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Budapest, Hungary (November 9 to January 1)

Combining traditional food (think hearty, goulash meat stews), live music and dancing, the Budapest Christmas Fair is the place to be this winter. Based in city’s Pest area, it is made up of over 150 stalls where you can pick up everything from local Hungarian fare to mulled wine and traditional wooden toys. See budapestchristmas.com. [Photo: Flickr/Balazs Koren]

2018's best Christmas markets, in the UK and abroad

Ellie Ross

Christmas comes around quickly every year – and with the stonking summer we’ve just had, this year it seems to have arrived even faster than ever.

And there’s nothing like a Christmas market to get you in the festive spirit.

Here are our favourite places in the UK and abroad to wander past rows of little huts selling traditional wooden toys, skate on the ice rink, sip mulled wine – and much more…

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