Here is our list of the best Christmas Markets around the world!
1. Strasbourg Christmas Market (Christkindelsmärik) – Strasbourg, France.
This Christmas market is known as one of the oldest and most beautiful in Europe, as the city transforms into a winter wonderland with hundreds of stalls, festive lights, and a stunning Christmas tree.
Photo Credit to Chad Madden and Aurelien Dockwiller
2. Christkindlmarkt – Nuremberg, Germany.
This market is famous for its traditional wooden stalls selling handmade ornaments, toys, and gingerbread cookies. And for a one-of-a-kind opening ceremony, there is the “Christkind,” wherein a young girl dressed as an angel, opens the market for the festivities to begin.
Photo Credit to Markus Spiske
3. Vienna Christmas Market (Wiener Christkindlmarkt) – Vienna, Austria.
Taking place in front of the City Hall, this market offers a magical atmosphere, where visitors can enjoy ice skating, traditional Austrian treats, and a variety of handmade crafts.
Photo Credit to Alisa Anton
4. Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market – Copenhagen, Denmark.
For a market with one the best locations, which is in one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens, the market features rides, light displays, and stalls selling Nordic handicrafts and holiday treats.
Photo Credit to Ethan Hu
5. Valkenburg Christmas Market – Valkenburg, Netherlands.
Unique for being held in the Velvet Cave, and creating a magical underground Christmas experience, shoppers and visitors can explore the caves and shop for Christmas gifts in a truly enchanting setting.
Photo Credit to Dmitrii Eliuseev
6. Toronto Christmas Market – Toronto, Canada.
Set in the Distillery Historic District, this market has a European-inspired feel, which features festive decorations, Christmas carolers, and a giant Christmas tree.
Photo Credit to Anthony Garcia
7. Gion Matsuri Hachimangu Christmas Market – Kyoto, Japan.
This blending of Japanese and Western Christmas traditions is something like nothing else in the world. With stalls that offer a mix of local and international crafts. For sure visitors can enjoy the cultural exchange in this beautiful and ancient city.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
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