Piano Concerto in G major Maurice Ravel
The Christmas markets of Europe are famous around the world. They're a glorious mix of carol singers, gluhwein and glittering lights. Here are some of our favourite traditional markets from across the continent.
So much glüwein, so many sparkly lights…
The Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.
Could there be a more romantic setting for your Christmas shopping?
The beautiful lights of a Christmas market in Edinburgh
One of the most famous of all Europe's Christmas markets
The beauty of the Old Town Square in the capital of the Czech Republic
The Old Square in Prague, the Czech Republic
A Matryoshka – or Russian doll – stall at a Christmas market in Moscow's Red Square
Shoppers at a Christmas market in Leeds, in the north of England
A festive wheel in Düsseldorf, Germany
Carol singers at the Bath Christmas market
Next to the cathedral in Erfurt, Germany, Christmas stalls attract tourists and shoppers
Chocolate decorations at a market in Germany.
The famous Roman baths of the city of Bath are the dramatic backdrop to the Christmas market
The Christmas market in Bath – next to the city's iconic Abbey – is one of the country's most famous markets
The Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market in the UK
The beautiful Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
An unusual perspective on Strasbourg's Christmas market
A crowd of people queue for glühwein in Germany
The beautiful Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany
A beautiful carousel in the northern city of York
Hot chestnuts for sale in Strasbourg, France