Colorful stalls, misty lighting, and a mug filled to the brim with mulled wine, a visit to a Christmas market brings magic in these dark days before Christmas! Check out the most beautiful and atmospheric Christmas markets in Europe.
London is a perfect place to do your Christmas shopping. From November 20 to January 3 the city looks delightful. Shops and streets are beautifully decorated. Everywhere you can find Christmas trees and lights. Winter is a great moment to visit the British capital. You can tour various Christmas markets and ice rinks in London. The best markets are at the London Eye, Hyde Park and around Serpentine Road.
The stately but always modern Vienna is already a fairytale city. But every year from mid-November, Vienna is transformed into a Christmas city. There are stalls, performances and activities throughout the city. The Wiener Christkindlmarkt at the beautiful Rathaus is the most famous and oldest market, which has existed for 700 years and has kept its charm all the time. The Viennese Christmas market is also fun to visit with children, they can play games in many places, make pony rides or make their own presents.
The Christmas market in Wroclaw is undoubtedly the most beautiful in Poland. This not only concerns the market square, but also the Solny Square and the streets Świdnicka and Oławska. At the bazaar, you can buy various Christmas items, as well as specialities from Polish cuisine ( bigos, slices of bread, Saint-Martin croissants, potatoes with herring, various types of dumplings, cabbage rolls, barberry, highland cheese “oscypek” with cranberries) and specialities from other countries. And of course a lot of sweets! There are many attractions for children and adults – spectacles, artistic performances by young children and Christmas concerts that take place on stage. The Prezentuś Dwarf appears on the market square. According to legend, if you touch his hat three times, all wishes and dreams come true. You can only meet this pleasant dwarf here during the Christmas market. Wrocław is after all the city of dwarves!
The city of Paris is already well-known as ‘city of light’ and to honour this title, in the month of December, there are numerous extra light decorations. The Christmas markets of Paris can’t be missed. Enjoy various stores with handmade gifts, antique items, good food, accessories, Christmas balls and Christmas decorations. There is everything. Meanwhile, grab a hot mulled wine and your Christmas in Paris cannot go wrong.