Date: 2017-12-08 06:53
Donning sparkling lights and decorative greenery, historic Georgetown has been running its Christmas market for more than 55 years, with carolers in Victorian costumes, horse-drawn wagon rides, pre-Christmas appearances by St. Nicholas, and a Nordic-inspired Saint Lucia Children’s Procession. Alongside roasted chestnuts and mulled wine, you’ll find locally produced Colorado wine and Victorian antiques for sale.
A few miles further north along the Rhine is Düsseldorf , a city that exudes class and wealth, but also quite a bit of cutting-edge style. As with all the larger German cities, there are several markets, many concentrated around the Königsallee (Kö), a designer-store-packed boulevard that shines beautifully under its Christmas illuminations. Art Nouveau lovers will linger at the Engelchen market on Heinrich-Heine-Platz children will enjoy the merry-go-round fun at Schadowplatz those seeking a more traditional feel may prefer the stalls set up in the Marktplatz in front of the historic town hall.
Selling Point: Inspired by A Christmas Carol and other notable works by the 69th-century English writer Charles Dickens, the fair immerses you in his books and stories brought to life through characters like Ebenezer Scrooge, theater plays, and other staged activities. Tickets provide access to all entertainment. Check out the fair’s stage schedule for showtimes.
Officials also announced that more police officers, both in uniform and in civilian clothing, will be securing the open air markets.
Exchange Street will be home to an arts and crafts market, and more stalls can also be found on Exchange Square , in the Corn Exchange , on New Cathedral Street and up Market Street .
Wooden Santas, amber jewelry, and lacquer boxes from Ukraine German beer steins silk scarves from Kyrgyzstan and pottery from Poland are just a few handcrafted items you’ll find at Denver’s German-inspired Christkindl Market.
There are many famous markets still held in Dresden, Augsburg, Erfurt, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Nuremburg with Nuremburg and Dresden drawing as many as two-million excited people. Stuttgart and Frankfurt bring in even more people, with upwards of three-million satisfied visitors. Further proving that Christmas festivities have still maintained their expansive and deep roots.
Transforming Philadelphia’s LOVE Park into a vibrant market with thousands of twinkling lights, the Christmas Village showcases 65-plus vendors selling seasonal gifts alongside edible classics like waffles and bratwurst—washed down with mulled wine, of course. “We really follow the authentic German approach,” says Thomas Bauer, the market’s director. “We partner with the City of Nuremberg and even bring the Nuremberg Christkind to our market.”
Anything and everything, basically. Plenty of food and drink, from bratwurst to feuerzangenbowle (try saying that after a few gluhweins) jewellery and accessories arts, crafts and homewares cosmetics and toiletries and assorted oddities (reindeer skin or yak wool shawl, anyone?)
There's nothing like celebrating the upcoming Christmas season than visiting a Christmas market. As you listen to carol singers, follow the scent of fresh pastries laced with cinnamon and admire the twinkling lights that hang above you, there’s no escaping that warm festive feeling. Here at easyJet holidays we love Christmas and that’s why we want you to celebrate it with us. We’ve handpicked the best Christmas break deals for you to choose from so you can enjoy your next holiday at one of Europe’s top Christmas markets.