The Best European Christmas Markets You Want to Visit

By: Vero

Aachen, Germany

The Cathedral area transforms into a festive wonderland, captivating visitors with twinkling lights, crafts, and local treats, drawing over 1.5 million guests annually. Don't miss the carousel, mulled wine, and potato fritters!

Vienna, Austria

From the enchanting Viennese Christmas Dream at Rathausplatz with an ice skating rink, to the artsy vibe at Karlsplatz, and the grandeur of Belvedere and Schonbrunn Palaces, Vienna's markets are a winter wonderland. Savor hot punch, potato spirals, and krapfen!

Tallinn, Estonia

Nestled in the heart of the medieval Old Town, it radiates a fairytale atmosphere with its historic backdrop and festive lights. Savor warm mulled wine, local delicacies, and shop for unique handmade gifts

Sibiu, Romania

Set in the historic Piața Mare, explore wooden cottages offering handcrafted ornaments, Romanian pottery, covrigi, and hot wine. Family-friendly activities like an ice rink or bumper cars add to the festive delight.

Paris Christmas Markets

With over 300 chalets selling handmade products, delectable food, and traditional vin-chaud, it's a winter wonderland.  The kids will love the funfair and ice rink, making it a perfect family outing in the heart of the city.

Nuremberg, Germany

Has charming stalls offering traditional gifts, toys, and delectable Lebkuchen gingerbread. Crowds gather around cauldrons of Glühwein, singing in unison. Families can meet Santa and explore the global treasures at the Market of the Sister Cities. Book your dinner reservations early!

Kyiv, Ukraine

 Explore enchanting squares, golden domes, and indulge in traditional Ukrainian food. Enjoy mulled wine, hearty dishes, and diverse snacks. With ice rinks, giant slides, and festive stalls, Kyiv's Christmas markets offer a magical winter adventure for all.