Have you started shopping for Christmas? Christmas is around the corner and Christmas shopping is what we all are looking forward to. Christmas is all about joy, happiness, and feasts.
Christmas is celebrated all over the globe. Europe has so much to explore especially the European Christmas markets. This festival in Europe is a vibrant mix of twinkling lights, famous markets, carols and concerts, atmospheric midnight masses, and plenty of holiday cheer. Book your Europe tour with LPO Holidays.
Let’s take a tour to these Christmas markets in Europe:
1)Vienna is a one-stop destination of all needs!
Vienna is all about cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special festive charm. So the whole town indulges in celebrations magically.
Vienna has 25 Christmas markets all over the city. Among which these markets near historic landmarks such as Christmas village at Belvedere Palace and market at Schonbrunn Palace are widely popular amongst the tourists.
These markets are one-stop destinations for all your needs. You’ll find the variety of handcrafted gifts also with freshly baked traditional Christmas cookies Vanillekipferl which are Austrian crescent-shaped cookies flavored with almonds and vanilla and treated with melodious Christmas carols!
Market Dates: 17th November to 26th December
2) Paris is where you stroll in the festive season!
Paris is a city of lights. all dazzled throughout the Christmas season.
Paris is always ready with lavish decorations along with long Christmas markets.
The largest Christmas market in Paris is La Defense with over 250 stalls. Kids enjoy Pere Noel (Santa Claus) and artic-themed rink for ice skating.
Christmas markets at Champs Elysee coming back this year near Louvre. The market at Quai Branly next to Eiffel Tower is perfect for a Christmas postcard. These markets are a perfect place for a stroll with kids or your better half.
Market Dates: Mid-November to January 1st
3) Prague and Fairytale festive vibes!
Prague is home to several well-known cultural attractions. Christmas in Prague has an unforgettable atmosphere. At the time, the city is festively decorated and many Christmas markets are held.
The main markets are held at the Old Town Square and at Wenceslas Square. Also, there are small markets near Republic Square, at Havel’s market, and at the fairytale Prague castle.
You can sip some Czech Pilsners and have some Trdelnik (a traditionally Slovakian dish of spiraled dough coated in sugar and cinnamon) to go along with it.
Market Dates- 1st December to 6th January
4) Venice lits up during Christmas!
Venice means gorgeous canals and rich architecture. Venice is cold, uncrowded and joyful during Christmas.
The main Christmas market is held at Campo Santo Stefano and unlike other traditional markets, it includes local Italian food and crafts. You’ll find Christmas ornaments and decorative items crafted from the Murano glass, traditional carnival masks, ceramics, and jewelry.
Along with these markets, local Italian delicacies and gourmet treats such as truffle-infused olive oil are available in abundance. Also, the air in Venice is infused with the aroma of roasted chestnuts which are popular during Christmas time in Italy.
Market Dates- Generally throughout December
5) Brussels turns into ‘Winter Wonder’!
Brussels is a land of architectural landmarks and gastronomy.
If you really want to get all the festive vibe, then Brussels is the place. To get into the Christmas spirit of Brussels, you need to visit Christmas markets there.
The city turns into the Christmas market and that event called ‘Winter Wonders’ which takes place around the old town landmarks of Grand Place, the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie ice rink, the Place Sainte-Catherine, and the Marche aux Poissons.
The Winter Wonders is a grand Christmas market with over 250 chalets and a ferries wheel for everyone draws all the attention.
Market Dates: 30th November to 6th January
Travel to Europe gets into the festive vibe with these Christmas markets.
So pack your bags and sing along to the jingle bells!