This post may contain affiliate links that help support my business in creating content like this. If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may receive compensation at no extra cost to you. Read my disclosure for more information.

If there’s a time of year I love most in Europe, it’s when the festive decorations come out in full force. This list of top Christmas Markets in Europe (by country) are some of the most incredible places to experience the charm.

Top Christmas Markets in Europe (by Country)

Christmas markets in Europe is an old tradition that has been taking place for many years. Many of the towns and cities set up these festive markets where you can shop local artisan goods, sip on spiced wine, and try some Christmas treats.

I’ve seen a few over the year and I’m already eyeing a few on this list of top Christmas Markets in Europe (by country).

Top Christmas Markets in Europe (by Country)

Austria Christmas Markets

Vienna Christmas Market
17th November 2018 – 26 December 2018

Salzburg Christmas Market
22 November 2018 – 6th January 2019

Belgium Christmas Markets

Dates: November 30th 2018  to January 6th 2019

Dates: December 7th 2018 to January 6th 2019

Dates: November 23rd 2018 to January 1 2019

Croatia Christmas Markets

Dates: December 2nd 2018 to January 6th 2019

Czech Republic Christmas Markets

Dates: December 1st 2018  to January 6th 2019

Denmark Christmas Markets

Dates: November 16th to December 22nd 2018

England Christmas Markets

London Winter Wonderland 
Dates: November 22 2018 – January 6 2019

Dates: November 09 to December 22nd 2018

Estonia Christmas Markets

Dates: November 24th 2018 to January 6th 2019

France Christmas Markets

Dates: November 23rd to December 31st 2018

Colmar Christmas Market
: 23 November 2018 – 30 December 2018

Dates: November 18th to December 30th 2018

Dates: November 24th to December 24th 2018

Dates: Late November to Early January 2019

Strasbourg Christmas Market
23 November 2018 – 30 December 2018

Germany Christmas Markets

Dates: November 23rd to December 23rd 2018

Dates: November 26th to December 23rd 2018

Dates: November 28th to December 24th 2018

Gerdarmenmarkt in Berlin
26 November 2018 – 31 December 2018

Nuremberg Christmas Market
November 30 – December 23

Hungary Christmas Markets

Dates: November 27th 2018 to January 2nd 2019

Italy Christmas Markets

Dates: November 22th to January 6th 2019

Dates: December 2018

Dates: November 24th to January 6th 2019

Netherlands Christmas Markets

Dates: November 29th to January 20th 2019

Spain Christmas Markets

Barcelona (one at Sagrada Familiar and another at Santa Lucia
Dates: Late November to January dates to be confirmed.

Dates: Late November to January dates to be confirmed.

Dates: Late November to January dates to be confirmed.

Sweden Christmas Markets

Dates: November 24th to December 23rd 2018

Switzerland Christmas Markets

Dates: November 22nd to December 23rd 2018

Dates: December 1st to December 24th 2018

Save this post for later on Pinterest:

Top Christmas Markets in Europe (by Country)

PS — Are You Booking a Trip Soon? Use My Booking Checklist!

These are the sites I use most to book my own trips. Using the links below is a great way to support Bon Traveler’s travel journalism at no extra cost to you. If you need help organizing your itinerary, get my free travel itinerary template here.

1. Book Your Flights

Use Skyscanner to find the best flights. It searches 100s of airlines and websites across the globe to ensure you’re not missing out on any route options or deals.

2. Book Your Accommodations

Use for hotels and guest houses. They have the biggest inventory and consistently offer the best rates.

3. Book Your Tours & Experiences

Use Viator or Get Your Guide to find the best tours and experiences. They are my favorite tour search engines. I always check both as their inventory varies depending on the destination.

4. Book Your Car

Use Discover Cars or to find the best car rental deals. I recommend comparing rental agency reviews on Google to ensure you are booking with the best company in that destination, as the reviews are often more accurate than the car rental search engines.

5. Don’t Forget Airport Lounge Access

Get a Priority Pass membership to gain access to 1,400+ VIP lounges and airport experiences worldwide. The Priority Pass app is the first thing I check when I have a layover. I’ve been a member for over a decade, and having a comfortable place to relax before and between flights makes air travel so much more enjoyable.

6. Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

I never leave the country without travel insurance. It provides comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong (ie. illness, injury, theft, and cancelations, etc.). I use it frequently for my travels to stay protected.

My favorite companies that offer the best coverage and rates are:


Write A Comment