Top Holiday Cruises
By Peggy Hattendorf
With origins dating back to the Middle Ages, in the German speaking parts of Europe and the former Holy Roman Empire, Christmas Markets (Christkindlmardt, Marche de Noel, Christkindlesmarkt) were and still are alive to this day. Street markets associated with Christmas operate during the four weeks of Advent.
If mulled wine, gingersnaps and gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, and the smell of Christmas trees sounds enticing, there are a number of Christmas Markets in the United States that provide a unique holiday experience.