These Fairy-Tale European Cities Transform at Christmas—Take a Look

Sophie Miura

For many, the holiday season synonymous with staying in and spending time with family at home, but it's also an ideal time to head abroad. Hear us out: In the weeks leading up to the holidays, a number of key European towns completely transform to celebrate the festive season. Picture bustling markets dripping in handmade decorations and quaint town squares glittering in lights with a tall Christmas tree at the center. It's enough to make any holiday Grinch change their tune.

If you've never considered traveling with your family for the holidays, these five magical European cities might change your mind. Trust us—even if you've visited the likes of Prague, Copenhagen, and Brussels before, you've never seen them like this. It's like stepping into a real-life winter wonderland.

Have you celebrated the holidays in Europe? Tell us where you traveled to and if you'd recommend it to others.

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