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The 10 Best Christmas Markets

By on October 18, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner, and we can almost feel the cool air and imagine the twinkle lights. Europe will turn into a magical wonderland, filled with Christmas markets that will make you fill like a kid again. Check out our sparkling list for the best Christmas markets in Europe!

Zagreb,Croatia – The entire city turns into a magical Christmas market! The parks, the town’s squares, the streets, everything is full of dance shows, traditional music shows and you can even take a tram ride with Santa Clause. Zagreb is pure Christmas magic!
Zagreb Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb Art Pavilion, Zagreb, Croatia

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.

Entrance to the city center of Strasbourg on Christmas time, France

Entrance to the city center of Strasbourg on Christmas time, France

Colmar, France Colmar is a fairytale town, and it turns into something truly magical during Christmas. The little cobbled streets will be full of light and beautiful Christmas decorations and will host 65 stalls. Don’t forget to sip some hot chocolate and keep yourself warm!

Christmas decorations in Colmar, France

Christmas decorations in Colmar, France

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 traditional Ferris wheel and over 200 stalls full of Christmas goodies.

Grand Place of Brussels Belgium and a huge Christmas tree

Grand Place of Brussels Belgium and a huge Christmas tree

Dresden, Germany – A total of 11 different Christmas markets, Dresden is the ultimate Christmas playground. Each of the 11 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.

Dresden christmas market

Dresden christmas market

London, England – Hyde Parks’ winter wonderland is truly the most magical Christmas destination you can imagine. You can find a giant Farris wheel, a magical ice kingdom, a Christmas circus, and a huge outdoors ice rink alongside countless winter stalls.

Hyde Park's winter WonderLand

Hyde Park’s winter WonderLand

Copenhagen, Denmark – The city’s number one Christmas market is being held at Tivoli Gardens, where you can meet Santa and his reindeers and ride some amazing rides while snacking on traditional sweets.

The carousel and christmas illumination in Tivoli Gardens

The carousel and christmas illumination in Tivoli Gardens

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 jewelry.

Prague Christmas market in the Old Town Square

Prague Christmas market in the Old Town Square

Vienna, Austria – As expected, Vienna is full of music, especially on Christmas. The town 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.

christmas market in Vienna, Austria

christmas market in Vienna, Austria

Rome, Italy – The Christmas market in Rome turns Piazza Navona into a winter wonderland. The fountain in the Piazza give the market a festive and magical feeling.

St. Peter's square at Christmas (Rome)

St. Peter’s square at Christmas (Rome)

 

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