The Hungarian capital boasts the Budapest Christmas Fair – one of the biggest Christmas markets in all of Europe. Everything is played out on Vörösmarty Square, in the more peaceful outskirts of the city. Many of our hotels are perfectly placed close to Budapest’s underground system.
Düsseldorf delights in its status as a cultural Christmas haven with its six German Christmas markets all dotted around the centre of this thriving city, our pick of the six is the Marktplatz Christmas Market due to its great reputation for quality handicrafts and spellbinding decorations.
Barcelona may offer milder temperatures and brighter skies than many other festive destinations, but it certainly lives up to its Christmas credentials with more than 30 miles of illuminations! Barcelona Cathedral creates a beautiful setting for the city’s biggest market, the Fira de Santa Llucia, while Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Familia has the elegant backdrop of Gaudi’s soaring spires.
As the thermometer plunges in Vienna and the star speckled nights sky draws in, the crisp winter’s air is the warming reminder that Christmas is just around the corner. The heady scent of treats and mulled wine fills Austria’s capital come mid-November, when Vienna plays host to Christkindlmarkt, Christmas markets full of nostalgia, charm and romance.