You haven’t experienced a true Christmas until you find yourself in an authentic Christmas market surrounded by traditional handmade crafts, green elves in pointy red caps, vendors, black currant jam, red wine, raisins, almonds, cloves…. All of that good stuff.
Here are 10 Historic Christmas Markets around Europe.
10. Brussels, Belgium
This awesome market has been around for 14 years and has one of the most amazing winter festivals called Plaisirs d’Hiver/Winter Pret or the Pleasures of Winter. Make sure you try two of Belgium`s best gifts to the world – chocolate and beer.
9. Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark has one of the most amazing Christmas crafts markets with hundreds of stands and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Also, there is a very interesting crafts market in the historic Nyhavn district. If the weather gets too cold, try a hot mulled glass of wine with raisins, cloves or cinnamon sticks. You`ll love it!