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The holiday is coming: 12 of the best Christmas markets in the US

Long before Christmas, we have the opportunity to get in the holiday spirit at themed markets across the US. These fun gatherings have been the backbone of Christmas preparations ever since Germany's first Christmas market opened in Dresden in 1434. Where to relax in the US this year, said the publication Time-out.

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1. Downtown Holiday Market, Washington

A bustling holiday market in downtown DC turns F Street NW into a daily party. In addition to sellers, more than 75 local musicians will take part in it. But the main reason people come here is shopping. The holiday market in the city center features more than 70 businesses and a variety of snack vendors.

  • Open November 18 - December 23 (12:00-20:00). Closed on Thanksgiving, November 24 and Monday, December 5, 2022.
  • F Street NW between 7th and 9th Streets NW, Washington DC
2. Union Square Market, New York

New York is a typical Christmas city, and the Union Square Holiday Market is New York's premier holiday market. With over 160 vendors participating this year, you'll be able to find whatever you want. Make your way through the labyrinth of stalls and indulge in all sorts of treats.

  • Open November 17 - December 24 (Monday - Friday from 11:00 to 20:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00, Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00).
  • Union Square Park, New York
3. Great Dickens Christmas Market, Daly City (California)

The Great Dickens Christmas Market is one of the most massive holiday and business events of the year in the United States. Organizers are transforming the Cow Palace arena into a Dickensian London with 800 artists and vendors dressed in Victorian costumes.

Stroll the halls and holiday shops filled with handicrafts, sip beer at Mad Sal's Dockside and sample holiday specialties like roasted chestnuts, fish and chips and Christmas pudding.

  • Open 19-20, 25-27 November, 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 December (from 10:00 to 18:00).
  • Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Boulevard, Daly City

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4. Christmas Village, Baltimore (Maryland)

Famed for its thousands of lights (including the magnificently lit Pyramid), Baltimore's Christmas Village combines indoor and outdoor holiday markets with an amusement park and beer garden.

Warm up with a mug of mulled wine and Belgian fries or. If the cold doesn't bother you, grab a large mug of German beer.

  • Open from November 24 to December 24 (Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 - 19:00, Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 20:00, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve: 11:00 - 17:00). Closed November 21-23, November 28-29; December 5-6, 12-13.
  • West Shore Park, 501 Light Street, Baltimore
5. Old World Christmas Market, Elkhart Lake (Wisconsin)

Elkhart Lake is a bit off the beaten path, but the annual Old World Christmas Market is well worth it. Every year, the Osthoff resort welcomes local and international craftsmen to its holiday market. The giant heated tent is full of unique treasures such as glass decorations, fresh Christmas wreaths, handmade decorations and more for your holiday shopping. You can ride a horse-drawn carriage and visit jewelery workshops, as well as taste delicious German dishes such as sauerkraut and potato pancakes.

  • Open December 2–11 (10:00–17:00)
  • Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Avenue, Elkhart Lake
6. Christkindlesmarkt, Chicago (IL)

The German-style Christmas market in Chicago is so popular that it opened in three locations this year. Inspired by the XNUMXth century Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, Christkindlmarket Chicago features exclusive vendors selling whimsical gifts, Christmas ornaments and handmade wooden nutcrackers, as well as savory and sweet treats including roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, sausages and spicy spiced wine .

  • Daley Plaza: open from November 18 to December 24 (Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 - 20:00, Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 21:00, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve: 11:00 - 16:00).
  • 50 W Washington St., Chicago
  • Wrigleyville: open from November 18 to December 31 (Monday - Thursday: 15:00 - 21:00, Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve : 11:00-16:00, December 26-29: 11:00-19:00).
  • Gallagher Way, 3635 N Clark St., Chicago
  • Dawn: open from November 18 to December 24 (Thursday: 11:00-19:00, Friday Saturday: 11:00-21:00, Sunday: 11:00-18:00, December 19, 21:00-19:00, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve: 11:00-16:00).
  • RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora

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7. Holidazzle, Minneapolis (MN)

Holidazzle is more than just a marketplace. It's a whole holiday. Here you will find products made in Minnesota. Warm up with some traditional Midwestern food such as dumplings or cheese curds, visit Santa Claus and marvel at the 17-foot (5,2 m) Yeti, a 340-pound (154 kg) interactive art installation that is illuminated and made from recycled materials.

  • Open 25–27 November, 2–4, 9–11, 16–18 December 2022 (Friday: 17:00–21:00, Saturday: 12:00–21:00, Sunday: 12:00–18:00) .
  • Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis
8. Christmas Village, Philadelphia (PA)

Travel the world without leaving Philadelphia. The Christmas Village takes over Philadelphia's LOVE Park from late November until Christmas Eve. Buy gifts from all over the world. In addition to shopping and holiday food, there are attractions for children, as well as beer and wine tastings for adults.

The Christmas Village is one of four holiday events in Philadelphia, which includes the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, the Dilworth Park Ice Rink and the Municipal Christmas Tree on North Broad Street.

  • Open from November 19 to December 24 (Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 - 19:00, Friday - Saturday: 11:00 - 20:00, Thanksgiving Day: 9:00 - 17:00, Christmas Eve: from 11 :00 to 17:00).
  • LOVE Park 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia
9. Christkindlmarkt, Beit Lam (PA)

As you would expect from a metropolis called Beit Lam, also known as Bethlehem, this Pennsylvania city is a great place for Christmas, just like its biblical namesake.

The annual Christkindlmarkt is roughly the size of 7,5 football fields and is filled with shops, food and live music. Savor traditional German treats such as strudel and pretzels, as well as modern street food favorites.

  • Open 18–20, 25–27 November, 1–4, 8–11, 15–18 December.
  • PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 East First Street

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10. Kerstmarkt, Holland (MI)

Many cities have German-style markets during the holidays, but Holland celebrates his Dutch origins with the Kerstmarkt (similar to the traditional markets that pop up in the Netherlands every December).

Special market events include bell concerts on November 25 and December 10, dog sled demonstrations on December 4 and 9, and the Sinterklaas procession on December 2.

  • Open November 19 (9:00-17:00), November 25 (11:00-17:00), November 26 (9:00-17:00), November 29 (15:00-20:00), 2 December (15:00-20:00), December 3 (9:00-17:00), December 9 (15:00-20:00), December 10 (9:00-17:00).
  • 8th Street Market Place, 150 West 8th Street, Holland
11. German Tomball Festival, Tomball (TX)

You'll find plenty of festive cheer at the three-day German Tomball festival. There will be more than 150 stalls with Christmas baubles and souvenirs. The festival includes a variety of music and dance performances on three stages and festive treats prepared by local vendors.

  • Open December 9 (from 18:00 to 22:00), December 10 (from 10:00 to 22:00), December 11 (from 10:00 to 18:00).
  • 201 S. Elm Street, Tomball
12. Holiday Market on Lincoln Road, Miami (FL)

Just steps from the beach, Lincoln Road is a pedestrian street that lures boutique shoppers all year round, but is even more enticing during the Christmas season.

From holiday decor to accessories and gifts for all ages, you'll find it all here. Bonus: The fun under the Florida sun continues after the New Year, offering shoppers the opportunity to browse post-holiday deals and start the new year off with great shopping.

  • Open from November 15 to February 15 (from 11:00 to 21:00).
  • 805 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

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