European-Style Holiday Markets
Rediscover the appeal of holiday shopping at one of the fun outdoor markets that pop up before Christmas. Traditional German markets, called Christkindlmarkt, have been a European staple for centuries, but there's no need to take a transatlantic flight. Many U.S. markets — including some in America’s best Christmas towns — feature German-inspired treats and entertainment, as well as European-style gifts. Here are 20 of the best-known holiday markets across the nation. For even more festive holiday events you can celebrate this year, check out Embrace the Season: Holiday Attractions in All 50 States.