Have you ever thought of the Christmas markets well Quality City Breaks can help you.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to wrap up warm, drink steaming hot drinks and find unique gifts for your loved ones. And where better to stock up on festive cheer than at one of the hundreds of amazing Christmas Markets taking place across the UK & Europe over the festive period?
Swap your annual trudge around the high street for a Quality city break to one of these magical Christmas markets.
The German Christmas market is the spiritual home of the festive fair and there’s nowhere better to get fuzzy on vats of hot wine than the northern city of Bremen.
Opening times Mon to Sat 10am-8:30pm, Sunday 11am-8:30pm.
Nearest airport Fly into Bremen City Airport, which as the name suggests, is located in the city center.
Wander through the city center from Old Town Square to Wenceslas Square, stopping off at red-canopied wooden huts for wooden toys, embroidered lace and traditional Christmas decorations.
Opening times Daily 10am-10pm, food stalls are open until midnight. Nearest airport Prague Airport is around 17km away from the city. Hop on the Airport Express shuttle bus to get to Prague Railway Station, or use the bus no. 100 or 119 to reach the Metro rail, for onward travel through the city.
The atmosphere at this huge German Christmas market is unbeatable & cheery. Dusseldorf is not just one market but several, with the entire city center caught up in festive celebrations for five full weeks
Opening times Daily 11am to 8pm, Fri-Sat until 9pm, closed on November 20.
Nearest airport Dusseldorf Weeze airport is a whopping 85km from the city, but flights are cheap and there’s a direct bus that takes just over an hour. Failing this, Dusseldorf International is only a quick S-Bahn (suburban railway) trip from the city.
Santa Claus really comes to town in Amsterdam where you’ll find not just one Christmas market but 26!
Opening Times The times vary across the city, please see the Iamsterdam website for more details.
Nearest Airport, Amsterdam Schipol Airport is 19km southwest of the city and is easily reached by a frequent, speedy train service.
Home to one of the finest Christmas markets the UK has to offer, the Scottish capital certainly knows how to throw a party,Stretching from the Mound, along East Princes Street Gardens, and around the Scott Monument, the main market is packed with arts and crafts, while the Children’s Market at Santa Land has face painting, Christmas crafts and treats for little ones, plus a Christmas Tree Maze that leads to the elves’ workshop.
Opening Times, Daily 10am-10pm
Nearest Airport is Edinburgh Airport which is a 30-minute bus or tram ride from the city center. Get a return ticket on the Airlink 100 bus for the best value.
Bruges main square, Markt, hosts the city’s picturesque Christmas market, where you’ll find everything from leather goods to handmade jewelry at stalls spread out beneath the medieval Belfort bell tower.
Opening Times Daily 10:30am-10pm, Fri to Sat 10:30am-11pm.
Nearest Airport Ostend-Bruges Airport is situated just outside the town of Ostend but also serves Bruges, some 33km away.
Munich Christmas Market – the “Original” – is the oldest Christmas market in the city. The origins of the Christmas Market are reported to date back to the so-called “Nicholaus Markets” of the 14th century. Town records first mention a “Nikolaidult” that took place near the Beautiful Tower in Kaufingerstrasse in 1642.
Opening Times Monday-Saturday : 10.00-21.00 Sunday : 10.00-20.00 (Christmas Eve : 10.00-14.00)
Nearest Airport Munich Airport which is approx 37km away
Manchester hosts several markets throughout the city, from a German-style market at St Ann’s Square and French-themed stalls at King Street. You’ll find arts and crafts at Exchange Street, and an international Christmas market at Brazennose Street with a globally-sourced selection of jewellery, leather goods and speciality foods.
Opening Times All other market zones – which takes in Brazennose Street, St Ann’s Square, King Street, Exchange Street, Exchange Square, New Cathedral Street, the Corn Exchange, Market Street, and Cathedral Gardens – will open from 10am-7.30pm from November 10 and throughout the month, and then from 10am-8pm from December 1-20.
Nearest Airport – Manchester and its approx 11miles to the centre
Other Christmas markets which we feature are in Bath,Berlin,Birmingham, London, Budapest, Vienna, Winchester,Belfast,Brussels,Cologne, Cardiff, Nottingham,Leeds, Glasgow.
Quality City Breaks can arrange a city break to any of the above Cities & Countries
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