Visit the best Christmas markets in Europe from the comfort of your couch
Posted on 21/11/2020

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With the coronavirus second wave and the lockdowns going on everywhere in Europe, it is a sad time for Christmas markets, and most of them have had to get cancelled in an unfortunate turn of events. Even one of the most famous, Nuremberg Christmas market, has had to get cancelled for the first time since WWII. But do not worry too much - as always, there are solutions and the magical markets will give you a chance to enjoy their lovely atmosphere from the comfort of your home, virtually.

Get in the festive spirit

Get in the festive spirit
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So grab some eggnog or mulled wine and get comfortable! Maybe you'll think "it's not the same", but some of the markets really have sophisticated tours, such as the market at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, which has organised a 360-degree tour, and even some VR for those who have VR glasses.

You could also check out London's Christmas lights such as in Carnaby Street, Oxford Circus or Covent Garden, and it is even topped with Christmas music to put you in the right mood!

Der Kleine Eistraum (the Little Ice Dream), is one of Vienna's largest Christmas Markets, and it is also going virtual this year, letting you explore its stalls, ice rink and arches.

And if all that is not enough for you yet, you'll also be able to livestream Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland and to check some video messages on Santa Television.

You'll be able to find more information about virtual Christmas market tours here .