The best Christmas markets in Europe
Here’s a list of five of the best Christmas markets in Europe’s most impressive cities
Budapest’s wonderful market has two options – a market in Vorosmarty Square and one in the Basilica. Can’t choose between them? Then go to both!
In Vorosmarty Square you will find food stalls, craft shops and free concerts. The Basilica has all these attractions but it also has laser projections of Christmas decorations in the church and an ice skating rink surrounding a big Christmas tree. Two unforgettable markets!
One of the most impressive Christmas markets, offering you plenty of Belgian delicacies: you can try Belgian waffles, mulled wine, and of course beer and chocolate. There is also a 2 km stretch of snow-covered market chalets.
You can wander around the Brussels Christmas market for gifts to stuff your stockings, enjoy a bird’s eye view from the top of the Ferris wheel or take a ride on the merry-go-round. What are you waiting for?
The market in Prague is a gem which has to feature in every ‘ best Christmas markets in Europe’ list.
Want to live like a local in Prague? Then you should drink the local Christmas drink called ‘grog’ – rum with lemon and sugar – and try the sausages from the grill.
At this market, you will find open-air concerts, gifts and much more.
Cologne’s Angel Market offers a magical visit, with hundreds of twinkling lights suspended in the air like stars, and angels amongst elaborately decorated gables.
If you fancy something different, get your skates on and head to the Heumarkt open-air skating rink – a Christmas experience like no other
You can’t forget the Christmas market in Vienna, one of the most traditional markets in Europe. The traditional Christmas Market offers Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts, culinary delights, confectionery and hot drinks.
At the Vienna Ice World you can put on your skates and glide through the City Hall Park. Want something else? Don’t miss the Christmas World in the park, with a carousel, a nativity scene trail and its own skating rink.