Our Favourite Christmas Markets

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas? Well we are starting to get into the festive spirit and have chosen our pick of favourite Christmas Markets to visit in Europe. Why not take a short trip abroad and experience the festive atmosphere filled with stalls offering sweet treats, mulled wine, seasonal foods and more in a wonderful winter setting?

Munich

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Renowned for its display of Christmas markets, Germany is the place to experience traditional Christmas markets. Head on over to Marienplatz in the city centre of Munich and see the centrepiece Christmas tree lit up at night and visit the famous beer halls.

 

Barcelona

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Fira de Santa Llúcia is Barcelona’s most notable Christmas markets and will be celebrating its 227th anniversary this year. A must have item to buy whilst here is the Caga Tío, a log with a smiley face. Literally translated as a ‘poo log’ it is fed orange peel and turrón, a Spanish nougat. Children beat Caga Tío with a stick and hope to get lots of presents! Rooted in Catalan tradition, the Caga Tío is very popular.

 

Brussels

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Named Brussels Winter Wonders, this Christmas market runs 1.2 miles from Grand-Place to Place Saint Catherine. There are over 240 chalets at Winter Wonders offering handcrafted gifts, food and drink.

 

Paris

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Paris has a range of Christmas markets worth exploring, from Champs-Elysées, La Défense and Monmarte to name a few. Enjoy the festivities with mulled wine and seasonal treats such as roasted chestnuts.

 

Copenhagen

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Set in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen’s popular Christmas market is surrounded by an ice rink, rollercoaster and theme park rides. Experience Danish Christmas festivities with their version of mulled wine called Glögg.

 

Birmingham

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Of course you don’t have to venture abroad to enjoy Christmas markets. Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the biggest authentic German Markets in the UK. Try the traditional food and drink such as bratwurst and glühwein (mulled wine) and soak in the Christmas atmosphere!

 

Have you been to any of these Christmas markets?

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