The oldest Christmas market in Europe since 1570 is in Strasbourg, France, and is often elected the best.
If you asked yourself where to travel in Europe for Christmas, see our selection of some of the best Christmas Markets in Europe, from the oldest one in Strasbourg France with our Christmas market Strasbourg reviews to the Warsaw Christmas Markets on the other side of Europe.
However, there are great Christmas Markets everywhere in Europe and in the world, see below our favorites.
They are the occasion to drink hot chocolate or mulled wine, usually by cold weather, enjoy outdoor animations, such as concerts, ice rinks, or Ferris wheels, and local specialties, food and drinks.
The best Christmas market is the one in Strasbourg, France, not only because it has the longest tradition in Europe, but because the whole city transforms itself for the occasion.
The romance can be felt in all streets of Strasbourg, and the kris kringle market actually takes place everywhere in the city with several spots composed of market booths.
Our Christmas market Strasbourg reviews takes us through several narrow streets that are linking the different Christmas Markets between them, as nearly the whole city changes itself for a whole month to host them.
Having a mulled wine while while walking in the streets of the old town makes you feel like being in another time, and other local specialties are prepared right in front of you, such as flammbaguette, which means flambé pie on baguette, will surely ravish you!