There's nothing more magical than visiting an exciting new city during the most wonderful time of the year - the festive season. With the sweet smell of cinnamon filling the air, twinkling fairy lights, the sound of harmonic carols and tinsel-topped chalets, Christmas Market breaks are truly enchanting. Picking up a cup of warming mulled wine and a freshly baked mince pie will be one of the easiest decisions you'll make during your trip, the hardest will be which Christmas Market destination you’re going to visit. That's why we've highlighted the best European Christmas Markets Holidays to head to this winter, so you can choose to discover the spectacular cities of Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Prague or Budapest during their yuletide celebrations.
We've rounded-up great deals to some of our favourite Christmas Market destinations in Europe so you can add a touch of sparkle to your mini break, without spending big. Get into the spirit in Berlin or Cologne, the home of the Christmas Market, or explore our offers on Paris, Krakow, Budapest and more.
Wondering where to stay during your festive getaway? We’ve got a variety of different accommodations and board types to best suit you - whether you want to go all inclusive, half board or book a cosy bed and breakfast hotel during your stay. Why not go self-catering and save extra room for the delicious festive food available at the stalls?
A Christmas market is a street market associated with the celebrations during the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas Day on the 25th December. The markets feature local handmade arts and crafts, traditional food and drink, decorations, carol singing, Christmas trees and much more.
German markets usually open towards the end of November (around the week of the 25th) and end during early January. So whether you prefer to warm-up for the Christmas season with a festive weekend away, or celebrate when there are lesser crowds in January – you’re in for a magical time.
A short haul flight of just two hours will take you to some of Europe’s top Christmas Markets, including Germany, Paris, Budapest, Amsterdam, Krakow and more. You’ll find markets and events across many European cities with some of the best highlighted above. Simply browse our deals and find a wallet-friendly weekend break in wonderland...
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