This year, enjoy an authentic festive experience at one of Europe’s Christmas markets. Roasted chestnuts, Christmas carols, mulled wine and outdoor ice skating are just some of the magical things you’ll encounter at these traditional Christmas markets, as well as a wide variety of crafts, handmade gifts and local foods. Soak up the atmosphere when you visit between late November and early January.
Cobblestone streets and carol-singing locals are just some of the festive sights you'll come across at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square - Prague’s most famous Christmas markets.Shop city breaks in Prague
Browse a range of seasonal treats at Amsterdam’s Christmas markets. From organic produce and sustainable gifts, to fashion and design wares from local designers, there’s something on offer for everyone.Shop city breaks in Amsterdam
For a real taste of Hungarian culture, the popular Christmas market in Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square is a great chance to sample traditional foods. Enjoy delicious grilled meats and hot mulled wine while watching live performances from local musicians.Shop city breaks in Budapest
Each December, over 50 different markets transform Berlin’s boulevards, squares and side streets into a magnificent winter wonderland. Looking for a magical Christmas atmosphere?Shop city breaks in Berlin
Each year, from November through January, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées plays host to Paris’ largest Christmas market. As well as traditional festive gifts and locally made trinkets, the city offers an impressive Christmas light display.Shop city breaks in Paris
One of Belgium’s most famous Christmas markets, Bruges will enlighten you with a vibrant and cosy atmosphere. Known for its glistening ice rink and pretty wooden chalets, it’s hard to beat this fairytale winter break.Shop city breaks in Bruges
Krakow’s Christmas markets have all of your festive favourites, steaming cups of mulled wine to handcrafted wooden decorations. But what really sets this city apart is the nativity crib competition, known as Szopki. Locals spend months labouring their elaborate creations displayed in Market Square.
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The Austrian capital has a long tradition of Christmas markets, dating all the way back to the Middle Ages when Emperor Albrecht allowed the first Krippenmarkt. Snack on candied fruit and hot roasted chestnuts as you wander through the Viennese Christmas Market.
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