Christmas Market Breaks

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Italian Christmas Market Break

2 Nights in 1 of 7 Italian Cities incl. Return Flights

Head off and experience one of Italy's magial mercatini di natale with this awesome 2-night stay in one of seven Italian cities!

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Carcassonne Christmas Markets Family Trip

2 Nights For 4 People in Top-Rated Hotel with Flights

Whisk the family away to a French fairytale city for some of the most stunning Christmas markets you'll ever see! Find this deal right here on my blog!

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Vienna Christmas Markets Break

3 Nights Stay in a Well Rated Hotel Close to the City Centre incl. Return Flights

Don't miss your chance to get those festive feelings with this Vienna Christmas markets break! Soak in the charms of this gorgeous city today!

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Krakow Christmas Break

3 Nights Stay in an Ideally Located Accommodation incl. Return Flights

Step back in time and embrace the festive feelings with this Krakow Christmas break for 3 nights incl. accommodation & flights

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European Christmas Markets Getaway

2 or 3 Nights in a Choice of Cities incl. Hotel & Flights from Multiple Departures

Don't miss your chance to explore the most beautiful festive cities with this European Christmas markets getaway! You've got loads of choice too!

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Bruges Christmas Markets Day Trip

Full Day Trip to Bruges incl. Coach Transfers - Multiple Dates Available!

Experience the festive charms of Bruges this winter with this brilliant offer for a festive day trip to the Christmas markets!

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Warsaw Christmas Break

3 Nights in Lavish Apartment with Return London Flights

Experience the festive cheer in Warsaw for only £74! You'll be in a gorgeous apartment with a view over the city and return flights are included!

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German Christmas Markets Break

2 Nights in 1 of 9 German Cities incl. Hotel & Flights from just £79

Have yourself a merry time this winter with a great value German Christmas markets break! You'll get 2 nights in a Frankfurt hotel with flights.

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French Riviera Christmas Markets

2 Nights in Brilliant Hotel in Nice incl Breakfast with Flights

Stay in a top-rated hotel in the beautiful city of Nice tucked on the coast of the south of France! Grab some Christmas cheer and visit a warmer climate while you're at it!

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Gdansk Christmas Markets Deal

2 Nights in Superb Hotel in Old Town incl. Return Flights

Enjoy age-old traditions and cosy vibes in Gdansk, a beautiful harbour city in Poland that's bursting with festive magic come Christmas time!

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Monschau Christmas Markets

3 Nights incl. Hotel & Return Flights

Monschau is a beautiful medieval village that boasts a gorgeous market come Christmas time - don't miss out on this wonderful little hidden gem!

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Christmas Berlin Break

3 Nights Stay in an Ideally Located Hotel incl. Return Flights

The festive spirit is calling you with this great value Christmas Berlin break for 3 nights! Wander around these beautiful markets for a great price!

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Salzburg Christmas Market Break

2 Nights in Clean Eco-Hotel near the Airport Incl. Flights

Indulge in some festive cheer with this Salzburg Christmas market break! Mozart's birthplace promises beautiful architecture, music and culture.

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Cork Christmas Markets

2 Nights in Gorgeous Room in Detached House Near City Centre incl. Breakfast with Flights

Stay in a lovely detached house just outside the city centre but still walking distance to the Christmas markets. Breakfast and flights are included in this amazing deal!

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Belfast Christmas Markets

2 Nights in Comfy City Centre Guesthouse with Flights

The beautiful capital of Northern Ireland is calling you for a festive visit. You can find it all here on my blog so come have a look!

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Gorgeous Geneva Christmas Markets

2 Nights in Lovely City Airbnb incl Breakfast & Flights

There are some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world dotted around Lake Geneva. This city centre Airbnb includes a double bed and private bathroom. Find your deal here!

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Awesome Dublin Christmas Getaway

3 Night Stay in the city with Festive Dates and Flights Included

Need to get a little festive? Book this amazing and festive Dublin Christmas market getaway for a great break in one of Ireland's most exciting cities!

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Milan Christmas Markets

2 Nights in Top 4* Hotel in Excellent Location Incl. Breakfast, Free Mini Bar, 15% Discount At Restaurant & Return Flights

Stay in an excellent hotel in a superb central location close to amazing sites such as the Sforzesco Castle. Flights available from 4 UK cities!

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Amazing Antwerp Christmas Markets

2 Nights Beautiful Baroque Room in City Centre Airbnb with Flights

Fly out from Southend to the beautiful city of Antwerp and stay 2 nights in a stunning Airbnb private room dating from the 16th century in the historic old town. Grab it here on my blog!

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Festive Berlin Break

3 Nights Stay in a Centrally Located Hotel During Xmas Markets with Return Flights

Get into the Christmas spirit in some serious style with this festive Berlin break that I've found! Grab some gluhwein and chill out for just £118!

Christmas Market Breaks – find your perfect festive getaway at!

It’s the most magical time of year – and possibly the most stressful one as well. Rushing around trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, battling the huge crowds in the high street, prepping your roast dinners… It’s a lot of hard work to make each Christmas magical. So why not take a step back from all of the goings-on at home and treat yourselves to a magical few days away with a Christmas market trip?

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Booking your Christmas market trips

When it comes to securing the best deal for Christmas market holidays, it’s better to get it done sooner rather than later. While flights and hotel rates are still cheaper in comparison to the high season in summer, demand is still quite high and rooms can fill up quite quickly, especially in popular city break destinations such as Prague or Budapest. But if you leave it a bit last-minute, don’t fret – your Holidayguru is always on the look-out for the best festive city trips and weekend breaks. As well as all of the big-name destinations, I’ll also be sure to keep my eyes peeled for deals to beautiful markets and festivals in more smaller cities such as Wroclaw, Tallinn or Bratislava.

The best Christmas markets in Europe

For those of you really looking to get into the festive spirit, a Christmas city break in Europe is one of the best things you can do. Scope out some of the best Christmas markets in Germany, admire the beautiful lights of Paris or Prague, or enjoy the cosy atmosphere in a lesser-known city in Eastern Europe such as Riga, Bratislava or Lviv. Despite being a popular time of year to visit the cities at this time of year, you’ll still find that hotel rates are still lower than compared to the high reason in summer. Many markets in Europe coincide with the start of the traditional advent season, meaning that most of them will be opening to visitors towards the end of November. Even if you book somewhat last-minute, chances are you’ll still be able to come across a fantastic deal. Here are some of my favourite Christmas markets in Europe that I really recommend checking out!

1. Riga, Latvia

Looking to head off on a festive break that offers fantastic value for money! Then the Riga Christmas markets will be right up your street. The cute and colourful Latvian capital features a cosy market by the cathedral, and you’ll find that it’s cheap to get your shopping done here as well. And here’s an interesting claim to fame – Riga is said to be the home of the age-old tradition of Christmas trees, with the first-ever one being documented in the year 1510.

2. Vienna, Austria

The stately capital of Austria features some of the prettiest Christmas markets in Europe, taking place by the gorgeous Gothic facade of the city hall. And when you throw in the many idyllic palaces, mansions and parks into the mix, it’s fair to say that you’re onto a winner here. For an extra touch of magic, I recommend checking out the cosy market which plays out in the grounds of Belvedere Palace.

3. Nuremberg, Germany

The Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg is one of the most famous and most traditional Christmas markets in Germany. If you’ve yet to experience the magic of a German market for yourself, then this is a brilliant place to start. To see the main square absolutely filled to the brim with stalls and lights is simply magical! Definitely try some of the Glühwein while you’re there – the German take on mulled wine is the perfect way to stave off the winter cold.

4. Prague, Czechia

One of the most popular city break destinations in Europe – and one of the most festive experiences you can have! With traditional handicrafts and delicious street food all around, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing time. The beautiful architecture of the Old Town only adds to the magic. There are several markets across the city, the main two being in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. But be sure to head across the river as well – stroll through the beautiful Lesser Town district and you’ll find a lovely little market by Prague Castle as well!

5. Budapest, Hungary

Another big name amongst city breakers, Budapest is a delight to explore at Christmas time. Kick things off by heading to Vorosmarty Square, where you’ll find a wealth of stalls selling delicious food and traditional gifts. One of my favourite Hungarian street food dishes is langos, where base of dough of deep-fried and then topped with ingredients such as sour cream, cheese and ham. A warning from me though – they are incredibly moreish…

Of course, that’s only a small selection of Christmas markets that are taking place across Europe each year! However they are are all highly recommended and they’re a great start for everyone new to European Christmas markets. Other fantastic choices I can personally recommend include Berlin, Cologne, Tallinn, Stockholm and Ljubljana.

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Be sure to keep checking back to stay up-to-date with the latest Christmas market deals I find! During the run-up to the festive season I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for the best Christmas market breaks departing from Ireland. Should you be looking for an unforgettable getaway filled with winter magic, you’re in the right place here!

Should you be looking for a bit of winter sun, be sure to check out my Christmas holidays tag as well. You’ll find plenty of offers to sun-drenched destinations which provide the perfect escape from the wintry climates ate home!