Support our mission
There are rides for the kids at the Christmas market in Mannheim, as is the case at most holiday markets in Germany.

There are rides for the kids at the Christmas market in Mannheim, as is the case at most holiday markets in Germany. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

There are rides for the kids at the Christmas market in Mannheim, as is the case at most holiday markets in Germany.

There are rides for the kids at the Christmas market in Mannheim, as is the case at most holiday markets in Germany. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

A gingerbread heart wishes you a merry Christmas.

A gingerbread heart wishes you a merry Christmas. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Kougelhopf, a specialty of the Alsace, on sale at the Christmas market in Ribeauville, France.

Kougelhopf, a specialty of the Alsace, on sale at the Christmas market in Ribeauville, France. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

A young girl looks at a Christmas scene with "Mecki" the hedgehog dolls at the Christmas market in Basel, Switzerland.

A young girl looks at a Christmas scene with "Mecki" the hedgehog dolls at the Christmas market in Basel, Switzerland. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

a vendor selling Swiss mountain cheeses and sausages offers a sample to a visitor to the Basel Christmas market.

a vendor selling Swiss mountain cheeses and sausages offers a sample to a visitor to the Basel Christmas market. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

The following is a sampling of Christmas markets throughout Europe. All listings as of Nov. 22.

Click to jump ahead to Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland.

AustriaListings are from www.austria.info

Graz, 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, Town Hall, through Dec. 24.

BelgiumFlanders listings are from www.visitflanders.com; Walloons listings are from www.belgique-tourisme.net.

Anderlecht, Dec. 15-17.

Antwerp, Groenplatz, Dec. 8-26.

Brugge, Market and Simon Stevin Squares, Nov. 24-Dec. 31.

Brussels, Dec. 2-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, Dec. 1-30.

Malmedy, Dec. 8-10.

Mons, Dec. 8-24.

Namur, Dec. 8-31.

Stavelot, Dec. 10.

Thuin, Dec. 8-24.

Tornai, Dec. 8-24.

Uccle, through Nov. 26.

Villers-La Ville, Dec. 10.

Waterloo, Dec. 9-10.

Czech RepublicPrague, Old Town and Wenceslas Squares, Dec. 2-Jan. 1.

DenmarkÅrhus, Den Gamle By, an old town open-air museum, through Dec. 30.

Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens through Dec. 30.

Horsens, Dec. 1-23.

Kalundborg, Lerchenborg Castle, Dec. 2-3 and 9-10.

T∅nder, through Dec. 23.

EnglandBradford, Dec. 2.

Bury St. Edmunds, Dec. 1-3.

Grassington, Sat., Dec. 2-16.

Knaresborough, Dec. 2-3.

Lincoln, through Dec. 10.

Liverpool, Dec. 1-17.

Manchester, through Dec. 20.

North Shield, Dec. 9-10.

Portsmouth, Dec. 1-3.

Skipton, Dec. Sun., 3-10.

York, Dec. 1-10.

FranceAmiens, Nov. 25-30.

Barr, Dec. 2-3, 9-10.

Cernay, Dec. 1-3.

Colmar, Dec. 1-31.

Erstein, Dec. 2-3.

Esslingen, Nov. 30-Dec. 22.

Guebwiller, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.

Haguenau, Nov. 25-Dec. 31.

Kaysersberg, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 20-23.

Lille, through Dec. 27.

Marseille, through Dec. 24.

Montbeliard, Nov. 26-Dec. 24.

Mulhouse, through Dec. 29.

Munster, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.

Nancy, Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Nantes, Dec.1-31.

Orschwihr, Dec. 2-3.

Ribeauvillé, medieval market Dec. 9-10, 16-17

Riquewihr, Dec. 2-17.

Reims, Nov. 25-Dec. 25.

Saint Louis, Dec. 1-24.

Saverne, Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Soufflenheim, Dec. 2-3.

Soultzbach Les Bains, Dec. 2-3.

Strasbourg, Nov. 25-Dec. 31.

Struth, through Jan. 3

Thann, Dec. 1-24.

Wissembourg, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24.

GermanyFrom www.germany-tourism.de.

Aachen, Nov. 24-Dec. 23.

Alsfeld, Dec. 8-17.

Amberg, through Dec. 23.

Andechs, Dec. 8-10.

Ansbach, Nov. 29-Dec. 23.

Aschaffenburg Nov. 29-Dec. 22.

Augsburg, Nov. 27-Dec. 24.

Baden-Baden, Nov. 24-Dec. 26.

Bad Hersfeld, Dec. 1-23.

Bad Säckingen, Dec. 8-10.

Bad Tölz, Nov. 23-Dec. 25.

Bad Wimpfen, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17.

Bad Windsheim, Dec. 1-17.

Bad Wimpfen, Dec. 1-17.

Balingen, Dec. 2-3.

Bamberg, Dec. 3-23.

Bayreuth, Nov. 24-Dec. 23.

Berlin, Nov. 27-Dec. 26.

Bernkastel-Kues, Nov. 25-Dec. 17.

Bitburg, Dec. 2-23.

Bremen, Nov. 30-Dec. 23.

Büdingen, Dec. 8-10.

Coburg, Dec. 1-23.

Cologne, Nov. 23-Dec. 23.

Darmstadt, Nov. 23-Dec. 23.

Deidesheim, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23.

Dinkelsbühl, Nov. 23-Dec. 21.

Dresden, Dec. 2-22.

Erbach/Odw., Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-23.

Erlangen, Dec. 1-24.

Esslingen, Nov. 30-Dec. 22.

Fischbachtal, Lichtenberg Castle, Dec. 1-3.

Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 1, Hall B, Dec. 3-26.

Frankfurt, Dec. 2-24.

Fulda, Dec. 3-24.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dec. 8-24.

Goslar, Nov. 29-Dec. 29, closed Dec. 24.

Gross-Umstadt, Dec. 8-10.

Hameln, Nov. 27-Dec. 23.

Heidelberg, Nov. 29-Dec. 22.

Heilbronn, Nov. 28-Dec. 21.

Heppenheim, Dec. 2.

Kitzingen, Dec. 1-24.

Koblenz, Nov. 25-Dec. 23.

Kulmbach, Nov. 24-Dec. 22.

Ladenburg, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24.

Lindenfels, Dec. 9-10.

Ludwigsburg, Nov. 28-Dec. 22.

Mainz, Nov. 30-Dec. 23.

Mannheim, Nov. 29-Dec. 23.

Michelstadt, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, Dec. 6-12, 13-17, 20-23.

Mosbach, Dec. 8-20.

Munich, Dec. 1-23.

Nuernberg, Dec. 1-23.

Oppenheim, Dec. 2-3.

Passau, Dec. 1-23.

Regensburg, Nov. 30-Dec. 23.

Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber, Dec.1-23.

Rüdesheim, Nov. 27-Dec. 23.

Schwetzingen, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Dec. 7-10, 14-17.

Seligenstadt, Monastery, Dec. 2-3, 9-10.

Seligenstadt, Dec. 10-17.

Speyer, Nov. 27-Dec. 21.

Stuttgart, Nov. 30-Dec.23.

Trier, Nov. 27-Dec. 22.

Ulm, Nov. 27-Dec. 22.

Weinheim, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17.

Wiesbaden, Nov. 28-Dec. 23.

Worms, Nov. 27-Dec. 23.

Würzburg, Dec. 1-23.

Zweibrücken, Dec. 2-17.

Zwingenberg, Dec. 8-10.

HungaryBudapest, Nov. 25-Jan. 1.

ItalyListings are from www.primitaly.it and www.whatsonwhen.com.

Bolzano, Dec. 1-23.

Bressanone, Dec. 1-Jan. 6.

Merano, Dec. 1-30.

Naples, Via San Gregorio Armeno, Nov. 30-Jan. 6.

Rome, Piazza Navona, Dec. 8-Jan. 6.

Sant’ Agata Feltria, Dec. 3, 8, 10 and 17.

Trento, Children's Christmas, Nov. 25-Jan. 8. Market Nov. 25-Dec. 24.

Trieste, Dec. 9-22.

Turin, Christmas market, Dec. 1-23.

Venice, Campo Santo Stefano, Dec. 2-24.

LiechtensteinVaduz, Dec. 10.

LuxembourgVille de Luxembourg, Dec. 1-24.

NetherlandsAmsterdam, Dam Square, Dec. 7-26.

Dordrecht, Dec. 15-17.

Deventer, Dec. 15-17.

Maastricht, Nov. 25-Jan. 7.

Valkenburg, Velvet Cave and Town Cave through Dec. 20.

PolandKraków, Dec. 3, and through January.

ScotlandEdinburgh, Nov. 23-Jan. 7.

SwitzerlandBasel, Nov. 25-Dec. 23.

Bellinzona, Dec. 10.

Bern, Münsterplatz, Dec. 2-29.

Bern, Waisenhausplatz, Dec. 2-24.

Einsiedeln, Dec. 2-10.

Engelberg-Titlis, Dec. 15-17.

Huttwil i.E., Nov. 29-Dec. 3.

Geneva, Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Küssnacht am Rigi, Chlausjagen, ancient parade of enormous candlelit mitres, Dec. 5.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, handicraft market, Dec. 7-10.

Lausanne, Dec. 1-24.

St.Gallen-Bodensee, Dec. 1-21.

Wil, Dec. 8-10.

Yverdon-les-Bains, Dec. 13-23.

Zürich, Globus, Nov. 23-Dec. 30.

Zürich, Hauptbahnhof, Nov. 24-Dec. 24.

Zürich, Niederdorf, Old Town center, Dec. 9-23.


Stripes in 7



around the web


Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up