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Philadelphia Christmas Markets

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. However, this area had been colonized by the Swedes and the Dutch, they fought for the control of the Delaware Valley between 1623 and 1655. The Dutch in 1655 conquered the Swedish territories. The English conquered the Dutch colony in 1664. The start of ...

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Stockholm Christmas Markets

Stockholm, Sweden. Author Svdmolen. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, it has a beautiful old town, which during the Christmas season gives the best with the streets and shops decorated with Christmas lights and garlands. Do not miss the period around the feast of Saint Lucia (13 December), but all the weeks leading up to Christmas – starting from the last week of November – are plenty of events ...

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Bolzano Christmas Markets

Christmas Market, Bolzano, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Author Skafa. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike..

Bolzano is a city of medieval origin which is today the most important city and the capital of South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian). The city is located in the Isarco valley near where this river flows in the Adige river. At the northern end of the historic center is located the Mareccio Castle, a fortified stricture of medieval origin, two ...

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Trento Christmas Markets

Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy. Author Mac9. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The capital of the autonomous province of the same name, Trento is located in a strategic location along the banks of the Adige River. The city was an important trading center since Roman times, but reached the zenith of power during the sixteenth century, when the city became a possession of the Hapsburgs. Trento is dominated by the imposing Buonconsiglio Castle ...

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Baltimore Christmas Markets

Christmas Village in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is located along the coast of the state of Maryland just north-east of Washington and to the southwest of Philadelphia. Set in the magnificent Cheasapeake Bay, the city of Baltimore has the charm of the small provincial town combined with cutting-edge facilities and services of a big city. The city is linked to the sea – is ...

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Budapest Christmas Markets

Christmas Market of the Basilica of St. Stephen.

Hungary’s capital and most important city of the country, Budapest was founded at the end of the nineteenth century by the merger of the towns of Buda, located on the western shore of the Danube, and Pest, situated on the eastern shore. Founded by the Romans under the name of Aquincum, as a legionary fortress. In the sixteenth century it was ...

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Madrid Christmas Market

Madrid, capital of Spain, is located in the Meseta Central a plateau at about 700 meters above sea level and here, at Christmas, the snow is not uncommon. Madrid boasts the most beautiful Christmas market in Spain, that of the Plaza Mayor, which is probably also the oldest in the country, in fact dates back to the mid-nineteenth century. The city ...

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Chicago Christmas Markets

Chicago, Illinois, United States. Author J. Crocker. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Christmas in Chicago is always something special. Winters are cold and snowy with few sunny days, so the city has a classic Christmas climate! Christmas in Chicago offers many activities to follow: the Christmas season begins with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, then a succession of dazzling lights, decorations, shop windows richly illuminated and decorated, skating rinks ice and Christmas markets. Here is a ...

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Merano Christmas Markets

Merano Christmas Markets, Trentino Alto Adige, Italy. Author Matteo Paciotti. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Merano, a beautiful city located along the valley of the River Passirio, after Bolzano is the second largest city of South Tyrol. Founded in the Middle Ages as a fortified center, in the thirteenth century it became a city and became part of the County of Tyrol, of which Merano was officially the capital until 1848. Merano is today a popular ...

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Paris Christmas Markets

Trocadero Christmas Market, Paris, France. Author Dalbera. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The city of Paris welcomes – during Christmas – tourists and visitors superbly with thousands of lights and ornaments, more than 125 squares and streets are lit up and decorated with streamers, garlands, lights of all kinds, Christmas trees and multi-colored Christmas balls. Among the most beautiful lighting there are those of the Champs Elysees, Montmartre, Boulevard Saint-Germain, rue de Richelieu, Place Vendome, Forum des ...

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