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It doesn't get much more festive than visiting a Christmas market! Every holiday season, squares open up lined with stalls selling traditional eats and handcrafted gifts. Visitors come from all over to shop, enjoy the decorations, and get in on the holiday spirit. These Christmas markets are some of the best in the world, and they're totally worth a visit.
Open from Oct. 27, 2018 through Jan. 2, 2019
Experience a European open-air market right in midtown. The Winter Village has 125 shops that surround the 17,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink. The best part is, it’s free to skate. You just have to pay to rent skates, unless you have your own. Once December rolls around, you can even take free pictures with Santa.
Open from Dec. 1, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019
It’s nearly impossible to not have a good time at Advent in Zagreb. All around Ban Jelačić Square are events and attractions to celebrate the holidays. There are ice sculpture carvings, an ice rink, and outdoor music stages, along with all the food stands and vendors.
Open from Nov. 15 through Dec. 23, 2018
Head to Victoria Square to experience the largest authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany or Austria. There's over 120 stalls filled with schnitzels, bratwursts, weissbier (wheat beer), handcrafted leatherwork, toys, jewelry, and more. You’ll also be able to experience the Christmas Craft Market, which is right next door in Centenary Square, offering local food and beer.
Open from Nov. 24, 2018 through Jan. 5, 2019
In 1441, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, became the first city to put a Christmas tree on display, thanks to the Brotherhood of Blackheads. Every year at the market, people come to see the tree along with all the other festivities. Not only does this market have huts with handmade gifts, but live performances, too.
Open from Nov. 30 through Dec. 26, 2018
You’ll have a magical visit to the Krakow Christmas market. Usually, with the snow that comes in December, the market in Rynek Glowny — the city’s main square — looks like a winter wonderland. You’ll find not only adorable handmade goods and antiques, but also spiced mulled wine.
Open from Nov. 22 through Dec. 9, 2018
Every year, in November, the Abbey Churchyard in Bath is transformed into a winter wonderland at the Christmas Market. There will be delicious wines and fresh-baked mince pies to taste as you wander the streets surrounded by the stunning architecture of the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. This year, there will be 200 chalets that offer homemade goods like toys, candles, food, and jewelry.
Open from November 28 through December 24, 2018
Germany's oldest Christmas market, Dresden Striezelmarkt, brings millions of visitors from all over to its festive streets that are filled with novelties and traditional foods of all sorts. Be sure to try a slice of fresh stollen, a traditional fruit bread.
Open from Nov. 16, 2018 through Jan. 5, 2019
Just like all the other Christmas markets, Edinburgh's Christmas Market has local dishes and handmade crafts, but the best part is all the additional attractions they have. Find your way through the Christmas tree maze, or test your skill on the ice skating rink. There's something for the whole family!
Open from Nov. 9 through Dec. 31, 2018
There are two main Christmas markets in Budapest: the market in Vorosmarty Square and the market by the Basilica. The Vorosmarty Square market is the oldest in Budapest, filled with singing choirs and wooden market stalls that sell homemade gifts and local foods. Be sure to try the potato dumplings (dodolle) or the cinnamon pastries called Chimney Cakes. At the market by the basilica, you'll not only find more shops, but a skating rink and visual Christmas narrative that's projected on the church as well.
Open from Nov. 23 through Dec. 30, 2018
Walk along the cobblestone streets in this French city as you take in all the Christmas decorations. This Capital of Christmas market is located right in the cathedral square, where it was founded in 1570. Try many of the parties and various traditional sweets that'll be delicious with the Alsace wines and beers offered.
Dates not yet announced
Shop, eat, and enjoy the glittering skyscrapers and all the lights at the Hong Kong Winterfest. As the dates are still yet to be determined, we're hoping they continue the Pulse 3D light show they had for 2017's fest. What we can count on are all the shops and festive menus that make it a unique experience, like congee, the traditional rice porridge.
Dates not yet announced
There are over 240 stalls filled with holiday treats and gifts that make this Christmas market a standout across all of Europe. Take a ride on the extravagantly lit Ferris wheel, and check out the 75-foot tree after you roam the streets checking out all the local shops.