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Why Christmas Markets Provide An Extra Drop Of Festive Cheer
9th October 2014

Christmas is edging closer. And so, whilst many of us begin the routine of frantically searching for the perfect Christmas presents for our loved ones, a trip away may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, there are many reasons why taking a trip to a European Christmas market is the best way to prepare for the festive season.

There are various different destinations available, from Aachen to Zurich, and each has its own unique charm and atmosphere. Here are just a few reasons why a trip to a Christmas market will give you the chance to enjoy an adventurous advent this year.

Last Minute Gifts

Christmas Decorations

It gets harder and harder to find unique gifts for everyone, as high street stores rarely offer anything different to the year before and everything has a familiar feel about it. However, the stalls that line Europe's most famous squares during the festive period are much more likely to provide a fruitful shopping experience.

Not only will you be able to choose from handcrafts that are specific to the country you are in, but even the simplest of gift ideas will be transformed into something special if it has slightly more exotic origins than many of the offerings from household brands we are all used to. The novel wares found in a bustling corner of a Christmas market can really add a breath of fresh air to your yuletide gift-giving.

Joy For Sale

Vienna Christmas Market

Christmas markets, such as the ones in Munich, aren't just selling tangible items but also rather more abstract notions. Around every corner, on the face of every adult and child, and rising up in the air surrounding you, something will be very apparent; joy.

There is no better way to raise those festive spirits than a trip to a European city at this time of year. Each one of your senses will be delighted as your marvel at the amazing light displays, savour the smell of gingerbread and other sweet treats, and hear the sounds of merriment all around. And whilst many of the activities, such as fairground rides and Santa's grotto, are aimed at children; there will be an unmistakable smile on the faces of the adults too.

A Holiday During The Holidays

Christmas Bauble

There is no getting away from the fact that Christmas can be a stressful time of year, and so perhaps whisking yourself away on a timely break makes perfect sense. Obviously, you will want to spend time with your family, but a brief period away before the main event itself will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the best Christmas ever.

Although Christmas markets can get quite busy as we get closer to December the 25th, you can still take this opportunity to enjoy the attractions at your leisure and also explore the rest of your city of choice.

See Europe At Its Best

Brussels Christmas Market

During the period from the middle of November to the end of the year, the major cities around Europe will pull out all the stops in order to attract people to their specific markets. This often means that you get to see these beautiful and historic destinations in all their glory. Not only will everything look amazing, thanks to the sprinkling of magical colour and light that Christmas always provides, there will be many more events on offer and everyone is sure to be in the best of moods.

Colossal Christmas trees, nostalgic nativity scenes, imaginative ice-rinks and charismatic Christmas villages are just a few ways in which various cities heighten what already makes them fantastic destinations in their own right.

If you would like to take a trip to any of the European Christmas markets that we have available, then speak to one of our knowledgeable experts today. We can suggest some suitable options and sprinkle a little bit of extra magic onto your Christmas celebrations this year.

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