Christmas markets are a great opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and enjoy the fun holiday spirit. You can enjoy the beautiful decorations, extraordinary atmosphere and have fun while doing your holiday gift shopping. There were some great Christmas markets in 2015 that you should look for and not miss in 2016:
- Manchester Christmas market
Manchester has a great history of amazing Christmas markets. It has been attracting visitors from all over the world and it’s one of the biggest Christmas markets in the world. Since it has more than 300 stalls you can buy almost anything there whiling enjoying the amazing attractions the Manchester Christmas market offers.
- Lincoln Christmas market
The Lincoln Christmas market is growing exponentially ever since it started. Starting with only 11 stalls, the Lincoln market had 250+ stalls in 2015. So we can expect even bigger things for 2016. One of the best attractions is the Santa’s Grotto that you definitely should not miss.
- Birmingham Christmas market
Birmingham has millions of visitors from all over the world for their Christmas market. It is also well known as one of the best cities for Christmas Parties in UK. The quantity of visitors speak for the quality of the Christmas market. It has great main attractions like the Ice Rink and Ice Bar where you can have the winter fun you’ve been waiting for all year.
- Munich Christmas market
Germany has a great Christmas market in Munich. Although most known for Oktoberfest, Germany’s Christmas markets deserve as much or even more praise than Oktoberfest because of their beauty. There’s a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the Munich Christmas market with more than 2500 lights on it.
- Ludlow Christmas market
Ludlow had a great medieval-themed Fayre this year where each stall holder was dressed in medieval costumes. There were amazing medieval-based attractions and entertainment. With a Christmas market like that, we don’t even know what to expect in 2016, but we’re sure it will be extraordinary.
- Winchester Christmas market
Although not as big as some other Christmas markets in the UK, the Winchester one has one of the most beautiful wooden chalets. This Christmas market has a good location and it’s situated next to a huge, real, open-air ice rink.
- New York Christmas market
Europe’s countries are the pioneers in Christmas markets and are well known for them, but other countries have great Christmas markets too. New York’s Christmas market is one of the best in America. Located at the Union Square, this market has about a million visitors each year and has more than 150 iconic, red and white staples.
- Bruges Christmas market
Belgium is a great country to visit any time of the year, especially for the Christmas holidays. There’s an amazing Christmas market in Bruges that has awesome attractions. Most known for the ice rink erected in the Market.
- Salzburg Christmas market
Like many other European countries, Austria has several Christmas markets and all of them are great. The Salzburg Christmas market is one of the oldest markets in Europe. This Christmas market is a more intimate one compared to other larger cities with their markets. It has some outstanding musical performances from different artists which is expected since it’s the birthplace of Mozart
- Hyde Park Christmas market
The Hyde Park Christmas market has the biggest outdoor ice rink in the UK which is lighted up by more than 100 000 lights. The ice rink is breathtaking, especially when seen from the observation wheel.
2015 was a great year for Christmas markets in the UK and around the world. 2016 would be even better. We can hardly wait for Christmas to come just so we can visit some beautiful Christmas markets.