Christmas Market City Breaks
Deck the halls with lots of holly and jet off on a budget Christmas Market City break to one of these festive cities that hold annual Christmas Markets in their central squares. Christmas Market City breaks are becoming a really popular city break to do in the run-up to the Christmas festivities. Even the cruise lines are getting in on the act with special 2-4 night mini cruise offers with departures from the UK. If you don’t fancy sailing, fear not as the budget airlines are offering some great fares at this time of year, some for under £60, but hurry as the prices are as always subject to availability and as always weekends are the most popular.
Festive fun of a weekend Christmas Market city break
The holidays are coming, but taking time out to glug gluhwein in log cabins needn’t break the bank. From Poland to Scotland, here are 7 of our favourite markets in Europe that you could escape with flights for less than £60. Here are some of our favourite Christmas Market destinations for you to consider, so why not Book your Christmas market city break stay with Go Easy Travel today.
Edinburgh Christmas Market
17th November – 6th January
Set in the gardens of Princess street, with the backdrop of the Castle this market is a great substitute for those that want to stay in the UK. One of the most popular UK markets it has many wooden stalls selling anything from gingerbread men to tinselled trinkets and souvenirs. It’s not just about the shopping as this vibrant city loves to party and put on a show. Check out the many things to do in Edinburgh at Christmas
Brussels Christmas Market
24th November – 4th January
By far the biggest market in Belgium, running from the Place de la Monnaie to the Vismet, full of wooden stalls selling seasonal Christmas gifts and souvenirs. Take time out to enjoy the ice rink, or if you have a head for heights, try the Ferris wheel. At 55m tall the Ferris wheel is situated in the middle of the market along with a merry go round and Christmas Tree with its sound and light show Christmas market in Brussels’ Grand Place.
Flight prices from just £39
Bruge Christmas Market
November 24 until January 2, 2018
Bruge is one of the popular markets and possibly because it is accessible by all means of transport including, plane, train, boat and automobile. The market can be found in Grote Markt, where the wooden huts sit beside an ice rink and beneath the 83m-high belfry which for the energetic you can climb the 366 steps and take in the stunning view of this beautiful chocolate box city. Two night Christmas cruise departs from the UK from just £249 per person
Krakow Christmas Market
24th November – 27th December
Wooden stalls fill the Rynek in the old town centre with the ancient majestic Cloth Hall as the backdrop and often shrouded in a blanket of snow, this is your authentic white Christmas market. Local artists products and Polish charm can be found in the stalls. Explore the various stalls tasting their famous Cherry Vodka and mulled wine with tasty local food products such as local cheeses, sausages and dumplings. Many of the stalls specialise in traditional handicrafts and local woollen clothes.
Berlin Christmas market.
WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt: 27th November – 31st December
Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt: 27th November – 23rd December
Berlin is host to many Christmas markets all over the city specialising in a wide range of Christmas goodies, nearly 60 in total are on offer. However WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt is the best for your Christmas food, with luxury goods such as smoked salmon to apple strudel, If food is your passion then this is the market for you. If it is romantic markets that you are looking for, then head over to the Pankow district, you’ll find a romantic Nordic-Scandinavian style market called Lucia Weihnachtsmarkt, set in the courtyards of a 19th-century brewery with more than 60 stalls selling a variety of gifts.
Flight prices from just £57
Düsseldorf Christmas Market
22nd November – 23rd December
You are spoilt for choice in Dusseldorf with eight different Christmas markets to choose from with a selection of seasonal stocking filler stands to browse. Take time out from all your Christmas shopping with a stroll along the Koenigsallee, a riverside boulevard. This boulevard will at a touch of romance to you with its chestnut trees lit up with twinkling fairy lights. If you love gluhwein then sample some of Germany’s best-mulled wine at Flingerstrasse gluhwein windmill. Complete with a nativity scene, this Christmas market stretches along the length of the shopping street allowing visitors to shop at both the Chrismas stalls and the main shops.
Flight prices from just £39
Cologne Christmas Market
27 November to 23 December
Cologne offers the visitor the choice of four festive fairs all offering various Christmas delights with the air smelling of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine. The largest Christmas Market is held in downtown Cologne near to Cologne Cathedral, here the Christmas Booths are situated around the Christmas tree and beside a music stage with an extensive programme of live music performances. Here you will see Germany’s largest Christmas tree, which is surrounded by more than 160 gingerbread house style stalls. Neumarkt Christmas market is the city’s oldest with a ‘stars at night’ theme. You will find the other markets on the Alter Markt, Neumarkt and on the Rudolfplatz
Flight prices from just £39
Call for more details on Christmas Markets 01256 536020 or email for the latest availability.