Winter is coming and is going to bring Christmas in town very soon. America gets prepared for Christmas as much as Europe does. American cities get ready for this special and unique time of the year by decorating their main streets and main squares with sparking lights, Christmas trees, and beautiful decoration. Furthermore, hundreds of Christmas markets transform the atmosphere of their American cities. As you may know, they are also called Holiday Markets and are inspired by European Christmas markets. Hence, this is the perfect time to have a stroll with family and friend, buy nice gifts and enjoy your deserved holidays.
America is huge and you may find great examples of nice holiday markets around the country. However, we do have our three favorite Christmas destinations and we have listed for you to visit them.
New York City
New York City, the city that never sleeps, is the best place to be during Christmas time. Even if the weather is extremely cold, its streets and squares are decorated so well that represents the inspiration for everyone. You can smell its great atmosphere by simply walking down the street. Everything gets the colors of Christmas: green, red and of course snow white. There is an emblematic place where you should definitely go. Stop by Union Square Holiday Market in Manhattan. Thousands of people have visited it from all over the world since 1995. You can buy homemade food, toys and any type of Christmas gifts for your beloved ones. Take your time and experience musical events both for adults and children.
The capital of United States doesn’t want to be less than New York City. This is why you may find an amazing market located in F Street, just in front of Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. It is called Downtown Holiday Market. In line with the other Christmas markets, here you can find not only handmade products, such as jewelry, tasty food, clothing and so on but also amazing events and exhibitions for all ages.
In Michigan weather can be even tougher than New York and Washington. However, the freezing temperatures do not discourage either merchants or visitors to have a holiday market in town. Chicago dresses up for Christmas thanks to its Christkindlmarket. It is a quite young market as its first edition dates 2013 even though it is inspired by the 16th century Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany. You will find a wide variety of German products. However, one of the main attraction is the variety of sausages that you can find here: more than 50 types! Do not miss the opportunity and stop by.
What are you waiting for then? Book your holidays to spend an amazing Christmas in one of these three destinations. New York, Washington or Chicago? You decide which one by clicking here!