Hi and welcome to Blogmas day 8! Today I’m going to be sharing my top Christmas markets in the world! There are some beautiful Christmas Markets all around the world just begging for you to visit them and honestly all of these stunning places are on my bucket list! I’m so excited to share them with you and hopefully inspire you to visit somewhere new!
1, Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt – Germany
It’s of the largest holiday markets in Germany, Nuremberg Christkindlmarkt is a must-visit holiday tradition for both the locals and visiting tourists. You’ll find almost 200 stalls selling gingerbread, bratwurst, German mulled wine, gifts, and so much more.
2, Toronto Christmas Market – Canada
The Toronto Christmas Market is so popular that its organisers sell express pass tickets that allow visitors to skip the often-long lines just to get into the marketplace. There are dozens of food and drink stands, musical groups playing Christmas carols, and visits from Santa Claus.
3, Dresden Striezelmarkt – Germany
The oldest Christkindlmark in Germany has been running for almost 600 years. There are loads of things to buy, for example hundreds of crafts, artwork, gifts and treats. As well as being quaint and picture perfect!
4, Christkindlmarkt of Chicago – Illinois
The most famous Christkindlmarkt in the United States is a traditional German market with three locations around the city. Stall holders sell traditional crafts and trinkets from Germany, Austria, and local artisans, as well as glühwein, chocolates, hot cocoa, and giant German pretzels. There is plenty to see and do as well as lots of culture for all the family to enjoy.
5, Zagreb – Croatia
Zagreb takes place during the season of Advent and offers a variety of events that will keep the whole family entertained with loads of fun, excellent food, events, art, and also a genuine Christmas atmosphere. Santa also makes a special visit to the city during Advent which makes it the perfect place to take your children! As you can see from the picture it truly is stunning and well worth a visit!
6, Strasbourg – France
Strasbourg is a must for all lovers of Christmas. The atmosphere is incredible with illuminations, Alsatian specialities, and also its beautiful hotels making it the perfect location to stay in. The traditions of Advent are key in Strasbourg. There will be 4 outstanding Advent concerts, a Living Nativity and a wide range of live music and cultural events. It’s a cultural wonder!
7, Montbeliard – France
8, Aachen – Germany
9, Basel – Switzerland
10, Brussels – Belgium
I hope you enjoyed today’s post! See you tomorrow for Blogmas day nine! Have you visited any beautiful Christmassy places yet this year? Are you planning on visiting any? Let me know down below in the comments!
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