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Rothenburg's Obere Schmiedgasse, all decked out in holiday style.
Rothenburg's Obere Schmiedgasse, all decked out in holiday style. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
Rothenburg's Obere Schmiedgasse, all decked out in holiday style.
Rothenburg's Obere Schmiedgasse, all decked out in holiday style. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
The popular Christmas market in Michelstadt takes place on the town's streets and squares.
The popular Christmas market in Michelstadt takes place on the town's streets and squares. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
On the Sunday before Christmas, the Mainz, Germany Christmas market is packed with people.
On the Sunday before Christmas, the Mainz, Germany Christmas market is packed with people. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
A sled is filled with presents — and a Christmas tree — at Erbach's Christmas market.
A sled is filled with presents — and a Christmas tree — at Erbach's Christmas market. (Michael Abrams / S&S)
Dressed in medieval style, a quartet plays Christmas carols at the Rothenburg Christmas market.
Dressed in medieval style, a quartet plays Christmas carols at the Rothenburg Christmas market. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

This list has been compiled from tourist office information and Web sites. It is as accurate as possible given the information available. However, a check with the local tourist board to confirm never hurts.

AustriaListings are from the Web site www.austria.info.

Graz, Hauptplatz, through Dec. 23.

Innsbruck, Altstadt, near the Golden Roof, through Dec. 28 (excluding Dec. 24); Landhausplatz, Landhaus Square, through Dec. 23.

Salzburg, Dom, Residenzplatz, and Mirabellplatz, through Dec. 24.

Vienna, Schoenbrunn Palace, through Dec. 26 (excluding Dec. 24).

Vienna, Town Hall, through Dec. 24.

BelgiumFlanders

Flanders listings are from the Web site www.visitflanders.com.

Antwerp, through Dec. 30.

Brugge, through Dec. 31.

Brussels, through Jan. 1.

Ghent, through Dec. 24.

Knokke-Heist, through Jan. 2.

Wallonia

Wallonia listings are from the Web site www.belgique-tourisme.net.

Auderghem, through Dec. 24.

Wavre, through Jan. 1.

Czech RepublicCeský Krumlov, live nativity scene, Dec. 23; Bear's Christmas Dec. 24.

Prague, Old Town and Wenceslas squares, through Jan. 1.

Trešt and Tel, traditional nativity scenes, throughout December.

DenmarkAalborg, through Dec. 23.

Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens, through Dec. 30 (admission charged).

Horsens, through Dec. 23.

Århus, old town, K∅bstadsmuseet, weekends in December (admission charged).

FranceAmiens, through Dec. 24.

Arras, through Dec. 24.

Avoriaz, through Jan. 2.

Besançon, through Dec. 24.

Brest, through Dec. 24.

Colmar, through Dec. 31.

Dijon, through Dec. 24.

Haguenau, through Dec. 24.

Kaysersberg, Fridays through Sundays up to Dec. 23.

Lille, Place Rihour, through Dec. 28.

Lyon, through Dec. 24.

Marne la Vallée, Christmas Market at Disneyland Resorts Paris, through Dec. 31.

Metz, through Dec. 31.

Montbéliard, through Dec. 24.

Mulhouse through Dec. 24. Includes fabrics market.

Reims, through Dec. 24.

Rouen, through Dec. 30.

Saverne, Polish arts theme, through Dec. 24.

Selestat, through Dec. 24.

Strasbourg, through Dec. 24; market by Cathedral through Dec. 31.

Troyes, through Dec. 31.

Wissembourg, through Dec. 27.

GermanyListings are from the Web site www.germany-tourism.de and the towns' own Web sites. Some smaller German markets are open on weekends only.

Aachen, (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 22.

Aalen (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Altenburg (Thuringia), through Dec. 22.

Altötting, (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Amberg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Ansbach (Bavaria), through Dec. 24.

Aschaffenburg, (Bavaria) through Dec. 22.

Augsburg (Bavaria), through Dec. 24.

Bad Hersfeld (Hessen), through Dec. 23.

Bad Tölz (Bavaria), through Dec. 24.

Baden-Baden, (Baden-Württemberg) through Dec. 25.

Bamberg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Bayreuth (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Bensheim (Hessen) through Dec. 22.

Berlin, through Dec. 31.

Bielefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 23 and 27-30..

Bonn (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 23.

Braunschweig, (Lower Saxony) through Dec. 28, closed Dec. 24 and 25.

Bremen, (Bremen) through Dec. 23.

Brühl (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 24.

Chemnitz (Saxony), through Dec. 23.

Coburg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Cologne (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 23.

Dachau (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Darmstadt (Hessen), through Dec. 23.

Dinkelsbühl (Bavaria), through Dec. 22.

Dortmund (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 22.

Dresden (Saxony), through Dec. 24.

Düsseldorf (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 23.

Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 23.

Esslingen am Neckar (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Frankfurt am Main (Hessen), through Dec. 22.

Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Friedberg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Fulda (Hessen), through Dec. 22.

Füssen, (Bavaria) through Dec. 23.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Bavaria), through Dec. 24.

Giessen (Hessen), through Dec. 22.

Goslar, (Lower Saxony) through Dec. 23.

Hamburg (Hamburg), through Dec. 23.

Hameln (Lower Saxony), through Dec. 23.

Hamm (North Rhine-Westphalia), through Dec. 22.

Hanau, (Hessen) through Dec. 23.

Hanover (Lower-Saxony), through Dec. 22.

Heidelberg Neckar (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Heilbronn Neckar (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Ingolstadt (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Jena, through Dec. 22.

Kaiserslautern, (Rhineland-Palatinate), through Dec. 22.

Karlsruhe (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Konstanz (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Leipzig, (Saxony) through Dec. 22.

Limburg/Lahn, (Hessen) through Dec. 23.

Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein), through Dec. 23.

Ludwigsburg (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt), through Dec. 23.

Mainz a. Rhein (Rhineland-Palatinate), through Dec. 23.

Mannheim, (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Moers (North Rhine-Westphalia) through Dec. 22.

Muenster (North Rhine-Westphalia) through Dec. 23.

Munich, (Bavaria) through Dec. 24.

Nördlingen (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Nuernberg (Bavaria) through Dec. 24.

Passau (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Regensburg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Rosenheim, (Bavaria) through Dec. 24.

Rostock, (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) through Dec. 22.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Rüdesheim am Rhein (Hessen), through Dec. 23.

Saarbrücken (Saarland), through Dec. 23.

Saarlouis (Saarland), through Dec. 23.

Schwäbisch Hall (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Schweinfurt, (Bavaria), through Dec. 22.

Speyer (Rhineland-Palatinate), through Dec. 22.

Straubing (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 23.

Traunstein (Bavaria), through Dec. 24.

Trier (Rhineland-Palatinate), through Dec. 22.

Trier (Rhineland-Palatinate), through Dec. 22.

Ulm, (Baden-Württemberg), through Dec. 22.

Weiden Oberpf (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

Weimar (Thuringia), through Dec. 22.

Wiesbaden (Hessen), through Dec. 23.

Wolfsburg (Lower-Saxony), through Dec. 31.

Würzburg (Bavaria), through Dec. 23.

HungaryBudapest, crafts, Vörösmarty Sq., through Dec. 24.

Sopron, Karácsonyi Vásár, through Dec. 23.

Szentendre, concerts, nativity plans, and other events, through Dec. 31.

ItalyListings are from the Web site www.primitaly.it and www.whatsonwhen.com.

Bressanone, through Jan. 6.

Cervia, through Jan. 6.

Fiesole, through Jan. 6.

Levico Terme, through Jan. 7.

Livigno, through Dec. 24.

Merano, through Dec. 30.

Naples, areas of San Gregorio Armeno, San Biagio e Spaccanapoli, throughout December.

Rimini, through Jan. 6.

Rome, Piazza Navona, through Jan. 6.

San Paolo, Nativity crèches, through Dec. 31.

Soave, Nativity scene, through Jan. 15.

Trento, Children's Christmas, through Jan. 8; market, through Dec. 24.

Venice, Santo Stefano, through Dec. 24.

LatviaRiga, through Jan. 14.

LuxembourgLuxembourg City, Place d'Armes and Gare Centrale, through Dec. 24.

PolandKrakow, through Jan. 1.

The NetherlandsListings are from the Web site www.holland.com

Maastricht, Winterland, through Jan. 8.

SwitzerlandListings are from the Web site www.myswitzerland.com.

Baden, Bahnhofplatz, through Jan. 1.

Basel, through Dec. 23.

Bern, through Dec. 29.

Biel, through Dec. 24.

Geneva, Fusterie Sq., through Dec. 24.

Gruyères, Nativity scenes from Huggler-Wyss' workshop, Brienz, through Jan. 8.

Kandersteg, Pelzmartiga, the chasing of evil spirits, Dec. 25.

Lausanne, through Dec. 24.

Montreux, through Dec. 24.

St. Gallen, through Dec. 22.

Stein am Rhein, through Dec. 31.

Tafers, Fribourg region fair, through Jan. 22.

Thun, through Dec. 24.

Winterthur, through Dec. 22.

Yverdon-les-Bains, through Dec. 24.

Zurich public ice rink open, through Jan. 2; Christmas market in the old town, through Dec. 23; Lichterschwimmen (candles afloat) Dec. 22; Christmas illuminations, through Jan. 2.

ScotlandEdinburgh, through Dec. 24.

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