The best Christmas markets in Europe on 2016
Do you have a Christmas break? Do you not know where you can go?? If the answer is YES you must read this post carefully as you will find here interesting information about destinations and where you can find the best Christmas markets in Europe. Take a little break and enjoy the magic of Christmas.
I was regarded as the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe of last year. Christmas Fair will take place during Advent in the streets surrounding the Jelacic Square. You will enjoy numerous stands where you can buy seasonal gifts, gingerbread hearts, cookies, colorful decorations, jewelry and souvenirs made by Zagrebs craftsmen, artists, and manufacturers of traditional Croatian products. Also, you will find in the Croatian capital some musical program and dance events at Zagreb’s main square of Ban Josip Jelačić and the nearby Zrinjevac Park.
All the visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy Zagreb’s specialties, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, or buy unique souvenirs and Christmas decorations for their loved ones
f you like ice-skating, you also have to stop at King Tomislav Park – right opposite the main railway station. The Ice Park is really beautifully done, offering fun for all ages.
Open dates from 28th of November to 8th of January.
The Christmas markets will be all installed on Grande Île Strasbourg from 25th of November to 31th of December. It will be the market 446th edition.
Visitors will find products from the social economy, ethical or local products. Meanwhile, traders Station neighborhood offer plenty of entertainment such as concerts, storytelling, workshops, afterworks and a street art course will help the visitants discover this neighborhood as you have never seen before.
The Christmas Workshop will be created in Aubette, where a magical and unique universe in which animations, stories and performances will make you travel to Santa’s country magical creatures. For just a moment, again become a child!
This year Strasbourg hosts Portugal so you can buy many Portuguese products such as food, wines, beers, bolo rei, sweets and festive treats of Idanha-a-Nova. Moreover, you will find Portuguese basketry, traditional drums and guitars, filigree jewelry, ceramics . Don’t miss out the opportunity to discover a craft and a rich and varied of Portugal.
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You will find in this beautiful city of France 5 amazing Christmas markets. Your way will be drawn by illuminations linking to the markets, in a labyrinth of small streets lined with century olcentury-oldered houses. You can find more information about the different markets here
Each market is a mini-village, highlighting passionate and enthusiastic craftsmen. Most of them are from Alsace and have been chosen for the quality and the uniqueness of their products.
Next to that, you are invited to participate to a wide range of activities, making the Christmas in Colmar an uncommon experience: guided tours, wine-tastings, children animations, exhibition of traditional toys, as well as many shows and concerts.
The markets will be open from 25th of November to 30th of December.
The market will take part in the heart of Brussels from 25 November 2016 to 1 January 2017 .
Winter Wonders animates the heart of Brussels during the Christmas festivities. The event takes place at the Grand-Place in Brussels and around the Bourse, the Place de la Monnaie, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Marché aux Poissons.
Winter Wonders 2016 includes a Christmas market with more than 200 stands, fairground attractions,a Christmas tree, a covered ice rink for skating which will be at Place de la Monnaie until Sunday 8 January. Also, you will find a lot of event such as and sound and light show on the Grand-Place, a concert by Lost Frequencies (Wednesday 30 November, Grand-Place), Impulsion: light and sound playground at the Bours and an amazing Origami Lights: Japanese video mapping (Sainte-Catherine Church).
Christmas Market in Lille is the largest in Northern France and has been a tradition for centuries. Entertainments include a funfair, concerts, and exhibitions and of course Father Christmas, who is available throughout the festival so children can have their photo taken with him. The market takes over the Place Rihour with over 50 stalls offering a vast range of local products and original gifts.
There is a special spectacular event on the Saturday before Christmas – when Father Christmas “falls” from the Chamber of Commerce’s 80-metre-high Belfry!
It will take part from 18th of November to 30th od December (25th of December will be closed).
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Vienna’s prettiest squares will be transformed into magical Christmas markets from 15th of November to 24th of December.
The 150 or sales booths at the traditional Christmas Market offer Christmas gifts, Christmas tree decorations, handicrafts such as miniature wooden houses, puppets, gingerbread hearts,culinary treats, confectionery and warming drinks.
New lighting is being added to the trees in the surrounding City Hall Park to create a festive sparkle along the Ringstrasse boulevard. This year for the very first time, visitors can skate through the park over two large ice rinks and along numerous paths. Don’t miss a stroll in Rathauspark, with its carousel rides and light-bedecked trees and pavilions.
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Bremen’s atmospheric Christmas market is considered to be one of the most attractive in Germany.
With the town hall and the Roland statue as its backdrop and over 170 festively decorated stalls, it is perfect for browsing.
The historical setting, the romantic Christmas lights, and the lovingly adorned booths create a special Christmas atmosphere that enchants more and more visitors every year.
Bremen also has another Christmas attraction: The Schlachte Magic Christmas Market on the popular river Weser embankment. Each day on the maritime promenade another little door is opened to reveal a special surprise – it is like a walk-through an Advent calendar.
At the Schlachte Magic Christmas Market, there are many experiences to choose from: Christmas brunch on the Weser, a Christmas tree expedition, some seriously strong hot punch and a real Dutch Sinter Klaas on board a pirate ship.
The market is open from 21st November – 23rd December 2016
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