There is nothing quite like visiting a Christmas market at this time of year to get into the festive spirit. With dazzling lights, seasonal cuisine, fun entertainment and stalls selling unique gifts for the whole family, a Christmas market is the best place to experience some Yuletide cheer.

Christmas markets traditionally start opening across Europe and North America at the end of November and many remain open until early January. Most markets are outdoors and many places see temperatures drop at this time of year, so remember to wrap up warm!

Whether you are looking for an authentic festive market in Germany, with bratwursts, gingerbread and mulled wine, or a holiday shopping extravaganza supporting local businesses in the heart of New York city, we have got you covered.

Perhaps you are planning a trip to Europe to soak up the festive atmosphere and can’t decide which markets to visit. Or maybe you’ll be in the US and you want to discover the best places to do some holiday shopping while listening to a local choir with a hot cup of cocoa in hand. Whatever you have in mind is here to inspire you to plan your next unforgettable experience. Click here to discover more.

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Happy Holidays!