In photos Europe's best Christmas markets

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Viennese Dream Christmas Market, Rathausplatz, Vienna (Austria): Vienna's largest market is a small city in its own right, exuding Christmas on every corner.

Edinburgh Christmas Market (Scotland): In addition to a spectacular collection of stalls, there's an imposing Ferris wheel and a mesmerizing double carousel. 

Christkindlesmarkt, Nuremberg (Germany): One of the oldest markets in Europe, dating back to the 16th century, it retains the magic of yesteryear and its opening ceremony is a symbolic event. 

Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square, Prague (Czech Republic): The normal surroundings of the area are pretty spectacular, but at Christmas.

Reims Christmas Market (France): Having Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral as the setting for a Christmas market is a bit of an advantage. 

Father Christmas Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland (Finland): The hometown of Father Christmas is a Christmas landmark with its own Father Christmas post office.

Christkindelsmärik, Strasbourg (France): If Strasbourg is known as the Christmas Capital, that's because it has seriously earned it. 

A compilation of Europe's most magical Christmas markets: On the build-up to Christmas TripAdvisor has published a list of the best and most magical Christmas markets in Europe.

Christmas market in Piazza Santa Croce, Florence (Italy): This is one of Florence's Christmas landmarks, located in front of the Basilica of Santa Croce and its imposing marble façade. 

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