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Warm up for Christmas at the Best European Christmas Markets!

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Despite originating in Germany, Christmas markets have become a winter tradition across Europe. These markets are great for really getting into the festive spirit, the perfect way to spend the cold winter nights in the center of a city. For those of you who haven’t been to a Christmas market and don’t know what to expect, we suggest wrapping up warm and getting ready to enjoy live, festive music with a glass of mauled wine. There are usually plenty of carnival games and food, such as Crepes or German Bratwursts. You may also find Ice Skating and rides at some of the bigger markets. They also make great places to buy unique presents, as there are plenty of one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts available, perfect for a last minute shopping.

The largest of all Christmas markets is of course in Germany, but there are plenty of other Christmas markets in all major cities across Europe and they are a great way to explore a country’s Christmas traditions. Have a look below for our list of the best in Europe.

Austria

Viennese Christmas Market – Vienna – 13th November to 26th December

Belgium 

Brussels Christmas Market – Brussels – 27th November to 3rd January

Denmark

Tivoli Christmas Market – Copenhagen – 19th November to 31st December

Finland 

Helsinki Christmas Market – Helsinki – 3rd December to 22nd December

France

Strasbourg Christmas Market – Strasbourg – 25th November to 31st December

Christmas Markets in Bordeaux – Bordeaux – 27th November to 27th December

Germany

Cologne Christmas Market, 21st November to 23rd December

Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt – Berlin – 21st November to 31st December

Striezelmarkt – Dresden – 30th November – 21st December

Holland

Maastricht Christmas Festival – Maastricht – 26th November to 27th December

Hungary 

Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival – Budapest – 11th November to 6th January

Italy 

Christmas Market on Piazza Navona – Rome – 1st December to 31st December

Luxembourg 

Christmas Markets – Luxembourg City – 22nd Nov to 24th December

Poland 

Christmas Fair – Warsaw – 9th November to 8th December

Sweden 

Old Town Christmas Market – Stockholm – 19th November to 23rd December

UK 

Christmas in Leicester Square – London – 11th November to 8th January

Bath Christmas Market – Bath – 24th November to 11th December

Edinburgh’s Christmas – Edinburgh, Scotland – 12th December to 7th January

Whether visiting in your home town, whilst on a trip or going specifically to experience some Christmas magic, Luxwing want to wish you a merry Christmas and hope you enjoy your Christmas market experience. If you need help getting there or perhaps fancy taking a tour of some of the best markets across Europe – we can help, call us and we will organise every aspect of your trip today!

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