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Best Christmas Markets Around The World

To Get You Into The Festive Mood

Top Christmas Markets from Tallinn to Taipei


Yep, its almost that time of the year again! It's undeniable to feel wintry in the air with a touch of Christmas. The thought of a picture-perfect Christmas market - filled in the sweet aroma of gingerbread, wine and cinnamon spice - surrounded by the echo of Christmas jingles, snow-capped cathedrals, and stunning street light installations - comes to mind.

If you are still hesitant, it’s time to get those little fingers to work on a flight out as these Christmas markets are running till early January and will take your breathe away! Here are the top 3 Christmas markets from around the world to get you into the festive mood.



Asia

Christmasland in New Taipei City (Taipei, Taiwan)

Opening date: Now till 2 Jan 2019

Photo: Taiwan.Net

Kick off your festive celebrations in New Taipei City's most spectacular Christmasland. If you're yearning for a quick wintry getaway, this is the place to be. Taipei's entire Banqiao area is transformed into a dazzling winter getaway destination with entertainment, shopping amenities and culinary delights.


Must-see:
Be blown away by the Main Christmas Light Show, an innovative display of lights with a unique combination of effects. Boasting the world's only 3D light sculpture projection Christmas tree, don't forget those Instagrammable shots.


Must-do
: Pop by the Fantasy Container Market, with a shiny galactic theme. Snag your #OOTD shots here, and indulge in the food and souvenirs this market has to offer. There are plenty of activities to keep your little tots preoccupied. Head over to the exquisite POLI Christmas Tree and take a photo with mascot POLI and enjoy a mini car ride to explore Christmasland.

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Style tips: 
With dipping temperature in Taipei, experiment with your winter wardrobe and amp up your layering game. Start off with a thin knitted sweater atop a checkered pinafore. For extra warmth, keep a raincoat close at hand as you dazzle through the night Christmas market.

Pro-dressing tip: Complete your look with a classic pair of comfortable buckled flats and walk with ease without the blister woes.

 


Europe

Tallinn Christmas Market, (Tallinn, Estonia)

Opening date: Now till 2 Jan 2019

Photo: Visit Estonia

Nothing beats the charm of a European Christmas. If thronging through medieval buildings, exploring historical streets and rich traditions is your cup of tea, Tallinn Christmas Market has to be one of your festive stopovers.

Voted as the top European Christmas Destination for 2019, the main attraction is the tree in the town square which has been a tradition since 1441, making it the first Christmas tree display in Europe. Take in the full festive mood with a full performance of poets, choir recitals and dance troupes.

Photo: Visit Estonia

Must-try: For any foodies, sip into a warm Vana Tallinn liqueur or hot chocolate and indulge in the traditional Estonian cuisines of black pudding, sour cabbage, roast pork and gingerbread.

Must-do: Watch as Santa arrives in style in a reindeer-pulled sleigh and greet him at his home. For the young ones, ride the choo-choo train or the traditional carousel. Pick up handcrafted gifts for your loved ones at the market and explore Tallinn Old Town.

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Style tips: Soak in the full festive atmosphere in Europe’s top Christmas markets in style. Bundle up in a cosy faux fur knit and a checkered skirt, Keep a coat close at hand for extra layering when the weather gets cold. Finish the look with a pair of chic flats. These casual shoes for women are practical for exploring Tallinn’s cobblestone streets.



America

Texas Christkindl Market (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Opening date: Now till 23 December 2018

Photo: Cvent

Known as Holiday Markets in the United States, German Christmas markets (Christkindlmarkt) have been an American staple for centuries. If you are looking for a European Christmas flair while in America, the Texas Christkindl Market in Texas is a must-visit.

 Photo: Texas Christkindl Market

This German-inspired market is one of the largest of its kind in the Southwest. Being a family-friendly holiday destination, indulge in plenty of activities from live entertainment, Christmas decorations to the traditional festive goodies.

Must-do: Shop for exclusive German Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas crafts from the renowned Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in Germany right here. Seek respite from the cool weather at the Warming Haus and watch Christkindl Angel while the kids have the traditional photo-taking with Santa.

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Style tips: Get toasty in a high neck chenille sweater and tweed trousers combination for a chic look and match with an on-trend teddy coat. Go neutral with elegant lady shoes like a jewelled comfortable pair of flats and tote a handle clutch bag for your essentials. This versatile clutch can be worn three ways – as a clutch, shoulder bag or sling bag, sure to take you from shopping to parties.

Even if you are not looking to leave hometown on your own magical sleigh, create your own Disney magical moments with your little ones happening right now till 1 January in Orchard Road.





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