Vilnius Christmas Markets

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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Toronto Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The Toronto Christmas market is held in the historic Distillery District – located to the east of the city center (Downtown Toronto). This area was designated in 1988 as a National Historic Site of Canada. There are many historic buildings, some of which dating back to Victorian era, they were part of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery. The Gooderham ...

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Quebec Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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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Florence Christmas Markets

Florence, Tuscany, Italy. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Christmas market in Florence fills one of the most beautiful squares of the city, Piazza Santa Croce, which overlooks the beautiful Gothic Franciscan church that holds immense works of art (frescoes by Giotto and Taddeo Gaddi, Cappella de’ Pazzi by Brunelleschi, tomb of Leonardo Bruni of Rossellini, Crucifix by Cimabue), and the tombs of Michelangelo and Galileo Galilei. All ...

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Vancouver Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The Vancouver Christmas market is held in downtown Vancouver on the Jack Poole Plaza (site of the Olympic Cauldron). The Vancouver Christmas Market is sharing the traditions inspired by Germany’s renowned Christmas Markets. The market have a marvelous tall Christmas Tree with fairy lights which creates a unique Christmas atmosphere surrounded by dozens traditional wooden booths. The Vancouver Christmas Market is an ...

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Canterbury Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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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Sydney Christmas

The capital of New South Wales, Sydney is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Sydney overlooks a spectacular bay and is home to a very busy port. On the edge of the harbor near the Circular Quay, is located The Rocks – the place that hosted the first European settlement in Australia. There are streets with colorful buildings that house restaurants, ...

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Stuttgart Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Stuttgart is the largest city and the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemberg, the city now has a modern look because of the destruction during the Second World War, but in its historic center, several buildings were rebuilt after the war as such as they were. The center of Stuttgart is famous for its many parks and gardens and ...

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Freiburg Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau) is a beautiful historic town in southwest Germany, located near the French border and not far from the Swiss one, almost halfway between Strasbourg and Basel. Freiburg is close to the Black Forest and in the middle of one of the most important wine areas of Germany. The city is full of greenery and its historic ...

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Riga Christmas Markets

Riga, Latvia’s capital, lies at the mouth of the Daugava River, close to the Baltic Sea. Founded in the thirteenth century by the Germans the city came soon became part of the Hanseatic League, and became an important trading port on the Baltic. Riga belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order and  in the seventeenth century became Swedish, in the ...

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