Rocking around the Christmas Markets!

Christmas is just around the corner and Park Inn by Radisson wants to help you get into the spirit of the season. We have found some of the most magical Christmas markets* around the world, ready to delight you one glass of mulled wine at a time.

It may be cold outside, but these markets, with their dazzling decorations, mouthwatering delights and cool handicrafts will keep you warm. Return to one of Park Inn by Radisson’s fresh and friendly hotels in between and after your winter outings for a colorful stay. Share this experience with someone special or surprise them with our Park Inn Gift Card for Christmas.

Explore the many winter wonderland Christmas markets below and get into the Christmas spirit!

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*Christmas markets dates can vary so please check before booking…

Nuremberg: Authentic and original


Possibly the oldest Christmas market in the world, the charming Christkindlesmarkt offers a tasteful take on traditional festivities – overseen by a huge Christmas angel! The main square heaves with happy visitors munching spicy sausages, gingerbread and dried prune mini-men - while shopping for quality handicrafts: mass marketed goods are verboten! The 148 room Park Inn by Radisson Nuremberg has an ideal location, close to the historic city center.


Brussels: A winter wonderland

The Belgian capital’s famous Winter Wonder event celebrates the all very best of Christmas. Love the lights at the Grand Place, the views from the top of the Ferris wheel, the skating rink, the original sound and light show, video mappings and the Christmas parade. Add in some traditional Belgian delights, like waffles or Christmas beer. Then stay safe and warm after action packed adventures in the colorful Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Midi Hotel. Cheers!

Dresden: Timeless. With great cake

Delightful Dresden tempts Christmas visitors with 11 different Christmas markets, including the famous Striezelmarkt - one of Germany’s oldest. The city is also famous for its scrummy Stollen cake, laden with dried fruit and marzipan. Other highlights include the world’s tallest Nutcracker, a vast Christmas pyramid, a fairytale house and puppet theatre. Chill out near the shimmering Elba in the smart and friendly Park Inn by Radisson Dresden Hotel. Enjoy!

Prague: Czech out the magic

Prague’s famous Christmas markets bring locals and tourists together in a winter wonderland. Visit the Old Town Square – with its stalls, carols, nativity scene and animal stable – plus a spectacular Christmas tree. Nearby Wenceslas Square is home to another major market - with smaller versions dotted through the city, offering traditional crafts, local street food and famous Czech beers. The smart relaxed, Art Deco Park Inn Prague offers a warm, uncomplicated stay.

Vienna: A fairytale delight

Vienna’s prettiest squares are magically transformed by the city’s atmospheric Christmas Markets. City Hall Square becomes the famous Vienna Magic of Advent market: an enchanting fairyland full of fun and lights. Waltz round the Christmas Workshops, drink gluhwein by the Danube, visit the markets in front of Schönbrunn Palace and Freyung square. And feel happy staying at the Park Inn by Radisson Uno City Vienna Hotel with its great facilities and Yes I Can!-energy.

Stockholm: Lit up for Lucia

The beautiful Swedish capital gets all lit up for the feast of St Lucia around December 13. Stockholm is also home to a great array of Christmas markets in picturesque settings like the Old Town and the city’s park island of Djurgarden. Enjoy a warm glass of Glögg and sample some cutting edge Scandinavian cuisine. The family friendly Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm Hammarby Sjöstad offers great cocktails and fast free Wi Fi - ensuring a happy stay!

Amsterdam: Nice & icy festive fun

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During Amsterdam’s famous Light Festival, Museum Square becomes home to a stunning skating rink and Christmas market. Night owls love Damrak’s 24-hour Winter Market, while Rembrandtplein offers treats for foodies. Discover the uber-cool De Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt and the organic winter Pure Market in Amstelpark.  Fresh, fun and modern, the Park Inn by Radisson Amsterdam City West is the perfect choice for your smart city break.

Birmingham: Britain’s best meets Germany

Birmingham’s traditional Christmas market is the largest in the UK. Feast on pretzels, schnitzels and bratwursts, washed down with wheat beer, gluhwein or hot chocolate. Whizz round the ice rink, enjoy the Victoria Square concerts and visit the Christmas Craft Market, selling local artisan and foodie favorites. A fun, warm welcome awaits you at the Park Inn by Radisson Birmingham Walsall. Wassail!

Munich: Bavaria’s beautiful capital

An outsize Christmas tree lights up the market in the city’s central Marienplatz, while nightly Advent music is performed on the Town Hall balcony. Germany’s largest Manger Market is on nearby Neuhauser Strasse, while Wintertollwood is fun seekers HQ. The Theresienwiese rocks with concerts and ethnic foods! Take the Advent tram with its hot spiced wine and gingerbread. And feel right at home, staying in the Park Inn by Radisson Munich Frankfurter Ring.

Cologne: A Rhine romance

Cologne has seven stunning Christmas markets, each with its own unique atmosphere and events. Find angels and elves; hot roasted almonds and glugs of gluhwein beneath Cologne’s glorious cathedral. Soak up atmospheric Roncalliplatz. Stroll through the historic Heinzelmännchenmarkt or enjoy some seasonal maritime magic at the Harbor Christmas market. Then relax near the Rhine at the cheerfully vibrant Park Inn by Radisson Cologne City West Hotel.

Frankfurt: Fabulously festive

Thousands of twinkling lights and red ribbons add color to Römerberg’s magnificent Christmas tree, as Frankfurt’s historic Old Town provides a romantic backdrop for the city’s seasonal markets. Local specialties include mulled wine, fried sausages and Bethmännchen, a mouthwatering marzipan treat. The contemporary Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport Hotel is an ideal base for an easy city break – complete with fast, free Wi-Fi.

Bucharest: Ablaze with light

Bucharest’s main Christmas market brightens the heart of the city, close to the lovely Old Town. Highlights include traditional music & dances, Elven workshops, Santa’s House and local street food. During the Christmas festival of lights, around 3 million bulbs twinkle above the city streets. The smart and conveniently located Park Inn by Radisson Bucharest Hotel & Residence also offers free access to a world-class health club.

Krakow: A cracking white Christmas

Beautiful Krakow is usually blanketed in snow for the festive season, making its Christmas market oh-so atmospheric. Held in The Rynek - the huge market square in the Old Town's center – it’s set against the majestic backdrop of the ancient Cloth Hall, with stalls selling tasty street foods, traditional woolen goods and locally-crafted jewelry. The warm and welcoming Park Inn by Radisson Krakow Hotel offers fantastic views over Poland’s second city.

Antwerp: All the right stuff

Chocolate is a major attraction of Antwerp’s fabulous festive market: atmospheric Grote Markt, Suikerrui, Handschoenmarkt and the Groenplaats are transformed by twinkling lights and seasonal music - plus something new every year! Treat yourself to a heavenly hot chocolate, then head to the nearby ice rink. The smart and friendly Park Inn by Radisson Antwerp is set within city’s sophisticated Square Mile.

Moscow: Merry Kremlin Christmas

The idyllic Christmas Market in Moscow’s legendary Red Square has a unique backdrop of the Kremlin – and the city’s biggest ice rink! Lasting until after the Orthodox Christmas on January 6, the market the perfect place to buy typical Russian souvenirs, like painted matryoshka dolls.  A good cup of coffee will help beat the cold. Feel right at home at the colorful Park Inn by Radisson Sadu, Moscow Hotel, the Park Inn by Radisson Sheremetyevo or the Park Inn by Radisson Odintsovo Moscow.

Linz: A great crafty choice

The charming Christkindlmarkt market in the main square of Linz and the Wintermarkt at the Pfarrplatz are renowned showcases for local artists and craftspeople. Take your time to buy gorgeous gifts while chomping on charcoal grilled sausages. Or head to the fairy-tale world of the Linzer Volksgarten, designed to delight kids of all ages - from 0-90! The gleaming Park Inn by Radisson Linz Hotel is the smart choice for an unforgettable festive break.

Manchester: So Christmas cool

Trend setting - but friendly - Manchester takes great pride in its range of Christmas markets, which attract millions of annual visitors. More than 300 twinkling stalls offer inventive, hipster street food – plus a huge choice of good things to buy – on the central market trail. Guests at the modern Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre can work off over indulgences in the hotel’s health club!

Luxembourg: The lovely winter lights

Luxembourg’s wonderful winter lights sets the ancient city shimmering, with more than 1,600m of lightbulbs. The Christmas markets have a relaxed, pan European flavor, with Saxony Stollen and French Christmas logs. Carols are sung in Luxembourgish - with ‘Stille Nacht’ in German and White Christmas in English! Festive market stalls sell handcrafted candles, gingerbread and traditional toys. The colorful Park Inn by Radisson Luxembourg City Hotel is just a walk away from the main station and Old City.

Orlando: Holly jolly holidays

A slightly different Christmas experience can be expected in Orlando with the world-famous theme parks. Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations transform the city into a holly jolly destination. From Mickey's Very Merry Christmas and Grinchmas to Macy's Holiday Parade and SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration. For the ideal holiday season stay in one of the 434 rooms at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center Orlando, which is just minutes away from the area’s most famous attractions.

Stuttgart: A glittering Christmas gem

Five, fabulous old cobbled squares house one of Germany’s oldest, largest Christmas Markets. The stylish stalls bring fresh life to the historic surroundings. Musicians and choirs perform nightly outside the Old Palace with its towering Christmas tree. Other highlights include the skating rink, mini railway and the historic covered food market. Giving easy access to Marienplatz, the Park Inn by Radisson Stuttgart Hotel ensures a smart and welcoming stay.

Riga: A Baltic Beauty

The Riga Christmas Market is held in the lovely old Cathedral Square – part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lasting until the Orthodox Christmas, stalls sell Latvian wooden crafts, Baltic amber, woolens, local honey and mulled wine, as the cold air echoes with the sound of carols and folk songs, sung by Latvian choirs. Enjoy a smart stay at the well located Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara or Park Inn by Radisson Residence Riga Barona.

Leuven: Historic & lovely

The streets of ancient Leuven – a famous Flemish brewing center - come alive with festivities during the 10 days of the city’s oldest and most enchanting Christmas market. Held on Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein and Herbert Hooverplein, don’t miss the beignets at ‘t Wit Madammeke’s stall – a great local favorite. Stay warm and smiling at the centrally located Park Inn by Radisson Leuven Hotel.

Willamsburg: Santa and colonial traditions

Visit Williamsburg this holiday season and discover all that Busch Gardens Christmas Town, the Christmas market on Main and Colonial Williamsburg have to offer. With a real American Christmas Parade, centuries-old holiday traditions and one of the largest light displays in North America you can experience festive holidays. Stay at the centrally located Park Inn by Radisson Williamsburg Historic for your perfect holiday. And watch out, you might even see Santa Claus. 

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