There are numerous markets to visit at Christmas time. Here are some of our favorites in Europe.
If you want an authentic Christmas market, try Salzburg. Home to Mozart, you will find this market filled with music and Christmas carols. Gifts will be of the more traditional kind, so the market is no good if you’re looking for novelty gifts. There is a free daily concert at Salzburg Cathedral for those that want to immerse themselves in Christmas cheer.
There are multiple markets across Copenhagen, filled with fun, music, food and Christmas activities. Grab a mug of glogg (mulled wine) and try out the ice skating and fairground in Tivoli. Walk down the cobbled streets lit with candles and fairy lights. Expect a truly magical experience and an array of Christmas presents that will cater for everyone.
This capital has over 80 impressive Christmas markets, which have something for everyone – even dogs (found at Forsthaus Paulsborn). For a nostalgic destination filled with intricate arts and crafts, try the Weihnachtszauber market. Whichever mood and market you chose, be advised to check the dates, as some only run for a few days.
For a market with more traditional wooden toys, Slovakia is the perfect place. Expect Christmas lights draped around trees and stalls, creating an enchanting festive paradise. Don’t forget to sample the delicious food and Christmas drinks to warm your tummy and heart.