Your guide to this week’s big UK events (Nov 24 edition)

Happy Monday Liftsharers and welcome to the last week of November, where the Christmas markets have started popping up and everyone’s dashing around like mad to get their gift shopping done.

It’s not all stress and fighting through crazed shoppers hungry for Frozen merchandise, as there’s still a schedule of ace events happening up and down the country. At Liftshare, we want to help you save money when travelling to any event – be it a gig, play, festival, or simply a day out in town with friends, including the events we’ve listed below.

Simply hit the link below each event to see which members are offering lifts to the venue city or town, and get ready to save some cash to spend on mince pies or gifts that aren’t socks.

Ready? Here we go:

Thursday: Birmingham Tradfest

November 27-30 @ various venues

This impressive celebration of Irish folk music is coming to Birmingham – across such venues as the Irish Centre in Birmingham, Molloy’s Ceol Castle, The OoBleck (Custard Factory) and The Old Crown & The Bulls Head. Tradfest promises a wide range of musical acts, including Frankie Gavin & DeDannan, Brian Finnegan Trio and Long Acre, to name just a few. Fans of folk should definitely seek this one out.

Need a lift to Birmingham? See what our members are offering here.

All week: Manchester Christmas Markets

All week @ various venues

Manchester’s award-winning Christmas markets have returned bigger than ever, with new locations, more stalls and of course – more tasty food from around the globe. Seasonal shoppers looking to grab a bargain will be spoiled for choice this year, as the markets offer toys, jewellery, belgian kitchenware, French soaps and much more. There’s good news for vegetarians too, as the market isn’t just selling the usual selection of German sausages and burgers, but a range of meat-free options too. Joy to the world indeed!

Need a lift to Manchester? See what our members are offering here.

All week: Edinburgh Christmas Markets

All week @ various venues

Speaking of Christmas, Edinburgh just launched its festive markets at the weekend and they’ve already gotten off to a flying start. Visitors can browse the various stalls – selling toys, fashion, paintings, jewellry and more, while kids can have fun on the legendary Princes Street Gardens ice rink, Santa Land or the city’s Ferris Wheel. Travel to nearby St. Andrews Square to warm yourself with a cup of mulled wine in the German bar, and check out a show or two. Wrap up warm though, it’s already freezing in the ‘burgh.

Need a lift to Edinburgh? See what our members are offering here.

All week: London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

All week @ Hyde Park, London & various venues

Lastly, we thought we’d round off this week’s event update with another Christmas city take-over, because London’s Winter Wonderland is something very special indeed. It’s especially fun for families, as wee ones can check out the park’s ice rink, the Magical Ice Kingdom and all the awe-inspiring events at Zippo’s Circus. Adults can also have a drink at the Ice Bar, while shoppers can check out a range of over 200 stalls around the city. Visit the Winter Wonderland website to check them out.

Need a lift to London? See what our members are offering here.

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