Twinkling Lights and Pretty Sights! 5 Enjoyable European Christmas Markets

Christmastime is the most enchanting time of the year and celebrated with much gaiety around the world. Some of the most beautiful Christmas markets can be found across the quaint European towns.

The best destinations for a perfect Christmas holiday in Europe are listed below –  


Frankfurt, Germany

The Frankfurt Christmas Market, which dates back to 1393, is regarded as the largest in all of Germany. Every December, the town square is decked up with lights adding to the festive atmosphere of the season. The eloquent stand decorations, the scenic surroundings on the Römerberg and St Paul’s Square and the tall Christmas tree combine to also make the market as one of Germany’s most beautiful.


Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg’s Christmas Market, established in 1570, is the oldest and most famous in all of France. The city is widely popular as “the Capital of Christmas”, and deservedly so. The markets around town proudly display the deep-rooted history and traditions of Alsatian Christmas.


Vienna, Austria

In the capital city of Vienna, there are over 25 different markets to explore, shop, eat and get into the Christmas spirit! Do not miss out on the ‘Weihnachtspunsch’, which is the Christmas Punch; it’ll put you in the joyous fervour of the season. Also, visit the Nativity Scenes in St. Peter’s Church.


Basel, Switzerland

The prettiest and the biggest markets in Switzerland are the Christmas Markets at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz in Basel. There are lights, decorations, and warm winter food at the market’s traditional wooden chalets.


Vipiteno, Italy

Vipiteno’s Christmas Market sits high up in the snowy mountains offering visitors a beautiful small-town Christmas atmosphere. There are wonderful works of art for sale and the streets and Vipiteno are enveloped in the aroma of freshly baked gingerbread and apple pies.


Sing a few carols, spread the yuletide cheer, watch the lighting of a tree and enjoy a wintry, wonderful Christmas in Europe.