Winter in Europe is a wonderful time to visit the most beautiful Christmas markets. If you are looking for Christmas presents and dream of the lovely smell of a Christmas tree or the sound of Christmas carols, have a look at this selection of the best Christmas markets in Europe, the best destinations for perfect Christmas holidays.
Brussels, Belgium's largest Christmas market, is made up of 240 chalets. Belgian artisans and those from abroad offer their specialities, original gifts, and tasteful decorations. The atmosphere is enhanced by frequently organised activities, with street artists, brass bands, processions on foot, choirs, and amusement rides for the children.
Prague is a magical city and the perfect destination for a pre-Christmas getaway. The Christmas markets on Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are among the best in Europe. Here a winter wonderland awaits you where you can soak up the festive atmosphere, browse the stalls, and enjoy Christmas carols, warm food, and hot wine.
Budapest: Start your festive season with a trip to the wonderful Budapest Christmas markets, one of the most popular Christmas market tours year after year. Known as 'the Pearl of the Danube', Budapest is a beautiful city which offers much to see and do.
Vienna: Enjoy the magic of Christmas walking through the beautiful streets of Vienna this winter. The wonderful Christmas stalls draw visitors from all over the world and offer seasonal gifts and treats that get people into the Christmas spirit. The Christmas market in Vienna is a tradition that dates back centuries.
Cologne: Advent is the time for Christmas markets, and Cologne is no exception. From November 21 to December 23, the magic of Christmas will be felt throughout the festively decorated city. The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits, and mulled wine will waft through the alleys, and many differently themed Christmas markets will invite people to stroll, shop, and explore.
Krakow offers a unique seasonal experience at this time of year. The majestic and ancient city is usually covered in snow during the festive season, making Kraków Christmas markets an even more beautiful sight for visitors. The Grand Square, the famous market square in the old town centre that dates back to the 13th century, is the largest medieval town square in Europe. Here, you are guaranteed to find the perfect Christmas gifts and see the finest collection of Christmas cribs in Europe.
With great offers you can enjoy the magic of a European Christmas market for less than you might think. Call Corrib Travel on 091 564713, email [email protected], or pop in to the Corrib Travel office at 2 Eyre Square.