Manchester is Named the Most Popular Christmas Market in the WORLD According to TikTok

With the festive season finally here, lovers of the festivities are keen to get in the Christmas spirit and are heading to Christmas markets all over the world.

With 292,000 people searching for ‘Christmas markets’ in the last month alone, UK holiday provider, Parkdean Resorts has revealed the 10 most popular Christmas markets around the world according to TikTok.

The world’s most popular Christmas Markets 

RankChristmas MarketCountryTikTok Views
1ManchesterEngland, United Kingdom16,400,000
2ChristkindlmarketChicago, IL, United States14,200,000
3EdinburghScotland, United Kingdom13,900,000
4Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, LondonEngland, United Kingdom6,100,000
5Union Square Holiday Market, New YorkNew York State, United States4,600,000
6BirminghamEngland, United Kingdom3,800,000
8Prague Czech Republic3,000,000
  1. Manchester, England – 16.4 million views

With over 16.4 million views on TikTok, Manchester’s Christmas Market takes the top spot as the most popular market in the world! With hundreds of stalls across the city including plenty of places to enjoy a festive tipple and spectacular Christmas light displays to admire, it really is the perfect place to enjoy some festive fun. 

  1. Christkindlmarket, Chicago, IL – 14.2 million views

Chicago’s Christkindlmarket comes in second place with over 14.2 million views on TikTok. Known as one of the most authentic traditional Christmas markets of its kind outside of Europe, it offers a unique shopping experience and has plenty of activities and events for all the family to enjoy. 

  1. Edinburgh, Scotland – 13.9 million views

Hitting over 13.9 million views on TikTok, Edinburgh’s Christmas Market is undoubtedly one of the world’s best. With an incredible array of markets selling all things festive, plenty of thrilling rides and attractions including the Big Wheel as well as its very own Santa Land, it’s the perfect Christmas market for all ages. 

  1. Winter Wonderland, London, England – 6.1 million views 

Winter Wonderland in London comes in fourth place with over 6.1 million views on TikTok. With an ice rink, ice bar and a large amusement park as well as plenty of other attractions, it offers guaranteed festive fun.

  1. Union Square Holiday Market, NYC  – 4.6 million views

New York is the epitome of Christmas, so it’s no surprise that the Union Square Holiday Market takes fifth place with 4.6 million views on TikTok. With over 150 vendors as well as a fantastic line up of events and performances, lasting memories will be made.  

  1. Birmingham, England – 3.8 million views

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market comes in sixth place with over 3.8 million views on TikTok. Known as the largest authentic German market outside of Austria and Germany it is a must-visit over the festive season. Offering a large range of food and drink that’ll tempt your taste buds, as well as hosting a large undercover ice rink, it really is a festive wonderland. 

  1. Strasbourg, France – 3.7 million views

Considering itself to be the Capital of Christmas, it comes as no surprise that Strasbourg’s Christmas Market has over 3.7 million views on TikTok and is one of the most popular in the world. With its incredible array of shopping and food stalls, Strasbourg is a festive haven!

  1. Prague, Czech Republic – 3 million views

Prague’s Christmas market is truly a spectacle over the festive period and with over 3 million views on TikTok, it certainly isn’t one to disappoint. With a giant Christmas tree sitting in the centre of the Old Town Square and markets surrounding it, it’s a must-see. 

  1. Vienna, Austria – 2.2 million views

With over 2.2 million views on TikTok, Vienna’s Christmas Market in Austria is the ninth most popular market in the world. Transforming the City Hall Square into a fairytale land, the ‘Vienna Magic of Advent’ market is breathtaking and definitely worthy of a visit. 

  1.  Brussels, Belgium – 2.1 million views

Brussels’ Christmas market takes the final spot in the top 10 with 2.1 million views on TikTok. With a 2 kilometre long stretch of snow-dusted markets perfect for picking up stocking fillers, a Ferris Wheel and plenty of buzzing bars and restaurants, it’s one of Europe’s finest. 

Looking to get away this festive season?

With festive breaks available from as little as £129 get away with Parkdean Resorts this festive season. 

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.