Happy holidays! It is the end of a wonderful couple of months of seasonal celebrations. With the city far from full of tourists the best moments to go are the different markets that are scattered around the world, bringing fun to the streets.
For many, this will be their first holiday in a new country or just visiting their friends, family and loved ones. They will be spending it with loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. If you are travelling to Europe, here is a list of some of the most popular Christmas markets.
The typical trip to the main European Christmas markets takes no more than a short flight, since the full set is often just one or two days’ journey.
Belgium has a host of Christmas markets, like Brussels Christmas Market. Photos of the old fishing port are synonymous with Christmas, thanks to its winding streets, the wooden boats and, of course, the big Christmas lights at the light show.
Czech markets will definitely have some bustling markets for you to enjoy. Prague and Brno are two main markets that claim to have the largest number of vendors.
Christmas markets of course have their own seasonal lights and decorations, which show the true meaning of Christmas. A couple of the Christmas markets in Copenhagen are free, so take advantage of them by visiting the Madeleine market.
One of the world’s best known markets is in Paris, the Fleur du Lys! The flea market has been around for a while, in fact it is said that the name comes from the flea market’s very first position on the Rue du Fleur du Lys, a little bit behind the Theatre Marcelle in the Old Marais neighbourhood.
German Christmas markets often have their own design and philosophy. The Church holidays market is the most famous, starting on the 18th and ending on the 22nd. This market is specifically devoted to Christmas shopping.
One of the biggest markets in Italy is called Festa del Portale, and takes place on the waterfront in Porto Cervo, Positano. The markets in Naples and Rome have large squares with traditional front pages of newspaper newspapers on each corner.
The December 24rd is known as the Russian New Year, thanks to the country’s tradition of lighting incense and buying candy for someone special. Some of the best places to go shopping for Christmas gifts are the Circassian Christmas market and the Ringstzrationgoga in the center of Novgorod.
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