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1. Best Christmas market destination: Advent in Zagreb

The most well-liked location for a Christmas market is Advent in Zagreb. Three years in a row, from 2016 to 2018, European Best Destinations awarded Advent in Zagreb the title of “Best Christmas Market.” Zagreb has now won this prize the most, with three wins.

Advent in Zagreb

2. The Christmas World in Vienna

Most Christmas markets start operating in late November and remain operational through the end of December, with a handful remaining open through New Year’s. On Rathausplatz, close to the Rathaus, Vienna’s iconic city hall, is where you’ll find Vienna Christmas World, one of the world’s biggest and most well-known Christmas markets.

The “Vienna Magic of Advent,” which transforms City Hall Square into a sparkling dream world, is one of the most well-known Christmas markets. A carousel, hot beverages, chocolates, tree ornaments, Christmas Workshops geared toward families, and Christmas gifts are all available.

The cultural and holiday market in front of Schonbrunn Palace before Christmas is another popular destination. It transforms into a New Year’s market after Christmas. A wide selection of handcrafted Christmas ornaments, traditional handicrafts, holiday music, and a comprehensive kids’ program with a Christmas workshop are all available at the charming market.

Christmas world in Vienna

3. Basel

The Basel Christmas market at Barfusserplatz and Munsterplatz is considered one of the prettiest and most significant in Switzerland.

The Basel Christmas market has been selected as the best Christmas market in Europe. The most well-liked Christmas market in Europe will thus be held in Basel in 2023. Basel, Switzerland’s largest and most picturesque Christmas city, has a long history and is well worth a trip every year.


4. Trier, Germany

From November 18 to December 22, 2023, the 42nd Trier Christmas Market will be held in front of the majestic Trier Cathedral against the lovely backdrop of the ancient Main Market.

The 42nd Trier Christmas Market was voted the best in Germany for 2023 by tourists from 163 nations. Main Market and the Cathedral are worthwhile stops for every visitor this year, especially from November 18 to December 22.

In a poll conducted online by the travel website “European Best Destinations,” the Trier Christmas Market took first place in Germany. As a result, Trier will be officially known as the “Best Christmas Market in Germany as a Travel Destination” in 2023. The main draw for tourists from Germany and abroad was the enchanted, romantic ambience between the historic Main Market and in front of the majestic Trier Cathedral.

Trier, Germany

5. Malaga, Spain

Malaga has a lot to offer all year long, but Christmas is one of the most romantic periods of the year there.

The Christmas spirit permeates every street corner in Malaga from November 25, 2023, to January 5, 2024. The stunning Nativity scenes, lovingly created by associations and clubs of all types across the city, join the Christmas trees, wickerwork figures, and thousands of poinsettias.

Malaga, Spain

6. Prague, Czech Republic

In addition to Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, the Prague Christmas Markets are open every day from December through January 6, 2023.

The Christmas markets in Prague’s Old Town Square are the country’s most significant event of their kind. A traditional Czech market is located right in the middle of the city. Vendors sell Christmas-related goods and items in dozens of wooden stalls, including hand-embroidered tablecloths, wooden toys, cookie cutters, and typical Czech blown glass balls. The typical Czech grilled sausages and skewered treats, as well as the traditional Czech, mulled wine, Christmas sweets from the Czech Republic, hot roasted chestnuts, and gingerbread biscuits, will thrill gourmets of all ages.

Prague, Czech Republic

7. Madeira’s Christmas Market

Madeira is a unique destination you can take advantage of all year long because of its lush environment, pleasant climate, and endearing culture. But around Christmas and New Year, when the people go all out for their winter celebrations are one of the most critical periods to travel.

A typical Christmas market is held in the central walkways of Avenida Arriaga, in the centre of the Portuguese island of Madeira’s capital city of Funchal, to mark the start of the holiday season.

Madeira’s Christmas market

8. Brussels, Belgium

Winter in Brussels is a great time to visit if you’re searching for a beautiful, all-inclusive European Christmas market. A lot is happening, and there is much to see, do, experience, and taste. The Christmas market in Brussels has something to offer everyone.

Brussels is not a very pricey city compared to other European cities, so planning will allow you to spend far less.

Brussels, Belgium

9. Tallinn, Estonia

Every year, around 500 000 people from all over the world attend the event (compared to the total population of Estonia, which is approximately 1.3 million people). The enormous Christmas tree in Estonia is nearby, and there are fun things to do, enchanting shows, local crafts, and excellent cuisine.

What can you do in Tallinn?

Wander around the actual winter wonderland that is Tallinn Old Town.

Try the Christmas delicacies in Tallinn’s restaurants.

If you’re in Tallinn, pick up some Estonian artwork and crafts for a fantastic Christmas gift!

Tallin, Estonia

Christmas is a season of selflessness when we choose to forgive, consider what’s essential, and work to improve. The “togetherness” and the consideration you show others capture the season’s spirit. So, visit these locations and have fun together.

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