14 November 2019 – The Croatian capital Zagreb has been voted the third best Christmas markets in the world for 2019 in a survey by global travel site Big 7.
With the festive season approaching, travellers across the world are finalising plans for winter breaks and today Big 7 Travel released its official list of the top 50 finalists.
“This year’s top Christmas Markets were ranked on a number of factors, including but not limited to vendor variety, entertainment, local traditions, reader suggestions from our 1.5 million social audience and previous awards.”
Zagreb came in at No.3 on the list of the Top 50 Best Christmas Markets in the World 2019. Big 7 writes: “This beautiful market has consistently been voted the best Christmas market in Europe and it isn’t hard to see why. The whole city is taken over by a Christmas spirit, with an outdoor ice rink, lots of trees and lights, as well as rides for the kids. With some great street food stalls and local crafts, this is the sort of market that you could easily return to for a couple of days in a row.
Best Christmas Markets in the World 2019:
10th. Toronto Christmas Market – Toronto, Canada
9th. Aachener Weihnachtsmarkt – Aachen, Germany
8th. Manchester Christmas Market – Manchester, England
7th. Christkindlmarket Chicago – Chicago, Illinois, USA
6th. Santurantikuy Market – Cusco, Peru
5th. Stellenbosch Slow Market – Stellenbosch, South Africa
4th. Christmas Village Belvedere Palace – Vienna, Austria
3rd. Zagreb Advent – Zagreb, Croatia
2nd. Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market – Birmingham, England
1st. Christkindlmarkt – Leavenworth, Washington, USA
You can see the full list of the Top 50 Best Christmas Markets in the World 2019 here.
A magical atmosphere around the city will start with the Christmas lights being turned on which will signal the start of Advent in Zagreb. Advent in Zagreb will start this year one day early on 30 November 2019 and go through until 7 January 2020. You can check out this year’s attractions in Zagreb here.