Winter brings festive season along with opportunity to indulge in shopping at Christmas markets. But where to find the most fun-filled and wonderful markets? Europe is unequivocally right choice for you. Europe has no shortage of Christmas markets which are all beautiful and magical to behold. Scroll down to know the enchanting Christmas markets of Europe.
Must-see Christmas Markets of Europe
Frankfurt Christmas market
It is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany with elaborated stand decorations and scenic surroundings strung with twinkle lights. The entire square transforms into a paradise of lights, festive sounds, beautiful colors and delightful smells.
When? From 26th November to 22nd December 2018
Where? The Römerberg and St Paul’s Square, Frankfurt
Times: Monday-Saturday: 10.00-21.00, Sunday: 11.00-21.00
Prague Christmas market
Winter in wonderland awaits you. Soak up the festive magic in the medieval central Prague. Christmas Market of Prague is different from others and offers intensive experiences. Taste a variety of traditional Czech food, special gastronomical delights from Old Czech cuisine.
When? From 1st December to 6th January 2019
Where? Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square, Prague
Dresden Christmas market
When? From 28th November to 24th December 2018
Where? Dresden Altmarkt square, Dresden
Colmar Christmas market
Enter into the world of illuminated and decorated setting that just looks like a fairy tale. The historic town of Colmar is installed with six Christmas markets, each of which looks like mini-village with its architectural signature. Colmar Christmas market was recognized as the second best European Christmas market in 2017.
When? From 23rd November to 30th December 2018
From Monday to Thursday: 10:00 to 19:00 hours
Friday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00 hours
24th December: 10:00 to 17:00 hours
25th December 14:00 to 19:00 hours
Where? Colmar, France
Rapperswil Christmas market
Exploring the Rapperswil Christmas market is a great day-trip choice form the Swiss city. Besides browsing over 200 market stalls selling culinary delights, homemade wares, you can enjoy a variety of activities, musical performances, popular candle making, all together the market creates a magical ambiance.
When? 14th to 23rd December 2018
Where? The Old Town of Rapperswil, Switzerland
Strasbourg Christmas market
Thanks to its more than 300 stalls, miles-long fairy lights, magical Great Christmas Tree, etc. to experience an unforgettable Christmas celebration. With all these together, the picturesque city of Strasbourg lends it a beautiful fairy-tale appeal.
When? 23rd November to 30th December 2018
24th November to 30th December: 11:00 to 20:00 hours
On 23rd November: 14:00 to 21:00 hours
On 24th December: 11:00 to 18:00 hours
Closed on 25th December
Where? Strasbourg, France