6 Must Visit Christmas Markets around Europe

Christmas comes but once a year and with it, Christmas trees, decorations, lavish food and, increasingly, Christmas markets! Originating from the late middle ages in Germany, Austria and neighbouring countries, these seasonal markets are home to festive food, nativity scenes, bright lights, and colourful crafts; which make the Christmas season all the merrier. Here is our hand-picked selection of our favourite Christmas markets across Europe.

Strasbourg, France
25th November – 31st December

Winner of Best Christmas market two years running, the Strasbourg Christmas market is widely regarded as the largest and oldest Christmas market in France. Coupled with the beautiful architectural features of Strasbourg, the Christmas market looks rather magical.

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London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
18th November – 2nd January

London’s Hyde Park really does turn into a Winter Wonderland throughout November and December with a wealth of Christmas stalls, selling a whole host of tasty treats and hand-crafted goods, not to mention the fun fair, circus and Magical Ice Kingdom.

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Vienna, Austria
12th November – 24th December

Vienna’s Christmas market is one of the oldest lasting markets sitting before the magical Vienna Cathedral. A perfect setting for nostalgia, nativity and romance is complemented by the beautifully scented candles which add a wonderful aroma to the skies.

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Bologna, Italy
20th November – 6th January

The Bologna Christmas market offers some of the most delicious seasonal treats from across the continent, quite fitting for a country with a passion for delicious food.

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Bruges, Belgium
25th November – 1st January

One of the most eye catching elements of the Bruges Christmas market is the ice rink which takes centre stage in the heart of the city. This is surrounded by market stalls and a number of delicatessens and gift shops.

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Frankfurt, Germany
23rd November – 22nd December

You cannot go through a list of top Christmas markets without mentioning at least one of the many Christmas markets that occur in Germany every year, this one in Frankfurt is one of the largest.

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