It’s that time of year where people are starting to think about Christmas shopping, some of you may be so incredibly organised you have already finished!
If you’re in search for some Christmas magic and gift inspiration, the best place for you to go is to a Christmas Market. With cute wooden chalets, handcrafted decorations and traditional festive foods, you will find everything you need at one of these markets.
We’ve been taking people to Christmas Markets for many years now and over time these three have proved to be the best in our eyes;
30th November – 30th December 2019
Surrounded by Flemish Baroque architecture, is the magnificent Grand’Place. Each year the main square transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland. With over 140 artisans and exhibitors, you are bound to pick up some delicate Christmas goodies. From authentic wooden toys to handcrafted decorations, this French Christmas market has something wonderful for everyone.
If Christmas shopping has left you feeling a bit peckish, there are plenty of food stalls dotted around serving roasted chestnuts and spiced bread.
25th November – 31st December 2019
The Bruges Christmas Market is a wonderful event that embodies Christmas spirit. Grote Markt is where all the magic happens. Lined with pretty, wooden chalets and a glittering ice rink, Bruges is Belgium’s most popular Christmas market. The festive atmosphere spreads beyond Grote Markt as there are unique little markets all over the city.
Belgium is famous for its incredible food with the Bruges Christmas Market showcasing all the best delicacies. Warm up with some freshly baked waffles and a cup of hot cocoa or perhaps celebrate with a traditional Belgian beer.
28th November – 15th December
The award-winning Christmas Market in Bath is a wonderful event lasting 18 magical days. With over 150 twinkling chalets to wander around, you are bound to pick up some festive goodies for a loved one. You will find personalised presents, traditional Christmas decorations and artisan gifts created by local makers.
Throughout the market you will find plenty of delicious food to satisfy your appetite. From tasty burgers and hog roasts to caramelised nuts, all washed down with a warm glass of mulled wine.
How to get there
Christmas is all about spending time with your loved ones; family and friends. So what better way to spend time with them than to hire a coach to travel to one of these fantastic Christmas Markets.
Coach travel doesn’t have to be expensive and you don’t need huge groups to make it worth your while. The key is to hire the most accurate size coach to keep costs low for everyone, we have 16 to 77-seater coaches. There’s also more than enough room to transport all the presents you’ll be buying!
Make this Christmas magical with coach hire through Clarkes of London.