The 10 most beautiful and authentic Christmas markets in Europe: dates and ranking 2021

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This 2021 will be the year of recovery and many European cities have already made the dates of the characteristic Christmas markets available to tourists. Here are the most beautiful in Europe not to be missed.

  • Which are the best Christmas Markets of the Old Continent
  • Basel (Switzerland) - The most beautiful Christmas market in Europe
  • Budapest Christmas Markets 2021 - Hungary
  • Poznan Christmas Markets 2021 - Poland
  • Vienna Christmas Markets 2021 - Austria
  • Christmas markets Brussels - Belgium
  • Christmas Markets Europe: images and photos

Which are the best Christmas Markets of the Old Continent

After the stop in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, cities around the world have begun to organize the Christmas 2021 in complete safety, indeed, to be even more precise, they have already published the dates regarding the much coveted Christmas Markets.



Like every year theEuropean Best Destination which draws up "thematic rankings" created thanks to the votes of travelers from all over the world, this 2021 has selected as many as 20 European cities where i are organized The most beautiful and particular Christmas markets of the Old Continent.

In this beautiful and very interesting guide we want to talk only about 10 most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe always following the order of the ranking drawn up by the European Best Destination.

Well, now make yourself comfortable as this long-awaited virtual journey begins.

Basel (Switzerland) - The most beautiful Christmas market in Europe

Il Europe's most beautiful and authentic Christmas market, this 2021, will take place in the beautiful City of Basel in Switzerland.



The 10 most beautiful and characteristic Christmas markets in Spain: dates 2021

Basel, in addition to being "The largest and most beautiful Christmas city in Switzerland", it has also been proclaimed “Best Christmas Market 2021” and in its wonderful historic center decorated with charm and elegance the Magic of Christmas is insured.

I Christmas markets in Basel are now ingrained events, they will take place from November 25 to December 23 2021 and the most beautiful ones ever take place in Minster Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the city and in the barefoot place.

Budapest Christmas Markets 2021 - Hungary

For the third consecutive year, the Budapest Christmas Market in Hungary was among the most voted and this 2021 deserves the second position in the ranking by right.

The one in Budapest is also considered among the most beautiful, characteristic and particular in the world and every year the organizers try to make it more and more interesting, traditional and, why not, innovative.

I Budapest Christmas Markets they are usually open during the Advent Festival at the Basilica of Santo Stefano, they offer "pieces" of crafts and gastronomic products on alternate days and in 2021 they will take place from November 19 to December 31 (not to be missed is the beautiful Piazza Vorosmarty).

Poznan Christmas Markets 2021 - Poland

The third place on the podium, this 2021, is fully occupied ”by Ponzan Christmas Markets in Poland.


The characteristic Poznan Christmas Markets they will immerse you in magical atmospheres made of snow, ice and unique Christmas attractions in the world and inside the Old Market Square the famous is organized every year International Ice Sculpture Festival in which artists from all over the world participate.


I Ponzan Christmas Markets they usually take place during the Advent period and especially in Freedom Square (Plac Wolnsci).

At the moment the 2021 dates are not yet available.

Where to go for Christmas

Vienna Christmas Markets 2021 - Austria

Even if it has lost some position compared to the other years, i Vienna Christmas Markets, the beautiful and extraordinary Capital of Austria they are always a must and are always among the most visited in the world.

Vienna is a very safe and romantic city so it is especially popular with couples and couples families with small children and all the squares of the Old Town they are transformed into something truly unique in the world.


Town Hall Square it is the most beautiful and famous one that is transformed into a real magical world where the Christmas Markets sell practically everything and in 2021 they will take place from 20 November to 26 December.

Christmas markets Brussels - Belgium

In recent years, the splendid capital of Belgium, Brussels, has become part of the so-called list of the "European Capitals of Christmas" and the “Winter Wonders” has ferried this magnificent city to fifth place in the 2021 ranking of the most beautiful and authentic Christmas markets in Europe.

Il winter wonders and the Belgium's most beautiful and best rated Christmas market even if the ones in Antwerp, Bruges and Liege are still fantastic.


Between skating rinks, light and sound shows, exhibitions and of course Christmas markets scattered everywhere, a Brussels you will have so much to do.

I Brussels Christmas Markets will take place from November 21, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

- 5 more best Christmas Markets in Europe in 2021 I'm:

  • Trier Christmas Markets in Germany (6th position) - from November 19th to December 22nd
  • Dresden Christmas Markets in Germany (7th place) - from November 25th to December 24nd
  • Madeira Christmas Markets in Portugal (8th position) - dates not yet available
  • Tbilisi Christmas Markets in Georgia (9th position) - dates not yet available
  • Manchester Christmas Markets in England (10th place) - from November 5th to December 19th

Just to pay homage to our beautiful Spain, at the eleventh position of the ranking of the most beautiful and authentic Christmas markets in Europe there is Govone, the village that hosts the real Santa Claus Village in Spain.

Christmas Markets Europe: images and photos

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