My European Christmas Market Wish List

Blogmas Day 18: European Christmas Market Wish List | Essential Twenty

I love a Christmas market. I’ve been to my fair share in the UK just this year alone, but I’ve never made it to any on the continent. I’ve always have educational commitments, and now work gets in my way (why did I stay in education?). Over the years I’ve built up quite the wish list of European Christmas markets I’m hoping to visit one day. 


I studied German right up until I left school to go to university, and as part of the A Level course we had to look into German culture. Ever since then, I’ve fallen in love with Berlin but have somehow never been. I’d happily go anytime of year, but going to Germany for a Christmas Market trip is a must on everyone’s bucket list, right? Berlin doesn’t have just one market though, so it’s definitely more than day trip material. Maybe next year I’ll be able to head there for a few days to explore them all. Read more about Berlin Christmas Markets.


Every single photograph I’ve seen of Croatia has pulled me in. So much so that Jack and I are thinking of spending a week there in the summer, visiting different areas. The Zagreb Christmas Market has been voted the best one in Europe for three years in a row by European Best Destinations, so it’s another must-visit. Read more about the Zagreb Christmas Markets.


When looking at Zagreb Market, I fell upon the market voted second best by European Best Destinations. I never think about French Christmas markets, other than Lille, so when I saw the pictures of Colmar I was amazed. It looks like Christmas has thrown up on it, and that’s pretty much my aesthetic at this time of year. Read more about the Colmar Christmas Market.


Tallinn is another place that seems to become even more fairytale-esque during the holidays, and its market looks beautiful. Estonia isn’t a place I ever think about visiting, until Christmas comes around. The lights and trees look gorgeous and I’m so up for visiting one day. Read more about Tallinn Christmas Market.

I just love Christmas markets and am dying to get visiting over the next few years!

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