Top 10 Christmas Fairs in the World

Mulled wine, gifts for sweethearts and a wonderful Christmas mood. Our selection of the best holiday marketers from all over the world. Most of them open in late November and run until early January. So it's time to plan, invite a few friends, and organize a winter city break.

10. Christmas Fair in Toronto - Toronto, Canada


One of the most beautiful Christmas markets in North America. The Toronto Christmas Market brings together local craftsmen, musicians and chefs at one festive venue. Here you can drink mulled wine, try Christmas cocktails, wander between the counters, which presents handmade jewelry, wood products and products of local craftsmen.

The atmosphere here is so romantic that you will surely fall in love with the winter season.

2019 dates: November 14 - December 22



9. Aachener Weihnachtsmarkt - Aachen, Germany

A wonderful Christmas fair is being held in the German city. The squares and alleys around the city center are overflowing with shopkeepers, the bars are moving on the streets and open air, and the city is full of fun. This is a real European Christmas market that you do not want to leave.

2019 dates: November 22 - December 23



8. Manchester Christmas Market - Manchester, England


This lively market is downtown every year and is a significant November event. You can try traditional winter dishes and cocktails on the market. Nearly 350 beautiful chalets open at 10 different venues downtown.

2019 dates: November 9 - December 22 (December 23 at Albert Square)



7. Christkindlmarket Chicago - Chicago, Illinois, USA

The German-style festival has been a favorite holiday in Chicago since 1996. The atmosphere of the market recalls the traditions of the 16th century Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Germany, and is a great way to feel the fabulous atmosphere in the heart of the city.

At the fair you can taste national cuisine, drink German beer or a glass of mulled wine served in lovely souvenir mugs. A unique tradition here is Stammtisch, specialty tables that you book with family and friends to enjoy German food and drinks in a cozy cabin.

2019 dates: November 15 - December 24



6. Santurantikuy Market - Cuzco, Peru


To see the unusual Christmas market, take a stroll through Cusco's main market square. Every Christmas at the Santuranticuy market, Peruvian artisans offer their products: from religious goods to exquisite amber, silver and gold jewelry, handmade leather handbags and the highest quality knitwear. The air is full of excitement and festive mood, and at every intersection you will find delicious street food vendors.

2019 dates: December 25th


5. Stellenbosch Slow Market - Stellenbosch, South Africa


This fantastic local market presents crafts and meals all year long, but a special Christmas market is a must-visit. The market offers a variety of flavors, home décor, 100% natural raw organic chocolate and German Christmas cookies.

In addition to many gift ideas, you'll also find Christmas cakes and puddings, caramelized apples for kids, Christmas trifles and mulled wine for adults.

2019 dates: 6 (night) - December 7 (day)



4. Christmas Village Belvedere Palace - Vienna, Austria


The streets are filled with the aromas of roasted chestnuts, and the bars sell beer of all sorts.

Vienna is a beautiful city, with a unique historical setting that makes it the best choice for a winter stroll. It is simply impossible not to be taken aback by the spirit of the Christmas Market in Vienna.

2019 dates: November 22 - December 26



3. Zagreb Advent - Zagreb, Croatia


This beautiful market is considered to be the best Christmas market in Europe, and it's easy to see why.

The whole city is full of Christmas spirit, with an outdoor skating rink, a beautiful park, Christmas lights and rides for children.

With stunning street food kiosks and local craftsmen's crafts, it's turning into an attraction that could be returned for several days in a row.

2019 Dates: November 30 - January 7, 2020



2. Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market - Birmingham, England

It is one of the largest German Christmas markets outside of Germany. So, you can expect a truly amazing experience. Take a ride on the ornate carousel, listen to traditional carols and Christmas songs, and stop shopping until you have over 80 beautiful wooden kiosks. People come to this Christmas market from all over Europe and the world. The market square is filled with the aroma of roasted almonds, tempting your taste buds. Delicious food can be enjoyed with mulled wine, German beer or hot chocolate.

2019 dates: November 7 - December 23



1. Christkindlmarkt - Leavenworth, Washington, USA


Want to feel the Christmas atmosphere but can't go to Germany? Leavenworth is a Bavarian-style village located near the Cascade Mountains. Each winter, Village of Lights comes to life during the holidays for a unique celebration. Here you will find alpine lodges and hotels, Christmas markets, Bavarian beer and national dishes. Sweet kiosks sell sweet treats such as chocolate, cakes, cakes, cookies and candy. Live music comes from everywhere. The market itself is a one-day event, but the whole village is a winter wonderland where you can spend your holidays.

2019 dates: November 29th







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