Get into the festive spirit with some Christmas Fair inspiration. There is something magical about an outdoor Christmas fair. From delicious food and drinks to beautiful handcrafted produce - nothing will get you more in the mood than a look at some of the very best in Europe.
Berlin - The traditional German Christmas markets at their best. The market at Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche is the biggest and most popular receiving around 2 million visitors each year.
Barcelona - You might not associate the sunny Catalan capital with Christmas but the Fira de Santa Llucia is one of the oldest Christmas Fairs in Europe. Dating from 1786, this traditional Christmas fair has expanded to more than 300 stalls selling everything from handcrafted Christmas decorations and gifts, along with mistletoe, poinsettias and Christmas trees. Tapas and Christmas, a match made in heaven!
Budapest - Budapest does nothing by halves and takes the authenticity of its Christmas market so seriously that all products sold have to pass a jurors test proving that they are traditionally handmade. er. Based at the centre of the Pest district ', this market regularly has up to 150 stalls, and plenty of local art and culture, including puppet theatres.
Closer to home:
Chatsworth House - set in the splendour of Chatsworth House, this Christmas Market offers mulled wine and German beers in its many outdoor bars (sounds right up our street!) and has over 100 stalls. Combine it with a tour of the house for a proper Christmassy day out.
Birmingham - Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market is the largest Christmas fair in the UK. Featuring over 180 stalls, food is a highlight not to be missed. Pretzels, schnitzels, bratwursts, and knoblauchbrot will tempt your tastebuds, all of which can be washed down with gluhwein, weissbeer, mulled cider, or tasty hot chocolate. Yum!
London - The Tate Modern - Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit.
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