3 Best Christmas Markets in the World

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… As Christmas eve slowly approaches, get into the festive spirit as the streets get decorated, your family begins prepping their wish lists, you friends and co-workers play secret Santa, the weather gets colder and the most exciting enchanting Christmas markets start opening. 

Jhoana Carla de Toro
Jhoana Carla de Toro

Updated: 04 December 2018

Christmas Markets are believed to have begun in the middle ages, in the Christmas central – Germany. Now, all over the world, Christmas markets pop up.


These markets are filled with amazingly craft stores, beautiful lights and delicious foods. Some even include exciting activities and events, spreading the Christmas cheer. Here are the top 3 Christmas Markets around the world.

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Tivoli Garden Christmas Markets, Copenhagen, Denmark

Without a doubt, the Tivoli Gardens Christmas Market is the city’s most popular. It truly is the place where you will have a beautifully magical Christmas. Denmark, as a country, has historical connections to Christmas, making it one of the most interesting, exciting and quirky places to visit in the festive period.


Worldwide people travel to witness the enchanting Tivoli Christmas markets for themselves. It boasts over 50 stalls, all with their own unique gifts, decorations, crafts or snacks to offer.


The Tivoli Christmas Markets will provide you with all you could possibly need to get into the Christmas spirit – lights, entertainment, food and presents.


These take place at Tivoli Gardens until the end of December. Notably, there’s an entry fee to pay too, but it’s worth it.

Photo Credits: VisitCopenhagen

Of course, we had to mention a traditional German market. This isn’t just an average Christmas market, it’s one of the largest in Germany. Native Germans and tourists alike travel to attend this wonderful event every year.


It has over 200 stalls, the perfect number to find those extra special gifts for your family…and maybe even something for yourself. You’ll find traditional bratwurst, Gluhwein and gingerbread, as well as a selection of gifts, crafts and decoration.


What better way to celebrate Christmas than in the most Christmas-esque country?


The Nuremberg Christmas Markets end on Christmas Eve, taking place right in the heart of the city.

Photo Credits: Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

An iconic, famous Christmas Market, known for its festive atmosphere and historic location. In the heart of Lincoln’s gorgeous cathedral and castle grounds, the Lincoln Christmas Market is one you will not forget. Accommodating over 280 stalls, you’ll be treated to unique gifts, decor, food, drink and, of course, entertainment. This will be an experience that will surely get those festive juices flowing.


These markets only run for a few days, unlike other Christmas markets, but they’re travelled to nationally and internationally. Make sure you don’t miss out.


These are located in Lincoln city centre and run for about 3 days at the start of December, every year.

Photo Credits: Lincoln Christmas Market

As the weather begins to cool down, light start to go up and presents begin to be bought. Maybe now would be the perfect time to book one of the most memorable trips yet – to these magical locations.

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