Hello lovelies, how’s everything going? Winter in Europe is a wonderful time to visit the most beautiful Christmas markets. If you are looking for Christmas presents and dream of the lovely smell of a Christmas tree or the lovely sound of Christmas carols, please dive into our selection of the best Christmas markets in Europe, the best destinations for perfect Christmas holidays. via europeanbestdestinations.com
The 5 Best Christmas Markets In Europe
The 5 Best Christmas Markets In Europe according to europeanbestdestinations.com are:
1. Zagreb, Croatia
From 1st December 2018 to 6th January 2019
The sound of Christmas bells, the scent of gingerbread, mulled wine and various other delicacies… Just forget everything and enjoy all these wonderful things! During the Advent season, Zagreb offers a variety of events that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Plenty of fun, excellent food, unique events, art, but also a genuine Christmas atmosphere, await you on the streets of Croatia’s capital.
Don’t wait for Santa sitting by your fireplace, find him in the city! Make sure you polish your boots before you go because we have in store for you a number of pleasant surprises, including the musical program which will make you want to dance all night long!
Ready, set… Advent in Zagreb!
2. Colmar, France
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From 23rd November to 30th December 2018
The 2nd best Christmas Markets in Europe and the best Christmas market in France, Colmar combines all the ingredients of a dream destination: culture, relaxation, well-being, gastronomy, wines, traditions, architecture. Its Christmas market is world famous and Colmar is a friendly and safe destination.
Let’s go to Colmar, a city where the magic of Christmas can be experienced in its purest form for six entire weeks, since 18 years. Your way will be drawn by illuminations linking to the city’s five Christmas markets, in a labyrinth of small streets lined with century old half-timbered houses.
3. Vienna, Austria
From 17th November to 24th December 2018
Vienna is for most travellers one of the best destinations in the world to celebrate Christmas. That is why you voted for Vienna as one of the three best Christmas markets in Europe.
The whole city turns into a gigantic, magical and unique Christmas market. This Christmas Market will leave you with unforgettable memories and is perfect for both young and old. Ranked among the safest destinations in Europe for its low crime rate, Vienna is the perfect destination for a great time with friends, family or lovers.
One of the most well-known Christmas Markets is the traditional “Vienna Magic of Advent”, which turns the City Hall Square into a shining fairytale land. Christmas gifts, tree decorations, sweets and warming drinks are awaiting you as well as a carousel and craft fun Christmas Workshops for kids. The trees of the surrounding City Hall park are festively decorated and radiate in a sea of lights – a Viennese experience, you’ll definitely don’t want to miss!
4. Budapest, Hungary
From 27th November 2018 to 2nd January 2019
Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest is your favourite Christmas market in Hungary but also one of your 5 favourite Christmas markets in Europe. The organizers of this event work hard every year to offer you what is certainly one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world. Do you know that Santa Claus himself goes shopping to the Advent Feast at the Basilica?
Discover this enchanting city-centre Christmas celebration rich within Central European holiday traditions; it also features modern elements such as flash mobs, a wide range of the best Hungarian contemporary hand-craft products, and the monumental light show that with 3D glasses will give a new dimension to the façade of St. Stephen’s Basilica.
5. Strasbourg, France
From 23rd November to 30th December 2018
Several times voted as your favourite Christmas market in Europe, Strasbourg remains a must for Christmas lovers. The one that bears the name of “Capital of Christmas” has not finished marveling you with sublime illuminations, a traditional Christmas market with all the Alsatian specialties , its unique atmosphere and its beautiful hotels for a city break in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The spiritual environment and traditions of Advent are well established in Strasbourg. You will find 4 outstanding Advent concerts, a Living Nativity and a wide range of authentic live music and cultural events. It’s the perfect opportunity to go on a cultural trip through time!
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