Posts Tagged ‘ Christmas Markets ’

Off to Christmas markets?

Nov 22nd, 2021 | By

You may face restrictions and fewer markets in Europe, but here in the UK there are plenty of them to entice you

Christmas is going to be “funny” this year

Oct 25th, 2020 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

At this stage, Christmas looks like being as un-Christmassy as it is possible to be.

A Transylvanian Christmas market

Nov 14th, 2019 | By

As the Christmas market season draws closer, Sibiu in Transylvania is probably not one of those places to be found on your list of potential destinations.

Christmas in Strasbourg

Dec 12th, 2018 | By
Strasbourg by day

Christmas may be a little muted in the French city of Strasbourg after what seems to be another terrorist attack on a Christmas market.

UK and Irish Christmas markets

Nov 17th, 2017 | By

This year we have made a list of just over 100 of the markets to help you locate the nearest to you. You will find them by clicking here,

Christmas markets in Germany

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

As that time draws near, we have listed as many German Christmas markets as we were able to that are within a reasonable distance from an airport with direct connections to the UK or Ireland.

At the Hamburg Christmas market

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By

At the large Hamburg Christmas market over 80% of the stalls sold food and drink. Catching up with friends, relatives and workmates seems to be more important than the way markets have evolved in the UK.

The Christmas market in Berlin

Dec 20th, 2016 | By
Trabant bearing the words I love Berlin

The number of Britons travelling to Germany has been growing year-on-year. The mindless acts of individuals and terrorists could strike any country. Don’t let it deter you from visiting Germany.

At the Birmingham Christmas Market

Dec 16th, 2016 | By
Christmas Market - Birmingham

The Christmas market in Birmingham is reputed to be the largest in the UK and the largest outside Germany.

Are Christmas markets losing their appeal?

Nov 26th, 2015 | By

A few years ago, Christmas markets, were largely unknown in our countries. Today every city, town and village seems to have one. This year Cathrene has loaded more than 250 UK markets but she has noticed that changes in some places. Swindon, for example, is not having a Christmas market at all this year. Has the appeal of Christmas markets peaked? The biggest market in the UK is in Birmingham. But there the number of stalls has dropped. Depending on whether you read the website
> Read more

Saturday snippets: 28th February 2015

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

Golfing in the Algarve, a circus extravaganza in Bayeux and the success of Blackpool are just some of the things that caught Adrian’s eye this week.

All white

Dec 25th, 2014 | By

Whether you’re in the process of finding your ski legs or a wannabe downhill champion, the Austrian resort of Obergurgl is where it’s at writes Kaye Holland

Hamburg and its 16 Christmas markets

Nov 28th, 2014 | By
hamburg Christmas markets

Today is the day that Hamburg transforms itself for the Christmas season. Its sixteen Christmas markets open today and most will remain open until the 6th January – twelfth night.

Saturday snippets: 15th November 2014

Nov 15th, 2014 | By
Cape Tribulation YHA

This week Adrian wonders why we can’t have Christmas markets reflecting the best of local produce, sees more national parks announced in Australia and charts the rise of Croatia as a holiday destination.

German Christmas markets

Nov 9th, 2014 | By

It won’t be long before the time is on us for Christmas markets. Germany is the home of many and the influence of their markets has been astonishing over the last 10 years or so.

A midwinter nights dream

Feb 9th, 2014 | By

Although Christmas is over, Viv recounts her Christmas Market cruise so that readers can judge whether they might facy a break from Christmas shopping here next winter.

Having a bauble in the Baltic – Christmas markets out east

Dec 13th, 2013 | By

Over the last decade the three Baltic capitals have firmly established themselves as appealing Christmas market destinations. Anna Maria Espsäter gives you the low-down on this year’s markets in all three cities.

Italian Christmas Markets

Nov 24th, 2013 | By

With the help, once-again, of Stefania at the Italian Tourist Board in London, here is a run-down of some of Italy’s most popular Christmas markets.

Christmas up north – traditional markets in the Nordic countries

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By

Cosy and convivial, without being too kitsch, Christmas markets in the Nordic north have a long-standing tradition. Anna Maria Espsäter investigates some of the best locations across four countries.

A Hamburg Christmas

Dec 24th, 2012 | By

lthough we have Christmas markets strewn across the UK these days, it is in Germany that the tradition endures. the number of tour operators offering short breaks to tour the markets has grown even as we ave developed our own. And Hamburg has one of the biggest and best.

Vienna, Christmas markets and Klimt’s year

Dec 5th, 2012 | By

A visit to one of Vienna’s many Christmas markets, is a great way to get into the festive spirit. Frederic has the low-down on the Austrian capital’s most magical markets as well as where you can get to grips with Gustav Klimt, creator of The Kiss, who was born 150 years ago

Hamburg’s hottest Weihnachtsmarkt

Nov 28th, 2012 | By

Aside from the bright lights, pubs, clubs, bars and theatres of the Reeperbahn that I visit on every trip, I was introduced to something new in Hamburg this weekend: Santa Pauli’s Weihnachtsmarkt. (Christmas market)

Dickensian Christmas

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

Our ideas of what a traditional Christmas is and looks like have been heavily shaped by Victorian literature and Charles Dickens in particular. As 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, VisitEngland has listed the top 10 Dickensian Christmas experiences across England this festive season

Christmas markets in Italy

Nov 9th, 2012 | By

Most people think of Germany when they hear of Christmas markets. But Italy also has a long history of markets at Christmas. Here – with the help of Stefania at the Italian Tourist Board – is a quick guide to 25 of Italy’s most magical markets

Magical Christmas markets

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas, without a visit to a Christmas market. We round up some of the best Christmas markets in England.

Get into the Christmas spirit at Hackney homemade market

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

There’s a myriad of Christmas markets to choose from this Yuletide, but Londoners should look no further than the Hackney homemade market which is being organised by none other than CD-Traveller’s Jane!

Caribbean Christmas in Leeds

Nov 18th, 2011 | By

This weekend sees some of the Christmas markets beginning. Well in Leeds, it’s a bit different next weekend. Welcome to the Leeds Caribbean Christmas Fair

To Salzburg for the Christmas Markets

Oct 13th, 2010 | By

Yes, the first mention of the word Christmas but things begin earlier and earlier these days so CD-Traveller thought it time to mention it. And one of the increasingly traditional features of our Christmases is the imported Germanic Christmas market. Last year we wrote of the Edinburgh Christmas market (this year is its 10th birthday) that is on the south side of Princes Street. But what of the countries where they began? In particular, Salzburg in Austria.