Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Christmas markets are brilliant not only to find the perfect and original Christmas gifts, but also to enjoy some traditional crafts, food, and designs. If you’re heading to Europe and you would like to experience the true magic of Christmas, check out our list of the best Christmas markets! Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!


Tallinn, Estonia

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Tallinn Christmas Market
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The Christmas Market in Tallinn is one of the prettiest markets on the list. The snow covers up the square and sits upon the roofs giving this market a cozy feel. The market is pretty small with only 60 small wooden huts.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague Christmas Market
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Prague is known by its distinctively medieval backdrop, with huge towers, churches and the magnifique ninth-century castle. The biggest Christmas Market in Prague takes place on Old Square, by the famed astronomical clock. The market is open from November 30 to January 6.

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Christmas Market
Vienna Christmas Market
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At the Town Hall Square, from November 15 to December 26, the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) is a must-see! The trees are illuminated, the artists are singing live and it has around 150 stalls selling decorations and ornaments. You have also 152 stands to get lost with the sweetest treats, most flavorsome punches and of course, creative gifts.

Manchester, UK

Manchester Christmas Market
Manchester Christmas Market
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Manchester Christmas Market attracts seven million visitors yearly. The market is basically 300 chalets lined market that trails across the city, so you’ll have plenty of things to see!

Edinburgh, UK

Edinburgh Christmas Market
Edinburgh Christmas Market
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The Edinburgh Market started on November 16 and end’s on January 4. It’s a six week season of festive entertainment in the heart of the city. The market is the best place where you can enjoy and have great fun with your family.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Christmas Markets, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tivoli Christmas Market, Copenhagen, Denmark
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From November 16 to January 5, the park Tivoli Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with more than half a million twinkling lights. One of the most beautiful scenarios is the old steam train that is parked up outside with a specially decorated station building.

Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg Christmas Markets
Christmas Market in Nuremberg
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The Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market) in Nuremberg is unrivaled in its beauty, traditions, and atmosphere.

Words by Rita Archer

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