Top 5 European Christmas Markets You Can’t Miss This Winter

Top 5 European Christmas Markets 

When we think of traditional Christmas markets, we often picture twinkling lights, soaring adorned trees, and hot mulled wine.

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Top 5 European Christmas Markets 

With so many markets spread out across the continent, we've chosen the top 5 European Christmas markets we believe you should visit this year, along with explanations for why these 5 are the best.

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Basel, Switzerland: Best Christmas Trees

Basel is a city with a distinctive fusion of cultures because it borders both Germany and France and is located 

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Basel, Switzerland: Best Christmas Trees

 Visitors to The Basel Christmas Market are welcomed by hundreds of brightly lit trees lining the streets leading up to the market.

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Budapest, Hungary: Best Christmas Lights

The Basilica's laser light projections, which turn the structure into a giant advent calendar with a new window revealing a different painting each day, are the market's shining highlight.

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Salzburg, Austria: Best Christmas Carollers

At the city's Chriskindlmarkt, where traditional Christmas singalongs and weekly concerts force Christmas cheer onto anybody within hearing distance, 

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Salzburg, Austria: Best Christmas Carollers

the musical traditions of this World Heritage Old Town shine brightly.

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Best Market For Fun

The Christmas Market at Tivoli in Copenhagen has something for everyone.

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Best Market For Fun

Located inside the famous Tivoli Gardens, this market is pure magic. Already a city full of fun, Copenhagen really puts its best foot forward at Tivoli. 

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Strasbourg, France: Most Charming Christmas Market

During the holiday season, this lovely fairy-tale city is transformed into a genuine winter wonderland with kilometers of lights.

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