Christmas Markets

 Our favourite Christmas Markets around the World

Are you looking for Christmas markets that are truly beautiful and give you a wonderful warm feeling of Christmas coming? Christmas is around the corner and we hope you all are excited about the celebrations and of course, holidays coming up soon.


Here you will find a collection of images of wonderful Christmas fairs and markets. Enjoy them and learn how to wish 'Merry Christmas' in several languages. 

Christmas Markets:

The festive season and pre-Christmas time is often spent exploring traditions with family and friends and in many countries markets are popular during Christmas time for get-togethers, small gift shopping and celebrating in festive atmosphere. Read more about Christmas in Germany here.

christmas market erfurt alex buessChristmas Market in Erfurt 2023 - image by Alex Buess
Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Colourful Christmas decorations in all shapes and sizes
"Frohes Fest' is what Germans say to wish 'Merry Christmas'
another way to wish Merry Christmas - here with typical German Gingerbread houses

Christmas Celebrations in France

There are some fantastic Christmas markets in France, foremost the festive stalls at the markets in Metz, Strasbourg and Colmar. Scenic Reims' sparkling decorations, the village de Noël in Lille and of course the Tuileries or Place Trocadéro in Paris are popular destinations for Christmas markets and some Christmas shopping as well. 

Market stalls at Trocadero in Paris
christmas strasbourg shutterstockChristmas lights in Strasbourg
Red Toffeeapples are popular in France
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in French

Christmas in Italy

Italians celebrate the festive season and Christmas with friends and family over several weeks starting in early December with markets and carol concerts until the day of Epiphany, on the 6th of January. Read more about Christmas in Italy here.

Christmas in Milan
Beautifully painted glass baubles
Christmas market in Trento Trentino Lorenza62Christmas market entrance in Trento 2023 - image by lorenza62
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Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in Italian

Celebrations in Spain

Christmas decorations in Madrid
Festive market in Spain
Delicious turron made with honey, egg whites, sugar and nuts
How to say 'Merry Christmas' in Spanish

Christmas in Portugal

Christmas is celebrated in Portugal with Christmas markets and pretty light installations.

Christmas market in lisbon Logan MumfordChristmas Market in Lisbon - image by Logan Mumford
christmaslightsinportugalBeautifully decorated house in Lisbon
christmas lights_MATOSINHOS_homydesignChristmas lights in Matosinhos 2023 - image by homydesign
merry christmas in portugueseMerry Christmas in Portuguese

Christmas markets in Poland:

There are many amazing Christmas markets in Poland too. Among the top Christmas market attractions are the markets in Krakow and Wroclaw. There are festive stalls with typical Polish Christmas decorations and delicious Polish specialties such as pierogi.

Christmas market in KrakowChristmas market in Krakow
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poland christmas marketChristmas decorations at a market in Poland

How to say Merry Christmas in other languages?

And always remember:

Christmas means sharing and caring, regardless of religion, skin colour, nationality. Be there for each other and support each other. Celebrate life and enjoy every minute :-) 

Read here our favorite Christmas Quotes

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