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Best Christmas markets in Europe

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Discover our best Christmas markets in Europe which are a part of the winter’s holiday magic. You can organize a city break in order to discover the beauty of the Christmas markets from the whole Europe.

Every year, the traditional Christmas markets or even the new ones surprise us with the abundance of the ornaments, the lure of the small houses, the relish of the foods or just like that with the magic of the place.

Come join us in discovering the most beautiful Christmas markets across Europe.

If you want to visit Colmar you can find out more details in our article about:  Colmar Christmas Market 2023

15. The Basel Christmas market, Switzerland

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Occurs between 23 November 2023 to 22 of December 2023

Basel, the cultural capital of Switzerland, like it is known, organizes a beautiful Christmas market in 2 places from the city:

– In front of the city hall, Barfusserplatz;

– In front of the red bricks and enameled tiles cathedral, Munsterplatz.

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14. The Edinburgh Christmas market, Scotland

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Occurs between 24 of November 2023 to 3 January 2024

During 6 weeks, the fun is provided in the city center. Take advantage of the beauty of the Christmas market by climbing into the Ferris wheel that has the best view.

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13. The Leipzig Christmas market, Germany

Occurs between 28 of November 2023 to 23 of December 2023

It is one of the biggest Christmas markets from Germany having around 250 small houses where each has its own charm, attracting the tourists with something. From delicious food relishes, decorations or even fireworks.

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12. Krakow Christmas market, Poland

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Occurs between 24 of November  2023 to 26 of December 2023

It is the oldest Christmas market from Poland located in the big city’s square. Try the local relish foods, like sheep cheese of mulled wine with a special flavor. The feeling is priceless.

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11. Manchester Christmas market, U.K.

Occurs between 11 November 2023 to 22 of December 2023

This market is spread across multiple places in the city. Here you can find gifts for your loved ones to put under the tree and by all means international relish foods together with the mulled wine.

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10. Brussels Christmas market, Belgium

Occurs between 24 November 2023 to 31 of December 2023

250 wooden houses are ready to share culinary delights, from Swiss recipes such as Raclette, to smoked salmon, the essential mulled wine or hot chocolate. The attraction of the Christmas market is the super garden amusement wheel in Saint-Catherine Square.

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9. Nuremberg Christmas market, Germany

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Occurs between 1 to 24 December 2023

Nuremberg, a fabulous city organizes a beautiful Christmas market in the Cathedral square, a state place.

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8. Prague Christmas Market, Czech Republic

Occurs between 2 December 2023 to 6 January 2024

A beautiful and majestic Christmas tree will decorate the city preparing it for Christmas. Small wood houses, the sheepfold of the animals, concerts and Christmas carols, can be found in the two places of the city where the Christmas market takes place in Prague:

The old city square and the Wenceslas square which is within 5 minutes walk from the old city square.

Besides the decorations, the relish foods are to die for: klobasa traditional sausages and beer. Still, the ginger bread and mulled wine are also present.

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7. Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark

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Occurs between 17 November 2023 to 31 December 2023

Small wood houses, the main attraction the light show and a band that sings Christmas carols. The fireworks shows take over the sky in 25, 26 and 31 of December. The 13th of December is a special day where they celebrate the Saint Lucia’s day. This holiday has a procession where 100 little girls with candles in hands are walking towards the city.

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6. Budapest Christmas market, Hungary

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Occurs between 24 of November to 31 December 2023

Budapest dresses its holiday clothes and waits for the tourists when opening the Christmas market.

Find more details about the beauty of the city and its famous attractions at Budapest Christmas market.

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5. Strasbourg Christmas Market, France

Occurs between 24 November to 24 December 2023

Strasbourg city has a tradition of organizing Christmas markets that states back to 1570. Today you can find around 300 small houses organized in 10 places, besides the city’s decorations and lights are stunning. Taste the Alsatian relish foods and the mulled wine.

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4. Craiova Christmas market, Romania

Craiova is gorgeously filled with lights and has a special holiday program attracting multiple visitors. The main attractions are the skating rink, the concerts, the thematic studio, small houses with relish foods and objects that create a fairytale atmosphere.

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3. Vienna Christmas market, Austria

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Occurs between 11 November to 26 December 2023

It is one of the most famous and loved Christmas markets organized starting with 1298.

Spread across 15 locations, especially in front of the Wien squares and palaces it became a tradition to drink the Wien punch or eat the ginger bread.

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2. Tallinn Christmas market, Estonia

Occurs between 1 December 2023 to 6 January 2024

It became one of the most famous, loved and best Christmas markets, being placed among the medieval buildings, the top quality of the products sold at the small houses of the handicraftsmen. On this occasion, there are multiple amusement parks for children.

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1. Zagreb Christmas market, Croatia

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It has been voted “The most beautiful Christmas market across Europe” for 3 years (2016, 2017 and 2018).

Occurs between the 2nd December 2023 to 7 January 2024

Multiple attractions are waiting for you this year: The ice park-rink from Tomislav king’s Square, music concerts/Christmas carols, culinary experiences, Christmas gifts, souvenirs and cheerfulness.

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