The 7 Best Christmas Markets In The World

When the snow starts to fall and the Christmas lights begin to twinkle like fireflies, we start to get that warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Christmas is officially here. But if you thought that your home town, with it’s Christmas lights and carolers was as magical as it gets, I beg to differ. Christmas Markets are like opening up a Christmas fairy tale book and jumping straight into the action on the pages.

As well as endless gifting options, Christmas Markets have that certain something that captures the epitome of the Christmas spirit flawlessly. When exploring the bustling stalls, you can smell the mulled wine, hear the soft lullaby of carols and are surrounded by enough lights to put Las Vegas to shame.

Today, we give you our ultimate bucketlist of Christmas Markets. From the fairy tale cuteness of Europe, to the snow-filled wonderlands of Canada, here are the top seven Christmas markets in the world.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Christmas Markets

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Before Christmas, the countries capital plays host to a Christmas Market that brings fairy tale magic and good food together. Market Square is transformed into a Winter Wonderland and is surrounded by lit up Christmas trees, giant castles and a giant Bethlehem scene.

The market itself consists of quaint wooden huts. Visitors can pick up a range of wonderful handmade gifts, including dolls, scarves and Christmas tree ornaments. Foreigners have to try the klobasa, which is a scrumptious Czech sausage.

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Toronto, Canada

Toronto Christmas markets

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Europe watch out! Canada’s Capital is providing serious Christmas Market competition! Serving a tasty conglomeration of German and Canadian foods, this Christmas Market is a foodies dream. Alongside this, you can enjoy mulled wine by a giant fireplace.

The kids can enjoy stories from real life elves, as well as paying a visit to Santa himself!

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Christmas markets

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As the home of The Little Mermaid, one can only expect that Copenhagen would pull out all the stops when it comes to creating Christmas magic! Tivoli Gardens amusement park is transformed into a stunning Christmas market. Stalls, Christmas joy and rides? Sign us up! Alongside this, there are nightly light shows and regular firework displays.

The city itself transforms into a buzzing plethora of Christmas Markets and boasts a whopping seven in total. The Hans Christian Andersen Market is like walking straight into one of the iconic authors fairy tales and even has a nostalgic carousel.

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Munich, Germany

Munich Christmas markets

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This Bavarian market boasts a towering 85 foot glittery Christmas tree! If that’s not enough to get you in the festive spirit, the array of traditional wooden stalls offer some of the best street food that Germany has to offer. Just the sound of the sausages is enough to make us drool!

For the little ones, there is the ‘Heavenly Workshop’, in which children dress as angels and get involved in arts, crafts and baking.

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Tallin, Estonia

Tallin Christmas markets

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The Christmas tree in the squares center has been set up since 1441. This means that is the first Christmas in Europe to be displayed to the public. If this wasn’t awesome enough, lights and decorations transform market stalls into something quaint that you would have expected to see hundreds of years ago.

Warm drinks are a popular way to beat the Christmas chill, or you can indulge in local delicacies such as black blood pudding and sour cabbage.

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Winter Wonderland, London, England

Winter Wonderland Christmas markets

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This event, held in London’s Hyde Park, is free to enter. This attraction is more than just a run-of-the-mill Christmas Market, it includes a circus, a giant ice skating rink and a giant observation wheel. 2016 sees the market include a walk-in ice kingdom and the chance to watch a professional skating show.

If you prefer a standard market, Winter Wonderland will not let you down! German food stalls, handmade trinkets and decorations make this one hard to beat!

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna Christmas markets

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These Christmas markets date all the way back to 1298! Originally called ‘krippenmarkt’, these markets still hold the old-age magic that many modern markets have lost.

Alongside an abundance of market stalls, the market also boasts nativity performances and Christmas concerts.

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Which of these Christmas markets would you most like to visit?

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Rachel Holliday

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