Christmas Markets that you should visit at least once in your life

The most magical time of the year has arrived, and with it the Christmas markets. Christmas markets are corners that make us return to our childhood and believe in the most incredible stories. In this post, we are going to mention some Christmas markets that you should visit at least once in your life. What makes them so special and unique? History, beauty, ancient traditions, all in this post.

If at this point you are still not sure which Christmas city to visit, we are going to give you a few ideas to visit the most spectacular Christmas markets, along with some well-known cities in Europe.

crowded people and ferris wheel painting

Christmas Markets to visit this year

Prague. Czech Republic

A fairy tale city, the place where You will feel like you are in a Christmas movie. Even if you don't go at Christmas, Prague is a city that transmits fantasy.

If you have few days this is it one of the best alternatives you can choose. In this city you can visit several markets, most of them are very close to each other. Ideal for walking while discovering the different neighborhoods of Prague.


Our favorites are the Old Town Square Market (Staroměstské náměstí).

  • Address: Václavské náměstí. Prague 1
  • Open: November 26, 2023 to January 6, 2024

And if you go at this time, Don't forget to find out what days the choir sings and what time the tree lights play in the Old Town Square.

Prague Castle Christmas Market

  • Address: Pražský hrad. Prague 1
  • Open: November 26, 2023 to January 6, 2024

It is our favorite city to enjoy Christmas. In fact, we have already been twice and have been delighted on each visit. Looking forward to repeating at some point.

Vienna. Austria

One of the most majestic and famous cities in Europe. Also one of most impressive places you can visit at Christmas. The Christmas decorations of the city of Vienna are unprecedented.

Christmas Markets that you should visit in Europe

A true wonder worth seeing. In every corner of the city You can see all the effort and dedication put into this time of year. Each square, monument or street has a style very consistent with the city, what makes it the capital par excellence to spend a Christmas weekend.

In this city everything is arranged perfectly, the squares are decorated to the millimeter so that we take away the prominence of the buildings and the correctly arranged stalls.

Although all this may seem pretentious and unwelcoming, we must admit that we feel very comfortable in Vienna. The countless stalls selling food, mulled wine, gifts and other crafts made our trip incredible and full of wonder. The four days we spent running around and walking through the squares were too short for us to explore every corner.

Another plus point is the open and friendly nature of the Viennese. Charming!

Budapest. Hungary

The city of Ruin Bars could not be left behind. Budapest is one of the best cities to spend the Christmas holidays. In addition to being very economical is a small city that you can easily visit in three or four days.

In Budapest we have some of the oldest markets in Europe. The long tradition of Christmas markets in Budapest makes it an excellent place to discover Hungarian gastronomy while you visit markets that have remained almost unchanged over the years.


Without a doubt, it has been one of our favorite destinations on these dates and we are looking forward to repeating it again.

Other Famous Markets to visit in Europe

Now we are going to dare to mention some markets that we are looking forward to visiting. They are in Destinations which we have heard about a lot of times and which are precisely famous for their Christmas markets.

Dresden. Germany

In Germany you can find several cities where you can enjoy the markets, however, The Dresden Christmas market is one of the most mentioned.

Maybe because of his long tradition and for being a market that remains almost intact over the years. That makes us take a special affection for these special places that makes us feel that good customs should never die.

Alsace. France

Undoubtedly, one of the most authentic and unique Christmas markets in Europe. In the Alsace region we have some particularly beautiful cities at this time of year.

An example of this is the beautiful city of Colmar, a medieval town where the lights and Christmas stands blend together perfectly to create the most incredible setting of all.

Legend has it that it is the perfect place to enjoy the Christmas essence of yesteryear and feel overwhelmed by the emotions of a distant and different Christmas.

typical houses near old bridge over canal in town

In addition to many others Christmas markets to visit in France. The markets in the south of the country usually stand out. Most of them are located in small and medieval towns. Needless to say, although They are not very big, they are very cozy and beautiful places.

Tallinn. Estonia

We have gone quite far, and not in vain, the market of the capital of Estonia It is a unique market in the world and one of the best known in all of Europe. Not because of its grandeur but precisely because of its simplicity and story-like appearance.

christmas tree with decorations during nighttime

We already know that The charm of Christmas can be enjoyed anywhere. Yes to charm and illusion We add a cozy city, lights everywhere, a glass or two of mulled wine and craft stalls, there is no soul that can resist.

Although in Spain we also have many Christmas markets We must recognize that in Other regions are experts in bringing legends to reality and transporting us to a magical world. If you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to escape to one of those worlds.

 Happy Holidays 🥳

𝙶𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚜 𝚙𝚘𝚛 𝚕𝚎𝚎𝚛 ♡ 𝚃𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝚢𝚘𝚞

Leave a comment