Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, On The Go Tours have devised an interactive map detailing the most popular Christmas markets that Europe has to offer. But, who will take (north) pole position as the most popular Christmas market of them all? On The Go Tours reveal all.
As the Christmas festivities get well under way, a firm seasonal favourite takes pride of place in many of our cities and towns across Europe; The Christmas market. If the twinkling lights, the mulled wine stalls or the unique gift offerings don’t have you reaching into your pockets to capture the perfect candid photo, then the funfair rides or Christmas displays will surely do the trick.
There are over 700 million active users on Instagram, so will you be amongst those rushing to the photo sharing platform to share your festive memories? The hashtag #ChristmasMarket has been used over 920k times, and more are expected to emerge this season as we head out in huge numbers to participate in this favoured tradition.
The top 10 Christmas markets:
Manchester is the King of Christmas markets. The hashtag #manchesterchristmasmarkets has been used a staggering 24,308 times, making it the clear winner and the most instagrammable Christmas market of them all.
It seems that England has also taken the Christmas Market crown. Not only does the most popular Christmas market on the list reside here, but there are five markets all landing places in the top 10 list that hail from England too: Bath Christmas Market, Lincoln Christmas Market, Birmingham Christmas Market and Winter Wonderland take 2nd, 7th, 8th and 9th spots, respectively.
Scotland takes the 3rd top spot with Edinburgh Christmas Market. The hashtag #edinburghchristmasmarket has been used 10,190 times. Another Scottish Christmas market lands a spot on the top 25 list; Glasgow Traditional Christmas Market is 21st in the ranks.
Out of the 25 European Christmas markets featured in the list, Germany and England draw as they both have six markets making an appearance including #colognechristmasmarket in Cologne, Germany, #sternschnuppenmarkt in Wiesbaden, Germany, and #exeterchristmasmarket in Exeter, England.
With so many Christmas markets right on your doorstep, where will the map of Europe’s most popular Christmas markets take you?