The best European Christmas markets to visit during the festive season this year, including Berlin, Vienna & Lisbon

THERE'S nothing like a Christmas market to get you into the festive spirit – but choosing the best one to visit is not easy.

To help you decide, we've rounded up the best deals to countries across Europe to explore this Christmas.

Top travel companies have already started to release Christmas market breaks for winter 2021, including Jet2, EasyJet and Newmarket Holidays.

There are breaks to some of the most popular festive destinations, including Krakow, Berlin, Cologne and Copenhagen.

The markets, with their brightly decorated wooden huts, carol singers and stalls filled with local food and drink, are popular with Brits during the seasonal period.

And those who plan ahead for Christmas can lock in a great deal now:

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  • Jet2CityBreaks Christmas market city breaks – find here
    Berlin from £303pp
    Budapest from £257pp
    Cologne from £344pp
    Copenhagen from £339pp
    Krakow from £211pp
    Prague from £252pp
    Vienna from £282pp
    Lisbon from £283pp
  • Leger Holidays European Christmas market breaks in Nov & Dec from £339pp
  • EasyJet Holidays – three-night Christmas market city breaks – find here  
    Prague from £176pp
    Tallin from £356pp
    Budapest from £240pp
    Berlin from £198pp
    Edinburgh from £164pp
    Vienna from £275pp
  • British Airways Holidays Christmas Market breaks from £149pp
  • Thomas Cook Christmas Markets 2021 from £137pp

One of the biggest travel names to release Christmas market breaks for winter is Jet2Citybreaks.

Their trips are available from November, and depart from seven UK airports to eight destinations, including Lisbon for the first time.

Speaking to TravelWeekly, Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays, said: "People missed out on the opportunity to visit Europe’s most magical Christmas market destinations last year, so we’re delighted that these popular trips are back again for 2021."

Brits will have to wait until April 12 to hear an official announcement on foreign holidays, but if restrictions on them lift, it is expected to be no earlier than May 17, and more likely to be June 21.

As a result, hundreds of thousands of Brit are hoping to head off on a well-deserved holiday abroad later in the year.

For those looking for holiday inspiration, we've found cheap cheap foreign holidays to book now from £299pp and the best summer 2022 holidays for under £500 per person.

If you fancy staying in the UK, we've found the UK's best value seaside towns, and holiday parks with spots from April 12.

We've also found cheap deals in the warmest parts of the UK, as well as at Britain's best beaches for dog owners and those with kids.

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