The Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Only 17 days left before Christmas! What a better way to start the festivities by attending a delightful Christmas market. From Tokyo to Toronto, here is our 10 favorite Christmas markets from all over the world.


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco, USA

Certainly the most original take on Christmas markets and our favorite of them all, San Francisco’s Great Dickens Christmas Fair will take any visitor on a journey throughout the world of Charles Dickens. The fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London -  an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops.



Christmas Markets in Colmar, France

In Colmar, you can experience the magic of Christmas in its purest form for six entire weeks. Your visit will be guided by illuminations linking the city’s five Christmas markets, in a labyrinth of small streets lined with centuries-old half-timbered houses.



The Christmas Wonderland Fair in Singapore

Located at the bottom of the well-known Garden by the Bay structures, Singapore’s Christmas Wonderland bring together all the Christmas traditions we love and Singapore’s tropical and exotic flair.



Christmas Market in Bath, United Kingdom

Recognized as one of the top Christmas markets in Europe, the market in Bath is celebrating its 17th year anniversary this year. Bath is a town set in the countryside of England, known for its natural hot springs, Roman-era historic baths and its 18th-century Georgian architecture. Enjoy all of what the market has to offer before heading to the natural thermal pools at Thermae Bath Spa.



Christmas Markets in Prague, Czech Republic

Located five-minute walk from one another, Prague’s main Christmas markets are situated at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. These markets are often ranked among the Top 10 in the World thanks to their traditional flare which allows visitors to experience the wonderful magic of the Holidays.



Christkindlmarket in Chicago, USA

Held at Daley Plaza, Christkindlmarket gets its inspiration from traditional German Christmas markets, specifically the Nuremberg’s market. Since its first edition in 1996, the market has grown to be a Chicago tradition and now attracts more than 1 million visitors each year.



The Yebisu Garden Place's Christmas Marche in Tokyo, Japan

Taking over from the farmer’s markets that are held year-round at Yebisu Garden Place’s Clock Plaza, the Christmas Marche is a European-style market very much inspired by French Holiday tradition, including galettes, mulled wine, seasonal food and other handmade gifts and goodies.



Christmas Market in Toronto, Canada

If you want to experience the holidays’ magic and romance, head to Toronto’s Christmas Market held in the city’s charming Distillery Historic District. With its European-inspired designed, the market has nothing to envy from Europe’s best markets.



Holiday Market at Union Square, New York City, USA

Famous for its red and white booths, Union Square’s Holiday Market is one of the biggest market in the United States. With its central location and its various events and concerts, it is a fun place to enjoy the holiday season with friends and family in New York City.



Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany

Although the origins of the market are unknown, evidence shows that the Nuremberg’s Christmas Market dates back to at least 1628. The market is one of the oldest and largest market in Europe. Its traditional atmosphere, the food, the drinks and the shops are what has drawn visitors from all over the world to the market each year.


Posted: 12/8/2017 4:48:24 PM