The European Christmas markets to get excited about this year
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Image credit: RonPorter on PixabayIf you fancy a beautiful setting while you browse, the Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt (open 26 November - 31 December 2018) is the one for you. Held in one of the city’s most picturesque squares, this market has everything from crafts, art, traditional food as well as a vast variety of musical performances. Bath, England
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The weekends also encompass international choirs, making this the dream location for a romantic Christmas break.
Prague, Czech Republic
The Prague Christmas market is born of a tradition spanning over a thousand years. Set in Wenceslas Square, this market is open every day in its season, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
The Old Town Square Market is also a popular setting with the architecture dating from as far back as the 12th Century. Be prepared for petting stalls, crafts and traditional foods and drink.
Budapest has two Christmas markets, one on Vorosmarty Square (open 9th November 2018 – 1st January 2019) and the other in front of the Basilica (open 23rd November 2018- 1st January 2019). The first is the longest running of the two and offers free concerts, on top of Hungarian delicacies and crafts. The beautiful Budapest Basilica Christmas Market features a Christmas laser projection onto the historic building.
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