Christmas markets in Europe in the 2017-2018 year: tours

Winter in Europe is a great time to visit the most beautiful Christmas markets. Tours for Christmas 2018 in Europe will provide impressions and Christmas gifts to the beautiful sounds of carols. Cities of Europe combines the fragrance of Christmas trees, bright mistletoe and incredible traditional delicacies from different countries We offer to dive into the special world of the best Christmas markets in Europe and explore the Christmas menu:

Christmas in Europe

The most delicious Christmas markets in Europe

Few places in the world have the charm of Europe during Christmas. Decorated with sparkling lights, wooden chalets in the Christmas markets, cafes, restaurants, shops smell sweet chestnuts and mulled wine. The lively and famous Christmas markets offer everything from baby rattles to designer jewelry. In addition to lights, shopping and general fun, the most attractive part of any of these markets is food and drinks, which vary from culture to culture and from country to country.

Christmas markets in Europe

Italy, Bologna: Christmas Meal

from November 20 to December 26

Italy does not come to mind when choosing a Christmas tour to Europe. Guests flock to the medieval streets of Germany, Austria, England and the Czech Republic. Nevertheless, the country - especially the northern city of Bologna - boasts one of the most exciting Christmas markets in Europe. Bologna has long been considered one of the most famous gastronomic cities of Italy. Culinary talents come alive during Christmas. From the pasta with cheese and Bologna sauce can not tear myself away. Right in front of the 12th century San Pietro Cathedral, the Fiera di Natale holiday market is located on the square. Trade:

  • sweets from nougat, almond and honey;
  • buffalo milk cheeses - mozzarella and burat;
  • horse meat sausage;
  • fresh tortillini and special sauce.

All this is plentifully eaten with crispy pumpkin bread pizza topped with boiled stews or sweet chocolate tortillas filled with ricotta cream.

For souvenirs offer a nice collection of small figures of Christmas scenes, wooden bowls, spoons and other trinkets.

Christmas Market in Italy

Christmas markets in Italy

The Christmas markets of Mercatino di Natale in Italy are popular with both locals and visitors from Europe.A visit to the Italian Christmas market is remembered for its aroma, fun, special entourage. In addition to Bologna in Italy, you can visit other Christmas events.

Place and date Description

November 18 to January 6, 2018

Trento Christmas Market is more than 70 traditional wooden huts selling a variety of crafts in the magnificent city of Trento.
Florence Florence Christmas Market inspired by the traditions of the German city of Heidelberg

November 24 - January 6, 2018

Discover traditional crafts and tempting delicacies at the Brunico Christmas Market, located between the 4 main gates of the medieval city walls.

November 24 to January 6, 2018

The theme of the Christmas market Merano this year is “Enjoyment and relaxation”

November 23 to January 6, 2018

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in the traditional trading city of Bolzano
Bologna Holiday from late November to early January
Roman Christmas Markets Christmas markets occupy all areas of Rome, filled with useful things, especially in Piazza Navona

November 25 - January 6, 2018

Fun atmosphere full of music and colors

November 24 to January 6, 2018

A very popular meeting place for the holiday - the Vipiteno market takes place in the shadow of the Torre delle Dodichi.


The main Christmas market takes place on the historic square near the Palace Grassi and turns Campo Santo Stefano into a Christmas village with wooden houses throughout December
Verona A visit to the Christmas market in Verona means diving into the magical tradition of Christmas Veronese
Christmas Market Trieste


Typical products and wines of Trieste, Christmas decorations, songs and music to accompany visitors in the festive season.

November 24 - January 6, 2018

The venerable cathedral with the 800-year-old Gothic abode gives a unique aura to the Christmas market, taking place on Cathedral Square
Turin The Turin Christmas market of exquisite handicrafts and exquisite products from 14 Italian regions and 8 foreign countries creates a wonderful atmosphere for families and friends.
Genoa Genoa's Christmas Market is open throughout December and is a meeting point for about 100 craftsmen from all over Italy.
Livigno Mercatini di Natale is a traditional Italian Christmas market.
Milan A number of markets work in Milan for every taste - everything is presented, from high fashion to extraordinary cakes
Naples Be sure to visit San Gregorio-Armeno, a picturesque street surrounded by many artisan enterprises, small statues and native scenes.
Ortisei Valgarden Christmas Village Fabulous huts encourage visitors to try regional products and fine food.
Santa Cristina Valgarden Christmas market for families
Cortina In December, Corso Italia, the heart of Cortina d’Ampezzo, will host guests in traditional decorated wooden houses for the Christmas market.
Belluno Belluno Christmas Market sells hand-made wool and wood, original gift ideas, local and regional dishes.
Aosta Marché Vert Noel turns Aosta into an alpine holiday village
Selva Valgarden Original Christmas luminous huts create a magical Christmas world
Udine Enjoy the charm of Christmas carols, markets, traditions and the atmosphere of the Christmas market Udine
Sauris Christmas Market Sauris demonstrates the traditions of this wonderful mountain village
Rovereto Small wooden houses, the smell of tar, fresh air, a starry sky and a chance of snow entice you to the magic of the Rovereto Christmas market
Arco Christmas Market

November 17 - January 7, 2018

Magical atmosphere and characteristic wooden huts offering high-quality craft products

Hungary, Budapest: traditional dishes

from November 10 to January 1

Kiosks in Hungary look like country cottages. They make up the bulk of the Vorosmarty ter Christmas market - this is where the best national dishes are served. Christmas markets in Europe 2017-2018 in Hungary invite tourists who appreciate national cuisine and handicrafts.

Tourists in the middle of November in the center of the Pest district, next to the famous Fashion Street, the market is visited by more than 150 brightly lit, decorative shops selling everything from handmade glass necklaces to soft blankets. Food is located in the center of the market, next to a high, well-lit Christmas tree. The choice of dishes is almost dizzying - sellers sell:

  • chubby sausages on the grill, topped with spicy mustard and paprika;
  • mulled wine flavored with fresh fruit;
  • puff pastries cooked on an open fire spit and seasoned with chocolate or cinnamon sugar;
  • the largest and crunchy potato pancakes;
  • Hungarian warm duck or beef with cabbage wrapped in fresh tomato sauce;
  • a tray with pork joints, from which the brain is taken under caramelized onions and pepper;
  • homemade pizzas cooked in wood grills;
  • traditional jewish hungarian plum and poppy seed cake

In the market you can drink coffee or try the icy wines of Hungary. Next to the abundant food is a great ice skating rink.

Budapest Christmas Market

Denmark, Copenhagen: Scandinavian Gourmets

November 18 - December 31

Christmas tours to Europe in 2018 offer to visit magic Denmark. Copenhagen celebrates Christmas charm in the famous Tivoli Gardens. The capital of Denmark is famous for being the best gastronomic city in the world. Special Christmas market offers guests a typical Scandinavian meal, which you want to repeat every day. It serves normal Christmas spicy roasted nuts, as well as some more creative dishes - Danish tapas or Spanish-style soft and oily churros.

Pastoral port houses and shops are transformed into a Christmas market from a fairy tale selling traditional Danish specialties, such as:

  • risalamanda - vanilla flavored rice pudding,
  • grilled pork open sandwiches.

A market in the famous Nyhavn harbor (open from November 11 to December 23) for a gourmet - you should make your way to the center of Copenhagen, or Kodbyen (opened from December 10 to 11). Here are the best street dishes - churros, glogg, rich and creamy hot chocolate, soft buns, topped with roast pork.

Copenhagen, Denmark - Tivoli Gardens

Famous attraction in the center of Copenhagen, the amusement park Tivoli Gardens was opened in 1843. An annual Christmas market with an ice rink is held on site. Located on the two busiest streets of Copenhagen, the Tivoli building includes 5300 m2for retail and restaurant plus 2000 m2hotel space. Beginning in mid-November, guests are introduced to the traditional Alpine village and the Christmas market, the Nutcracker ballet, the reindeer herding park, the choir, festive food and drinks. Tivoli turn into a snow-white winter Christmas wonderland market with festive decorations, lights and classic Danish Christmas treats.

Christmas in Copenhagen, Trivoli Gardens

Other Christmas markets in Denmark

The most popular is the capital of Copenhagen. The Christmas fair of Hans Christian Andersen in Odense is truly unique in its style and atmosphere and is based on the visitor’s nostalgic tales of fairy tales. The atmospheric Danish Christmas markets give the visitor an idea of ​​how the holiday is celebrated in Denmark.

Place and date Description
Aalborg Christmas in Aalborg - peak season
Aarhus Christmas in the Old Town Visit the Christmas markets in Aarhus, try the traditional Danish donuts and the Christmas grog
Christmas in Copenhagen Join in the fun with a visit to this historic Christmas adventure in the most amazing Christmas village in Copenhagen.

Great Britain, London: Unconventional Cuisine

from November 25 to 27

In a city where more than 8 million people live, there is a Christmas market on almost every corner, from mid-November to late November. Because of the huge size of the city, Christmas events are spreading everywhere - from the official large stalls decorated in Trafalgar Square to the ice rink right at Somerset House.

  • For gourmets, the best deals can be found in East London at the Hyper Japan market at the dock for tobacco. It offers endless supplies of sake, stalls selling authentic handicrafts, art, kimono and amazing Japanese cuisine - frozen muffins, hot miso soup bowls, exquisitely prepared sushi and wonderful sashimi.
  • Another place for a serious meal is the oriental Christmas market of Urban Makers. In the Mile-End Ecology Pavilion (December 10 - 11), 100 shops sell handicraft products, gifts, and amazing works of local chefs — pig slides, chocolate cakes, multi-layered banana cakes and mulled cocktails.
  • In the Museum of Natural History, you can find smaller points of sale, a temporary ice rink (from early November to mid-January 2017).

Christmas in London

UK, Christmas Holidays

Christmas tours 2018 in Europe open up the magic of the United Kingdom Christmas markets. British Christmas markets often have regional themes: French, German or Italian. There are traditional German markets in many cities in the UK, including Leeds, London, Glasgow and Oxford. 

Place and date Description
London, Christmas Market "Winter Wonderland"

November 30, 2017 - January 03, 2018


In London, on both sides of the Thames during the holiday season there are several annual Christmas markets and ice rinks along the embankment. Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is the most famous Christmas market in London with over 200 chalets featuring hand-made decorations and gifts. The selection of foods and drinks is the most extensive, and includes dishes from a Bavarian village, street brazier, bar, modeled in the form of an alpine ski lodge. Another option for recreation is the Somerset House largest ice skating rink, where DJs accompany skating after dark, a 60-meter view wheel.
London, Zimbabwe Winter Festival


Southbank Center is a great London venue for Christmas this is during the festive period. There are waiting for events and all sorts of Christmas fun to have a fun holiday. Christmas Market offers 80 wooden stalls with gifts, stuffed pies, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.
London, Tate Modern's Christmas Market


Wooden chalets fill the space between Tate Modern and the Thames for the traditional Christmas market. Buyers look after handmade wooden toys, accessories, intricate decorations and more before heading to the festive table with cups of mulled wine.
London Bridge Christmas Market

Thu November 16 to Sun November 19, 2017

This market boasts a winning combination of homemade gifts and delicious food. Masters offer to test their talents in crafts, buy handmade gifts, Christmas cocktails, mulled wine, hot cider and beer mugs.
Edinburgh, Scotland, European Christmas Market

November 17 - January 7, 2018



Christmas, the largest event in Edinburgh, has been celebrated on the European Christmas market in East Princes Street Gardens for over 20 years. The kiosks are open until 10 pm and specialize in traditional gifts, including wooden Christmas decorations and hand-made wooden souvenirs. To feel the Scottish mood, you should visit the designer boutique street of George Street, which will be open from November 26 to December 24.
Wales, Swansea Christmas Market,

November 24 - December 21


Green and red wooden chalets fill Oxford Street in Swansea before Christmas. Everything is on sale - from Christmas trinkets to hamburgers, handmade Christmas cards. The main focus is delicious food - traditional dishes, farm cheeses and a sea of ​​mulled wine. Another great market for unusual gifts is local delicacies, one of which is gin with seaweed. Children can visit Santa in their own grotto.
York, St. Nicholas Fire Fair

November 16 - December 22, 2017

The market is easy to find on Parliament Street and Saint-Sampson Square. In addition to handmade products, a lot of food and mulled wine is offered. One of the favorite places is Thor’s Tipi, a popular attraction in this marketplace where you can warm yourself by the fire while sipping a delicious cup of hot chocolate. The beautiful city of York is the perfect place for a romantic walk. Christmas markets are located throughout the city and give concerts, performances in York Minster and the festival of angels with ice sculptures. The main event, the St. Nicholas Fair, is held throughout the city to sell handicrafts and works of art,food and beverages, holiday decorations, ornaments and all sorts of types.
Rochester, Christmas Market, Dickensiana,

Dates: 2nd and 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017

Full Dickensian Christmas market and entertainment on Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd, Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th of December

Family Christmas, as in the novels of Charles Dickens - a sweet moment lasts only two days. The Gransington Dickensian Festival is one of the favorites.

Nottinghamshire, Nottingham Winter Wonders

November 19 - January 8

In the winter wonderland in the center of Nottingham, where dozens of Christmas trees are closed by a tower above the skating rink, mulled wine flows and fair rides rustle. There are 50 stalls in the Victorian style, connected by a wooden walkway, which sell artisan cheeses, traditional delicacies, chocolate, handmade jewelry, winter wool products. The event has the theme of “Olde England”, so this is a great place to buy traditional gifts and have a tasty meal.
Birmingham, Frankfurt Christmas Market

November 16 - December 24, 2017

from 10 am to 9 pm, from November 17 to December 29, from 10 am to 9 pm

For fans of traditional German Christmas markets, there is a huge Birmingham Fair on Victoria Square, which is considered the most significant Christmas event in the UK. They sell holiday pretzels, schnitzel and garlic bread, there is a huge selection of local handicraft gifts - handbags, soap and musical instruments. Birmingham puts one of the largest and longest German Christmas markets outside of Germany. The city of West Midlands is twinned with Frankfurt.
Edinburgh, Scotland, Scottish Market


The West George Street Scottish Market offers all kinds of local produce and beverages, chocolates, sausages and cheeses, as well as Scottish textiles, jewelery and wood products.
Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace Christmas Market

November 16 - 19

There are more than 160 stalls on the market with unusual gifts, which are located in the pavilions of Churchill and Marlborough, in the Grand Court right in front of the palace. Brass band pleases with traditional music, in the Orangery you can enjoy delicious festive treats. Blenheim Palace is one of the most interesting in Europe.For the first time, visitors can explore the estate for Christmas.
Norfolk, Norwich Christmas Markets,

December 2 and December 3

In November and December there are many markets in Norwich - the most popular Victorian theme fair starts on December 17 and 18 in the city center. This year begins the launch of the new Norwegian Christmas market Handcrafters, which is open from 19 to 24 November. Shelves will be overwhelmed with traditional Scandinavian gifts. Another addition to the calendar in Norwich is the Christmas market of artisans, which runs from 26 to 29 November, as a showcase for talented designers and artists from East Anglia, students of Norwich University of the Arts.
Birmingham, Birmingham Christmas Market

November 12 - December 29


The nearby Christmas market on Birmingham Centenary Square is a great place to sample homemade national cuisine. Along with the German market, on Victoria Square, Centenary Square, there is a fair of Christmas local crafts, exotic gifts from Asia and Africa, ice skating, a large viewing wheel and a jewelry market.
Hampshire, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market

November 20 - Dec 22, 2017


The location a few meters from Winchester Cathedral turns the fair into the best advertisement for Winchester Cathedral. On a paradise holiday filled with magical lights, guests are invited to wooden houses to have a tasty meal, buy goods of the highest quality, go ice-skating under the Gothic towers of the cathedral. More than 350,000 people visit this market every year. It is recognized as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe with a unique location, high quality exhibitors and a noisy atmosphere, a great skating rink.
Bath, Christmas Market opens festival

November 23 - December 10, 2017

According to its status as one of the World Heritage Sites of Great Britain, Bath in the center of the city boasts 170 kiosks of the British Christmas market. For the holiday in the historic center, 90% of the goods are created by local artisans: clothes, dishes, candles, works of art, delicacies, delicious cheeses with fancy decorations.
Manchester, Christmas Holiday Madness

November 10 - December 20

About 9 million people attend the grandiose Christmas celebrations in Albert Square.Manchester is considered the French Christmas family market where people buy arts and crafts and more. In fact, 10 separate markets fill the city center with music, flickering lights, gifts and good mood. Only 300 kiosks filled with gifts, crafts, decorations, clothes and toys from European and local manufacturers occupy Albert Square, Brasennones Street, King Street, St. Ann Square, Market Street, Market Street, cathedral gardens
Lincoln, the first Christmas markets

December 1 - December 4

Lincoln was the first to maintain the tradition of German Christmas markets in Britain. Here is the most concentrated and intensive trade in a medieval castle on Lincoln Hill just 4 days. The 350 stalls fill the Castle Hill shopping area between the Norman Lincoln Castle and the Gothic Cathedral.
Bristol, Bristol German Market

November 10 - December 24, 2017

Bristol’s Christmas market, in the shopping area near Broadmead, offers forty-five wooden chalets for selling food, beverages and goods from German artisans, including Christmas decorations and postcards, wooden toys, baskets, gifts, soap and amber decorations.There are a lot of traditional, festive goods on the market - deaf, bratwoost, waffles, pancakes, apple rings, chocolates and cakes. The program features a traditional Christmas scene in German style, a giant adventure calendar and a German beer garden.
Leeds, Howard Castle Christmas Market

November 25 - December 17, 2017

Christmas fair takes place in the shadow of a medieval castle. In Howard Castle, the market is located inside a huge tent. The market is organized by the city council in partnership with Frankfurt am Main, and turns the Millennium Square into a winter alpine village. For visitors, Christmas cards and festive dishes are prepared, many mulled wine, German delicacies - gingerbread, goulash, soups, schnitzels and, of course, mulled wine. Families visit the Greek Hall in which Santa Claus lives. The central zone is live entertainment, Sunday morning breakfasts for a family with Santa Claus.
Bury St. Edmunds, Christmas Fire

November 23 - November 26, 2017

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral and its surroundings are the place for the Christmas holidays of Bury St. Edmunds-Fair, five different Christmas markets last weekend in November.The holiday should be called Bury St Edmunds Thanksgiving Fayre - it ends before many people start thinking about Christmas. 300 kiosks and thousands of visitors in four days, take places from Angel Hill and Abbey Gardens to Arc and The Apex shopping center. All very fun, with lots of food and shopping, street entertainment. Guests can see the historic core of the eastern English-speaking city in Suffolk in festive attire.
Chester, Christmas Traditions

from November 16 to December 20, 2017

The festive market leads to the medieval Chester Town Hall on Northgate Street outside the town hall, library and cathedral. Chester in the north-west of England, with its rich medieval buildings and old “rows” of two-level shops, is simply created for the Christmas market. A tall, glittering tree is the centerpiece of 70 traditional wooden houses, offering clothing, decorations, craft gifts, food and drinks from local producers. It is open seven days a week, for late purchases on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Chichester, Christmas Crafts

December 2 to December 10, 2017

A fantastic array of holiday tents on North Chichester and East Street for nine days in December.This is an amazing opportunity to find an impressive range of unusual and individual gifts, gifts for all your friends and family. A pedestrian shopping area around the market crosses East and North streets. The market is focused on the market cross of Chichester.
Devon Christmas Shopping

November 17 - December 18

In Devon 2012, the first Christmas Green Market was held on the territory of Exeter Cathedral. About 50 small local producers, artisans now offer everything from freshly grilled meats to Bavarian beers and Belgian sweets. In addition to the cathedral green Christmas market, there are many small festive bazaars on Foz Street and Castle Street in the city center.
Salisbury, the Tudor Christmas Party

November 23 - December 22, 2017

The Salisbury Christmas Market turns the center of a medieval city and cathedral into a winter wonderland with the authentic German market. Salisbury on the Christmas market in late November and mid December. Festive treats, local choirs and bands will entertain daily.
Portsmouth Victorian Christmas Festival

November 30 - December 3, 2017

This is the way to festive fun in the new magical Christmas labyrinth of the coming year to find hidden treats on the way to the annual Victorian Christmas Festival at the Portsmouth Historic Shipyard.
Rex, Wales, Christmas Market

December 7th

Rex's Christmas Market is located at St. Giles and Church Street. More than 70 kiosks will sell gifts, toys, crafts, local food, mulled wine, Christmas wreaths and much more.
Ludlow, Medieval Christmas performance

November 25 and November 26, 2017

Celebrate the Christmas season at the medieval Ludlow Christmas Castle.
Durham, Traditional Christmas Festival and Fair

December 1 - December 3, 2017

Entertainment, a huge number of wines, food, gifts, champagne, a procession of lanterns and much more - a traditional setting and a family event.
Oxford, Christmas Market

December 7 - December 17, 2017

Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere at the beautiful and authentic Christmas market. Pamper your family with gingerbread and mulled wine, participate in Christmas carols
Cardiff, Christmas Market

November 9 - December 23, 2017

Cardiff Christmas Market is considered unique due to its special atmosphere.
Brighton, Christmas Market

November 17 - December 23, 2017

Christmas buyers in Brighton can take advantage of the market for buying gifts which is located on Jubilee Square.
Mansfield, Christmas Market

November 21 - December 3, 2017

Mansfield Town Center launches its first Christmas market as part of the I Love Christmas program in Mansfield. 
Kingston, Christmas Market Each year, the entire downtown area of ​​Kingston-on-Thames turns into a magical Christmas market, Kingston spreads through the territory of the Ancient Market and surrounds pedestrian streets. Large selection of surprises!
Peterborough, Christmas Market

December 8 - December 23, 2017

Christmas buyers in Peterborough on Cathedral Square are looking for rest and gifts in the magnificent atmosphere of the fair; they can use the beautifully decorated Christmas village of Peterborough to relax and taste sweets.
Glasgow, Newcastle, Skipton, Belfast, Christmas Market

With an open date.

This year in some cities have not yet determined the date, but fairs every year delight families, allow them to relax with neighbors and guests of the city.

Ice rink for Christmas in London

Czech Republic, Prague: Christmas with Traditional Hospitality

Christmas markets in Europe 2017-2018 are invited to the Czech Republic. One of the most picturesque cities in Europe, Prague boasts a collection of Christmas markets from November to January. The most popular is the Christmas fair on the long slope of Wenceslas Square, in the medieval Old Town Square. Trading houses form a market and a detailed Christmas scene around a giant Christmas tree.

In the Old Town sell wooden handmade toys, Czech crystal. In the pastry shops there are hundreds of Christmas delicacies, honey cakes, vanokwas - wicker cookies with raisins, nuts with sugar, and nut cookies with rum. Lovers are looking for sausages cooked in wine, cooked carps, mulled wine and mead, pork on pretzels, blood sausages, roasted chestnuts, great beer, and large bowls of potato salad.

The most popular Christmas markets in the Czech Republic are distinguished by their hospitality.

Place and date Description
Prague Christmas Market

December 2 - January 6, 2018

Prague Christmas Market attracts locals and guests
Brno Christmas markets that embody the true spirit of Christmas on the streets of Brno
Cesky Krumlov Let the beautiful Christmas atmosphere of Cesky Krumlov fascinate you
Ceske Budejovice Christmas Market Bathe, drink, listen to carols or folk groups
Olomouc Traditional Christmas markets in the historic center of Olomouc

Christmas in Prague

Germany gives a magical Christmas

Christmas tours to Europe in 2018 are invited to Germany!

The history of Christmas markets begins in the late Middle Ages in the German-speaking areas of Europe. But old fairs delight visitors today and are considered the most visited:

  • The Dresden Christmas Market first opened in 1434. It attracts from 1.5 to 2 million visitors per year and offers more than 250 kiosks.
  • Christmas Market Bautzen is older and was first mentioned in records in 1384.

Famous fairs in Austria, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland and the UK have become popular tourist attractions:

  • In the Nuremberg and Dresden markets, there are about two million people annually;
  • Stuttgart’s market attracts more than three million visitors;
  • Fair in Dortmund can claim victory in scale - more than 300 kiosks are located around a giant 45-meter Christmas tree.

Christmas Market in Germany

How to celebrate the original Christmas in Germany?

As Christmas approaches, cities throughout Europe are turning urban squares into traditional alpine villages. On the shelves appears traditional gluhein and objects of decorative and applied arts. But not all Christmas markets are the same. In European cities, you can find unusual solutions to attract interest in the organization of the market.

Traben-Trarbach, Germany - Underground Christmas Market next to the Moselle River

The underground Mosel-Wayne-Nachts-Markt (Moselle wine and Christmas market) takes place in the historic wine cellars of Traben-Trarbach on the Moselle River - this is south-west Germany. For holidays, the lighted cellar of the 16th century is filled with representatives of regional crafts. Guests are happy to sample wine samples to buy for Christmas.

Dates: from November 25 to January (closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).

Wilshofen an der Donau, Germany - Floating Christmas Market

The sleepy town in eastern Bavaria, Wilshofen on the Danube is home to a unique Christmas market that is partly located on the ship Wurm & Kock. The river cruiser is dominated by a huge Christmas tree,as well as the fair and the world's largest wooden stage for the Nativity of Christ - 20 meters long. Most of the stalls are set on the picturesque banks of the Danube River. Every year artisans and artists from Lower Bavaria enter the market to demonstrate the traditions in their products. Guests are offered a program of concerts, Christmas readings, mulled wine and toasted almonds.

You can visit the market December 1 - December 3, 2017; December 8 - December 10, 2017; December 15 to December 17, 2017.

Floating Christmas Market in Germany

Ravenna Gorge, Germany - Black Forest Christmas Market

In southwestern Germany, the first and only Christmas market is located in the gorge, right under the railway viaduct of the Devil's Road in the Black Forest. In the mystical Black Forest, the Hochschwarzwald Christmas Village attracts thousands of visitors every year. A wonderful man-made tale in a deep valley gives a feeling of a rustic atmosphere. Local crafts and entertainment offer visitors a taste of the Black Forest - one of the most popular destinations in Germany. The fair has a special program for children, live music and a varied selection of dishes and drinks.

The end of November - until the end of January 2018, except for Christmas and New Year.

Cologne, Germany - Pink Christmas Market

In the center of the gay community in Cologne, year after year, the popularity of LGBT Christmas Avenue with festive trade and entertainment is growing. Visitors waiting for live music concerts. Event with open dates.

Pink Market in Cologne

What is Christmas in Germany?

Christmas in Germany is known for the many beautiful Christmas markets - from the famous Cologne market to the small one in Monschau. But the world fame belongs to the Nuremberg Christkindmarkt and the major Christmas markets of Dresden, Berlin.

Christmas market Nuremberg "Christkindlesmarkt"

November 29 - December 24

Since the 1600s, the Nuremberg Christmas Market has occupied the main square near the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). The opening is accompanied by an impressive ceremony on the Friday before the holiday each year. The market has a long tradition - mulled wine, Bavarian bratvurt and handmade gifts. In the stalls filled with candy, they sell traditional handicrafts, local sausages, prunes, fresh lebkuchen, carved wooden toys and "smokers" (carved figure - flavoring). Horse-drawn carriage will provide a walk along the bridge streets of the medieval old town.

Christmas Market Dresden "Striezelmarkt"

November 27 - December 24

The popular Christmas market in Dresden turns the city into a winter wonderland on the River Elbe. Dresden is filled with celebrations and sparkling lights. Traditionally known as the Striezelmarkt, Dresden’s Christmas market is the oldest in Germany (1434). It is named after the famous culinary Christmas masterpiece stoll - a sweet cake in the shape of a loaf, dusty with sugar. The highlight of the annual Christmas market in Dresden is the Stollen Festival, which is held in December, on the second Sunday - a giant Stollen weighing 3,000 kg is taken to the market, where it is solemnly cut and distributed to visitors. The parade is headed by "Miss Cake" - "Stollenmadchen".

New Year in Germany

An old-fashioned and beautiful market in 250 kiosks sells traditional handicraft products:

  • Handmade Saxon ceramics in bright blue and white;
  • Lusatian fabrics;
  • wooden decorations from the mountain villages of Erzgebirge;
  • paper stars of Christmas;
  • wickerwork and lace Plauen from Hernhuth.

Many other markets can be found in Dresden, and each of them has its own attractions and products - the popular Frauenkirche, Loshwitz and the especially charming Christmas markets of the Residenzschloss.

Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm Christmas Market

November 24 - January 1

Berlin is the capital of the state and the capital of the traditional Christmas market. Each year, the city opens more than fifty Christmas markets. The most popular is the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche with two million visitors a year who come for jewelry, works of art and jewelry, and also indulge in seasonal pleasures - mulled wine and chestnuts.

Christmas in Berlin

Munich Marienplatz Christmas Market

November 18 - December 23

Many people associate the Bavarian capital with Oktoberfest, but Munich also has a fantastic Christmas market in the city center on Marienplatz. The Munich market surrounds a huge Christmas tree with 2500 lights. Visitors can find traditional Bavarian gifts - carved masterpieces of wood or gingerbread called lebkuchen. Small markets are scattered throughout the city - one of them is the Manger Market.

Aachen, Christmas market around the cathedral and town hall

November 18 - December 23

Each year before Christmas, the squares and streets around the Cathedral and the Aachen Town Hall turn into a paradise of light and color, festive music and seductive scents. Glorious fair in the Christmas City enchants guests.Market Aachen is famous far beyond the region. This is due to its pleasant and familiar atmosphere. People come to the Christmas market families. Carousel - for children, and mulled wine for adults. Potato pancakes are eaten at any time of the day. The kiosks have a large variety of Christmas cakes, Domino Stones cookies, gingerbread, Spekulatius and marzipan bread. The organizers of the Christmas market proudly boast 1.5 million visitors every year from the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK. The choice of culinary delicacies, beautiful works of decorative art increased with each passing year.

Christmas markets in Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Christmas Market

November 25 - December 23

The small town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, located in the Franconia region of Bavaria, is a pristine beauty and beautifully restored medieval architecture from 1170.

Reutersmarkt is located directly under the historic clock tower. The flickering lights and the impressive Christmas tree are beautiful, but the market has a zest — it's food! Only here it is easy to try:

  • The famous Rothenberg Schneeball cakes made from strips of fried dough, covered in chocolate or powdered sugar.
  • The famous Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte (aka Black Forest Cake) is a multi-layered cake filled with sweet dark chocolate, cherries and fluffy whipped cream.
  • In addition to sweets, the market sells all kinds of popular meats, fragrant oranges and cinnamon mulled wine, stewed cabbage with thick slices of bacon and crispy potato pancakes and luxury beer.

All fairs:

  1. Famous Christmas markets are held in the cities of Augsburg, Dresden, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Nuremberg and Stuttgart, which makes them popular tourist attractions during the Christmas holidays;
  2. The market of Nuremberg and Dresden annually attracts about two million people;
  3. In the markets of Stuttgart and Frankfurt - more than three million visitors;
  4. The two most visited Christmas markets in Germany can be found in Dortmund - more than three and a half million visitors and 300 stalls around a giant Christmas tree, which stands 45 meters in height;
  5. In Cologne, 4 million people;
  6. Berlin claims more than 70 markets that open at the end of November and close immediately after Christmas;
  7. Christmas markets are traditional in Alsace, and most cities have their own local Christmas market.

New Year Fairs in Germany

A little patience and a holiday tour can be enriched with interesting information about Christmas entertainment in Europe

Place and date of 2017-18 Special features

December 1 - December 24

The world-famous Nuremberg Christmas market attracts visitors from around the world. The Christmas market in Nuremberg has more than 400 years.

November 27 - December 22

The beautiful Christmas market of Trier is located on the main market, opposite the famous Cathedral of Trier.

November 24 - December 23

Bernkastel’s traditional Christmas market is one of the most popular on the Moselle River. Some visitors to the Bernkastel Christmas Market are cruising the Rhine.

from November 24 to December 22

More than a hundred wooden houses will be located at Koblenz Christmas Market in the historic district, where a variety of art and craft products, as well as Christmas decorations will be presented.

November 23 - December 31

In Berlin, about 60 Christmas markets. The very popular Berlin Christmas Market is located in the city center.

November 27 - December 23

The Bremen Christmas Market, with its historical setting, romantic lighting and festive decorations, creates a special Christmas atmosphere each year.

from November 27 to December 23

Christmas Market Hamelin - a fabulous setting

from November 27 to December 23 217

Hamburg Christmas Markets transform the city into a beautiful sea spectacle.

November 29 - December 22

Hanover Christmas markets add to the special anniversary atmosphere of the city at this time of year.

November 30 to December 23

The Bamberg Christmas Market is located on seven hills, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bamberg in Northern Bavaria.

November 24 - December 23

Gingerbreads, roasted almonds and mulled wine - Bonn's Christmas Market evokes an uplifting holiday experience in the city

November 29 to December 29

Each year, the square is occupied by the beautiful Braunschweig Christmas Market with exquisite illuminations and a delightful atmosphere.

November 30 to December 27

Experience the Christmas story in Celle

December 1 - December 23

Roasted almonds, buns and handicrafts are part of the Coburg Christmas market.

from November 23 to December 30

Dortmund’s Christmas market, with about 300 chalets, is one of the largest and most popular in Germany.

November 30 - December 21

Market highlights include the Nativity scene, a miniature version of the Old Town and entertainment.
Dresden (Strizelmarkt)

November 30 to December 24

At Christmas time, the Dresden Christmas Markets transform the city on the River Elbe into a winter wonderland, filling the city with glittering lights and festivities.

November 28 to December 22

Erfurt invites you to open one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany to soak up the atmosphere of more than 1270 years of history.

November 23 to December 23

Christmas means the time is right for Essen International Christmas Market

November 29 to December 30

Every year the Christmas market of Goslar lights up in the radiance of festive decorations.

November 29 to December 29

Located in the center of the old town of Göttingen



from November 27 to December 22

There is no better place to celebrate the holiday season than in the Heidelberg Christmas markets.

November 30 to December 28

A festive atmosphere in the heart of Hildesheim



November 27 to December 30

Kassel Christmas Market - A Fabulous Christmas Market

November 29 - December 22

Very beautiful Christmas market in Bavaria



November 28 - December 23

In the beautiful city of Leipzig, there is one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in Germany.
Ludwigsburg Baroque Christmas Market

November 23 - December 22

One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany will delight you

November 27 - December 22

Christmas town Luneburg - a great place to visit at Christmas
Monschau (weekend)

from November 24 to December 23

Monschau Christmas Market - day trip full of attractions

November 27 - December 24

In the shimmering snow, lit by magical lights, charming Christmas markets in Munich conquer visitors from around the world
Oberhausen - Center

November 30 - December 23

Discover the Christmas market in the center of Oberhausen amidst a forest of Christmas trees

November 27 - December 22

Festive stalls are surrounded by a 500-year-old town hall and cathedral.

November 29 - December 23

Passau - Christmas market for arts, crafts and a variety of festive delights.
Christmas in Potsdam

(near Berlin)

November 27 - December 28

Visit Potsdam, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Germany. Unique traditional Christmas markets are surrounded by breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage sites.

November 30 - December 23

Visit Regensburg and enjoy the traditions, romance and Christmas crafts market.

November 27 - December 22

The Christmas market in Rostock has a long tradition.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber

December 1 - December 23

Known for its medieval setting, the Rothenburg Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful in Germany

November 29 - December 23

Since 1692, Stuttgart’s Christmas markets have been among the largest in Europe.

December 15 - December 17

Colorful Christmas Market in the Old Town

November 28 to January 6, 2018

Christmas in Weimar is centered around the historic market square.

from December 01 to December 23

In the heart of the Old Town of Würzburg, one of Germany’s most picturesque and charming Christmas markets attracts thousands of visitors every year.

November 27 - December 23

Since 1993, twelve countries have come together to deliver Christmas to the Rüdesheim market, bringing an international flavor to the city and 120 stalls.

from November 28 to December 23

The sparkling Christmas market in Wiesbaden turns the city into a sparkling winter wonderland

November 27, 2017 - December 24

Enjoy the most beautiful Christmas market in Augsburg in Swabia with its unique atmosphere and surrounded by historic landscapes.

November 29 - December 23

The Mannheim Christmas Market is one of the largest and best Christmas markets in Germany.

November 30 - December 23

Stroll around the atmospheric Christmas fair in Mainz and let the stresses and the hectic pace of everyday life disappear

November 27 - December 22

Munsterplatz Square, opposite the splendor of Ulmsk Minsk, is a place for more than 120 beautifully decorated stalls.

Waiting for dates

Family Christmas Market Supported at Oberstein Castle
Mosel Wine and Christmas Market, Traben-Trarbach

from November 24 to January 1, 2018

Themed "basement" Christmas market for wine, pleasure and culture

November 28 to December 23

A magical Christmas party at the Karlsruhe Christmas Market

Waiting for dates

Enjoy the festive atmosphere of the Bochum Christmas Market, one of the best Christmas markets in the Ruhr region of Germany.

Waiting for dates

Beautiful festive event design with over 100 kiosks

November 24 to December 23

Ludwigshafen Christmas Market at Berliner Platz offers a wide selection of original gift ideas with a varied entertainment program.

Waiting for dates

Over 130 kiosks at the Christmas market in Magdeburg



November 27 - December 21

The historic heart of Wismar turns into a festive wonderland
Harbor Market in Lindau

November 23 - December 17

Christmas market on the shore of Lake Constance
Baden-baden christkindelsmarkt

November 27 - December 30

Surrounded by the picturesque mountains of the Black Forest, visitors to Baden-Baden’s traditional Christmas market will experience a sense of wandering around a winter wonderland.
Nostalgic Christmas Market in Bad Honinningen

from November 26 to November 27

Start the most wonderful time of the year with a visit to our little town on the Rhine, where Christmas is celebrated in the traditional way!
Kaiserslautern The traditional Christmas market offers entertainment and craft demonstrations.

from November 20 to December 23, 2017

Visit the Darmstadt Christmas Market Kiosks



from November 27 to December 23

Experience the adventurous season in Cologne with its festive lighting and visit one of the seven Christmas markets with their unique atmosphere.

from November 24 to December 17

Cochem Christmas Market is as wonderful as the city itself.



November 30 - December 22

Fair on the shore of the largest lake in Germany



from November 27 to December 30

Under the motto “North Star”, the old town in Schwerin demonstrates calm and warmth, festive lights, Christmas decorations and the smell of mulled wine, almond and pine.
Winter wonderland in Europa-Park

Dates: November 25, 2017 to January 7, 2018

Thanks to numerous winter attractions, festive decoration and an exciting show program, the largest theme park in Germany offers plenty of entertainment and entertainment for the whole family also in winter

Dates: November 23 to December 30

Christmas markets in Düsseldorf turn the metropolis into a magical holiday world. Here you will find all sorts of Christmas delights.

from November 27 to December 23

In the heart of the historic old town center, young and old alike enjoyed the charm of Freiburg’s Christmas market. A variety of traditional crafts, such as glass blowing or colorful wooden toys.

from November 27 to December 22

Since 1393, the Frankfurt Christmas market has been one of the oldest in Germany. Come and enjoy the hot orange and chocolates of Bethmannchen under the highest tree in Germany!

November 28 - December 22

Stralsund's Christmas Market Offers a Taste of Hanseatic Tradition

December 1 - December 22

Christmas market Wernigerode is a very popular market in the Harz region

November 27 - December 22

The traditional Christmas market in 2017 promises to be brighter and more attractive than ever

Fair for New Year in Berlin

Fine Christmas markets in France

Christmas tours in Europe 2018 offer a wealth of festive France!

Christmas markets in France, otherwise known as Marche de Noel, provide an excellent opportunity for a winter holiday. They radiate a fantastic atmosphere and offer excellent shopping opportunities, but with Gallic taste - not to mention restocking wine for the Christmas season.In most cities and towns in the period from late November to late December, the French Christmas market passes.

French Christmas markets offer terrain-specific handicrafts, food, wines and cheeses.

Christmas market 2017-2018 city and place Description

November 24 to December 23, 2017

Mulhouse Christmas Market accommodates around 100 lighted chalets offering a wide range of high-quality products and gourmet holiday treats.
Arras Christmas Market Grand Place Arras Christmas Market is built against the prestigious Grand Place arcades.

November 24 - December 30, 2017

The magic of Christmas in the heart of Amiens
Ruan Rouen Christmas Market is only part of the holiday program, which includes an ice rink and a wheel
Lille Lille Christmas Market is extremely popular among Britons because of the Eurostar link. Christmas market in Lille is held in the town of Rihour, which is full of shops. The Eurostar journey on the Lille Xmas Market takes only 80 minutes!
Paris Christmas Markets There are many Christmas markets in Paris, and wherever you are staying, you will find nearby.


Beautiful Christmas Market - Massena Square will catch fire and meet you in a magical setting! Come to the temptation festive and magicalatmosphere in Nice to celebrate Christmas and New Year!

November 24 - December 24, 2017

Strasbourg, the capital of Christmas, holds its famous Christmas market around its impressive cathedral from 1570

Christmas Market in Paris

Luxury Christmas Markets in Switzerland

The three main Christmas markets in Switzerland are Basel, Lucerne and Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva, just an hour from Geneva.

  1. Christmas markets in Basel have long been part of their program.
  2. The Christmas markets of Lucerne are full of decorated stalls with a wide selection of goods. Visitors come from all over the world to discover the magical festive atmosphere.
  3. The Montreux Christmas Market, in sparkling lights with mouth-watering flavors.

Swiss markets are full of character and atmosphere - kiosks sell superb toys. There are also good chances for a “white Christmas market”.

Basel, Christmas Market

from November 23 to December 23, 2017

Basel, located in a corner of Switzerland, next to France and Germany, is the center of grand events. In November of every year, the cosmopolitan city on the Rhine surpasses itself in scale and attractiveness in preparing the holiday.Basel has deep traditions as the most beautiful and largest Christmas city in Switzerland. It is especially recommended to visit the Christmas market, in the squares of Barfusserplatz and on Munsterplatz. In the 190 chalets, handicrafts, decorations and sweets are on sale. The well-preserved Old Town and the Johann Wagner Christmas House shine in the warm Christmas light, the shops and facades of many buildings sparkle with golden light.

Basel, the Christmas market

Zurich, Switzerland, Zurher Christkindmarkt Market

From November 23 to December 24, 2017

At the main railway station in Zurich, there is a famous Christmas market - there are 150 shops, Zurcher Christkindlimarkt is one of the largest covered Christmas markets in Europe. At a decent height there is a tree, which is decorated with about 6000 crystal balls, blinding thousands of visitors every year.

Lucerne, Christmas markets

November 23 to December 23, 2017

Franziskanerplatz turns into a city in miniature, clogged with beautifully decorated stalls, resembling small wooden houses. Located in the heart of the Old Town of Lucerne, the Christmas market creates an impressive seasonal atmosphere. Adults enjoy traditional and varied food and drinks, children make candles for the Christmas carousel with brass music and choirs.The Christmas market in Einsziedeln appears before the glorious backdrop of the monastery. Meanwhile, in Lucerne, the DesignSchenken Christmas market in early December focuses on designer gifts.

Christmas market near Einsiedeln Abbey

Zurich, Switzerland, Christmas markets

From November 23 to December 24, 2017

Monday-Thursday from 11:00 to 22:00. Friday from 11:00 to 23:00. Saturday from 10:00 to 23:00. Sunday from 10:00 to 22:00.

From the shores of Lake Geneva to the nearby Montreux Noel mountain peaks, many activities are offered that focus on the traditional Christmas market of Montreux to cater to guests of all ages. You can visit Santa Claus, who arrives straight from distant Lapland to his home in Rochers de Nai, discover the real Christmas village, stroll through the medieval market and visit the history festival in the walls of the legendary Chateau de Chillon. From year to year, the Christmas market welcomes about 420,000 visitors from all over the world. A special attraction is the festival of flowers, which creates a magnificent atmosphere in the heart of winter in Montreux.

Place and date Description

December 2 - 24

A visit to Bern is worth it. The famous Bernese Christmas markets, held at Waisenhausplatz and Munsterplatz, have evolved on the common market of Bern and are a long tradition.
Lausanne Christmas is a great time to visit Lausanne

December 2 - December 23

Visit the Christmas market for fun and dating
Christmas Market Rapperswil-Jona

December 15 to December 23

Rapperswil-Jona Christmas Market is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful and largest markets.

Christmas Market in Zurich

What Christmas markets are able to surprise experienced travelers?

Tourism leads to the most unexpected places. But on the map of Christmas markets, it seems, everything has long been known. Popular routes are not of interest. Christmas markets in Europe 2017-2018 are invited to Scandinavia.

Christmas markets in Finland

Finland acquires a festive atmosphere in the winter months. A wide range of Christmas markets are offered by beautiful illuminations, specially brewed winter beer and hot chocolate.

Finland, Rovaniemi (Lapland) - Santa Claus Village for Christmas

All year round

The best place for the Christmas market is Rovaniemi, the center of Lapland and the official hometown of Santa Claus in a European way. Santa Claus Village is located in the Arctic Circle and is open all year round. This guarantees visitors the opportunity to enjoy Christmas at any time of the year. At the exhibition with an area of ​​400 square meters, Finnish Christmas traditions demonstrate their guests.Children love the elf toy factory and Santa Claus photography service. Buyers choose gifts from local artisans or renowned Finnish designers to choose from. Gifts are sent to recipients from the main post office of Santa Claus, and it seems that they were sent by the father of Christmas.

Santa Claus Village Finland

Helsinki, Tampere and Turku

These cities give magical impressions so that everyone can enjoy this winter and offer traditional entertainment, handmade crafts and warming foods and drinks. Homemade delicacies include pastries filled with thick plum jam, sweet gingerbread, traditional glegi, spicy hot mulled wine, specially brewed dark winter beer, hot chocolate and coffee with rum.

Place and date Description
Naisten Joulumessut

December 6 - December 10, 2017

At the fair, you will find handmade and embroidered Christmas decorations, ceramics, jewelry, candles, leather and wood products, and much more - all Finnish women, handmade in Finland.
Christmas Market Oulu

December 2 - December 22, 2017


Rotaaari Square in the center of Oulu is a lively market,filled with handmade Christmas products and traditional rates, as well as a unique Scandinavian translation of a Christmas song on the Rotoari stage.
Santa Claus Village The village of Santa Claus annually attracts thousands of Finnish and international visitors and, in fact, is a giant Christmas market
Levi's Christmas Market

November 3, 2017 to January 14, 2018

Levi has so much to see and do for Christmas.

December 2 - December 22, 2017

Wise shoppers fill their sleigh with unique gifts in Helsinki's Christmas markets!

Dates: from November 25 to December 17 only from Saturday and Sunday

Come enjoy the flickering lights and atmospheric anticipation of Christmas!
Christmas world Julumailma

Waiting for dates

While shopping in the Christmas world, you can meet snowmen, deer and other favorite Christmas characters while enjoying good music, delicious food and celebrations.

New Year in Helsinki

Festive season in Sweden

Christmas tours to Sweden promise a great vacation. Almost everyone is on vacation and enjoy a good buffet. It was then that there was a knock at the door - the arrival of Santa Claus and gifts.Christmas in Sweden has become more modern, mixing domestic and foreign customs. Wrap up in scarves, hats and gloves and warm yourself with a glass of spicy mulled wine, looking through the most luxurious handicrafts and Christmas decorations in the markets in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo.

Sweden, Gothenburg - Amusement Park Liseberg

Sweden's grand Christmas market is located in the amusement park Liseberg, the country's second largest city. Known for its wooden slides, the park becomes a winter exhibition complex during the Christmas season, welcoming thousands of guests. Guests acquire Christmas gifts in one of 80 kiosks, decorative and applied goods, designer works. Several attractions add to the festive atmosphere of fun.

Amusement park Liseberg

An example of Swedish Christmas delicacies on the markets are smoked sausages, venison, traditional Swedish sweets in the country's markets:

Place and date Description

from November 17 to December 23, 2017

There are many ice sculptures, ice skating, Christmas markets and saffron buns.
Liseberg The largest and most atmospheric Christmas market in Sweden.
Skansen Considered the oldest Christmas market in Stockholm, it is held on the park-island of Djurgorden.
Exio Christmas Market

From December 09 to December 10, 2017

Enjoy mulled wine, ginger biscuits and listen to the sound of horses hooves in the snow
Jokkmokk Christmas Holiday Market December 09 and December 10, 2017 Welcome to White Christmas in Swedish Lapland

New Year's Liseber, Sweden

Christmas markets in Norway

In Norway, you can not only get acquainted with famous Norwegian Christmas traditions, but also take part in a festive concert or admire the northern lights. The period before Christmas is a special time in Norway - short days and long nights. On Christmas fires and candles are lit. No one is surprised by the deer in the city. Christmas fairs and seasonal concerts begin in Trondheim and Oslo. Bergen is famous for its Imperial orchestra.

City and date Description

December 7 - December 10

The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the perfect place to discover the Christmas spirit this year.
Trondheim Christmas Market

December 8 - December 17

Festival Yuletide on the main square in Trondheim
Geilo Christmas Market

November 17 - December 17

Christmas market in Geilo, in the middle of a mountain area in Norway
Oslo Christmas markets Oslo has several Christmas markets that will help you feel the spirit of Christmas.

Christmas in Norway

Netherlands, Christmas markets

There are many Christmas markets in Holland, including a unique event in Valkenburg, which takes place in the Fluvelegrot (Velvet caves).

Netherlands, Valkenburg-en-de-Gul - Christmas Market of Velvet Cave

The pearl of the Netherlands, Valkenburg is a lively village near Maastricht in the south of the country. The annual Christmas market is one of the oldest underground markets in Europe and is held in a velvet cave, located under the picturesque Valkenburg castle. The cave houses an 18th century chapel with interesting frescoes and sculptures, creating a unique festive atmosphere at home. The Christmas Parade is held annually at the fair through the whole town every Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Other Dutch Christmas Markets

The festivities also take place in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands, as well as Dordrecht, Deventer and Maastricht.Visitors to the Dutch markets can buy all sorts of Christmas dishes and enjoy the atmosphere of the Dutch holiday.

Christmas shopping is more pleasant to do in the native place of Sinterklaas (Santa Claus). In Amsterdam, holidays begin on the eve of St. Nicholas with many processions to mark the arrival of the Holy in the city.

During the month festive markets with ice skating rinks and stalls that fill the streets of Leidseplein and Coningslin are held in Amsterdam. There, guests buy mulled wine and mince pies, Oliebollen - delicious warm donuts dotted with dried fruit and citrus zest, Dutch festive treats. A walk through the canals is accompanied by reflections of Christmas lights in the trees. Guests enjoy visiting Bloemenmarkt, the city’s floating flower market.

City and date Description
Amsterdam Festival of Light

November 30 to January 21, 2018

In the sixth, the Amsterdam Bright Festival will spark the city for the festive season.
Christmas market Alkmaar Winterfair

December 10, 2017

Christmas is becoming more enchanting in Alkmaar
Magical Maastricht

December 1 - January 1, 2018

Winter in Maastricht means endless fun.The historic city center will enjoy the holiday season. Beautifully lit streets will connect the various areas of Maastricht, leading to the true Christmas spirit.

December 9 - December 10, 2017

In the festive December December, enchanted by the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in the city and do not miss this wonderful Christmas shopping.

from December 15 to December 17, 2017

Enjoy the atmosphere of the Christmas market in Dordrecht, the largest Christmas market in Holland

Christmas in Holland

Markets in Christmas Belgium

Christmas markets in Belgium are very popular and offer all sorts of Christmas treats. The festive season is accompanied by colorful Christmas decorations. Sweet tooths tend to kiosks with Belgian waffles and unique chocolate. Belgian pastry knows the whole world. There are several notable Christmas markets in the country:

Brussels, Christmas “Winter Wonderland” (Place Ste Catherine)

From November 24 to December 31, 2017 in the center of Brussels.

The Brussels Christmas Market Winter Wonders with over 200 chalets impresses with an ice rink and a show.The two-kilometer route around the historic center on the Grand Place in Brussels and around the stock exchange, Place de la Monney, Place Saint Catherine and Marcy-au-Poissons gives a unique atmosphere, fabulous lighting, delicious food, quality events. The holiday includes a ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, an indoor ice rink for ice skating, a Christmas tree and a sound and light show at the Grand Playground.

Christmas in Belgium

Brussels, Christmas markets on the Stock Exchange

November 24 - December 31, 2017

The Christmas Market on the Stock Exchange brings together St. Catherine and Marche aux Poissons (fish market), Durbuy at a common holidayWinter Wonderland. The chalets, located along St. Catherine Square, delight gourmets with traditional caricures, Belgian fluffy waffles, french fries, donuts and two of Belgium’s popular additions - strong beer and chocolates. Cafe Delirium holds the Guinness World Record and organizes competitions for beer lovers.

Antwerp, Christmas Market "Winter in Antwerp"

December 9 - January 7, 2018

Antwerp Town Hall during the Christmas market is filled with a noisy crowd. It is always fun to participate in the Christmas market of Antwerp, because every year something new appears. One year - the dancers, then - the chorus.But a huge Christmas tree, ice skating rink, a ferris wheel and kiosks with luxurious treats and sweets at different sites of Stinpayn, Suikerrui, Grote Markt, Ruksenmarkt and Greenplaat are guaranteed. The fair radiates a fantastic atmosphere and offers excellent shopping opportunities.

Ghent, Christmas Market

December - January 2018

Opening hours - round the clock Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00

Exceptions: December 24 and 31: 11:00 - 17:00, December 25 and January 1: 14:00 - 22:00

At Ghent's Christmas Market, you can skate, ride a ferris wheel, watch street performances and choose gifts and sweets at more than 140 kiosks at Sint-Baafsplein, Bothmarkett, Emil Braunplein, Gudeneleuplein and Korenmarkt. If the guests are tired, the fair will provide a place for recreation and the services of a children's village.

Bruges, Crestmarken Christmas Market

December - January 2018

Opening hours:

Sunday - Thursday: 10.30 - 22.00, Friday - Saturday: from 10:30 to 23:00.

Exception: December 24 and 31

Bruges has impressive medieval architecture, and the Christmas market is famous for its ice rink. Children love the Snow Sculpture and Ice Sculpture Festival, a five minute walk from the Christmas Market, which takes place on the Market Square and on Simon Stevin Square.On the Market Square you can find handicraft stands for drinking and beverages, Christmas decorations. On Simon Stevin’s Square, they sell delicious food, drinks and sweets, gifts for the holidays. Rest on the ice rink attracts adults and children.

Hasselt, Leuven's Christmas Market "Winterland Hasselt"

December 7 - 20, 2017

Opening hours: 12:00 - 23:00

The Christmas market in Leuven on Gooverplein and Ladeuzeplin is a tradition. The market consists of 140 stands, which mainly sell handicrafts, small furnishings and seasonal products, along with lots of food, sweets, delicacies and drinks.

Hasselt, the Christmas market Kerstmarkt Valkenburg

November 18 - January 18

Opening hours from 12:00 to 22:00, except December 24 and 25: opens at 2 pm, January 1: opens at 13:00

The Hasselt Christmas Market is part of Hasselt-Winterland, which has an ice rink, a carousel, roller coaster and much more. There are many stalls with delicious food and drinks, as well as Christmas decorations and seasonal products.

Namur, Christmas Market

December - January 2018

In the Christmas market Namur is never boring! The stalls on Place de l’Ange, Place du Théatre, Place de l’Armes are tons of seasonal products, handicrafts,Christmas decorations and gifts. You can skate at the fair, and on weekends you can watch performances by folklore groups. Every day is the joy of gourmets, as there are many Christmas treats on the market.

Liege, Christmas Market

December 2017 - January 2018

The Christmas market Liege is the oldest in Belgium and celebrates its 30th birthday this year. More than 200 chalets on the Place Saint-Lambert and Marsay de Liège annually attract more than 1.5 million visitors. It is easier to list what is not at the fair. But traditional sweets are especially attractive.

Arlon, Christmas Market

December - January 2018

The Arlon fair at the old Palace of Justice is a small but cozy market under a large, heated dome. Santa Claus meets with children, and there is fun for all ages. Stands demonstrate handicrafts, food and beverages, there is an ice rink.

Mons, Christmas Market

December 2017 - January 2018

Opening hours: 11:00 to 23:00

Mons Market for Christmas is held on the territory of Grand Place, there is a large ice skating rink, which is also available for people with limited movement. At the Mons fair, street artists and about 40 tents with gifts from artisans and delicious edible gifts are located near the luxurious Christmas tree.

Ypres, Christmas Market in the Natural Center of Botranga

December 2017 - January 2018

New Christmas market offers original gifts and cultural program. Obligatory seafood and sweets accompany the rest. A new tradition is quickly gaining fans.

New Year's Brussels

Where to look for Christmas markets in Austria?

The festive season in Austria and the celebration period are of particular importance. Starting from Sunday, four weeks before Christmas, wedding wreaths will appear to remember the coming of Christ. The time has come to recall traditions such as buying a Christmas tree in a house on Christmas Eve and enjoying the feast of St. Nicholas.

Christmas markets in Austria

Austria, in Central Europe, borders with Germany and the Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in the east, and Liechtenstein and Switzerland in the west, and Italy and Slovenia in the south, making the country accessible from continental Europe.

Christmas markets are a typical Austrian tradition. “December market” in Vienna earned in 1298. From mid-November to late December, Christmas markets occupy major cities and villages:

  • There are now about 25 Christmas markets in Vienna;
  • Graz, Austria’s second city, offers about 14 markets;
  • There is a Tyrolean mountain spirit in the markets of Innsbruck;
  • Salzburg, famous for its culture and music, offers some of the most romantic Christmas markets in Austria;
  • Many alpine cities and villages, such as Kitzbühel, Hall in Tirol and Linz open their fairs - they are not so big, but they have their own character and atmosphere.

Among the huge list of ethnic, artisan, spiritual, historical, musical and gourmet markets for Christmas you can find original adventures.

Christmas holidays in Austria

Lake Milstatt, Austria - Christbaumwald im See

An hour drive north of the Austrian city of Villach is Lake Millstatt (Millstatter See) - a picturesque place in the Alps. Surrounded by high snow-capped mountains, the steep bank of the lake gives the area the atmosphere of the northern fjords. During the winter months, one of the most unique Christmas markets in Europe, the Christbaumwald im See or the Christmas spruce on the lake, runs on the coastline. Located on a pier above the lake, the original market has a family-friendly party atmosphere with a handful of stalls. Surrounded by high fir trees and Christmas lights, visitors enjoy mulled wine cooked over an open fire.

Place and date 2017-2018 Description
Christmas on Maria Theresian Platz

November 22 - December 26, 2017

New Year from December 27 to December 31, 2017 

Impressive Viennese buildings and traditional customs on Maria Theresien Platz this winter. It is impossible to escape the Christmas atmosphere with festively decorated market stalls and many culinary delights.
Altwiener christkindlmarkt,in front of the Salzburg Cathedral

November 23 - December 23 

Hohensalzburg fortress and baroque architecture give a sense of a fairy tale. Since Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart, it has an outstanding musical tradition - choral performances. Another musical statement of fame was also born in Salzburg: Joseph More, lyricist behind the most famous Christmas carol Silent Night. A cozy feeling gives the stalls with handicrafts.
Rathausplatz Market

November 17 - December 24 

Rathausplatz is worth a visit to see the feast on the town halls and trees in the park decorated with local artists. Counters with sweets, you can replace the study of the museum quarter, where the Winter Village.
Schönbrunn Palace Market

November 24 - December 26

An impressive historical background, more prestigious products in the stalls in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Christmas Market, and then - the New Year's market is open until January 1.
Christmas Market in Spittelberg

November 16 - December 23, 2017

The Spittelberg Market is located on the cobbled streets between Siebensterngasse and Burggasse in the beautiful 7th district. Here sell unique products. Spittelberg is a lively Biedermeier period with narrow lanes. Throughout the festive season, Christmas items in Spittelberg sell art, ceramics, carpets, ornaments made of silver, enamel and brass.
Vienna, the Christmas market in the historic Belvedere castle

November 24 - December 26, 2017 

The popular Christmas village of Belvedere Palace is located opposite the baroque landscape of Vienna’s world-famous residence. More than 40 festively decorated trade shops offer traditional handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and sweets.
Freyung Christmas Market

November 15 - December 24

Old City Bazaar, which traditionally sells crafts. Freyung is the first district of Vienna near the Schottentor metro station.

Christmas in Vienna

Christmas Market Innbrakka, Tirol

Christmas magic in the old town from November 15, 2017 to January 6, 2018.

Experience the traditional, romantic and festive Christmas atmosphere of the old town of Innsbruck.Colorful Christmas kiosks are set between attractive medieval buildings and the Golden Roof.

Place and date 2017-2018 Description
Old city,
November 15 - December 23
In the historic part of Innsbruck, opposite the famous Golden Roof, surrounded by beautifully preserved medieval facades is the Christmas market of the Old Town. It is easy to find Christmas decorations, handicrafts and winter treats.

November 25 - January 6, 2018 

Innsbruck’s main shopping street will once again blind visitors to the Maria-Theresian-Strasse Christmas Market.
Market in St. Nikolaus

November 24 - December 23 

Imagine the Christmas tree lights rivaling the brilliant snow, the scent of freshly prepared Kiachln (hot donuts) and the sound of Christmas carols.
Wilten's Magic

November 27 - December 23

Great holiday mood from the original gifts and delicious treats, singing.
Panorama on Hungerburg,

November 25 - December 23

The funicular railway promises to make your trip to the Christmas market of Hungerburg a picturesque adventure. At the top, not only breathtaking views of Innsbruck and its surroundings are guaranteed, but also many culinary delights and a wide range of Christmas souvenirs.
Family Market at Marktplatz

November 15 - December 23 

The Christmas market on the Market Square will delight the whole family. Carousel, zoo and other attractions - a great choice for tourists with children.

Tyrol Christmas Fair

Christmas markets in Salzburg

Christmas markets in Salzburg open their gates. Traditional huts gather guests to showcase their talents, historical heritage and treat them to incredible delicacies that are made only for Christmas.

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Salzburg, Christmas Market

November 23 - December 26 

The Weihnachtsmarkt ethnic Christmas fair has been known since the 15th century. Salzburg is distinguished by the ringing of countless church bells, choral singing in front of the cathedral.
Hellbrunn, Magical Christmas

November 23 - December 24

Romantic houses, tempting treats, sleigh rides.
Advensingen-Salzburg, Salzburger Heimawerk

November 23 - December 24

The Christmas market in Mirabell Square has become the center of attraction. Culinary delicacies, mulled wine and lovingly decorated kiosks invite visitors to stop and enjoy.
KircheSt.Leonard, Advent Market St. Leonhard

Every weekend

Hotel Advent Market St.Leonhard is located near the pilgrimage church. There are gingerbreads, chestnuts, a punch and a children's bakery with delicious gifts, brass bands.
Stern's arrival with the winter market in Salzburg

November 17 - January 6, 2018;

Crafts, traditional food, music and performances are sold in the market to local customs. The fair is open for the New Year before the Orthodox Christmas.
Weinachtten in Salzburg, Interesting Christmas The market at Hohensalzburg is famous for its local arts and crafts.
Holiday in Salzburger

November 23 - December 23

The program in the St. Andrew’s Church takes place on a contemplative journey to the Christmas of childhood in Mirabell Square.
St. Wolfgang in Upper Austria  Not far from the city of Salzburg there is the beautiful Lake Wolfgang. The peaceful glow of lanterns on the water attracts visitors to the adventures of Wolfganger.
Oberndorf, Oberndorf Chapel "Silent Night"

December 24 at 5 pm 

A unique atmosphere, handicrafts enchant visitors at the Christmas market in front of the world-famous Silent Night Chapel, where the Christmas carol was born.
Christmas with Sudhaushof  Advent beer - a mood in a mixed atmosphere of Christmas time and great beer Stiegl. Entertainment and atmospheric program for beer lovers.

Christmas in Salzburg

Christmas markets in Linz

The aroma of gingerbread spreads from Christmas markets, pastry shops and cafes. The lights of the city panorama, the temptations of shopping in the city of Linz - all this brings Christmas Eve.

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Christmas market on the main square

November 18 - December 24 

The baroque landscape makes the Christmas market on the main square in Linz truly unique. Crafts, warming drinks and delicious gingerbread are sold here.
Volksgarten Christmas Market

November 18 - December 24

Skaters at the Volksgarten Christmas Market fascinate adults and children. The traditional family market near the main station offers a wide selection of gifts and local specialties. The highlight is the Christmas performance. Every 30 minutes from 03:00 to 20:00 there are special effects and the soundtrack of classical music.
Christmas in Steyr
November 17 - December 23
In the city of Steyr, the Old Town Christmas Market and the Christkindl Pilgramage Church are worth a visit. One of the Austrian small historic towns of Steyr is a harmonious symbiosis of the past, rich in tradition and pulsating modern style.

Christmas markets in Graz

Enjoy Advent highlights in Graz, the capital of Styria, romantic lights, a brilliant ice rink, a gorgeous calendar for the Rathaus parish and impressive Christmas markets. Markets are especially magical against the backdrop of the city’s Christmas lights, which are lit daily from 4:30 pm to midnight.

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RMarket in front of the City Hall

November 17 - December 24

There is a cozy village in the market in front of the City Hall on Hauptplatz, where traditional crafts and fine treats are offered at the kiosks. The local feast drink, Feuerzangenbowle, is a mixture of wine and rum, set on fire, so you shouldn’t worry about getting warm.
Market at Glockenspielplatz

November 17 - December 24

The square under the magical Glockenspiel is loved by visitors and guests of Graz all year round. This place becomes the center of a friendly meeting in the festive season. Along with unique arts and crafts for sale at the Christmas market, local merchants and suppliers offer delicacies from Styria.
Fair WonderLEND

November 17 - December 23

While preparing for Christmas, Mariahilferplatz becomes an amazing place for family fun at WonderLEND. On the square you can explore the surroundings on the grand wheel of the review, play curling, find holiday souvenirs and gifts, listen to a musical program.

Christmas in Europe

Christmas is coming! Brilliant lights on trees, snow and traditions await guests in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Every European Christmas market is dressed in the best outfits, Christmas balls. Christmas markets are the memories of a lifetime, unique Christmas gifts. Discover the best Christmas markets in Europe.

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