Woohoo it’s the season of the holly and jolly. There’s just something magical about this time of the year. Fun, cheer and festivity is in the air. Each year, nations around the world have their streets buzzing and coming alive with the festival spirit. Their historical squares become the hub of all buying and selling activity. There are glistening lights, eye-catching decorations, mammoth Christmas trees, festivals treats and age-old holiday customs. How about handcrafted candies and mulled wines? What better way to bring in the holidays than by picking up thoughtful gifts for loved ones from local Christmas markets? Here’s our carefully curated list of the world’s largest and best Christmas markets. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!
1. Hungary, Budapest
The Budapest Christmas Fair is a splendid annual affair that goes on from the end of November until January in the heart of the city’s historic quarter Vorosmarty Square. The most dazzling and oldest Budapest market, this one’s worth visiting many times over. Hundreds of quaint wooden stalls and charming little cottages overtake the street and transform it into a sort of fantasy wonderland. Then there’s the pleasant aroma of wine and biscuits wafting in the air. Visitors have the option of tasting traditional Hungarian treats like stuffed vegetables and pork knuckle. You’ll also find amazing artisanal, handmade presents here. Take a break from the frenzied buying to witness the light and sound show illuminating the iconic Gerbaud building. Click On the Next Button to See Next.