Best Christmas Markets Around Europe

by | Dec 7, 2016 | Travels | 0 comments

by | Dec 7, 2016 | Travels | 0 comments

Christmas Markets are amazing to keep your Christmas spirit going. With plenty of mulled wine, all those gingerbread men, handcrafted goods, beautiful sparkling lights and Christmas ornaments you will have plenty of reasons to enjoy a Christmas Market this year.

Innsbruck, Austria
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Christmas Markets

Imagine a stunning snow-covered mountainous background all around you, while strolling around the markets; each stall illuminated with a thousand Christmas lights and the sound of Christmas carols. The Christmas Markets in Innsbruck have the fame of being the most beautiful and romantic markets in the entire alpine region. The best of all? You have 5 different markets in Innsbruck.

When: 15 Nov – 6 Jan

Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Lille, France
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In this Christmas Market composed by 81 wooden stalls, you can find all sort of gifts, drinks, food, sweets and crafts. Some of those crafts come from Russia, Canada and Poland so you will without any question find something interesting to take home with you. In the main square, you can also find a huge ferris wheel and a massive 18 meter Christmas tree.

When: 18 Nov – 30 Dec

Hours: 11 am – 8 pm

Website: Lille Tourism

Stuttgart, Germany
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The biggest Christmas market in Europe with over 280 stalls. Each Stall is decorated beautiful and each year the best one is awarded a prize.  With such a huge amount of stalls, you will have plenty to see, explore and a lot of mulled wine to drink!

When: 25 Nov – 23 Dec

Hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Zagreb – Croatia
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Zagreb won the award of Best Christmas Market of 2016. You can find Christmas ornaments, handmade crafts, traditional food and drinks. With a huge ice rink, a Christmas fair, a special visit from Santa and much, much more you will understand why Zagreb won such award.

When: 26 Nov – 8 Jan

Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Website: Advent Zagreb

Brussels, Belgium
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Christmas Markets

Hailed as one of the most original Christmas Markets in Europe by British tour operators, you know that you will be impressed with your visit to this Christmas Market. Expect a market that extends itself over a 2km trail in which you can get all sorts of gifts and treats, a large wheel, an ice rink and a musical and illuminated fairyland.

When: 25 Nov – 1 Jan

Hours: 12 – 10 pm

Website: Visit Brussels

Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague is a magic city, but in Christmas time and with the snow it feels like it came from a dream. The market has plenty of decorated wooden huts that sell sweets, drinks, traditional crafts and decorations. While in Prague, make sure you try the sweet honey wine and head over to the Market Square to hear carol singing.

When: 26 Nov – 6 Jan

Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Website: Trhypraha

Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen has Christmas Market dotted all over the city. You can see Christmas Markets in Tivoli Gardens, Nyvhan street, Freetown of Christiania, Kongens Nytorv and much more. In Tivoli Gardens you can expect fireworks, carol singing, themed shows and 60 stalls selling food, sweets, drinks and many crafts – you can also enjoy the amusement rides all over Tivoli Garden.

When: 16 Nov – 30 Dec

Hours: 11 am – 11 pm

Berlin, Germany
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Berlin has different Christmas Markets around the town for all sorts of tastes. You can visit the Christmas Market in Alexa theme park, have fun in an ice rink, go on a shopping spree on Kurfurstendamm. If you prefer a more traditional Christmas Market you can head over to Weihnachtszauber Gendarmenmarkt, in which you can find hand craft products from all over the world, sweets, drinks and food – make sure you try a cup of hot white chocolate!

When: 21 Nov – 1 Jan

Hours: 11 am – 9 pm

Website: Visit Berlin

Budapest, Hungary
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One of the most popular Christmas Fair in Europe with over 100 wooden pavilions in which you can find all sorts of goods and products such as woodcrafts, gloves, hats, belts, typical Hungarian foods and much much more. You can also enjoy bands, folkore groups and pretty much anything to get your christmas spirit going.

When: 11 Nov – 1 Jan

Hours: 10 am – 8 pm

Dresden, Germany
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One of the oldest Christmas Markets, it’s no surprise that you can find Dresden in the top 10 of the best Christmas Markets in Europe. There are 11 Christmas Markets to explore in the town, so you will have plenty of opportunities to get into your Christmas spirit and take home bags and bags of presents.

When: 24 Nov – 24 Dec

Hours: 10 am – 9 pm

Website: Dresden

Tallinn, Estonia
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With a Christmas tree set up in the town square since 1441, Tallinn has the oldest Christmas tree ever put in Europe. The town is decorated with a thousand lights and Christmas ornaments that will surely get you into a Christmas spirit. You can try traditional dishes in the market and look out for Santa with its real reindeers.

When: 18 Nov – 7 Jan

Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Website: Visit Estonia

Edinburgh, Scotland
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In Edinburgh, you will find a winter wonderland with a huge ferris wheel, plenty of twinkling lights, carol singers, mulled wine, handcrafted gifts and a lot of hot chocolate to warm you on a cold day.

When: 19 Nov – 1 Jan

Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

London, United Kingdom
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London’s most famous Christmas Markets is the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, but you can also find more Markets located in the Southbank and London Bridge riverside. In the Winter Wonderland, you will find plenty of attractions like fun rides, ice skating, an ice bar and much more.

When: 18 Nov – 2 Jan

Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

How About You?

Have you been to a Christmas Market yet? What was your favourite thing?
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