It’s the end-of-year holiday season, and we can’t help but think of Christmas markets. Where else can we find true Christmas spirit among the endless reasons to party, delicious food, and endless gifts?
Our team hopes you have already bought the presents for the entire family – there is still time, but the clock’s ticking. Therefore we have prepared some tips on where to find the best Christmas markets. These are magical locations where you can accomplish quite a lot: find that extra bit of magic and grab some presents along the way.
Advent Bazilika, Budapest
From November 18 to January 1, Advent Bazilika is one of the world’s biggest Christmas markets. Not only is the event already acclaimed by the public, but various media awards also recognize it.
St. Stephan, where the market has been located for 12 years, is filled with lights and Christmas decorations, and the “wow” factor is ever-present. You can find numerous stores, typical foods, artistic performances, and much more. It is undoubtedly one of the most charming places to do your Christmas shopping!
Salzburg Christkindlmarkt, Austria
In the heart of the city of Saltzburg, on Cathedral Square, we can find one of the oldest Christmas markets in the world. The event originated in the 15th century, with locals setting up their stalls and trading goods.
Despite today’s modern traits, the market does a great job maintaining the same rustic style of the old days, with many handmade items sold directly by its artisans. Visit this traditional market from November 17 to January 1, and return home with unforgettable, precious memories – and a few gifts, naturally.
Viennese Christmas Market, Austria
Here we have another Christmas market with a centuries-old tradition that attracts thousands of tourists yearly. Austria is definitely a destination to consider if you’re a fan of these events.
The locals love Christmas festivals so much that several Christmas markets are taking place from November 16 onwards. The most famous in Santa’s list – and ours – is Christkindlmarkt, in front of the Rathaus, or city hall.
It is a beautiful place to sample the local cuisine, ice-skate, do some great shopping, and return home with full bags. Don’t forget to wear enough warm layers, though, as this wonderland is nothing short of wintery.
If you are looking for a destination to do some great shopping but also to stay a few days, Strasbourg in France has all the right ingredients you are looking for.
There is a long tradition of Christmas markets here, with more than 300 stalls available throughout more than ten simultaneous events.
Rubbing shoulders with Santa’s Lapland, this is the right place to enjoy the end of the year, with its hotel network prepared to receive millions of visitors. Considering how close the end of the year is, perhaps you can prepare the champagne and stay for the New Year celebrations!
The Best Christmas Markets in the World
Despite all the magic surrounding the end of the year, the rush of Christmas shopping can easily transform into crowded airports and emotional exhaustion. However, there is an alternative to escape the cramped halls and ensure this adventure can become much more comfortable.
We invite you to charter a private jet to the best Christmas markets this Season and skip most of the headaches. Our team is still here 24/7, ready to meet all your needs and take you to any Christmas market destination.
Contact us today and find out how promptly and conveniently we can get you to your Christmas market adventure.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Our Team at Challenge Jet Charter