Get into the holiday spirit at Europe's best Christmas festivals.
The squares and streets of Salzburg, Austria, come alive with the sound of Christmas music during the festive holiday season. In Cathedral and Residence squares, you’ll find stalls, shops and street performers.
The musical town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for 'The Sound of Music,' celebrates the season with plenty of music and carols amid the festive holiday shopping.
With 7 separate Christmas markets, 2 million annual visitors visit the Cologne Christmas Market surrounding the town's landmark cathedral and the Old Town Hall.
The Cologne Christmas Market showcases 160 wooden stalls, helmed by merchants selling wares such as classic holiday ornaments, wooden decorations and children's toys, as well as plenty of snacks and warm, spiced wine.
Prague's Old Town Square is busy as the tree is illuminated at the city's annual Christmas market that fills the city's squares with holiday cheer from late November through the first days of the new year.
Prague's wooden stalls bring Bohemian crystal, wooden toys and tasty food to the masses, in addition to a few live animals like these hungry llamas.
Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been a holiday tradition since 1434, making it Germany's oldest Christmas fair. Check out the market's oversize spectacles'the world's tallest Christmas pyramid, standing 45 feet tall.
You’ll find shopping galore at Dresden's Christmas market, with holiday decorations, toys and unique handicrafts in the city's historic district.
Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt is a grand affair that beckons nearly 2 million visitors from around the world, many of them children ready to enjoy the festival rides and tasty snacks.
Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt'known as the 'Little Town from Wood and Cloth''awards prizes to the most beautiful and tastefully decorated festival stalls.
Copenhagen hosts a Christmas market with a twist at the city's famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park.
For a small fee, Christmas in Tivoli offers the classic market experience, combined with amusement park rides like swings and carousels, as well as live entertainment.