Europe holds the world’s oldest and most sparkling Christmas markets, from Berlin to Copenhagen, Tallinn and Bruges. Follow the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon biscuits, and do your Christmas shopping at these artisan markets. The illuminated, historic architecture at dusk, the charming huts strung with fairy lights and the merry music – and mulled wine – can put even the thorniest Scrooge in a festive mood. There are markets in every major European city, but you’ll want to put these special ones at the top of your wish list.
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This is an updated rewrite of an article originally by Alex Jordan.