed full of festive fun, with 80 stalls, cookery presentations and informative talks running all day. It’s the city’s largest vegan festival so it’s an event not to miss!
No Whey! It’s Christmas! At Nudge Community Builders, Plymouth – Sunday 16th December 2018
Plymouth’s first vegan Christmas market is definitely worth visiting, with animal-friendly gifts, arts and of course, festive food and drink on offer. It’s being organised by the owners of Plymouth Market based No Whey! Tacos!, who want to showcase all the cruelty-free creations of the South West.
Happy vegan Christmas! We hope you enjoy visiting these cruelty-free Christmas celebrations.
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