Visiting a Christmas market is a journey through all senses. Appealing decoration, tasty food, warm drinks and cheerful music are just a few things associating us to the festive atmosphere of Christmas and New Year. Xmas markets are many throughout the world, and the following ones are the top five among them:
Dresden Christmas market
Since its introduction in the 15th century, the Dresden Christmas market became one of the leading such markets in the world. Occupying a large square of the Baroque City, it features stalls selling various decorations, crafts and specialties. A giant cake and public events are also there for visitors to look forward to.
Xmas market in Vienna
Visiting Vienna, the capital of Austria, during the Christmas season is an unforgettable experience. Whatever you like about the holiday, name it, and Vienna has it all. Stalls and chalets sell beautiful ornamentation, delicious food and warm punch, public events (concerts and dances) take place on the streets, and so on. Decorations underlining the city’s imperial past beautify its main squares and streets.
Strasbourg Christmas market
With over 300 chalet-like stalls, the Strasbourg Xmas market is among the largest in the world. Browse stalls to admire decorations, arts & crafts and mouthwatering delicacies. Public events designed to satisfy everyone’s taste are another hallmark of the market occupying cobbled streets of the city.
Chicago Xmas market
The Chicago Xmas market brings forth not only the Christmas spirit, but the German Christmas spirit. This popular market in the U.S.A. introduces traditional German food and beer, unforgettable shopping and rich entertainment. The open-air market also offers specialties from all around the world. While admiring dazzling lights and cheerful vibe, don’t forget to pay attention to decorated windows of the shops.
Christmas market in Hong Kong
Preparations for Christmas celebrations in Hong Kong kick off as soon as the Halloween ends. It’s not just streets of the metropolis that are decorated, but the sky-soaring buildings, as well. The lights and the decorations of the city are so rich and bright at the waterfront that they are among the top attractions of Hong Kong. Outstanding shopping and dining are a matter of fact.