Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Top 5 European Christmas Markets

Hello, everyone!

Can you believe December is already here? Time literally flew by this year!

There are just a couple of weeks left before Christmas, and what a better way to spend this time by visiting some Christmas markets!

If you’re from Europe then, you’re a very lucky person! Europe has the most gorgeous Christmas markets in the world! So, if you’re European, don’t think it twice and go visit some of the markets that are on this list!

1.- Strasbourg, France


Strasbourg is considered the capital of Christmas, and it’s also said to be the oldest Christmas market in France! During this season, Strasbourg becomes a Winter Wonderland. It is also the largest Christmas market in Europe, holding about 300 stalls. The Christkindelsmärik was also chosen “Best Christmas Market in Europe” two years in a row!

2.- Cologne, Germany

Cologne’s most famous Christmas market is held right in front of the Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It holds over 160 stalls and the traditional Christmas music they play provides the perfect atmosphere for some Christmas shopping!

3.- Brussels, Belgium

Brussel’s “Winter Wonders” extends from Grand’Place to Sainte Catherine, covering almost 2 kilometers, and it keeps getting larger as the years pass by!
The 240 stalls in this gorgeous Christmas market mainly offer arts and crafts, and food and drinks.

4.- Copenhagen, Denmark

This Christmas market is located in the Tivoli Gardens. 
The city of Copenhagen boasts an incredible light show and it also holds the traditional “Lucia Parade”, which consists in hundreds of girls dressed as angels.

5.- Dresden, Germany

Dresden’s Christmas Market, traditionally known as Striezelmarkt, is the oldest in Germany (dates back to 1434). During the Christmas season, the city gets covered with thousands of twinkling lights that bring the joy of Christmas afloat.
In the lovely stalls of this market you can buy smoking figures, Herrenhut Advent stars, Dresden’s traditional Pflaumentoffel, and chimney-sweep crafted from dried prunes!

Do you like to visit Christmas markets in your city?

Lots of Love,

- Salha -

2 comments:

  1. I love visiting Christmas markets - they get me in the festive spirit! I love going to the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham, England

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    1. Here in Ecuador we only have Christmas stores inside the malls but, even if they aren't as gorgeous as your markets, I really enjoy visiting them, too! Christmas songs, Christmas smell, twinkling lights... I love them!

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