Monday, 22 October 2018

The Best Christmas Markets

You may not know that we have a whole host of European city prints as well as our collection of UK towns. To help celebrate this and the arrival of the festive period (sorry if it's too soon for you!) we have collected together the best Christmas markets the EU has to offer. We also have a print for each location to help celebrate your Winter holidays.

Viennese Christmas Market, Vienna

This classic market in front of the City Hall is an unforgettable highlight for those eager to get into the spirit of the season. The unique backdrop gives this market a charm of its own, and the delicious aromas are sure to lull all visitors into the seasonal joy. Inside the City Hall on the ground floor there is an area dedicated to children, where they can learn how to make Christmas cookies or candles. You can also listen to international choirs singing carols with free entrance on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
See our Vienna print here

Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, Prague

At this magical market you can shop for Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations, traditional Czech Christmas cookies, tablecloths, Frankincense or the Czech Christmas potpourri called purpura. You can taste some traditional Czech foods that are made fresh right in front of you. Hot wine (svařené víno or svařák), grog, and warm honey liquor called medovina come in handy in the cold weather. Czech Christmas carols add to the festive atmosphere
Get in the spirit with our Prague print.

Rynek Glowny, Krakow

The Christmas market in Krakow takes place every year on the city’s huge central square, Rynek Glowny, in the middle of the Old Town historic district. You will find lots of traditional Christmas decorations in Krakow's Christmastide market. You will also find seasonal sweets, from multicoloured candies to spiced nuts and gingerbread. Local artisans, such as blacksmiths and woodcarvers also show off their crafts.

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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens is a dear tradition amongst Copenhageners and without a doubt the city's number one Christmas market. At Tivoli you can warm yourself on a delicious cup of hot cocoa, rummage through the baskets of woolly knitwear, get inspired by the beautiful Christmas decorations and follow the scent of roasted almonds and homemade doughnuts. More than a half a million lights create a magical Christmas atmosphere and light up the winter darkness.

If you love Copenhagen you can celebrate it with our print

Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin

Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market is maybe the most beautiful and popular in Berlin. The market offers a large range of handmade goods crafted by artisans, Christmas food, and entertainment. Culinary offerings at the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market range from unusual snacks to gourmet menus and traditional Christmas delicacies. Jugglers, fire-eaters, choirs and classical, jazz or Gospel ensembles provide a varied entertainment programme on each market day.

Winter Wonders, Brussels

From 30 November 2018 till 6 January 2019, the Winter Wonders events take place in a number of different locations around the city but the main highlights are found at Grand Place and around Bourse, Place de la Monnaie, Place Sainte-Catherine and Marché aux Poissons. Every Saturday evening at 6 pm and 8 pm, dazzling light parades will wind their way through the streets of Brussels.

If you visit Brussels don't forget to pick up one of our prints!

Budapest Christmas Fair and Winter Festival, Budapest

The scent of Hungarian honey cookies mulled wine, cinnamon fills the air. The lighting of candles on the Advent Wreath is accompanied by choral singing and all day long you will be tempted by the Hungarian culinary specialities like the stuffed cabbage rolls, roasted goose, foie gras, grilled paprika sausages and a lot of other Christmas dishes. Wooden stalls and outdoor stages allow craftsmen and artists to show their talent.

If you fancy a trip to Budapest, don't forget you can buy a print of the city here.


We hope you enjoyed this round up of our favourite European Christmas markets. Let us know if you go to one!