Most beautiful Christmas markets in the UK and Europe

© Adobe Stock: Christmas Market

© Adobe Stock: Christmas Market

Christmas holidays are approaching fast. Discover the most beautiful Christmas markets in the UK and Europe. Try not to miss the beautiful markets of Manchester, Prague, Tallinn and Tivoli

There is no festivity without spending a few holiday days on a trip to one of the admirable Christmas markets in the UK and Europe. Even though polls suggest that no one does Christmas markets better than Germans, Estonia and Austria, have made a debut appearance on the list of enchanting destinations for the Yuletide season.
Whether you are a Christmas elf or a Scrooge, you can find the coolest gifts in any of the markets listed in this article. So, warm yourself up for the greatest finds in the history of Christmas. As the snow falls, binge on some gingerbread mulled wine, and chocolate desserts.

Manchester Christmas Market

© Adobe Stock: Town Hall, Albert Square, UK

© Adobe Stock: Town Hall, Albert Square, UK

This Christmas market is one of the oldest markets in Manchester. About 16 years ago, this market was a combination of wooden stalls – an ancient setup that didn’t pull enough crowds. Presently, the market boasts of a population of more than seven million visitors every year. The festive fantasia is also an award-winning destination with more than 300 chalet-lined market trails. You will find bonsai trees, fine jewelry, and other bespoke gifts. At Exchange Square, you will discover the Christmas Vintage Lounge where you can purchase different cocktails. Explore a wide variety of dishes on Albert Square such as the Hungarian goulash and the Spanish paella.

Dates and opening hours of the Christmas market:

  • From 9th November to 22nd December
  • Albert Square: 10:00 am to 21:00 pm (until 16:00 pm on December 23)
  • All other sites: 10:00 am to 19:30 pm in November; 10:00 am to 20:00 pm in December (and until January 5 for Cathedral Gardens). Bar areas will remain open until 21:00 pm.

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Prague Christmas Market

© Adobe Stock: Praguel, Czech Republic

© Adobe Stock: Prague, Czech Republic

Presenting an incredible ambiance of the aesthetic festive skyline is the market in the Czech Republic. Discover unmatched beauty when you take a stroll through the past hidden courtyards and the cobbled streets. Before the Old Town Square (Staromestské Námestie) are sturdy and pretty bridges. Explore a world of magic at the Wenceslas Square to uncover the largest market where you will discover giant Christmas trees, atmospheric giants, scented candles, and ceramics in fairy light-festooned stalls.

Dates and opening hours of the Christmas market:

  • From 1st December 2018 and 6th January 2019
  • Between 9:00 am and 20:00 pm every day while it extends until midnight on weekends

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Tallinn Christmas Market

© Adobe Stock: Tallinn, Estonia

© Adobe Stock: Tallinn Christmas Market, Estonia

Located in Tallinn, this Christmas market is undoubtedly the best of its kind in Estonia. This medieval town can be found in a blanket of snow crust – a natural phenomenon in the town since 2001. More than 60 small wooden huts altogether comprising a population of traders, dancers, and musicians. Find the largest and most famous Christmas tree in the heart of the market – a feature that complements the illuminated snow sculptures in Estonia.

Dates and opening hours of the Christmas market:

  • From 24th November 2018 and 5th January 2019
  • Between 10:00 am and 20:00 pm throughout the week

Tivoli Christmas Market

© Adobe Stock: Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

© Adobe Stock: Tivoli, Copenhagen, Denmark

Based in Copenhagen, the Denmark market is a product of intricate architectural design by Tiffany & Co. The exquisite spectacle was fitted with more than 500,000 fairy lights as far back as 1997 by John Loring. He transformed the famous Tivoli Gardens into a sparkling sensation for all and sundry. This market attracts more than a million visitors with the varieties of exhilarating rides and mulled wines. There are several brightly colored stalls hanging Sofie Gråbøl’s sweaters – which he wore in The Killing.

Dates and opening hours of the Christmas market:

  • From 17th November and 31st December
  • On Sundays and Thursdays between 11:00 am and 23:00 pm
  • On Fridays and Saturdays between 11 am until midnight

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