Find the list of Top Ten Christmas Markets and they have to offer the tourist at the festive season of Christmas.
1. Strasbourg, France
France is a famous for shopping in anyways but at the time of festive seasons, there is nothing beautiful and magnificent than Strasbourg. Now, it’s more than 400 years the city is enjoying and welcoming visitors around the world to its Christkindelamarkin. This market has prestige of locating in front of sublime, towering cathedral.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
A family trip to Tivoli funfair gardens, where stalls mix with vintage rollercoaster rides, concert halls, and toboggan rides, skating and ice sculptures will be life time experience for you all. The willow trees decorated with lights and on four miles of colorful stalls that will give you the idea how the residents of Nissekbing live there. It get started by 18th November 2011 and usually based on Russian theme, visitors can enjoy the festive market till the end of December.
3. Prague, Czech Republic
The market of Prague spread around the old Christmas tree in old town square and Wenceslas in Czech Republic. If you are in love with handcrafts including jewelry and glass to shop then this is the place to find. Enjoy your shopping with customary mug of savree vino to sip along the way. It get started in December 1st week and runs till 31st December.
4. Vienna, Austria
One of the biggest markets in Europe is Vienna Christkindmarket on Rathausplatz which starts in November mid and ends till the end of December. Almost 200 stalls dominate the square, selling traditional decorations and hand-crafted gifts as well as scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth Viennese pastries and Weihnachtspunsch. Take your love with you on the trip to Europe and have an enchanting experience of Christmas.
If you want to taste every bit of enjoyment with the vast variety of markets then Berlin is waiting for you. Berlin has 60 markets to offer you with all their unique selling points and trendy warehouse parties. Potsdamer Platz is the place to kick things off, with a toboggan run and an ice rink, Gendarmenmarkt is the place to search out handicrafts, Kulturbrauerei has a Nordic flavour, while Sophienstrasse satisfies those Berliners who like their Christmases to be Eco-friendly. From nov 22 to Dec 24 you get a warm welcome for shopping in Berlin for Christmas.
Since 2004, Brussels has come in picture and soon has become the top 10 Christmas markets in the world. Almost 250 chalets, fairground rides, an ice rink and bauble-studded Christmas tree make it a wonderland. Chocolates lovers will mouthwatering experience with delicious and unique flavors of mussels and Belgian waffles. Grand palace itself is a place to visit on Christmas and feel the beauty in the world and Christmas market makes it more enthusiastic and enchanting for shopping in festive season.
7. Dublin, Ireland
Irish people love entertainment and do parties with all the fun of musical entertainment with story tellers, carol singers and bands. Get more fun with the smell of roasting nuts, mulled wines, eggnog and sizzling bratwurst. 20 days in November and December are real fun in Dublin which is madly enjoyed by visitors.
8. Quebec City, Canada
The cobble-stoned streets of Vieux Quebec are made for Christmas cards and the guaranteed cold weather cries out for the hearty German fare and drinks that are on sale from the cheery vendors. It’s been four years of Christmas market in Quebec and it’s so much popular among the Christmas markets around the world as it offers the vast variety of shopping to tourist like raisin-studded gingerbread, pretzels, roast chestnuts and Santa-shaped chocolates are the traditional delicacies at Quebec City’s Christmas market.
Put some efforts to reach the place Lille and you will not regret by going through London to Kent for the fascinating city. It’s kind of foodie and specialize in cheese and sweets, as well as offers the gourmet treats all around the France. The climax comes when Père Noel clambers down the 76-metre belfry of the chamber of commerce with a sack of sweets to give out. Celebrate your Christmas on one of the top 10 Christmas markets in the world to experience the merriment of Christmas.
10. Dresden, Germany
Get the best crafts of Germany in Christmas market at the time of festive season in November and December. Every region has its specialty to offer like German’s have blue-and –white ceramic, crafts from Ore Mountains, blown glass from Lauscha and much more. The three ton baked stollen (German fruit cake) is the main beguiling thing of Christmas festival in this market. It is one of the oldest market of Christmas running since 1434.