Where Grand’Place to Place Ste-Catherine When 30 Nov-6 Jan Information Visit Winter Wonders for more details Other great Belgium Christmas markets are held in Antwerp (Grote Markt) and Bruges (Bruges Christmas Market).
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Dating from 1786, this traditional Christmas fair has expanded to more than 300 stalls selling all manner of handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts, along with mistletoe, poinsettias and Christmas trees.
The most popular figure on sale for Nativity scenes is the curious Catalan figure of the , a huge, smiley-faced ‘shitting log’ that poops out pressies upon being beaten viciously by a stick; smaller versions are on sale in the stalls.
By Time Out staff Every Christmas the UK (including London's many festive markets) is treated to visiting European markets, but for a real festive indulgence why not venture abroad and immerse yourself in the the real thing?
Whether in the historic squares of Prague or beautiful gardens of Copenhagen, you can pick up unique presents and experience European traditions.
Look out for the daily advent calender window displays at the 19th Century Gerbeaud Cafe.
Where Vörösmarty tér (Vörösmarty Sqaure), Budapest, Hungary When 18 Nov-30 Dec Information Visit the Budapest Tourist website for more details Read Time Out's Budapest guidebook Like many European cities, Copenhagen is decked out in decorations and illuminations at this time of year.
But, unlike most, the atmosphere is less commercial and more authentically ‘Christmassy’ (maybe the sub-zero temperatures have something to do with it).
From mid November Tivoli turns into a vast Christmas grotto with a special Christmas market, Yuletide grub and an infestation of (Danish Christmas pixies).
Where Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic When 1 Dec-1 Jan Information Visit the Czech Tourism website for more details Read Time Out's Prague city guide Skansen’s ultra-traditional Christmas market has been held annually since 1903.
Look out for Swedish craft products, traditional Christmas ornaments made of straw, hand-dipped candles and Christmas fare such as smoked sausage, eel, salmon, (mulled wine) and saffron buns.
Germany has some of the best Christmas markets in Europe, and seemingly one in every city – the ones in Cologne, Nuremberg, Frankfurt are particularly good.