Nuremberg Christmas Market, Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg's Christmas Market ranks as Europe's most epic holiday market. More than 200 vendors pack into festively decorated wooden stalls in the Old Quarter to sell Christmas tree angels, ornaments, jewelry, mulled wine and gingerbread.
A whopping 2 million visitors descend upon Nuremberg's market each holiday season to take in the wares and enjoy children's rides, including a wooden ferris wheel, steam train and carousel. If you go, be sure to purchase the Zwetschgenmännele, or "Little Prune People." They're tiny figures made from prunes, and they're the market's signature souvenir.