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Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, England. Author Pwojdacz. No Copyright

Yorkshire is a northeastern historic county of England. The county is now divided between different official regions. The historic boundaries of Yorkshire are the River Tees to the north, the Humber to the south, the North Sea to the east and the Pennines to the west. Yorkshire geography is characterized by large expanses protected by the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. It is also home ...

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Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets, Germany. Author Ramessos. No Copyright

The main Christmas market in the city of Munich is the “Market of the Child Jesus” (Christkindlmarkt) held in Marienplatz, the central square in Munich. It has a very old tradition, its origins date back to the Markets of St. Nicholas of the fourteenth century, even though the first written evidence of the 1642.  Daily live music resounds from the ...

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Quebec Christmas Markets

Longueuil Christmas Market, Quebec, Canada. Author and Copyright Gerard Leduc

Quebec is a Canadian French-speaking province. The most beautiful Christmas markets in Quebec are those of the National Capital (Capitale-Nationale) in the Old Port of Quebec (Vieux-Port de Québec) and Vieux Quebec (German Christmas Market – Marché de Noël allemand), in Longueuil (Marché de Noël & des Traditions), in L’Assomption, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke and Montreal. We report a selection of Christmas ...

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Cornwall Christmas Markets

Padstow Christmas Market

Cornwall is one English county located in the southwest of Britain, at the end of the homonymous, long, wide peninsula, which extends towards the Atlantic. From the geographical point of view the Peninsula in Cornwall is much larger than the county of the same name, which is in fact only its westernmost end, while the entire peninsula also includes the entire ...

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Vilnius Christmas Markets

Vilnius, Lithuania. Author Halfwit Sock. No Copyright

Vilnius, capital of Lithuania is located in the eastern part of the country, away from the sea and near the border with Belarus. The town originated in the fourteenth century and was surrounded by walls with towers and gates at the beginning of the sixteenth century. In 1579 there was founded the university, the city became more and more beautiful ...

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Canterbury Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in Whitefriars, Canterbury

Ancient city of Roman foundation, the Romans called it Durovernum Cantiacorum, Canterbury became famous in the twelfth century as a place of pilgrimage. The city, which lies just 60 kilometers from London, is still partially surrounded by medieval walls with a Norman castle, and has its greatest appeal in the beautiful Gothic cathedral, built between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries, ...

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Salzburg Christmas Markets

Christmas market in Salzburg, Austria. Author Ragesoss. No Copyright

Salzburg is the city of Mozart and music, city of art featuring a beautiful old town – the Altstadt – full of monuments and museums. The Christmas Markets of the Infant Jesus (Christkindlmarkt) are held in Salzburg at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress, in Cathedral Square and inResidence Square, in the historic center of the city. The Christmas markets in Salzburg are formed by ...

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Oslo Christmas Markets

Oslo, Norway. Author Bernt Rostad. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Oslo – Norway’s capital – is the largest city of the country and the seat of the king and the Norwegian government. The city is located in the Oslo Fjord (Oslofjord) in a beautiful natural landscape. Founded in the Middle Ages – around the Eleventh century – Oslo was soon the capital of the country, but in the fourteenth century with the union with ...

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Nice Christmas Market

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France. Author Martinp1. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Nice, the main city of the French Riviera – known for its mild climate even in winter – overlooking the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges). Popular attractions include the famous beachfront promenade the “Promenade des Anglais” and the district of the Old Nice (Vieux-Nice). During Christmas, the city is a triumph of lights that contribute to the magical Christmas and festive atmosphere that permeates the ...

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Helsinki Christmas Markets

Helsinki Christmas Market, Finland. Author IK's World Trip. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Helsinki – capital of Finland – overlooking the Baltic Sea, just in front of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, which is only 80 km. The city was founded in the sixteenth century by the Swedes under the name of Helsingfors. Helsinki in 1812 became part of the Russian Empire, the city was rebuilt by the Russians to give her the role ...

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