Where? Small markets open all over Luxembourg in the run-up to Christmas, including the Advent Market outside the central station in Luxembourg City.

The big one: In the Place d’Armes, Luxembourg City.

Tell me more? Luxembourg might be small, but it goes all out for its Christmas market. Stalls are set up around the Place d’Armes, which is decorated with lights and a tree, and sell locally-produced Christmassy goods such as candles, decorations and stollen, and also plenty of food and drink, including mulled wine and Dr‘pp, the local firewater to help keep out the cold. Food on sale include soups (often with Mettwurscht, a local sausage speciality), pancakes, and Gromperekichelcher (potato fritters). Local bands and choirs add to the festive atmosphere, and there may even be a sighting of Klees’chen, aka Father Christmas. The Christmas market is open from November 30 to December 24 from 10am to 7pm.

Sample product: Gold Crest has a three-night Luxembourg and Trier Christmas Markets Tour, with a day in each city, from £169 per person bed and breakfast departing December 5, including coach and ferry travel.

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