Wiener Christkindlmarkt at Rathausplatz, Vienna, Austria
Vienna bursts with Christmas cheer each holiday season. The city's signature Christmas Market at Rathausplatz plaza springs to life each November with vendors selling hand-crafted gifts, mulled wine and street foods. Make like a local and tuck into traditional Austrian treats, like lebkuchen (gingerbread), maroni (sweet chestnuts), bratwurst and spiced, warm glühwein (mulled wine).
Once fortified, try ice skating at the enormous rink erected on the Rathausplatz, with the town's stunning town hall bedecked in Christmas lights as a backdrop.
The festival is also home to the city's largest Christmas market, featuring more than 140 vendors selling everything from wooden toys to candles.