The 7 Best Christmas Markets of 2017

Where can you see the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe? Discover our selection of the top 7 Christmas Markets to visit in 2017!

It’s Christmas time again and that means Christmas Markets! The lights, sweets, and hot wine are part of the magical Christmas villages that we have all been eagerly waiting for. Don’t know which market to visit this year?  Plan a trip in the most beautiful cities in Europe and discover or rediscover the most beautiful Christmas markets of 2017.

1. The Tivoli Christmas Market in Copenhagen

The Christmas market in Tivoli is one of a kind. The market is actually located in the famous Tivoli Gardens, a beautiful amusement park, which was actually the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Disneyland park. You can take a stroll among the attractions, miniature villages, lights, and decorations or skate in the ice rink. The Danish capital is one of our favorites for family fun Christmas markets!

Dates: 18 November – 31 December 2017

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2. The Christmas Market in Prague

The biggest Christmas market in Prague is in the Old Town where you can find the Prague Castle, the city’s iconic castle, which is adorned with the colors of Christmas.

Dates: 2 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

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3. The Christmas Market in Vienna

It is not for nothing that the Viennese speak of “Wiener Adventzauber”, literally the “Magic of Christmas Advent”. In the Austrian capital, visit the many Christmas markets and enjoy the wonderful aroma of gingerbread and mulled wine.  Smells like Christmas!

Dates: 17 November – 26 December 2017

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4. The Christmas Market in Budapest

Enjoy Hungarian specialties at the Budapest Christmas Market in Vörösmarty Square: fresh bread, grilled sausages, caramelized candies, fruit pastes, and more!  It’s a real Christmas culinary journey!

Dates: 10 November – 31 December 2017

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5. The Christmas Market of Madrid

Go to Madrid for a weekend or even longer and discover the oldest Christmas market in Spain in Plaza Mayor, probably the most beautiful square in the country.

Dates: 26 November – 31 December 2017

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6. The Christmas Market of Cologne

The Cologne Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a magical place to discover the cathedral’s very own Christmas market: “Weinachtsmarkt am Dom”.

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Dates: 27 November – 23 December 2017

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7. The Christmas Markets of Alsace 2017

The best Christmas markets can be found in Alsace and the best one in Alsace is definitely the one in Strasbourg, but if you are looking to avoid the tourists, check out the other Alsatian Christmas markets in Colmar, Kaysersberg, Mulhouse, and Eguisheim.

In November and December, there are more than 1,000-holiday homes available on GuesttoGuest to discover the 2017 Christmas Markets in Alsace. Whether you are traveling with family or friends, you can find an accommodation that suits everyone. Bring all your loved ones under the same roof this Christmas season!

Dates: 24 November – 31 December 2017

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