Feel the Christmas spirit everywhere on an unforgettable Christmas Market tour. Explore the gorgeous streets of Europe’s most captivating cities and see how each one celebrates this remarkable holiday. Admire dazzling Christmas trees, twinkling lights that brighten the night sky, and the handmade crafts of talented artists during the snowy European Christmas season.
Marvel at the lights on display when wandering around the markets at night. The beautiful decorations are stunning — and even more spectacular once the sun goes down.
Taste local delicacies from street food vendors surrounding the markets. Try a delicious slice of roasted ham in Prague or a mouthwatering grilled sausage at Germany’s iconic Nuremberg Christmas Market.
Sip a cup of glühwein to stay warm during the chilly European winter nights. This spiced wine is the perfect beverage to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and is often served in traditional mugs.
Check out handmade, one-of-a-kind crafts that you won't find anywhere else. From sheepskin jackets in Munich to blown glass candles in Strasbourg, find an endless array of items for a shopping extravaganza.
Walkthrough enchanting squares teeming with buildings of marvelous architectural styles. Historic cities such as Tallinn, Budapest and Vienna each have their own characteristic charm to create a winter wonderland.
Put on a pair of skates and work your magic on the ice rinks. Numerous markets throughout Europe have skating rinks for a thrilling time in the chilly weather.
Experience the Christmas spirit that fills the air when waltzing through the markets. Enjoy the company of friends and family and listen to carolers sing tunes during this time of glee.
Learn the history of Christmas and why it is such a special occasion in Christianity. Normally, there is a nativity stall that depicts the birth of Jesus Christ and churches offer services to celebrate the holiday.
Christmas Market Tips
Book your flight to your first destination early to save money on airline costs. If you wait too long, flights can become extremely pricey and you will have fewer funds for your Christmas Market trip.
Head to the Christmas Market during the weekday instead of the weekend. Lines will be much shorter and the overall atmosphere will be less chaotic than the weekends.
Plan your Christmas Market tour during the early part of the season to avoid larger crowds. Many markets open during mid-November and this an ideal time to partake in the magical atmosphere before it becomes much busier.
Ensure you have plenty of cash for the duration of your Christmas Market tour. Many stalls you encounter will not accept credit cards and you could miss out on purchasing a wonderful souvenir.
Wander to a smaller, less-visited city and discover one of Europe’s hidden gems. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore more of the continent and have a more intimate experience.