Have you planned your holidays for this year yet? If not and you have been meaning to go to Europe, why not do it this year then? Even though it’s in the winter, and can get quite chilly in most parts of Europe, you can still have a good time. It is also the perfect time to visit Christmas markets and experience the festive atmosphere there. They are all so charming and once you are there, tasting all the snacks and treats, you’ll forget about the cold.
3 Christmas Markets to Visit
There are countless great Christmas markets all around Europe. They are all beautiful and equally envious in their own way. I am going to talk about the following 3 markets that you can visit.
From end of November until before Christmas, there are so many markets in Berlin that you can visit. A few of them are even open until the end of December or beginning of January. You can visit the one in Charlottenburg Castle to begin with. It’s considered as one of the most romantic markets in Berlin. You would be able to see the lovely castle in the background and there’s a stage where you can enjoy several performances in the evening. It gets really crowded so come a little earlier to fully enjoy all the shops and enjoy a warm cup of Gluehwein – a mulled wine.
There are 7 Christmas markets in London and you can check them all out here. If you are familiar and have heard of Leicester Square, they are going to be installing more than 25 stalls in that area and you would see a great selection of gifts, decorations and trinkets. It becomes a jolly and lovely atmosphere in metropolitan London. There will be a vintage Speigeltent, a wooden mirrored home to show Christmas cabaret. While you are there, go to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.It has two circuses, “Zippos Christmas Circus” and “Cirque Berserk”, including the biggest outdoor ice rink in the UK. Sounds splendid right?
Copenhagen’s markets are just as alluring as the others in Europe. The one that I visited when I was there was Tivoli Garden. Most locals go there every Christmas as part of their Christmas customs with family and friends. Once there, I could see why: it is such a fun place to be when you want to spend time with your loved ones in the festivities. The garden includes all the 27 fun rides and a market filled with Christmas gifts, decorations, snacks and desserts. You can get to see the decorated wooden houses and once you are there, you get to experience a Nordic Christmas atmosphere – cold, but very delightful.
If you want something different, however, check out this article for all the best Christmas markets all over Europe. I have my eye on Zagreb and Budapest, so I hope to check them out soon. Perhaps this is your year to visit the Christmas markets in Europe then?