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2016 Christmas Markets in Europe and Beyond

By Elegant Resorts Travel Experts

Posted: 07 November 2016

Christmas markets are a chance to let yourself indulge in the magic of the holiday season, and even the more jaded among us tend to given into the joy of seeing children and adults alike walk, shop, and eat their way through the thousands of lights that light-up even the gloomiest of skies. However, you may not know as much about how this tradition is enjoyed by people from all over the world. We'll take you to the Americas, and back again, for more details on Christmas markets 2016 everywhere.

New York

There's a lot to do in the Big Apple, and Grand Central Terminal is just one place to find beautifully crafted works of art. Some of the most talented people of our time make their home here, and they enjoy getting their wares out to the public in a variety of different ways. Whether you want elegant, understated, or bold and beautiful, the crafts and jewellery you'll find here, are made to impress. From Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central and the Chelsea Market, to the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, you’ll have a variety of places to visit to find the perfect gift.


Step out of the snow and into the sun by visiting Rio to experience their Christmas markets. Swim in the ocean before heading to Barra or Saara, which are both shopping centres that are bound to make a big impression during the Christmas holidays. Alternatively, perhaps visit the unconventional Hippie Fair in Ipanema, to find a unique gift. While many markets in Europe are assembled in open squares, Rio transforms their seasonal markets into a Summer Wonderland of Santas and Christmas cheer.


Germany has the traditional appeal, but that doesn't mean that you should describe Berlin as old-fashioned. Melding the old with the new is what this city does, and you will find that spirit in their many Christmas markets for 2016. Visit Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt or just stumble into a few favourites of your own. Specialty foods, glühwein (mulled wine) and clever crafts are everywhere, making this a premiere destination for the holidays.


The people of Austria love Christmas, and whether you go to the large markets downtown or visit the smaller ones like such as the one next to the Schönbrunn Palace, you're sure to feel the warmth of the hot chocolate and baked goods see the excitement of children rushing past you. Buy yourself a little treat so you'll always remember your time in this beautiful capital city, and pick out another gem for someone you love.


There is an abundance of character and charm in Prague, and their the local’s passion for quality extends to their Christmas markets. Following many of the same European traditions, Prague dresses its markets up with an infinite array of twinkly lights and boasts some of the best vendors the city has to offer. You can see the pride they take in their work, and you can also experience the pride of owning or giving their treasures.

We have Travel Consultants that can make choosing the right destination and markets easier for you. These 2016 Christmas markets will make your visit special, no matter how you get there, but we can add the special touches that will make it truly unforgettable.

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