World Christmas Markets

by Hannah Vose

Dec 14, 2014

Christmas Market in Colmar, France © Razvanjp | Dreamstime

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You don’t have to celebrate Christmas to appreciate a good Christmas market. Originally a German concept, the tradition of the Christkindlesmarkt or the Marché de Noël has spread across the world. Here’s a sampling of what’s on offer in 2014.




Shanghai (Nov. 29–Dec. 24)


Sapporo (Nov. 28–Dec. 25)




Innsbruck (Nov. 15–Jan. 6, 2015)

Vienna (Various from Nov. 14–Dec. 27)


Bruges (Nov. 24–Jan. 4, 2015)

Czech Republic:

Prague (Nov. 20–Jan. 1, 2015)


Colmar (Nov. 21–Dec. 31)

Strasbourg (Nov. 28–Dec. 31)


Berlin (Various from Nov. 24–Jan. 4, 2015)

Dresden (Nov. 27–Dec. 24)

Frankfurt (Nov. 26–Dec. 22)

Nuremberg (Nov. 28–Dec. 24)


Dublin (Nov. 13–Dec. 23)

Galway (Nov. 22–Dec. 22)


Bolzano (Nov. 27–Dec. 28)


Stockholm (Nov. 22–Dec. 23)


Lucerne (Dec. 4–21)

United Kingdom:

Edinburgh (Nov. 21–Jan. 4, 2015)

London (Various from Nov. 5 –Jan. 4, 2015)

Manchester (Nov. 14–Dec. 21)


North America


Toronto, ON (Nov. 28–Dec. 21)

Vancouver, BC (Nov. 22–Dec. 24)

United States:

New York, N.Y. (Nov. 20–Dec. 24)

Chicago, Ill. (Nov. 21–Dec. 24)




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