Christmas is a festival celebrated by one and all around the globe. But European cities and festivites give their own charm to Christmas and it is widely celebrated all over with pomp and joy.
We have compiled this list of most amazing christmas markets you must visit, because it's a complete different and once in a lifetime experiance. You get to experiance the people and culture in the most raw form and believe me you are gonna love it.
The markets in Prague consist of brightly decorated wooden huts selling traditional handicrafts: glassware, jewellery, embroidered lace, wooden toys, metalware, ceramics, scented candles, Christmas tree ornaments.
Picturesquely situated on the Rhine, the downtown area of Basel during Christmas has over 190 traders and artisans offering their goods for sale in small, rustic wooden chalets.
One of the biggest Christmas festivals in the UK, it attracts millions of visitors and tourists from all around the globe. It is officiated with the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Germany.
The medieval architecture, the crowded stalls, the hospitable people and the warm welcome of the snowed city houses one of the newest Christmas markets in Europe.
Aspiring to be the Christmas capital of the world in the northern hemisphere, Krakow is a sea of street decorations and window-dressing and omnipresent noel tunes.
The biggest Christmas festival of Netherlands, this festival has over 200 stalls selling various delicious hot treats accompanied by live entertainment and a magnificent ice-skating-rink which is a crowd puller.
The festive atmosphere, unique ambiance, quality activities, delicious dishes, fairy-tale lighting and the discovery of other universes and cultures on offer during the event will nourish many a reverie..
Founded in 1434, this is one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world. It celebrates its 380th anniversary this year. It attracts around 3 million visitors and has over 250 stalls offering great Christmas goodies.
The wooden chalets of Lille serving Christmas goodies are a huge crowd puller. Lille is touted to be one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in 2014.
Christkindlesmarkt takes place during the Advent at Hauptmarkt in the central square of old Nuremberg. This is the most famous and widely celebrated of all festival markets across Germany.
Christmas celebrations in Vienna are an old age tradition and date back to 1298. The celebrations are held at downtown Vienna as well as in front of the royal palace.