The best Christmas markets taking place around the world in 2023
By Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN
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2:00 PM EST, Sun November 12, 2023
Wiener Christkindlmarkt, Austria: There may be around 20 Christmas markets in the Austrian capital to choose from, but the Viennese Dream Christmas Market is one of the city's oldest and most traditional events.
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Basel Christmas Market, Switzerland: Splitinto two different sections at Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz, this classic market consists of around 200 decorated stalls selling Christmas treats, decorations and candles.
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Strasbourg Christmas Market, France: Spread over more than 10 locations, this markets features hundreds of wooden chalet stalls selling everything from decorations to mulled wine.
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Brussels Winter Wonders, Belgium: A light and sound show, ice skating, and fairground rides are among the activities to choose from at this yearly extravaganza.
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Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square Christmas markets, Prague, Czech Republic: The festive markets at the city's Old Town Square, pictured, andWenceslas Squareare the standout Christmas events in the Czech Republic capital.
Fira de Santa Llucia, Barcelona: This market, which dates back to 1786, has grown from a one-day event to commemorate the feast day of Santa Llucia on December 13, to a three-week fair.
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I Mercati Natale, Piazza Santa Croce, Florence: This traditional fair is transported from Heidelberg, Germany to Florence each year.