Europe is home to some of the best Christmas Markets, the kind of markets that we Americans have never seen here in the States. With snow capped mountains in the background and mulled spice wine, it will be a magical experience. Relish in the smells of chestnuts roasting on an open fire and merchants selling their finest handmade gifts, for a truly unforgettable trip.
As a Finnish tradition that began in 1949, strings of lights float above Aleksanterinkatu, Helsinki’s official Christmas street, as a gesture of hope after the darkness of the war years. Candles flicker in the windows of the surrounding shops and cafes making the city glow.
It is a truly magical illuminated experience and one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets. After visiting one of Europe’s Best Christmas Markets, take about a 30 minute drive to Lapland and visit Santa’s Workshop. You can also go ice fishing or dog sledding, and stay in one of the stunning glass igloos.