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Discover the magic of Europe's top ten Christmas markets

04 DECEMBER 2012

Find the magic of Christmas in one of Europe's top ten Christmas markets. Shop for trinkets and handcrafted goods in quaint wooden huts, or sit beneath the cascading starry lights and take in the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. 

HELLO! Online have picked out the best locations dotted around Europe to experience the festive romantic holiday that comes to life in grand tradition – when the Christmas tree is lit up and the ice rinks ready.

Forget the hassle of frantic seasonal shopping in overcrowded city streets. The ambience of one of Europe's advent markets encompasses everything a shopping centre experience does not – think decorated gingerbread men, candlelit carol singing, stocking-fillers of glass ornaments, wooden toys and porcelain dolls, and the occasional traditional treat to help you on your merry way.



Discover cosy squares bustling with colourful stands, ferris wheels and merriment during the yuletide season.

From the magical setting of Copenhagen to the beautiful city of Brussels, Sweden's Stolkholm and Austrian capital Vienna, view our photo gallery of the top ten Christmas markets in Europe...


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