European Christmas Markets
The holiday season in Europe is a true winter wonderland. Christmas lights illuminate the long nights, and the smell of gingerbread and spiced wine waft through the air. Christmas Markets are an integral part of the holiday experience, being held every winter for centuries. Locals sell their hand-made crafts and treats in wooden Christmas stalls set up in large open squares and along narrow winding alleys, converting the heart of ancient cities into holiday carnivals filled with warm drinks and smiling faces. But these are by no means the only draws, as jolly carolers, inviting Santa houses, enormous Christmas trees and a festive yuletide vibe attract countless visitors each year.