Put some sparkle into your Christmas and visit one of northern Europe’s most attractive and historic cities at this special time of year. Christmas markets are full of wonder and a celebratory expression of local culture and tradition, with food stalls brimming with culinary, festive delights. Choose from Paris, Bruges or Cologne.
Paris Christmas Market
Overlooked by the looming Grande Arche, the largest Christmas market in Paris comprising 350 chalets and marquees is explored via a vast red carpet and showcases an intoxicating variety of arts, crafts and local food, with artisans from such far-flung origins as Morocco, Iran and Nepal.
Bruges Christmas Market
The network of picturesque canals are interwined with the cobbled streets which link the many squares with numerous medieval towers, churches and immaculate houses enriching its bustling, cosmopolitan feel. Visiting the Bruges Christmas Market and Ice Rink is a wonderful experience.
Cologne Christmas Market
Attractive wooden pavilions with twinkling lights line the streets of Cologne during the weeks leading up to Christmas, selling local artisan gifts. White angels wander the market, sprinkling glitter and festive cheer, while visitors drink hot chocolate and mulled wine and dine on Würsts, Stollen and Lebkuchen (gingerbread)