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The most awaited festival, Christmas is around the corner, and we can't keep calm. Do you know why? Because Christmas is a time for family and #friends, but that doesn't mean you have to celebrate at home. Visit a Christmas market, eat well, warm yourself at a spa or enjoy crispy ski turns on the slopes. And what are the best places in Europe to experience the Christmas carols? In Europe, Christmas is considered to be the most favourite time of the year.

Celebrating Christmas on the most celebrated destination can be an eye-opening way to experience how other countries and cultures celebrate one of the most treasured festivals. Treat yourself to a little time off before Christmas.

And with the arrival of Christmas in a few days, there are plenty of markets in Europe for Christmas that are decked in red and white colours, huge trees, with the prettiest decor. Now if you are visiting Europe on Europe honeymoon package, you must delve into a Christmas retreat and hear the carols in the air *happy sighs*!

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

On that note, we have scouted the best Christmas markets in Europe where you can witness and sample the sweet aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon spice, and experience the Christmas Carols. Take a look!

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

1. Budapest, Hungary


When - Between 22 November to 1 January

Make sure to visit the Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest which is listed amongst the finest markets for Christmas in Europe. You will get to witness the never seen charm of Christmas at this market since the organizers of the event go extra miles to make Christmas spirit sparks.

Advent Feast at the Basilica in Budapest is where Santa Claus himself goes shopping. From delightful gifts to drool-worthy Hungarian and international cuisine to flavoursome burgers, guests can have fixed their cravings. Also, if you have kids with you, make sure they have their hands-on ice skating, skateboarding in a central rink that surrounds a magical Christmas Tree.

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

2. Strasbourg, France


When - From 22nd November to 30th December

Voted as the most awesome European market for Christmas for decades, Strasbourg in France is also amongst the oldest one in Europe. The speciality of this market is that it is tucked in the heart of the Grandelle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to check out the Strasbourg market on your France visit.

This place is also considered the birthplace for a marvellous Christmas celebration since ages. Pack your bags and hear Christmas carols and head to Strasbourg, France to discover the intriguing journey to marvel around 300 wooden chalets.

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

3. Vienna, Austria


When - From 15th November to 26th December

If you intend to visit a European destination with your family or friends or soulmate, then Vienna in Austria could be your Christmas base camp. Guest could witness the enchanting Christmas setting at the Vienna’s prettiest square or Vienna Magic of Advent. This market is known for offering guests the best experience and ambience, and you will spot plenty of Christmas trees, sweets, warm drinks and much more.

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Best Christmas Markets in Europe

4. Erfurt, Germany


When - Between 26th November to 22nd December

Erfurt, Germany is one of our favourite markets for Christmas in Germany and is situated in the medieval town of Erfurt. If you will visit this Christmas market in Germany, make sure to open the magical advent atmosphere at The Cathedral Square area where you would get access to fun attractions and amazing sights.

Also, you could shop till you drop and purchase the traditional handmade crafts, drool-worthy treats and fancy a selfie with the towering Candle-Lit Christmas Tree.

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

5. Krakow, Poland


When - Between 29th November to 26th December

Fabulous, beautiful and well preserved hospitable fairytale city of Krakow attracts more tourists than ever. Medieval architecture and classic cafes are crowded with a modern folklore. Pastel Renaissance buildings and Gothic masterpieces are vying for your attention. Add a large dose of the Christmas spirit and the experience is complete!

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

So, with the Christmas season in full swing, which Christmas market in Europe you will bookmark? We would like to hear from you in the comments.

Best Christmas Markets in Europe

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