Are you also one of those people who loves Christmas? It’s no wonder: the strength of the holiday spirit is magical, and it spreads and invades the whole month of December. Christmas markets are a great European tradition. Below you can find some Christmas festivals that are closer to the Algarve, Alentejo and Southern Spain, thanks to Faro Airport. 😉
Frankfurter Weihnachtsmarkt Market in Frankfurt
The Frankfurt Christmas market is one of the oldest and most traditional markets in Germany. The market takes place around the majestic Christmas tree that is installed at Place Römerberg. The Frankfurt market takes place between November and December, with concerts and various shopping options.
Wiener Christkindlmarkt Market, Vienna
The Baby Jesus Market, or Christkindlmarkt, is also “the” Christmas market in Vienna. The capital of Austria hosts the event in mid-November and December, and has several options for gastronomy, art, decoration and Christmas gimmicks. The market also has musical concerts.
Christmas Markets in Cologne
Cologne is amazing, and gets even more phenomenal in the holiday season. The city hosts many Christmas markets, such as the Cathedral Christmas Market, the Market of the Historical Center, the Port Market, the Angel’s Market and the Village of St. Nicholas. All are unique and a treat for the eyes, olfact and taste, with several food tents, attractions, handcrafts and, of course, hot wine to warm the body and soul.
Winter Wonderland in London
London also has a fascinating Christmas market. Located in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland features many food, beverage and craft stalls. At the London market, you can also find entertainment for the little ones, as well as shopping options.
Christmas market in Basel
The Christmas Market in Basel could not be left out of this list. One of Switzerland’s most historic, beautiful and largest markets attracts many tourists every year. The market takes place on the Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz, has numerous tents and a space dedicated only for children. Unmissable.
Cork City Glow Christmas … in Cork
The Cork market is one of the most traditional Christmas markets in Ireland. The fair offers tourists various tents with options for food, drinks, decorations, handicrafts and gifts. In addition, the program also features musical performances and various attractions for various ages.
Winter Wonders in Brussels
It is one of the most beautiful markets in Belgium and, perhaps, one of the favorites in Europe. The Brussels market leaves nothing out. Ice skating, tents, Christmas tree, shows, parades and even a Ferris wheel are many attributes of this famous Belgian Christmas market, which is a favorite of tourists. Be sure to try the famous French fries and drink a Belgian beer.
Christmas Markets in Prague
Prague hosts the best Christmas market of the country. The unique atmosphere of the city, paired with the magic of the Christmas spirit make it a perfect destination for Christmas gifts. That is why Prague has become a great destination for Christmas markets’ enthusiasts. The city hosts not only one, but a few markets, such as: Old Town Square Market, Wenceslas Square Market, Peace Square Market and Prague Castle Market.