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Christmas - markets, choirs and seasonal events

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Europe's greatest cities with Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts and art'otel. Explore the traditional differences and create your personal Christmas highlights.

From Christmas productions and festive ice skating to Santa's grottos and seasonal markets, celebrating the Christmas holiday till its fullest, will ensure a memorable Christmas for all. Stay in one of our hotels ideally situated for easy access to a whole host of nearby Christmas events. 

Berlin | Nuremberg | London | Cardiff | Leeds | Nottingham | Amsterdam | Utrecht | Eindhoven 

Christmas market infront of Schloss Charlottenburg

Location: Berlin
The baroque Charlottenburg Palace is a famous backdrop for this Christmas market in City West. An elaborate light installation bathes the market, the palace, the trees and decorative fence of the palace in a romantic glow. 

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Christmas market infront of Schloss Grunewald 

Location: Berlin
Every Advent weekend, this Renaissance palace becomes the fairy-tale backdrop for the traditional Christmas market.

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44th Spandau Christmas Market



In Advent, the streets and alleys in the old town of Spandau change into a beautiful Christmas world complete with market stalls and a renaissance fair. Its location in the old town of Spandau - makes this traditional Christmas market a unique experience.

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Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt

Location: Nuremberg
Dive into an unforgettable experience when the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt shines in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights. With culinary delights and welcoming places to shop, the Christmas Market and the festively decorated Nuremberg Old Town will put anyone in the mood for the holidays.

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Southbank Centre Winter Market 

Location: Southbank Centre, London
Come along and explore Southbank Centre’s Winter Market. Enjoy mulled wine, quality edibles and handmade crafts while taking in the sights and sounds of London at winter time. 

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Location: Hyde park, London
The Christmas markets at Winter Wonderland is a real treat for anyone feeling the spirit of the season, as long as you're ready to hear all those songs as you potter. You'll find handmade gifts and pretty confectionery sold from cute wooden huts.

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Spirit of Christmas fair at Olympia London

Location: West Kensington, London
This beautiful Fair will be filled with an exciting new collection of 750 independent boutiques, all hand-picked by our expert team and approved by House & Garden for their style, design and elegance.

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Cardiff Christmas Market

Location: Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff
You'll be able to sample lots of Christmas treats and sip on mulled wine while shopping for local and hand-made, quality goods.

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Leeds Christkindelmarkt Traditional German Christmas Market

Location: Millennium Square, Leeds

Christkindelmarkt, Leeds is one of the most established German Christmas Markets in the UK, with traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery, Christmas carousel ride and twinkling colourful lights all creating a unique continental festive atmosphere in the heart of Leeds city centre.

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Nottingham Winter Wonderland

Location: Old Market Square, Nottingham
Visit the Nottingham Winter Wonderland to enjoy ice skating surrounded by the Christmas lights and trees. This year why not experience the  new winter ice bar!

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Amsterdam ice sculptures festival 

Location: Oudebrugsteeg, Amsterdam
Get creative at the Amsterdam Ice Sculptures Festival! This fun event offers solid blocks of ice with tools to sculpt your own masterpiece. The best sculpture will get the creativity prize at the end of the day!

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Christmas tree on Dam Square 

Location: Dam Square, Amsterdam
Every year a majestic Christmas tree returns to Amsterdam to light up the Dam Square with its 40,000 energy-saving LED lights. The Christmas tree and the Bijenkorf building on Dam Square form a centrepiece, making the Dam Square an attractive highlight every festive season. 

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Christmas Village on Ice (ICE*Amsterdam)



Just a ten minute walk away from Park Plaza Vondelpark, Museumplein hosts a traditional winter Christmas village style market. Each of these stalls sell delicious warming winter drinks and food such as, Mulled wine and the traditional dutch "olie ballen". Next to the markets Museumplein has also set up an ice-skating rink for the public.

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Winter Station

Location: Utrecht
During holidays the Spoorwegenmuseum will be transformed into a beautiful Winter Station where visitor can enjoy food, music, workshops for kids and ice skating (ice skates can be borrowed for free). 

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Fijne Feestdagen Festival (FFF)

Location: Eindhoven 
The FFF or 'Happy Holidays Festival' in Eindhoven is an event for everyone who loves the holidays. Enjoy the christmas markets, listen to the live concerts or have fun ice skating! 

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