Edinburgh’s Christmas markets are the most popular in Europe, according to TikTok

Edinburgh’s winter wonderland tops a list of Europe’s best-loved festival markets. The capital’s annual Christmas show it will start this fridaywith the markets, santa claus landa big wheel and other festive attractions, all set to open from 2 p.m.

Car rental agency DiscoverCars.com discovered the most popular Christmas markets by looking at TikTok hashtags. The company used The times list of Christmas markets to visit in Europe 2022, and then compiled the total number of views of each event’s TikTok hashtag, before ranking each market accordingly.

The Edinburgh Christmas markets in Princes Street Gardens have been named as one of the most popular winter wonderlands in Europe. (Ian Georgeson)

Here are the five most popular Christmas markets according to TikTok:

Edinburgh, Scotland

First, Edinburgh christmas markets were ranked the most popular, based on TikTok views. The event hashtag, #EdinburghChristmasMarket, has received a total of 3.3 million views on the platform. The markets will be open from November 25 to January 3.

One of the most anticipated events in the capital, the market will house around 70 stalls selling everything from personalized products and gifts to delicacies. Inside the markets you will also find a large Ferris wheel and exciting rides, as well as street food stalls offering a variety of cuisines to visitors.

A stage actor on stilts delights children on the first day of the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

This year, children can visit santa claus in Santa Land, which is located in the West Princes Street Gardens section of the gardens, before finding his way through a maze of Christmas trees.

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg was named as the second most popular Christmas market, as the #StrasbourgChristmasMarket event hashtag received 526.8k views on TikTok. The markets will take place from November 25 to December 26.

The Strasbourg markets include activities such as a Christmas walking and light displays.

Esslingen, Germany

In third place are the Stuttgart Christmas markets, which take place in the German city of Esslingen. The event hashtag has received 347,400 views on TikTok and will take place between November 23 and December 23.

Visitors to Stuttgart’s markets are sure to be spoiled for choice with almost 300 market stalls, offering a wide range of snacks and gifts.

Copenhagen, Denmark

In fourth place, the Copenhagen Christmas markets received 305.8 thousand views on TikTok thanks to the hashtag #CopenhagenChristmas. This year, your event will take place between November 18 and New Year’s Day.

The Danish capital has a lot to offer during the Christmas season, with events at Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo.

Completing the top five list is the German capital, Berlin. Its Christmas markets received 120.2 thousand views on TikTok with the hashtag #BerlinChristmasMarkets. The markets will take place between November 21 and January 1 of this year.

There are a variety of markets to choose from in Berlin, from traditional to Nordic to Japanese. Visitors can stroll through the illuminated shopping streets, while enjoying mulled wine, punch and freshly baked waffles.

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