Uniworld Christmas Markets 2011 // (c) Janeen Christoff

Visit U.S. Christmas Markets

Uniworld Christmas Markets 2011 // (c) Janeen Christoff
Searching for the perfect Christmas market souvenir in Germany. // (c) 2013 Janeen Christoff

It is at about this time each year that I start to become nostalgic for the Christmas markets that dot major metropolises around Europe and long to visit a U.S. Christmas market. I loved warming up with gluhwein, eating gingerbread and currywurst and shopping for nutcrackers. I didn’t used to be a big fan of the holiday season but, after a visit to European Christmas markets,  I am always in the mood to celebrate.

The good news, you don’t have to go all the way to Europe for a traditional Christmas market. The bad news, as a resident of Los Angeles, there’s nothing very close by. Here is a list of some U.S. Christmas markets:

Union Square Holiday Market 
New York City
Dates: Nov. 21-Dec. 24

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Dates: Nov. 28-Jan. 1

Denver Christkindl Market
Downtown Denver
Dates: Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Arlington Christmas Market
Arlington, TX
Dates: Nov. 29-Dec. 22

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
New York City
Dates: Dec. 4-Dec. 24

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