Christmas (Xmas) is the season of family time, celebrations and lots of shopping!! And what are the best places for buying gifts if not the Xmas markets?! Europe has plenty of local Xmas markets and we chose the most popular markets that you can choose to go to this Xmas season:
3. Vienna - Austria
Xmas markets in Vienna have become one of the most popular markets not only in Austria, but in Europe. A lot of tourists visit Vienna during Christmas Season because of the local markets which date back since 1298. The capital holds various Christmas Market Villages across the city and each one being unique. To find out more about these magical markets, click here.
Where: On the square in front of the City Hall
When: 17th November - 26th December 2017
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am - 9.30pm, Fri and Sat 10am - 10pm; 7th December 10am - 10pm, 24th December 10am - 6pm, 25th and 26th December 11am - 9.30pm
2. Dusseldorf - Germany
For Gingerbread lovers, Dusseldorf is heaven! Here you will find miniature houses made of gingerbread and many other delicious treats. There are 5 themed Xmas markets and all of them spread across the city centre, with free access ice skating at the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz.
Where: City Centre
When: 23th November - 23rd December 2017
Opening hours: Daily 11am–8pm, Fri–Sat until 9pm, closed on Nov 26.
1. Brussels - Belgium
Xmas markets in Brussels are epic. There are over 250 chalets spread across 2 kms long, making Brussels the largest Xmas markets city in Europe. The atmosphere is very jolly, with live choir music playing and the scent of hot chocolate in the air, you feel like you don't want to leave this place.
Where: the Squares, Haren, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Laeken
When: 24th November - 31st December 2017
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs: 12pm–9pm, Fri: 12pm–10pm, Sat to Sun: 11am–10pm
We would love to hear from you, which Xmas markets do you love the most..we will have them included in our next blog!