Christmas markets have continued to rise in popularity over the last 5 years, both in the UK and across the rest of Europe. Whether you’re a fan of mulled wine and hog roasts, or like browsing around the different stalls, they offer a great experience to get you in the Christmas mood. We’ve reviewed the main Christmas markets across Europe as you can now get great city break offers from British Airways and Hotels.com.
Germany: Munich Christmas Market
Germany is well known for Christmas markets and Munich certainly doesn’t disappoint, with the market steeped in history and tradition. It’s held on the Marienplatz in the heart of the city centre and dates back to the 14th Century. You’ll be able to pick up traditional Bavarian gifts including wood carvings and gingerbread (Lebkuchen), as well as other Christmas gifts. It’s a great market and it’s just one of 20 in total across Munich.
Czech Republic: Prague Christmas Market
Prague is a beautiful city throughout the year and truly comes into life around Christmas with its enchanting sights and landmarks. The Christmas markets light up the city, offering a Winter Wonderland setting, every day including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The larger markets are held in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, selling a huge variety of handcrafted gifts from scented candles to hats and scarves. It’s a great place to pick up stocking fillers and you’ll enjoy the rest of the city after you’ve done the markets.
Sweden: Stockholm Christmas Market
Like other cities, Stockholm has multiple Christmas markets throughout December. The markets start to pop up at various locations from late November, with the old town getting a festive makeover with a cosy feel. You’ll be able to pick up Christmas decorations as well as traditional Swedish products, including reindeer meat, Glogg (mulled wine) and ginger cookies.
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