Five European Christmas markets to do with your children

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Do you want a little family trip this winter to see some great Christmas markets? WanderWorld has therefore chosen to introduce you to those of Paris and four other European cities that are worth a visit.


Paris and its department stores

The City of Light has never earned its name as much as it does in the run-up to the holiday season. Indeed, from November 16, the most emblematic sites of the city light up one after the other thousands of bulbs and fairy lights. The most beautiful avenue in the world lights up every year with many wolf wolves that adorn the trees along the Champs-Élysées. Traditionally, hundreds of small cottages take up residence on the avenue for a month to sell their traditional, original and culinary products. While it is not yet clear what form the Champs-Élysées Christmas market will take this year, there is no doubt that it will once again sparkle the eyes of tourists and children.

As for the department stores, they rejoice young and old with their enchanted windows from the very beginning of November; find all the information about the Christmas windows of parisian department stores here:


Brussels and its waffles

From November 24th, the Belgian capital awaits you to welcome you in a wonderful and magical setting. What could be better than walking the cobbled streets of Brussels with the sweet scent of waffles? The Brussels Christmas market has more than 250 stalls set up between the Grand Place, the Place de la Bourse, Place Sainte-Catherine and the fish market. So don’t sulk and take the opportunity to discover the whole city under the Christmas lights.

WanderWorld’s advice for Parisians: if you are in no hurry, a TGV from CDG Airport or Marne-la-Vallée will take you to Brussels in 2 hours and 30 hours. And that’s for less than 30.00 euros. Despite a slightly longer ride than with the Thalys, this option is not negligible. Indeed, it saves you on transportation to make more of the weekend and your family trip.

All the information about the Winter Pleasures and Christmas markets of Brussels here:



And why not… If you’re staying for a few days, why not spend an afternoon in Bruges? Buy your Go-Pass at the Central Station counter. You can enjoy the delicious chocolates of northern Venice in just one hour!

Strasbourg and its famous soaring pies

Every year, the Strasbourg Christmas market welcomes thousands of tourists, and if you’ve been one of them, you certainly understand why. Just a stone’s throw from Germany, Strasbourg offers us year after year the most typical Christmas market in France. From November 24, 2017, meet at the foot of the large tree in Kleber Square. Browse typical chalets and choose santons. Offer the children a slice of soaring pie or Flammek-che in Alsatian. Every year, Strasbourg invites a country to settle in Gutenberg Square. This year you will have the opportunity to discover an Icelandic village. Besides, did you know that in Iceland, the Christmas festivities last thirteen days?

All the information about Icelandic Christmas in Strasbourg here:




The London of Love Actually

Christmas is probably the best time for a family trip to London. If London and England systematically remind you of grey skies and oily fish and chips (the clichés are definitely hard), the Christmas decorations will reveal a new face of the British capital. The English make it a point of honour to prepare for Christmas. That’s why illuminations, Christmas markets and ice rinks have been waiting for you since November 10th! So this year, rather than watching fore the 1000th time Love Actually,jump in the Eurostar! Treat yourself to the Christmassy London and its magic!

All the information about the most beautiful Christmas lights in London here:


La Fira de Santa Llacia in Barcelona

Installed from 24 November to 23 December in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona, La Fira de Santa Llia is the largest market in the Catalan capital. It takes its name from St Lucia, celebrated on 13 December. For the occasion, many traditional Christmas activities are held on this day. Indeed, tales of tales, Christmas carols and even a parade of floats are at the rendezvous. You’ll also find activities such as the famous ‘Tio de Nadal’, or the Caga Tio. It is a log with a painted face, a hat and a blanket. The Catalan tradition is that children “feed” the Tio every day until Christmas Eve. Finally, a few days before Christmas, they attack him with sticks while singing traditional songs. Then, the teo offers them small gifts and sweets.



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