BLOGMAS | 5 of The Best Christmas Markets to Visit in 2018

BLOGMAS | 5 of The Best Christmas Markets to Visit in 2018

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It's time for another day of BLOGMAS. To be in with a chance of winning your favourite Gymshark outfit AND get involved with the biggest Gymshark Central giveaway EVER, read on. 

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways, so why not make this one to remember - pack your bags and book a little festive-getaway to get yourself in the Christmas spirit!

Want to find out our favourite Christmas markets? Check them out below...

COPENHAGEN 

The entirety of Copenhagen seems to transform into a winter-wonderland as soon as December hits.

For many, it begins with food and for others, a cheeky tipple of glogg... (the ever-traditional word to describe Mulled Wine).

Luckily, you can indulge in both at Hojbro Plads, one of Copenhagen's prettiest squares on Stroget, the city centre's tangle of pedestrian streets, which hosts a Danish-and-German-influenced Christmas market, or at the Nyhavn Christmas Market near the Royal Danish Playhouse, where vendors set up stalls alongside the quaint Nyhavn canal!

Northern Europe's biggest Christmas market, covering 20 acres takes place at Tivoli Gardens, near the city's Central Station.

- Jakob Dall for the New York Times
- Jakob Dall for the New York Times

ZURICH

If buying Christmas gifts is on your itinerary, Zurich is an impressive shopping smorgasbord, particularly around the holidays. From multiple Christmas markets and the luxury boutiques of Bahnhofstrasse, the city's main shopping street whose many thousands of Christmas lights are a draw of its own, to the indie designers and vintage shops in the emerging industrial zones.

Another annual lighting spectacle, Lichterschwimmen, on December 21st, features hundreds of tiny lanterns that are sent floating down the River Limmat - a spectacular sight to see!

- Christian Merz
- Christian Merz

PRAGUE

Prague has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for a good reason: remarkable architecture, rich history and excellent cuisine options.

During the winter, its churches, castles and other large distinctive buildings provide a dramatic backdrop to the city's attractive landscape.

Considered to host some of the most spectacular Christmas markets in Europe, Wenceslas Square is not one that you'll want to miss out on. Each year, the city and its markets host a theme - with last years being "The History of Prague", you'd find gables on the market huts decorated to represent historical figures like Franz Kafka...

- Martin Divisek
- Martin Divisek

QUEBEC CITY

Quebec City has long drawn admirers to its historic district - the famed ramparts, quaint cobblestone streets and picturesque stone houses. 

Each December, this area transforms into a scenic Christmas wonderland. The 403-year-old capital of Quebec revels in the outdoors of Christmastime, when stone buildings sparkle with lights, so if you'd prefer to do something more active and less shopping, this is the place for you. 

Consider a toboggan down the steep wooden tracks of the Dufferin Terrace Slides in front of the castle-like Fairmont le Château Frontenac, cross-country ski on the Plains of Abraham, or skate at the Place d'Youville rink.

- Renaud Philippe
- Renaud Philippe

PARIS

The City of Love doesn't do half-heartedly - with a festive market in the business district of La Defense, under the big La Grande Arche monument, you'll want to snap up the Christmas spirit with your loved one.

The Champs-Elsées also comes into its own with Christmas illuminations in the trees, fir trees at the Rond-Point and a Christmas market in wooden chalets along its lower reaches. Absolute beauty.

- Stephen Leonardi
- Stephen Leonardi

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