Top 5 Christmas Markets From Gatwick Airport

‘Tis the season to indulge yourself, so why not head to Gatwick Airport, jump on a plane and head for some festive frolics and shopping at one of our favourite Christmas markets?

Fly To Christmas Markets from Gatwick Airport

Christmas Markets from Gatwick Airport

It’s simple. Fly to one of Europe’s many beautiful cities, immerse yourself in the seasonal atmosphere, sample some great local cuisine and get your Christmas shopping done all at the same time – it makes perfect sense. Don’t forget to pre-book your Gatwick airport parking with us, or grab a touch of luxury by grabbing a night at one of our great value Gatwick airport hotels and parking packages.

Our top five Christmas markets from Gatwick Airport:

Vienna, Austria: Spittelberg market

When: 15 Nov-23 Dec

Where: Spittelberg

Flights and accommodation for two: *£545 approx
If you’re looking for a festive atmosphere, then Vienna is where your plane should be heading. The Austrian city wholeheartedly embraces Christmas with a number of fairytale-like festive markets. There are many to choose from, but our recommendation is the Spittelberg market; set in the picture-postcard cobbled streets between Burggasse and Siebensterngasse in the 7th district, it is famed for the quality of its arts and crafts, with a unique blend of creativity and entertainment on offer. Grab a glass of Gluhwein and browse the ceramics, rugs and jewellery crafted from silver, enamel and brass. You’ll love its friendly, bohemian atmosphere, too.

Dublin, Ireland: Christmas market

When: Dec 12-Dec 23
Where: Georges Dock, Dublin, Ireland

Flights and accommodation for two: *£250 approx

The Dublin Christmas market is just part of the city’s Christmas Festival, and has plenty to offer for everyone. There’s a Victorian carnival and Santa’s grotto for those with kids, while the market offers artisan cuisine for the foodies, along with arts and crafts to fill your shopping bags. However, make sure you save a plentiful supply energy to spend on fun and frolics in the city’s many bars and restaurants once the market closes for the day.

Edinburgh, Scotland: Various

When: Now-Jan 5

Flights and accommodation for two: *£450 approx

Edinburgh is host to a raft of festive markets, which continue through Christmas right into early January. Festive visitors to Edinburgh should pack plenty of stamina, though, with a traditional German Christmas market, Edinburgh’s Scottish market – which showcases the best in local food and drink – and the St Mary’s market, where carol singing and child-friendly activities make it a great choice for families.  Find out more information on Edinburgh’s Christmas markets here.

Prague, Czech Republic: Wenceslas Square

When: Now-Jan 1
Where:Wenceslas Square, Prague

Flights and accommodation for two: *£550 approx

Set in Wenceslas Square, in name alone this Christmas market offers the perfect festive location. The vibe here is more attuned to personal indulgence and festive frolics, than serious shopping, with visitors enjoying a vast array of mouthwatering food and drink from the many street vendors. If you’ve got your shopping covered and merely want to drown in a sublime Xmas atmosphere, then this fairytale-like city is just the place. Make sure you take time to indulge in a glass of grog and honey – it tastes a lot more appealing than it sounds – as you enjoy the Czech carol singers and marvel a the city’s amazing architecture and dazzling Christmas lighting display. Those looking for post-market activities will also be well served; Wenceslas Square is located in a lively area of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Barcelona, Spain: Fira de Santa Llúcia

When: 25 Nov-23 Dec
Where: Pla de la Seu & Avda de la Catedral, Barcelona, Spain
Flights and accommodation for two: *£250 approx

The Fira de Santa Llúcia Christmas market sets its roots in the 17th Century and has built on its history to become one of Spain’s must-go Christmas events. It’s a traditional Spanish affair, so don’t expect the usual vats of Gluhwein to be overflowing on the streets. Instead, look forward to more than 300 stalls offering a wide selection of handcrafted decorations and gifts, while those looking for more premium products should head to the market’s ‘Artesania’ section. This area houses a wide range of stalls selling handmade Jewellery, toys and ornaments. Finally, make sure you visit the market in the evening, when lights from the stalls sparkle against the imposing Cathedral backdrop – your Christmas experience will now be complete.

 *Prices available at time of writing.

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