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.

 

Asia

China:

Shanghai (Nov. 29–Dec. 24)

Japan:

Sapporo (Nov. 28–Dec. 25)

 

Europe

Austria:

Innsbruck (Nov. 15–Jan. 6, 2015)

Vienna (Various from Nov. 14–Dec. 27)

Belgium:

Bruges (Nov. 24–Jan. 4, 2015)

Czech Republic:

Prague (Nov. 20–Jan. 1, 2015)

France:

Colmar (Nov. 21–Dec. 31)

Strasbourg (Nov. 28–Dec. 31)

Germany:

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

Dresden (Nov. 27–Dec. 24)

Frankfurt (Nov. 26–Dec. 22)

Nuremberg (Nov. 28–Dec. 24)

Ireland:

Dublin (Nov. 13–Dec. 23)

Galway (Nov. 22–Dec. 22)

Italy:

Bolzano (Nov. 27–Dec. 28)

Sweden:

Stockholm (Nov. 22–Dec. 23)

Switzerland:

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

Canada:

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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