Are you dreaming of spending Christmas in Europe? The Christmas Markets in Europe are home to some of the best foods and local homemade crafts that you’ll find anywhere. Not to mention all the lights and holiday decorations that you’ll be able to view and see every step of the way. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or just wanting to take in the ambiance, the following Christmas Markets are some of top on my holiday travel bucket list!
Bath Christmas Market, United Kingdom
There’s just something so magical about getting in the holiday spirit at his Christmas market. Spend your time walking along the cobblestone roads and checking out all the local artist’s creations that line the way. Make sure to keep your cup full of cider so that you can sip and shop at the same time. Even if you’re not there to spend money, the ambiance is truly magical.
Vorosmarty Square of Budapest, Hungary
If you’re a fan of history, spending the holidays at Vorosmarty Square is where you need to be. This is the oldest Christmas Market in Hungary that is full of some of the best foods and holiday items around. Spend some time walking the area as you’re sure to see other holiday lights and sights not scattered too far apart.
Vienna Christmas Dream in Austria
This Christmas Market is one that the whole family can enjoy. There are activities for the kids and even the chance to chow down on roasted chestnuts and other delicious offerings. There are hundreds of vendors that line the street, offering anything and everything that you could want. Make sure to get in line for the kids to be able to get a ride on a real reindeer. This is one holiday tradition that the entire town looks forward to every year.
Winter Wonders in Brussels, Belgium
Even though this happens during the Christmas season, it really does feel like a fun festival for all. The holiday theme is just an added bonus, and the events are plentiful for everyone to enjoy.
Many people actually just eat their way through the Winter Wonders Market as it’s full of yummy homemade chocolates, brewed beers, and other homemade foods that are too good to pass up.
Trento Christmas Market, Italy
When a winter festival is literally dubbed Christmas Town, you know it’s going to be good!
Purchasing a hand-carved nativity scene as a reminder of your visit is just one of the many items available at this market. The streets are lined with many vendors, all are selling products that are made with local resources.
Arrive hungry and feed your heart and soul with this beautiful winter market. (Maybe pick up a loaf of fresh panettone?) The thousands of Christmas lights that are shining brightly will draw you in, but the ambiance and friendliness will have you coming back time and time again.
Which Christmas Markets in Europe are your favorites? Do tell!