Warm coloured lights, charming settings, decorated trees, hundreds of stalls selling unique wares. December is the month of magic. And shopping. And Christmas markets, which although at first sight might appear to all be the same, some have details (both large and small) that make them unique destinations. Here are the most beautiful and charming European markets in December.
Winter Wonders Brussels
A large illuminated Ferris wheel completes this enormous street market and gives visitors a unique perspective on the market stalls and the streets filled with lights.
1000 Bruselas, Bélgica
Stuttgart Christmas market
In existence since 1692, this is one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe and is famous for its stalls, with their rooftops decorated with pine cones, trees, angels and sleighs.
Schillerplatz, Am Fruchtkasten 3
70173 Stuttgart, Germany
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Liseberg Christmas market
A theme park that every winter turns into a unique Christmas market: a medieval village, an ice bar and more than 700 Christmas trees.
402 22 Göteborg, Sweden
Frankfurt Christmas market
There is a merry-go-round to entertain the youngest visitors and lots of stalls to buy decorations, presents and typical German Christmas sweets.
60311 Frankfurt, Germany
Montreux Christmas market and Chateau de Chillon
There are two markets on the banks of Lake Geneva: Montreux, selling Christmas food and crafts and Chateau de Chillon, which recreates a market from the middle ages.
CH-1820 Montreux, Switzerland
Colmar Christmas market
Flute playing minstrels, Christmas carol concerts and live nativity scenes make this market in the historic old town a real spectacle for visitors.
Place des Dominicains
68000 Colmar, France