Markets To Visit Over The Festive Period
The festive period is upon us and we may be looking through our closet for last year’s colourful jumper and our warmest coats for those long cold nights and head out to browse the nearest Christmas market and their charming stalls selling a varied range of Christmas themed products. Though for some the draw of getting away from home and this hectic season and heading onto the highway with their caravan can be too great, but there are few better ways to enjoy the Christmas spirit than a wee wonder around one of the many Christmas markets in the UK and Europe. Nowadays there are so markets to choose from, that to see them all will take many years and thousands of miles on the road. Here is a couple of some you may want to visit this December.
Edinburgh Christmas Market
Christmas Market - East Princes Street Gardens
16th November - 4th January 2020
This popular event is nestled in the heart of Edinburgh with great views of the castle, this traditional Christmas Market offers something for everyone at this fun time. With stalls selling everything from local and bespoke products and gifts to tasty treats, visiting the market is a must for any tourist visiting Edinburgh over the festive period. There is no better way to soak up the festive atmosphere!
Open: 10am - 10pm everday
16 November: Early Afternoon - 10pm
24 December: 10am - 8pm
26 December: 12pm - 8pm
31 December: 10am - 6pm
1 January: 12pm - 8pm
Hamburg Christmas Markets
The Christmas markets in Hamburg are great to visit in the winter season and Hamburg has long been famous for its food markets, but the second-largest city in Germany also does operates great Christmas Markets too. Hamburg's main Weihnachtsmarkt is held in front of the Town Hall with a large Christmas tree marking where to find it and is called City Hall Market (www.hamburger-weihnachtsmarkt.com).
Winterwald in Hamburg
25th November - 30th December (closed on Christmas Day
This is the main Christmas market in the shopping streets and was formerly known as 'Traditionen in Winterwald'. As the German name suggests, the concept of the market is centred on creating a winter forest in the city centre.
Opening Times: 11am - 9pm