8 Christmas Markets Around The World That Are All About Food
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For centuries, bustling Christmas markets around the world have been a fixture on people’s December calendar. Believed to have originated in Germany, the tradition of Christmas markets have spilled over to some of the most iconic market squares and streets across the globe. Awash with countless stalls, lit-up trees, charming exhibits and carolers, these hubs transform into brightly illuminated shopping spots that serve a lot more than just handmade gifts and souvenirs. Traditional beverages and holiday delicacies are a major highlight of these festive hotspots, pulling in hordes of people to indulge in good food and merrymaking.

In the run up to Christmas, Slurrp gives you a whiff of the flavours and aromas of delicious festive eats that make this season so special.    


Yet another world-famous Christmas shopping hub, Basel is the place to be if you’re on a culinary spree. You can indulge in Waffles, Glühwein, Basel Läckerli, Raclette and Grilled Sausages. There’s also plenty of surprises in store for you in the firm of delicious Christmas biscuits and confectioneries. Meanwhile, the little ones can decorate candles and Gingerbread, bake cookies, make torches, hop on to kiddies’ train or attend the star workshop. Fairy-tale forests, illuminated trees, spectacular exhibitions and concerts are amonthe other highlights. 

8. Chicago, Illinois

We bet you cannot resist the smell of Pretzels, Bratwurst, Roasted Nuts and Hot Spiced Wine. But that’s not all. The Chicago Christkindlmarket is famous for Crepes, Kebabs, Schnitzels and Nutcrackers. If you are into souvenirs, you can pick beer steins and wood-carved handicrafts, among others. As the name suggests, this Christmas market is dedicated to the golden fairy known as Christkind, who is regarded as a German avatar of Santa.