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CHRISTMAS IN FEBRUARY! Now is the time to chat about Christmas Market River Cruises

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

Christmas markets are already starting to sell out for the 2023 season, but it's not too early to start planning for 2024. Check out my latest video update where I chat about the different types of Christmas Market River Cruises.

There are two primary regions to visit for Christmas Markets:

The Danube and Central Europe

The Danube and Central Europe has some amazing Christmas markets. Stroll cobblestone streets in Budapest, sip mulled wine in Vienna, purchase a beautiful gift in Nuremberg. It is such a lovely time to be in this region of Europe.


The Rhine is another region of Europe with some beautiful Christmas Markets. From seeing the twinkling lights from a canal cruise in Amsterdam, to carolling at a market in Cologne. Walking through the fairytale town of Strasbourg, and finally finding that perfect gift in Basel. This is a fantastic trip through Western Europe.

Unique Christmas Market River Cruises


Sailing the Rhone through Provence is lovely any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Weather will be a bit more temperate here than in other places, and while the markets aren't as large, they are still lovely.

Holland and Belgium

Another alternative is to take a river cruise on the canals of Holland and Belgium - what a fantastic way to stock up on Christmas Chocolates!

While river cruising is a wonderful way to see these markets, it may not be right for you. Alternatively, we can always create a curated custom trip that visits just the locations you want to see. See at your own pace and immerse yourself in these beautiful locations.

Now is the time to start planning for this amazing season - reach out today to start planning your 2023, or 2024 Christmas Market trip.



To book your next dream vacation - when the time is right to travel - reach out to me through email at, or by calling 587 772 2525. I am located in Sherwood Park, Alberta (a suburb of Edmonton), and am a Travel Advisor specializing in River Cruising and Europe. I am the owner/operator of Evening Star Travel, and I book travel for clients all across Canada.

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