With Christmas just around the corner, it&rsquos time to finally dust off the old Christmas decorations, bring out some mulled wine and bake some goodies with the a comforting hint of cinnamon.
If it wasn't for the pandemic, by now, Christmas markets would have started all around the world with warm, twinkling lights inviting you to visit. Here are some of the prettiest Christmas markets from all around the world you should put on the bucketlist.
Vienna Christmas Market, Austria
The market which takes place in front of the city hall, boasts of over 150 stalls teeming with Christmas decorations, boozy fruit punches and traditional foods. Adding to the cheer is the City Hall which is enveloped in festive cheer as hues of violet and blue light up the building.
Krakow Christmas Market, Poland
During December, the Christmas market in Rynek Glowny is a vision in white. With colourful and vibrant shops dotting the market, it perfectly encapsulates the festive spirit.
Edinburgh Christmas Market, Scotland
This is another a-maze-ing Christmas market with its very own Christmas tree maze. The market has a giant ferris wheel in the centre with vibrant views of the shops and the lights.
Frankfurt Christmas Market, UK
From colourful jewellery to a singing moose, the Frankfurt Christmas market is a sight to behold. One of the most authentic German Christmas markets, the shops are lined with twinkling lights and nutcrackers.
Advent Christmas Market, Croatia
Advent is one of the most popular Christmas market destinations. Personifying the Christmas spirit, this Christmas market has an ice skating rink, live ice sculpture carvings and plenty of joy. One can dance, sing and eat to their heart&rsquos content and delve into the festive spirit.
Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market, Germany
Red, gold and white are the colours of this market. A blanket of Christmas lights covers the red topped shops and a massive Christmas tree with twinkling baubles as the cynosure of it all.
Basler Weihnachtsmarkt, Switzerland
Warm Christmas lights, carols of festive cheer and some mulled wine, are some of the things that you will find at this Christmas market. Set against the backdrop of a gorgeous cathedral, this market is brimming over with festive spirit.
Enchant Christmas, USA
A garden of lights and a massive pine tree that would put the Rockefeller tree to shame, This is the Christmas market in Florida. Navigate through the light maze and make your way to festive food and joy.
Salzburg&rsquos Christmas Market, Austria
Lo and behold a vision in white and gold, the Salzburg Christmas market. With a live choir and the smell of freshly baked gingerbread wafting through the market, you will not be able to resist that warm fuzzy feeling enveloping your chest.
Tallinn Christmas Market, Estonia
Something out of a fairy tale, the Tallinn Christmas market is one of a kind. With Christmas lights surrounding a blanket of white, this Christmas market is a treat not just for the eyes but for the soul.
Koziar&rsquos Christmas Village, USA
Koziar&rsquos Christmas village certainly does not pull any punches when it comes to the Christmas lights. Shining like the brightest star during Christmas, the market boasts of many Christmas lights that deck the halls.
Toronto Christmas Market, Canada
A haphazard criss-crossing of Christmas lights makes the market look chaotically beautiful. With glasses on glasses of mulled vine and Christmas music in the air, this market is the best kickstarter to the holiday season.
Gardens by the Bay&rsquos Christmas Wonderland, Singapore
It might not snow here but that certainly does not stop Singapore from getting into the Christmas spirit. Get into the tropical spirit of Christmas with the mistletoe alley, a massive Christmas tree, thousands of pretty lights and Yuletide food.
Hong Kong Winterfest, China
The Hong Kong Winterfest is a glorious fusion of western and eastern festive cultures and traditions. With larger than life candy canes and the once towering and scary skyscrapers now decked in Christmas decorations, this is the true meaning of Christmas.
Christkindlimarkt Zurich, Switzerland
One of the largest indoor markets in all of Europe, this Christmas market goes all out with its decorations and will ensure that visitors get a true taste of Christmas. The market might be massive, but it&rsquos easy to find your way just follow the lights of the ginormous Swarovski decorated Christmas tree.  Right under the spotlight, this tree indeed looks like a million dollars.