As towns, cities and villages across the UK are magically transformed into winter wonderlands with twinkling lights and the tallest Christmas trees you’ve ever set your eyes upon, it’s a sure sign that it won’t be too long until Christmas markets start popping up too.

With stalls upon stalls offering hog roasts, burgers and bratwursts Christmas markets don’t exactly cater for, or make a pleasant experience, for vegetarians and vegans.

By swapping cruelty for compassion with stalls full of the most delicious festive treats and indulgent cruelty free gifts, everyone can now enjoy the surroundings of a Christmas market as lots of vegan-friendly versions are finally coming to a town near you!

Winterfest Vegan Christmas Market
November 27th, 11am – 5pm, Leeds Town Hall. Admission £3
130 stalls including cakes and chocolate, hot takeaway food, make up, clothing, pet treats and vegan cheese. Free samples and discounts, all day children’s activities, talks, live cookery demonstrations, live music, all day bars, debates and much more.

Breckland Compassionate Living Fair
Dec 3rd, 10am – 4pm, The Guildhall, Thetford. Admission Free
Ethical Christmas gifts, local businesses and animal charities, free samples, homemade food, beauty and skincare, pet treats and much more.

Animal Aid’s Christmas Fayre 2016
Dec 4th, 10am – 5pm, Kensington Town Hall, London. Admission £2
Cruelty free gifts and beauty, vegan chocolates, cupcakes and Christmas cakes, puddings for the big day, huge selection of vegan beers, cheeses, confectionery and savoury pies.

Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fayre Winter Wonderland
Dec 4th, 11am – 5pm, Depot Construction House, Cardiff. Admission £1
Cruelty-free food, health & beauty products, gifts and animal rescue charities.

Vegan Organic Network Pop-up Vegan Christmas Fair
Dec 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th, Cross Street Church Unitarian, Cross St, Manchester
Vegan goodies, gifts and stocking fillers.

Lincoln Vegan Christmas Festival
Dec 11th, 10am – 4pm, The Assembly Rooms, Lincoln
Stalls of delicious vegan food and music.

Compassionate Christmas Fair
Dec 11th, 10am – 3pm, Civic Community Hall, Hailsham. Admission Free
30 stalls, hand-made gifts, gourmet vegan food, live music, free talks and samples

Nicely Kitchen’s Vegan and Artisan Christmas Market
Dec 11th at Altrincham Football Club, Manchester. Admission £3
Altrincham’s first vegan and artisan market a percentage of entry sales will be donated to Dogs 4 Rescue, full bar serving mulled wine.

Birmingham Vegan Christmas Fair
Dec 17th, 10:30am – 4pm, Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham
50 stalls, goodies & gifts for sale, including cakes, chocolate, cheese, skincare, clothing, preserves, recipe books, several catering stalls & various rescues, sanctuaries & campaigning groups.

Everything you need for a cruelty free and compassionate Christmas!