5 Christmas Markets Must be in Your Bucket List

Christmas tree has been set and the decorative lights have been turned on. The holiday season is already here and we are looking for the best Christmas markets to warm up your winter days.

Copenhagen, Denmark

hans-christian-andersen-christmas-market_pr_photo-2 Time: 19 November – 31 December 2016 (Tivoli Gardens), 11 November – 23 December 2016 (Nyhavn) and 18 November – 22 December 2016 (Hans Christian Andersen) Nearest airport: Copenhagen airport Copenhagen is a real Christmas city. As one of Northern cities which experience long dark winter nights, Copenhagen is where you can feel the Nordic Christmas spirit at several Christmas markets. The most popular that you cannot miss is Tivoli Gardens. The historic theme park will be lightened up by thousands of lights on wooden houses and five-minute light shows during the evening.

Strasbourg, France

strasbourg-christmas-market Time: 25 November – 24 December Nearest airport: Strasbourg Airport, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Strasbourg is named as “The Capital of Christmas” thanks to its Christmas market which is the oldest in France and the largest in Europe. This year is the 446th edition of Strasbourg’s Christmas market where you can find over 300 stalls with warm drink and food with typical crafts of the region. In 2016, Portugal is invited as the guest country who brings a Portuguese village to Strasbourg.

Vienna, Austria

vienna-christmas-market Time: 11 November – 26 December 2016 Nearest airport: Vienna International Airport Being held in the most beautiful square of the city – in front of the City Hall Rathaus, Vienna Christmas Market is a truly festive sparkling area. This year is the first time visitors can experience skating through the park. Children are warmly welcomed to the magical market where on the ground floor of the City Hall they can learn making Christmas cookies and candles.

Prague, Czech Republic

christmas-markets-prague Time: 26 November 2016 – 6 January 2017 Nearest airport: Vaclav Havel Prague Airport The busiest market in the city is located at Old Town Square and surrounded by the beautiful building of St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Town Hall Tower. Besides a big Christmas tree lightened up by hundreds of lights and dozens of wooden stalls, there is an open stage for Christmas music and plays.

Dresden, Germany

dresden-christmas-market-michael-schmidt Time: 24 November – 24 December 2016 Nearest airport: Dresden International Airport As the oldest German Christmas market, Dresden Striezelmarkt celebrates its 582nd anniversary this year. It is promised to have a long list of events in every week; for example, Dresden Schwibbogen festival on the 11th of December, Decorating the Dresden Christmas tree on the 17th of December. The detail calendar and useful information for your trip to Dresden can be found here. Leave your comments here if we've missed any magical one. 5 Christmas Markets Must be in Your Bucket List