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12 Days of Travel Bits and Bobs, Day 7

On the seventh day of travel bits and bobs my true love gave to me…

Seven Christmas Markets worldwide

Which has been your favourite Christmas Markets to visit?

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Lincoln Christmas Market

 

Lincoln Christmas market is one of the markets that has a real influence on my life, but I’ve already written a wonderful post on the market itself, so to save you reading about it twice I’ll just send you *HERE* instead!

 

Berlin Christmas Markets 

Now with my boyfriend recently heading to YES-sweetest_cloverBerlin I was hoping that I’d be able to coax it out of him about all the Christmas market information I possibly could and I couldn’t even manage that. So I’ve chosen to see what the most popular market in Berlin was this Christmas instead! The most popular one as it appears is Winter World at Potsdamer platz. Apparently this Christmas market is open form the start of November and even has Apres Ski themed after Parties with DJ’s? How awesome is that? There’s also free admission (of course, I would cry tears If I had to pay). Of course there is an Ice Rink and all your typical traditional Christmas market malarkey.

Vienna Christmas Market

00000030016-christkindlmarkt-auf-dem-wiener-rathausplatz-oesterreich-werbung-Viennaslide.jpg.3197219At the town hall of Vienna, the Christmas market on Rathausplatz is deemed the most popular and with the view of the town hall looking the way it did I am not surprised it is so popular as it looks beautiful! With it being free entry and with over 100 stalls in the market place this on is not to be missed in Vienna. Of course you can get your traditional Mulled wine and stalls are also selling traditional Viennese foods also so you can pick up some sausages or some schnitzel

London’s Winter Wonderland

93955-640x360-winterwonderland_bavarianvillage640.jpgNow I’ve visited Winter Wonderland this year because are you even a British person at Christmas if you haven’t been to Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland in London. With entry being free and bag checks before you head in its a pretty awesome place, if you are made of money and like fairground rides. Of course there are Bavarian area’s where you get get pints and there’s big tables and music and you get that proper Oktober fest vibe, but there are also enough theme park rides to last you an entire lifetime and if you’ve got any young ones then my god they’d love it, of course there is a beautiful ice rink and an ice bar as well. Situated in the heart of London in Hyde Park it also gives you the opportunity to go exploring around the London as well if all the fairground rides, beer and Mulled wine isn’t for you!

Montreal Christmas Market, Canada

Known as the Montreal Grand Christmas Market up in Canada, it starts on December 1st! Of course they have the 100’s of stalls open to the public where you can get food and drinks, there’s even little rail train for the children too! Christmas carols are also sung around the market by choirs also! And of course there is the wonderful free entry as well!

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Belfast Christmas Market

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Situated by the grand hall of Belfast, of course like all Christmas markets it has the hundreds of stalls that make it as festive as possible, including selling traditional German items and all sorts. The market also sells art and cultural items as well, so everything is really diverse in this market. There are special food markets for those who did want to have some food and there’s the choice of sweet and savory. And of course you can’t forget to visit Santa’s Grotto whilst you’re there!

Krakow, Poland, Christmas Market

krakow-xmas-marketThe Krakow Christmas market by far seems to look the coolest and the most festive out of them all for sure. With possibly the most stunning buildings I’ve seen so far surrounding a Christmas Market this one has got to be the best! The best part about visiting the Christmas Markets in Krakow in December time is that it is usually also covered in Snow! And not the fake stuff either! Its based in Rynek square and although appears to just have the stalls to offer I am sure there are plenty of other things you can do and see in the area itself and the Christmas Market is just one of them!

 

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