Christmas is coming soon, and many shoppers are seeking decorations for their homes and gifts for loved ones. Many Americans love to visit Christmas markets to find unique gifts, enjoy delicious food and celebrate the holiday season. Read on to plan your visit to one of the best Christmas markets in the USA.
The Best Christmas Markets in the USA
Experience New England Christmas in Boston
Although technically not a Christmas market, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market are two great Christmas shopping destinations in Boston. During the season, the marketplace is full of holiday lights and live entertainment to bring the holiday spirit to shoppers and sightseers. Indoors, shoppers will find everything they need for their holiday gifts, plus many food vendors serving different cuisines from all over the world.
Join the Holiday Excitement in New York
No one does Christmas like New York City, and the many Christmas markets all over the city bring tons of holiday cheer. One of the best markets in New York is the Union Square Holiday Market, with over 150 vendors in a festive setting. The market has live entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities, and a huge variety of crafts and gifts.
Shop in the Christmas City of Bethlehem
Spend some time in Christmas City this holiday season in quaint Bethlehem. Shoppers can feel an authentic European Christmas market experience at the open-air Christmas City Village and the indoor Christkindlmarkt. In both markets, visitors will enjoy a large selection of crafts and gifts, food vendors, live holiday music, and much more.
See The Pyramid in Baltimore
You can do your Christmas shopping at the Inner Harbor at the Christmas Village. This authentic German Christmas market has over 50 vendors that have everything for your holiday shopping list. A highlight of the village is The Pyramid, a German Christmas Tower that is over 30 feet high and has over 3,000 bright shing lights. The village also has many festive rides for all on a beautiful vintage carousel, and the Ferris Wheel at Bicentennial Plaza.
Have A Diverse Christmas Shopping Experience in Washington, DC
Our nation’s capital has one of the largest and most diverse Christmas markets, held in the Chinatown neighborhood. The Downtown Holiday Market is open daily and has live holiday music from all over the world. The market hosts over 75 vendors that represent different cultures which offer unique crafts and gifts, plus a large range of food vendors to satisfy any taste.
Get Enchanted in Atlanta
Down south in Atlanta they kick off the holiday season with a traditional German Christmas market. The Atlanta Christkindl Market takes place this year at the new location of Buckhead Village. Visitors will love the great selection of German style crafts and tasty traditional food such as bratwurst and soft pretzels. Every Saturday and Sunday, the market has pictures with Santa Claus available for the young and young at heart.
Taste the Flavors of the Season in Chicago
Celebrate the holidays the in the Windy City at Christkindlmarket. At this open-air Christmas market, shoppers will enjoy the German ambiance that includes many handcrafted ornaments and gifts for sale. The Kinder Club also offers many wonderful activities for the kids. Guests will also have a chance to taste the highlight of the market, the iconic Chicago bratwurst.
Have an Eastern European Experience in Denver
In the Rocky Mountains, the old world atmosphere comes alive at the Denver Christkindl Market. Visitors can purchase many Eastern European goods and wares and indulge in the food offered such as Polish pierogies and French cheeses. There are also many themed nights and activities going on at the market throughout the season including live performances from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.
Relive Victorian London in San Francisco
The spirit of Charles Dickens is alive in San Francisco during the holidays. At The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, visitors can make believe that they are in Victorian London as they drive through the themed streets. Guests receive a menu of food and gift items for purchase. You can feast on many British foods such as traditional English fish and chips while visiting the fair.
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