What better way to get into the end of the year holiday mood than visiting a Christmas market? You get to taste some delicious holiday treats, catch up on your presents buying and generally enjoy the magical atmosphere with decorations and carols. Christmas markets are also a great pretext to visit a foreign country and learn more about interesting and fun Christmas traditions in other cultures.

We picked 10 of the most spectacular Christmas markets around the world for you to choose from this year. Happy Holidays!

1. Christkindlmarket in Chicago, USA

Christmas Market Chicago

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The Christkindlmarket in Chicago, Illinois, USA is opened this year from November 18th until December 24th. As you might have guessed from its name, this Christmas market has German origins and it was actually inspired by the annual Christkindlesmarkt held in Nuremberg, Germany.

Americans willing to have a taste of the Bavarian Christmas holidays will not be disappointed by this Christmas market. It is held in Daley Plaza in Chicago, Illinois, United States and features a large Christmas tree, a nativity scene and over 60 booths with goodies. While there, you must try out the Bavarian curry wurst and the potato pancake.

Lately, the Christkindlmarket in Chicago has become the largest Christmas market in the United States, with over 1 million visitors annually. Besides the German booths, vendors from Ukraine, Austria, Unites States and other countries sell beverages, baked goods, toys and Christmas decorations. » Read more: 10 Christmas Markets to Visit this Holiday Season

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