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Europe Christmas markets 2021

Visit one of the top Christmas markets in Europe this winter. The perfect European Christmas market break is just a train or two away.

If you fancy Christmas in France, take a short 1 hr 53 min journey to discover the Christmas market in Lille. A bit further away, Strasbourg has the prettiest and oldest Christmas market in Europe. Or head to Paris and enjoy the city of lights colourful Noël displays. Christmas in Belgium is traditional and atmospheric. Bruges and Brussels are two of the most popular markets in Europe. Explore Christmas in the Netherlands and soak up the festive cosmopolitan spirit in Amsterdam. Or why not go a bit further afield and spend Christmas in Germany and enjoy the traditional and festive markets in Cologne.

Here you will find out everything you need to know about the best Christmas markets in Europe.

Christmas in Paris

Soak up the festive atmosphere of the city of lights this Christmas in just 2 hrs 16 mins from London.

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Lille Christmas market

Ideal for a day trip, you can be browsing Lille Christmas market in just 1 hr 30 mins from London.

Christmas market in Brussels

A great market for a family break or weekend shopping trip at 2 hrs 1 min from London.

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Christmas market in Bruges

The perfect place for a romantic Christmas break, and just 3 hrs 30 mins from London.

Explore Bruges Christmas market

Christmas market in Strasbourg

The oldest Christmas market in Europe and one of the prettiest.

Amsterdam Christmas markets

There's nowhere better for a fun, festive Christmas break.

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Christmas markets in Cologne

A little further afield, but well worth the trip for its traditional, festive atmosphere.


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