If you have not seen my previous blog posts or my vlogs online you will not know I love love love a Christmas market!! They are the ultimate festive day and I am all for the festive feels. So I thought why not put together a list of the top 10 Christmas markets that I have either been too or are on my Christmas market bucket list!
Here it goes!
How could I not include one of my favorite ever places?! And just too top it off it also has one of the best Christmas markets!! Reason 1 it is massive with so many yummy food stalls and 2 it has a Christmas tree maze and that just won it for me.
In the middle of the Old Town sits an enormous Christmas tree and the market is underneath. Enjoy tucking into barbecued sausages, cakes, and pastries and then sip on mulled wine, as you watch the astronomical clock strike the hour with a procession of wooden figures.
Think cinema, roller disco, bars, ice skating, fun fair and all things fun! Well, that is Winterville! There is also a Spiegeltent tent which holds events throughout the time they are open from a bingo night to the circus! I am actually planning to tick this one off my list this Christmas.
Europes oldest Christmas market so, of course, this one is on the bucket list. In addition to this, they have 300 chalet stands, hundreds of lights and a humungous 30-meter tall Christmas tree!! It is the named ‘the capital of Christmas’ therefore for me it is a must from me.
Now it would seem silly not to go to an original German Christmas market and why not the one in the cool city of Berlin where the market itself is called Gendarmenmarkt. I went to Berlin one summer and I can see it is beautiful at Christmas time. With ‘top-notch’ food apparently, so I am sold.
Our second largest city here in the UK and is named Britain’s home to Christmas. I have actually been here before and I can see how this is true! The market itself it massive and has hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of cute and tasty treats. And as I saw some very cool German pop up bars.
This is one of the most beautiful amusement parks in Europe and at Christmas, it becomes a christmassy fair in the city! They also host three different light show and fireworks!! The ultimate Christmas outing.The focus is on “hygge” (Danish for coziness) with plenty of local food and drink, including glögg and æbleskiver (mulled wine and traditional pancakes).
They have a festive laser show on the Basicilla, an ice skating rink and lots and lots of folk dancing! All the wooden stalls sell traditional and handmade products for all to buy. So put on your big coat and woolly hat and sip on a schnapps punch or mulled wine and watch the skaters (fall over).
It is one of the UK’s largest markets and there are over 200 twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets of Bath and in the shadow of the towns Abbey, selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.
10. Cologne, Germany
They have seven Christmas markets in this already beautiful city do I need to say more?
How long do you think it will take me to tick all these amazing markets off my list?!
I can’t wait to see though! Have you been to any of these or recommend any?
Until next time,