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Top 5 best winter markets you should visit in 2017…

#1 Barcelona

Barcelona’s traditional Christmas fair has expanded to more than 300 stalls selling a huge range of handcrafted Christmas gifts and decorations. Here you will also find nativity scene contests, musical parades and exhibitions including the popular (life-size) nativity scene in Placa Sant Jaume.

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#2 Berlin

Berlin is arguably the capital of traditional Christmas markets and has over fifty across the city each year. Kaiser Wilhelm is by far the most impressive and most popular with around 2 million visitors each year!

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#3 Budapest

Those visiting Budapest this winter will find hundreds of wooden pavilions in St Stephen’s Square and Vorosmarty bursting with Hungarian pastries, crocheted items, pressed flower jewellery and handmade chocolates and cakes. Indulge yourself in the festivities with mulled wine and cinnamon-pastries whilst overlooking the ice-rink!

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#4 Dublin

The annual Christmas market in Dublin is a massive hit from year to year, welcoming thousands of tourists who visit to peruse the craft jewellery, stained glass, wooden toys and artwork. The carousel, carol-singing and German themed bar provides the ultimate festive atmosphere and is a great way to kick-off the Christmas holidays.

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#5 Prague

Prague’s Old Town Square, Staromestske namesti, has a stage-set nativity scene, a massive tree and live performances by folk bands and choirs. Explore the stores for carved wooden toys, garnet jewellery and traditional straw decorations.

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