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Top 10 Christmas Markets Around The World (PHOTOS)

12/22/2011 07:50 am ET | Updated Sep 10, 2012

The mingled aromas of glühwein and gingerbread, thousands and thousands of starry lights and stalls heaving with handcrafted gifts: There's nothing like a German Christmas market to put you in the holiday spirit.

So enchanting is the German vision of Christmas that a visit to one is a tradition for many families each year. Cities worldwide are replicating the festivities, giving travelers a chance to sip mulled wine and nosh on out-of-the-oven pretzels from Chicago to Copenhagen.

With the sound of sleigh bells already tinkling in our ears, the travel experts here at Cheapflights have selected our favorite Christmas markets around the world.

-- Oonagh Shiel

Top 10 Christmas Markets Around the World