Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in Europe
Christmas Trees are awaited in the main European cities. They symbolize Christmas festivities with their chalets, mulled wine, pastries… Everyone is proud of their Christmas tree whether young or old. Here is a selection of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe and we would also like to offer you a selection of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Europe.
Whether you have decided to celebrate Christmas in Germany, France, Austria, Italy or anywhere else in Europe, do not miss this opportunity to discover the best Christmas trees in Europe. Book your best activities in these exceptional destinations as well as your hotel at the best price for a magical and economical Christmas.
1. Vilnius - Lithuania
From 1st December 2019 to 7th January 2020
It is the most beautiful Christmas tree in Europe. The Vilnius Christmas tree is stunning! Get to the bustling streets, watch the Christmas tree and be amazed by the decorations in the Old Town.
Not a single tree was cut down to build Lithuania’s most beautiful Christmas tree. The 27-metre tall metal construction, which is made up of some 6,000 branches and over five kilometres of lighting, is definitely a sight to behold.
This year, the decorated Christmas tree resembles the 14-15th century Queen figure from the game of chess, which was found by archaeologists in 2007.
The particular figure which served as a model for decorations was found during the archeological excavations around the Ducal Palace in Vilnius. Dating back to the 14th-15th century, the beautifully ornamented figure was made of spindle tree. Its middle part is carved with geometrical patterns and topped with floral ornaments. According to historians, the game of chess was played by the nobility of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the end of the 14th century.
No less attractive is the traditional Christmas market set up around the Christmas tree, along with another one located at the Town Hall Square. In these Christmas markets, one will be able to buy various hand-made gifts while staying warm and happy by drinking hot chocolate or hot wine and enjoying a variety of sweets such as waffles and traditional honey cakes.
2. Prague - Czech Republic
From 30th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
Prague is romantic and so pleasant during the Christian season of Advent. Come and enjoy the open-air concerts, the Christmas market in Prague and take a picture in front of the magnificent Christmas tree very near the Cathedral.
We have selected for you dozens of original activities in Prague as a River Sightseeing Cruise as well as the best hotels in Prague. Treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday and experience the magic of Christmas in Prague.
3. Strasbourg - France
From 22nd November to 30th December 2019
Strasbourg is the capital of Christmas, often imitated but never equalled. It is a perfect destination to celebrate Christmas. Come and discover its traditional Christmas market and illuminations. Do not resist the temptation of pastries and treat yourself to a mulled wine in this beautiful city.
The arrival of the Strasbourg Christmas Tree is certainly one of the most important events of the year and it marks the launch of the Christmas market. It is one of the biggest Christmas trees in Europe and one of the most beautiful one.
4. Cologne - Germany
From 26th November to 24th December 2019
Cologne is one of the favourite destinations for Christmas travellers. This city seems to be made for Christmas. It is one of the most authentic and beautiful Christmas markets in Europe.
The aroma of baked apples, cinnamon biscuits and mulled wine will waft through the alleys, and many differently themed Christmas markets will invite people to stroll, shop and explore.
The larger Christmas markets are held in downtown Cologne, but Cologne’s smaller Christmas markets also have plenty to offer.
Cologne’s Christmas markets attract millions of visitors from all over the world every year. You too can savour the unique atmosphere of this metropolis on the Rhine at this special time of year. You’re sure to be enchanted!
5. Kyiv - Ukraine
From 19th December 2019 to 13th January 2020
The Capital of Ukraine is a perfect destination for travellers looking for authenticity, snow, tradition. There is not one but several Christmas markets in Kyiv. You can admire one of the most beautiful Christmas trees in Europe on St. Sophia Square.
The Kyiv City Council does not do things by halves since this real tree is decorated with tens of kilometres of garlands. The Christmas market is open to visitors from 19th December to 13th January.
6. Rome - Italy
From 1st December 2019 to 6th January 2020
We do not think this picture needs a comment. A lot of people doubt that Rome is a perfect destination for Christmasbut all the streets are full of priests, bishops, archbishops …the city itself looks like a living crib !
Stroll through the Christmas Market in Piazza Navona and the most beautiful places in Rome in an enchanting atmosphere. Discover our selection of the best things to do in Rome and a large selection of the best hotels for traditional and authentic fetes in Italy.
7. Vienna -Austria
From 16th November to 24th December 2019
More and more visitors come and discover Vienna at Christmas every year. There is more than one Christmas market in Vienna: there are tens of them with their scintillating lights everywhere in the streets; we particularly like its giant Christmas tree. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment in Vienna at the best price and your best activities to discover the beauties of this romantic city.
8. Budapest - Hungary
From 23rd November 2019 to 1st January 2020
The city of Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe at Christmas. Each year, the city invests in the decoration of the most beautiful monuments, the most beautiful arteries but also trams, public places. Budapest is really magic at Christmas.
If you are looking for an authentic place where you can still find the spirit of Christmas, forget London and Paris and discover Budapest at Christmas. The magnificent Christmas tree in front of the Hungarian Parliament is a perfect starting point for strolling around Budapest and marveling at the beauty of the decorations and illuminations of the Hungarian capital.
9. Innsbruck - Austria
From 15th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
The Innsbruck Christmas Market, called "Altstadt Christmas Market" is one of the most romantic Christmas markets in Europe. It is a paradise for little ones and for grown-ups who gather in the middle of the Innbruck Marktplatz, around the magnificent Christmas tree on the main square of Innsbruck.
Come buy original and handmade Christmas gifts or pamper yourself with a hot mulled wine or sweet christmas food.
10. Brussels - Belgium
From 29th November 2019 to 5th January 2020
Come celebrate the magic of Christmas in the capital of Belgium. The tree is located in one of the most beautiful places of the city, the Grand Place. Come admire the famous games of lights, taste the Belgian fabulous chocolates ! We have also selected the best activities in Brussels, as for example a Waffle Making Workshop, a Chocolate Workshop or a guided walking tour.
Discover our selection of the best activities in Brussels and book your hotel at the best price for a magnificent Christmas party in Brussels.
11. Frankfurt - Germany
From 25th November to 22nd December 2019
Germany is the European country that you should definitely visit if you are keen of a wonderful Christmas atmosphere. The Christmas market tradition was born in Germany. German people push the boat out to offer you a wonderful Christmas time.
Come and discover the traditional Christmas tree in Frankfurt on the Römerberg square in the historic center of Franckfurt. Book your hotel right now in Frankfurt and enjoy some activities in this beautiful city such as the Frankfurt sightseeing cruise.
12. Tallinn - Estonia
From 17th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
Snow is guaranteed at Christmas in Estonia. The Tallin Christmas Market is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the region. Come discover the Estonian's most famous Christmas tree surrounded by little snow huts selling food, drinks and crafts. Book your hotel online today and enjoy the best deals in Tallinn.
13. Warsaw - Poland
From 24th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
Don’t resist the temptation to admire the irresistible charm of the Warsaw Christmas Market in December and discover one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. Located west of the old town, the Warsaw Christmas Market is a delight for lovers of traditions, illuminations and crafts.
Visit the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the tallest buildings in Europe, or treat yourself to one of our many activities in Warsaw during your stay and book your hotel at the best price for an unforgettable holiday in Warsaw.
14. York - England
From 14th November to 22nd December 2019
Soak up the medieval charm of York at Christmas. Scents of spiced mulled wine and delicious food fill the air, making a York Christmas the place to be this season. Don’t miss York’s popular festive market, its back with more Christmassy fun than ever before...
Take a leisurely stroll along St Nicholas Fair and soak up the festive atmosphere, as you discover fine Yorkshire produce from crafters and makers showcased at the Made in Yorkshire Yuletide Village. If you’re looking for more traditional Christmas gifts, don’t forget to wander amongst the many alpine chalets on Parliament Street.
15. Stockholm - Sweden
From 23rd November to 23rd December 2019
Stockholm looks even more beautiful at Christmas! Stroll through the historic streets of the old city center and let yourself be seduced by its sweet atmosphere. Experience a Christmas market, have some glögg and ginger bread and go shopping under the beautiful Christmas decorations that light up the city every year. We have selected for you the best activities in Stockholm. Do not wait any longer, book your hotel at the best price and come visit Stockholm at Christmas.
16. Brasov - Romania
From 17th November 2019 to 3rd January 2020
Brasov is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. It has one of the most beautiful Christmas markets and Christmas tree on the main square of Brasov. Both young and old love it!
17. Paris - France
From 17th November 2019 to 6th January 2020
Paris is a must-see destination for Christmas lovers. Just like in London, the atmosphere at Christmas time is sweet in the streets of Paris. Each year shops of all kinds rival in inventiveness to offer you the finest decorations and the most beautiful shopwindows. If you want to be amazed, go visit the Galeries Lafayette and their wonderful Christmas tree !
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