The run up to Christmas is upon us and soon many towns and cities will have semi-permanent Christmas Markets cropping up in the next couple of weeks with a variety of gifts to buy, and seasonal foods. It's a great time to visit as the markets will be colorful and many will also have a funfair too to attract visitors. It's a great day out, and many people use it as a weekend break in all European cities. London has a huge one, and smaller ones attached to other markets such as Spitafields, and all German towns will have some too. If you are planning a visit to Europe, look out for them as they are a great way to absorb the culture and get unique gifts.