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European Christmas Markets to visit flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Enjoy the Christmas Markets in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities by flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

From Alpine villages, stunning squares donned in sparkly lights, and wooden chalets filled with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, add the magic of Christmas by hopping on a flight for tons of yuletide fun.

Budapest, Hungary – Advent Feast at the Basilica 

European Christmas Markets to visit flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flight time – 2 hours 25 minutes

Currency – Hungarian Forints 

Arriving at St. Stephen’s Basilica from 18th November-1st January, Budapest’s Advent Feast is one of the most popular spectacles to visit during the festive period.

Attracting visitors with the biggest 3D light show on the continent, a wonderous skating rink and a rich selection of food and drink to fill you to the brim, Budapest knows how to get into the festive spirit.

There is also a fair stage which showcases performances from singers, bands and choirs, all guaranteed to immerse you into the Christmas atmosphere.

Fly from Liverpool to Budapest with Wizz Air.


Berlin, Germany – WeihnachtsZauber Christmas Market

European Christmas Markets to visit flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flight time LPL – FRA – BER – 3 hours 50 minutes

Currency – Euro

Located between two angelic twin churches, the Gendarmenmarkt Square Christmas Market brings the festive season alive in the very heart of the city.

Running from 21st November – 31st December, the market is renowned for being one of the most luxurious amongst Berlin’s Christmas markets. Serving up top-class traditional gourmet cuisine in heated tents, arts and crafts tents with glass blowers, goldsmiths, candle makers, tailors and much more for them sentimental Christmas gift ideas.

You can also enjoy taking a break from shopping at the WeihnachtsZauber Bar, with Champagne and fine wines to indulge in.

Visitors can experience daily performances by international artists, dancers, actors, acrobats, and fire performers. The Christmas market traditionally ends with a New Year’s Eve celebration and a large fireworks display.

Fly from Liverpool to Berlin via a connection flight from Frankfurt with Lufthansa.


Dresden, Germany – Dresden Striezelmarkt

European Christmas Markets to visit flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flight time – LPL – FRA – DRS – 4 hours 45 minutes

Currency – Euro

Enjoy Christmas carols, mulled wine, twinkling lights and the sweet scent of gingerbread at Dresden Christmas market.

Taking place from 23rd November – 24th December, Dresden’s Striezelmarkt is considered to be the oldest Christmas market in Germany. Attracting visitors for its outstanding features such as the world’s tallest, 14.61-metre-high Ore Mountain step pyramid and a daily programme of cultural Christmas events for young and old.

With beautiful aerial views from the traditional ferris wheel, Christmas stalls, to historic handcrafted edible figurine made from dried plums, Dresden is know as the oldest Christmas Market in Germany.

Fly from Liverpool to Dresden via a connection flight from Frankfurt with Lufthansa.


Vienna, Austria – Christkindlmarkt

European Christmas Markets to visit flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Flight time – 2 hours 45 minutes

Currency – Euro

Numerous Christmas markets pop up across the festive season in Vienna, with Christkindlmarkt the most popular located on the central Rathausplatz square.

Taking place from 19th November – 26th December, Christkindlmarkt is the centrepiece of the Viennese Christmas experience, the market is picture perfect with the illuminated city hall as its backdrop.

Food stalls provide culinary delights such as traditional roast chestnut, cream-filled pastries and a dozen varieties of pretzel to giant doughnuts and Victorian-style lollipops. Crafts stalls show off the handiwork of numerous artisans from Austria and surrounding countries.

Other Viennese Christmas markets include Belvedere, Schönbrunn, Stephansplatz, Am Hof, Freyung, Karlsplatz, and Splittelberg.

Fly from Liverpool to Vienna with Ryanair.


Copenhagen, Denmark – Christmas Markets

Copenhagen, Denmark – Christmas Markets

Flight time – 1 hour 55 minutes

Currency – Danish Krone

Copenhagen is bursting at the seams when it comes to Christmas markets, and the city sure knows how to celebrate the hygge Advent period.

Markets to visit include Julemarked on Højbro Plads in the heart of the old town, with its log cabins serving up German-style Glühwein, waffles, pancakes, and sweets. The Hans Christian Anderson Christmas Market sells a variety of local cuisine and trinkets, the Julemarked Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn Christmas Market and the Christmas Market in Freetown Christiana, which is popular with locals.

Fly from Liverpool to Copenhagen with Ryanair.


Krakow, Poland – Christmas Market at Rynek Glowny 

Flight time – 2 hours 30 minutes

Currency – Polish zloty

Krakow’s Christmas Market takes place at the main old square, Rynek Glowny, between 25th November – 26thDecember, with some markets continuing into January for the Epiphany Festival.

Lined with wooden stalls, visitors can buy Christmas delights such as hand-painted glass baubles, wooden sculptures, painted glass, and a whole range of bric-a-brac. 

Poland knows how to make mulled wine, so much so they also have mulled beer! Food stalls provide roasted knuckles of pork coated in honey, seasoned grilled sausages, and homemade soups.

There are also ice-skating rinks to visit nearby the Christmas Markets.

Fly from Liverpool to Krakow with Ryanair.


Amsterdam, Holland – Amsterdam Christmas Market 

Amsterdam is a beautiful city no matter the time of  year, but there is something magical about it at Christmas time.

From 15th-26th December, the famous Museumplein will be transformed into a magical winter mini village with festive music, Christmas treats and tons of mulled wine. There’s also an outdoor ice rink in front of the stunning Rijksmuseum.

While visiting the city, you can head to Dam Square to catch a glimpse of the 20ft high Christmas tree covered in 40,000 fairy lights! 

Fly from Liverpool to Amsterdam with easyJet.


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