Well, not exactly now, we still have some weeks before the major C time. But then again, who waits till Christmas for shopping or even celebrating?
Some might say that one needs strategy planning to get through the holiday season shopping spree. So this is what I normally do. I make a list, check the account balance, check the list again and make a run for it 🙂
Really, wouldn’t you like to have fun doing the Christmas gift shopping? More to it, who wouldn’t like to have fun, shop some unique gifts and travel all at the same time?
This is why Christmas fairs or Markets are all prepped for the world. And they are literally in every town I know, even in some small villages, with tradition.
Well, to let you have just an idea of the most interesting Christmas markets around Europe, here goes my top 10:
Top 10 European Christmas markets:
- Munchen, Germany
The fair starts around 27th of November until 24th of December and it is something else.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
2nd of December till 6th of January
Highlights: Wenceslas Square glass and crystal crafted goods sales
24th of November until 31st of December
Highlights: all the Chocolate you might need and the Sound and Light Show
4. Sankt Petersburg, Russia
17th of December – 8th of January
Highlights: 5 different fairs plus the Gatchina Palace visit, the home for 4 Romanov generations.
17th of November to 6th of January
Highlights: Folk and Cabaret Dances
17th of November – 3rd of January
Highlights: lights projections on the Town Square buildings and the Santa’s workshops for kids
29th of November until 7st of January
Highlights: 26 different fairs around town and the Light Festival.
18th November to 26th of December
Highlights: Christmas workshops for children with cinnamon cookies
18th of November to 31st December
Highlights: The Tivoli Garden fair and 8 more
25th November till 7th of January
Highlights: 3 km long Lane of Lights and the famous “glogg”.
Now that’s what I call a good, spicy choices list, sprinkled with pixie dust and Christmas carols now and than.