Europe’s 10 Best Christmas Markets
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Christmas is just around the corner, and we can almost feel the cool air and imagine the twinkling lights. Europe will turn into a magical wonderland, filled with Christmas markets that will make you fill like a kid again. Check out our list for the best Christmas markets in Europe!
Strasbourg, France – This Christmas market is the oldest in France and the most renowned, for a good reason. The town squares are full of picturesque wooden huts filled with local produce, and decorated with breathtaking decorations.
Colmar, France – Colmar is a fairytale town, and it turns into something truly magical during Christmas. The narrow cobbled streets will be full of light and beautiful Christmas decorations, as well as 65 stalls. Don’t forget to sip some hot chocolate to keep warm!
Brussels, Belgium – Brussels turns into a true wonder at Christmas time. There’s an ice-skating rink, a huge Christmas tree, a magical light show, a Christmas Parade, a Ferris wheel and over 200 stalls full of Christmas goodies.
Dresden, Germany – With a total of 11 different Christmas markets, Dresden is the ultimate Christmas playground. Each of the markets boasts a different theme, from a medieval market to a ski one. The entire city is in full Christmas mode, with Christmas tales being shown in the city’s theatres and museums that host special exhibitions. Even the boats are decorated with lights along the Elbe!
London, England – Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is truly the most magical Christmas celebration you can imagine. You can find a giant Ferris wheel, a magical ice kingdom, a Christmas circus, and a huge outdoors ice rink alongside countless winter stalls.
Copenhagen, Denmark – The city’s number one Christmas market is held in Tivoli Gardens, where you can meet Santa and his reindeer, and go on some amazing rides while snacking on traditional sweets.
Prague, Czech Republic – This impressive Christmas market brings locals and tourists together to celebrate the Christmas spirit. There is a giant Christmas tree in the Old Town Square, and even a small petting zoo, alongside stalls full of wooden toys and handmade jewellery.
Vienna, Austria – As expected, Vienna is full of music, especially on Christmas. The city hosts choirs from around the world to sing Christmas songs. Other than that, expect a traditional and lush Christmas market, full of beautiful decorations and Christmas goodies.
Rome, Italy – The Christmas market in Rome turns Piazza Navona into a winter wonderland. The fountain in the Piazza gives the market a festive and magical feeling.
What’s the best Christmas market you’ve ever been to?
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