2022 popular Christmas markets across the globe

Nov 11, 2022


  • History of Christmas markets
  • Best Christmas markets in the world
  • 1. Strasbourg, France
  • 2. Dresen, Germany
  • 3. Budapest, Hungary
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Popular Christmas markets are back in business at the most magical time of year — the Christmas season is coming! Visitors can easily soak up the Christmas vibe with many open-air, decorated stalls in city centers, filled with traditional Christmas ginger cookies, handicrafts and decorations. As Christmas draws near, we will bring you some of the best Christmas markets across the globe.

As a unique Christmas tradition started mainly in the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking part of Europe like Switzerland, France and Italy, the Christmas markets have a history of more than 700 years and now are set up in many other countries around the world.


Home to one of the oldest Christmas markets in Europe, France’s Strasbourg owns a history dating back to 1570. When the Christmas season rolls in, travelers love to take photos in front of the great 30-meter-high Christmas tree at Place Kleber. Selected in the Vosges Mountains, this great tree is also one of the greatest symbols of Strasbourg.

In addition, many stalls stocked with handmade gifts, schnitzels with noodles, and mugs of steaming gluhwein are set along the alleyways in the city, creating romantic Christmas vibes in the city.

Are you planning to visit Germany for this year's Christmas season? In that case, I will recommend you Germany’s Dresden. Striezelmarkt is one of the famous Christmas markets held at Altmarkt Square in Dresden. Every year, a large number of small and large markets are distributed throughout the city. And each Christmas market would have its own characteristics over the years.


When talking about world’s best Christmas markets in Europe, how could we miss the one in Hungary’s Budapest? Budapest celebrates with three distinct Christmas markets each year, and the biggest one is the Budapest Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square in the center of Pest, famous for a large Christmas tree.

This Christmas market usually begins in early December. It’s no wonder that visitors from all over the world flock to this Christmas festival.

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