Best Christmas Markets in the World

Christmas markets are something millions of people around the globe look forward to every year. These markets, which can be found in Europe, America and many other places throughout the world, provide not only beautiful decorations for people of all ages to enjoy but also delicious cuisine and festive holiday entertainment. These are some of our favorite Christmas markets.


Strasbourg Christmas Market (France)


Little wooden ornaments for sale hanging in a Christmas market stall

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If you are looking for the best of the best in terms of European markets, then look no further than Strasbourg. Free to roam around and explore at your leisure, this small town becomes transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to its famous market which draws in approximately 2 million visitors every single year. The market, which is set up on the Grande Ile and lasts for about a month, offers over 100 vendors selling everything from handcrafted ornaments to gingerbread.


Tivoli Christmas Market (Denmark)


A large Christmas market in the town of Aarhus, Jutland, Denmark

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This market is definitely not one to miss if you are an architecture enthusiast. Taking place within the picturesque Tivoli Gardens amusement park, this market features several vendors selling everything from handmade decorations to gourmet treats. In addition, there is a stage where visitors can enjoy local dance performances and other live entertainment.


Rothenburg Christmas Market (Germany)


Gingerbread heart shaped cookies on a Christmas market in Germany

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This enchanting German town has one of the best Christmas markets in all of Europe. Every year, thousands of visitors come to the medieval town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber to watch it transform itself into a fairytale winter wonderland.


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