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Here is a sampling of Christmas markets throughout Europe, as of December 6, 2006. Click to jump ahead to market listings for Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Scotland and Switzerland, and for a listing of other holiday events around Europe.

AustriaListings are from www.austria.infoGraz, Hauptplatz , through Dec. 24.Innsbruck, Altstadt, near the Golden Roof, through Dec. 24, and Landhaus Square, through Dec. 23.Salzburg, Dom, Residenzplatz and Mirabellplatz, through Dec. 24.Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, through Dec. 26.Vienna, through Dec. 24.

BelgiumFlanders listings from; Walloons listings from, Dec. 15-17.Antwerp, Groenplatz, Dec. 8-26.Brugge, Market and Simon Stevin Squares, through Dec. 31.Brussels, through Jan. 1.Chimay, Dec. 17.Gent, Dec. 8-24.Hamois, Dec. 9-10.Havre, Dec. 8-10.Koekelberg, Nativity scenes, Dec. 2-Jan. 14.Leuven, Dec. 13-17.Liège, through Dec. 30.Malmedy, Dec. 8-10.Mons, Dec. 8-24.Namur, Dec. 8-31.Stavelot, Dec. 10.Thuin, Dec. 8-24.Tornai, Dec. 8-24.Villers-La Ville, Dec. 10.Waterloo, Dec. 9-10.

Czech RepublicPrague, Old Town and Wenceslas Squares, through Jan. 1.

DenmarkÅrhus, Den Gamle By, an old town open-air museum, through Dec. 30.Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens, through Dec. 30.Horsens, through Dec. 23.Kalundborg, Lerchenborg Castle, Dec. 9-10.T∅nder, through Dec. 23.

EnglandGrassington, Sat., through Dec. 16.Lincoln, through Dec. 10.Liverpool, through Dec. 17.Manchester, through Dec. 20.North Shield, Dec. 9-10.Skipton, through Dec. 10.York, through Dec. 10.

FranceBarr, Dec. 9-10.Colmar, through Dec. 31.Esslingen, Through Dec. 22.Guebwiller, Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.Haguenau, through Dec. 31.Kaysersberg, Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 20-23.Lille, through Dec. 27.Marseille, through Dec. 24.Montbeliard,through Dec. 24.Mulhouse, through Dec. 29.Munster, Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.Nancy, through Dec. 24.Nantes, through Dec. 31.Ribeauvillé, medieval market, Dec. 9-10, 16-17Riquewihr, through Dec. 17.Reims, through Dec. 25.Saint Louis, Dec. 1-24.Saverne, through Dec. 24.Soufflenheim, Dec. 2-3.Strasbourg, through Dec. 31.Struth, through Jan. 3Thann, through Dec. 24.Wissembourg, Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.

GermanyFrom, through Dec. 23.Alsfeld, Dec. 8-17.Amberg, through Dec. 23.Andechs, Dec. 8-10.Ansbach, through Dec. 23.Aschaffenburg, through Dec. 22.Augsburg, through Dec. 24.Baden-Baden, through Dec. 26.Bad Hersfeld, through Dec. 23.Bad Säckingen, Dec. 8-10.Bad Tölz, through Dec. 25.Bad Wimpfen, Dec. 8-10, 15-17.Bad Windsheim, through Dec. 17.Bad Wimpfen, through Dec. 17.Bamberg, through Dec. 23.Bayreuth, through Dec. 23.Berlin, through Dec. 26.Bernkastel-Kues, through Dec. 17.Bitburg, through Dec. 23.Bremen, through Dec. 23.Büdingen, Dec. 8-10.Coburg, through Dec. 23.Cologne, through Dec. 23.Darmstadt, through Dec. 23.Deidesheim, Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 22-23.Dinkelsbühl, through Dec. 21.Dresden, through Dec. 22.Erbach/Odw., Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 22-23.Erlangen, through Dec. 24.Esslingen, through Dec. 22.Frankfurt, through Dec. 24.Fulda, through Dec. 24.Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dec. 8-24.Goslar, through Dec. 29, closed Dec. 24.Gross-Umstadt, Dec. 8-10.Hameln, through Dec. 23.Heidelberg, through Dec. 22.Heilbronn, through Dec. 21.Kitzingen, through Dec. 24.Koblenz, through Dec. 23.Kulmbach, through Dec. 22.Ladenburg, Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24.Lindenfels, Dec. 9-10.Ludwigsburg, through Dec. 22.Mainz, through Dec. 23.Mannheim, through Dec. 23.Michelstadt, through Dec. 17, 20-23.Mosbach, Dec. 8-20.Munich, through Dec. 23.Nuernberg, through Dec. 23.Passau, through Dec. 23.Regensburg, through Dec. 23.Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, through Dec. 23.Rüdesheim, through Dec. 23.Schwetzingen, through Dec. 10, 14-17.Seligenstadt, Monastery, Dec. 9-10.Seligenstadt, Dec. 10-17.Speyer, through Dec. 21.Stuttgart, through Dec.23.Trier, through Dec. 22.Ulm, through Dec. 22.Weinheim, Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17.Wiesbaden, through Dec. 23.Worms, through Dec. 23.Würzburg, through Dec. 23.Zweibrücken, through Dec. 17.Zwingenberg, Dec. 8-10.

HungaryBudapest, through Jan. 1.

ItalyListings are from and, through Dec. 23.Bressanone, through Jan. 6.Merano, through Dec. 30.Naples, through Jan. 6.Rome, Dec. 8-Jan. 6.Sant’ Agata Feltria, Dec. 8, 10 and 17.Trento, Children's Christmas, through Jan. 8. Market through Dec. 24.Trieste, Dec. 9-22.Turin, through Dec. 23.Venice, through Dec. 24.

LiechtensteinVaduz, Dec. 10.

LuxembourgVille de Luxembourg, Dec. 1-24.

NetherlandsAmsterdam, through Dec. 26.Dordrecht, Dec. 15-17.Deventer, Dec. 15-17.Maastricht, through Jan. 7.Valkenburg, through Dec. 20.

PolandKraków, through Dec. 31.

ScotlandEdinburgh, through Jan. 7.

SwitzerlandBasel, through Dec. 23.Bellinzona, Dec. 10.Bern, Münsterplatz, through Dec. 29.Bern, Waisenhausplatz, through Dec. 24.Einsiedeln, through Dec. 10.Engelberg-Titlis, Dec. 15-17.Geneva, through Dec. 24.La Chaux-de-Fonds, handicraft market, through Dec. 10.Lausanne, through Dec. 24.St.Gallen-Bodensee, through Dec. 21.Wil, Dec. 8-10.Yverdon-les-Bains, Dec. 13-23.Zürich, Globus, through Dec. 30.Zürich, Hauptbahnhof, through Dec. 24.Zürich, Niederdorf, Old Town center, Dec. 9-23.

Other holiday events around EuropeCompiled by Jayne Traendly, Stars and Stripes.

Listings are the latest information available as of December 6, 2006, but are subject to change. We recommend checking with the local tourist board to confirm details of the event before traveling.

BRUGGE: Snow and ice sculpture festival, through Jan. 14.NAMUR: International wine and gastronomy fair, Dec. 8-10.

YORK: Made in Yorkshire Christmas crafts, through Dec.10.GRASSINGTON: Dickens festival, Dec. 16. Saturdays.SKIPTON: Medieval festival, Dec. 10. Sundays.LONDON: International horse show, Dec. 12-18.LONDON: Festive BBC good food show, Dec. 15-17. Earls Court.

MUNICH: Tollwood, through Dec. 31.

BUDAPEST: Christmas fair, through Jan. 1.

DUBLIN: National crafts fair, through Dec.10.


GOUDA: Gouda by candlelight, Dec. 12.DEVENTER: Dickens fair, Dec. 16-17.

EDINBURGH: Christmas festival, through Dec. 24.EDINBURGH: Santa Claus weekend, Dec. 10-11.

GENEVA: Escalade, Dec. 9-11.GRINDELWALD: World snow festival, Jan. 15-20.

KONYA: Whirling Dervishes festival, Dec. 10-17. Museum of Mevlana.

CARDIFF: Winter Wonderland with ice skating, through Jan. 7. Town Hall.

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