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Touch the magic! Lights, stalls, and fun at Christmas markets around the world.

Fun at Christmas markets around the world

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         Somewhere there, on the cosy fairground streets, enveloped in the aroma of gingerbread, the real Christmas magic unfolds! Merry bells, festive songs, carols sound, and the aroma of mulled wine and cinnamon is in the air. The brightly decorated stalls offer a variety of holiday treasures, from luxurious decorations to mouth-watering gingerbread cookies shaped like Christmas symbols. If you want to fully experience the festive atmosphere, Christmas markets are an ideal option. Go in search of winter wonder and fun at the best Christmas markets in the world!


Enjoy holiday magic in Cologne, Germany.

Christmas market in Germany

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         In Cologne, Germany, the streets of the city acquire a special festive atmosphere thanks to the Christmas markets. The main fair under Cologne Cathedral, known as the Engel Market, amazes with hundreds of twinkling lights, decor and a variety of stalls that create an open-air fairy tale. The village of St. Nicholas (Niklasdorf) is aimed at children and tells the story of the saint. For those who prefer a traditional pastime, the outdoor skating rink at Heumarkt offers the opportunity to enjoy winter fun.


Visit the best Christmas market in Austria in Salzburg.

Christmas market in Austria

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         In Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, Christmas is accompanied by carols and performances. The city's Christmas markets attract attention not only for their beauty, but also for their authentic handmade gifts and souvenirs. Traditional free concerts add to the festive mood.


Immerse yourself in the Christmas atmosphere in the center of Budapest, Hungary.

Christmas atmosphere in the center of Budapest, Hungary

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         In Budapest, Hungary, the festive atmosphere blooms at the city's two largest Christmas markets: the Basilica and Vörösmarty Square. Vörösmarty Square is located in the heart of the city and is the oldest Christmas market in Budapest. Here you will find many food stalls, handicraft shops and free concerts. The Basilica has all of the above, but with a little extra: Christmas laser projections on the Basilica itself and an ice skating rink around the Christmas tree.


Walk through the Christmas market in Metz, France.

Christmas market in France

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         There is nothing more inspiring during the festive season than the delightful atmosphere created by the light installation at the Metz Christmas market. Warm up with traditional entertainment on the outdoor ice skating rink and carousels. Stroll through cosy aisles adorned with twinkling lanterns, following elves and dolls as they come to life in the glitter of the Christmas market. Be sure to take a ride on the ferris wheel next to the cathedral before enjoying the most delicious gingerbread around.


Visit the spectacular Christmas market in Basel, Switzerland.

Christmas decoration in Switzerland

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         The Christmas market on Münsterplatz is one of the largest and most impressive in Switzerland. Under the dense canopy of trees, more than a hundred stalls are set up, serving delicious holiday treats such as aromatic sausages, local Basel leckerli (a special type of gingerbread), cheese raclette, hot drinks and delicious herbed fondues, providing warmth on cold winter days. The atmosphere is mesmerising: sparkling snow globes and a tall Christmas tree create a magical picture. Festive festivities enliven the squares opposite the historic Basel Cathedral, specially transformed to bring Christmas tales to life.


Enjoy Tokyo treats at a fair in Japan's capital.

Christmas market in Tokyo

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         The Christmas market in Tokyo is also impressive in scale! Complete with a European-inspired Christmas pyramid, a 14-metre high tree and live performances, this event is a must-see. In addition to buying souvenirs and treats, admire the installations, try hot chocolate, and take part in Christmas workshops for a completely immersive experience.


Walk through a true wonderland at the Singapore Fair.

Christmas in Singapore

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         Surrounded by Gardens by the Bay, Singapore transforms into a veritable wonderland during the holidays. Illuminated tunnels, sumptuous food and carnival performances create a festive mood. Yuletide festivities are also accompanied by a Venetian two-story carousel, a light and sound show, an artificial snowstorm and many festive stalls with treats, souvenirs, etc.


Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of winter New York at the colorful Christmas market.

Ice skating rink at the New York Christmas market

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         For getting into the holiday spirit, there's nothing quite like Winter Village in Bryant Park. A huge skating rink with an area of 17,000 sq. ft., a magnificent Christmas tree and 180 huts stocked with handmade gifts and delicacies create magic for all ages. The Winter Village also impresses with its European-style Christmas market. This street market features unique “jewel box” stalls featuring local artisans, gifts and fine goods from around the world. A few steps away from the skating rink there are cosy heated tents with delicious food and drinks.


         While everyone is celebrating, holiday transfers continue to greet travellers. Even on New Year's Eve and Christmas, a car with a driver will come for you, your friends and relatives and take you to the hotel, to the holiday destination, to the desired address or airport. Upon arrival, a car with a driver will be waiting for you at the agreed location, you just sit down and immediately drive off in anticipation of the holiday. Go for bright impressions with a holiday transfer!


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