The ultimate guide to a Christmas Markets getaway in Europe this December. From Germany to Belgium and from Switzerland to Estonia, my top destinations for a Christmas markets holiday break in Europe.

Christmas Markets holiday ideas in Europe

The ultimate guide to a Christmas Markets getaway in Europe this December. From Germany to Belgium and from Switzerland to Estonia, my top destinations for a Christmas markets holiday break in Europe.

Four years ago I spent a lovely New Year’s Eve exploring Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. As well as numerous scream-inducing fun fair rides it included (and still does) a magical Christmas market, the first one I’d ever visited. Since then I’ve been to many more but Angel’s Market has remained one of my favourites so yesterday, with the echoes of Auld Lang Syne still ringing in our ears, we hopped on the underground to Marble Arch tube station to see if it was as fun as we remembered.

Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, London

Four years ago I spent a lovely New Year’s Eve exploring Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. As well as numerous scream-inducing fun fair rides it included (and still does) a magical Christmas market, the first one I’d ever visited. Since then I’ve been to many more but Angel’s Market has remained one of my favourites so yesterday, with the echoes of Auld Lang Syne still ringing in our ears, we hopped on the underground to Marble Arch tube station to see if it was as fun as we remembered.

A festive break in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoying the Christmas markets and mulled wine, soaking in the Roman baths, sampling local food, visiting neighbouring towns and visiting top sights. The perfect way to get festive in Europe, click to read more...

A festive break in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoying the Christmas markets and mulled wine, soaking in the Roman baths, sampling local food, visiting neighbouring towns and visiting top sights. The perfect way to get festive in Europe, click to read more...

Hamburg is the ideal place for a city break – compact enough to explore by foot yet with multiple attractions worth exploring. However Situated on the bustling river Elbe, Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe. However, the city is home to much more than merchant ships. Grand historic buildings, beautiful lakes and canals, a museum dedicated to chocolate and plenty of Christmas markets are just a few of the highlights a visitor can experience in this epic city.

Hamburg is the ideal place for a city break – compact enough to explore by foot yet with multiple attractions worth exploring. However Situated on the bustling river Elbe, Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe. However, the city is home to much more than merchant ships. Grand historic buildings, beautiful lakes and canals, a museum dedicated to chocolate and plenty of Christmas markets are just a few of the highlights a visitor can experience in this epic city.

Shop, eat, drink gluhwein and more at Germany's famous Nuremberg Christmas market

Things to Do at the Famous Nuremberg Christmas Market

Shop, eat, drink gluhwein and more at Germany's famous Nuremberg Christmas market

Bruges Christmas

Bruges Christmas

German Christmas Markets - 2013 Christmas Market Dates & Locations - German Christmas Fairs & Xmas Markets on the bucket list for sure 2013!!!

German Christmas Markets - 2013 Christmas Market Dates & Locations - German Christmas Fairs & Xmas Markets on the bucket list for sure 2013!!!

A festive break in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoying the Christmas markets and mulled wine, soaking in the Roman baths, sampling local food, visiting neighbouring towns and visiting top sights. The perfect way to get festive in Europe, click to read more...

A festive break in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoying the Christmas markets and mulled wine, soaking in the Roman baths, sampling local food, visiting neighbouring towns and visiting top sights. The perfect way to get festive in Europe, click to read more...

Bath Christmas Market

Bath Christmas Market

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