The resurgence of Covid in both Austria and Germany have also forced the cancellation of most of the Germany & Austria’s Christmas markets in 2021, the second year many of the markets have been forced to close over COVID. These markets generally run from late November up until Christmas.
The closures in Germany include Munich, Nuremberg, Passau, Regensburg, Brandenburg, and the Dresden market, along with Austria’s Vienna (Dream Christmas Market), and more.
Because of this, a number of tour operators have made decisions to either alter or cancel their Christmas Markets itineraries, including river cruises that have been increasingly popular in recent years.
There is some good news! Some European Markets will be open.
The Market in Budapest, Hungary will be open from Nov 19 through Dec 31.
The market in Prague, Czech Republic will be open this year from Nov 27 through January 6..
Also, it appears most, if not all, the Christmas markets in France will remain open!
If you know of any others please send us an email so that we can update our list.
For those in North America, the Quebec European-style Christmas market will be open from Nov 25 thru Dec 23.
If arriving from other countries be sure to check the entry requirements for Canada.