When it comes to finding the perfect Christmas present, Santa has it all wrapped up – with a little help from bmi regional.
Wandering around Europe’s best traditional Christmas Markets, Santa and his elves know that, hidden amongst the sparkling lights, decorated huts and shimmering snow they’ll find a special gift that’s just right.
With a 30-minute check-in and a short flight time, a bmi regional flight is just the ticket for people who are on a busy schedule.
What’s more, one-way prices start at just £66 per person including complimentary in-flight food and drinks and there’s a generous 23kg checked baggage allowance included in the ticket price – perfect for bringing back all those stylish gifts.
A Christmas Market shopping break is a magical experience – and bmi regional’s regular, direct flights ensure Europe’s Christmas Markets, with their unusual and unique gifts, arts, crafts and seasonal goodies, are within easy reach.
bmi regional fly to a wide range of Christmas market destinations over Europe and in the UK. Have a look for yourself!
The metropolis at the Rhine is transformed into a magical winter festive land! Explore over 200 decorated huts filled with Christmas delights. From Christmas tree decorations to handicrafts and toys, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Why not have a day trip to Cologne? This neighbouring city offers even more Christmas festivities and treats for you to buy.
Fly from Bristol to Frankfurt from £95 o/w
With over 600 years’ history, Frankfurt Christmas Market is one of the oldest and most popular in Germany and across Europe.
Indulge in arts and crafts and savour seasonal food and drink from over 200 stalls set against the beautiful backdrop of Romerberg market place and St Paul’s church.
Surrounding the market’s awesome 30-metre-high Christmas tree is a wealth of festive fun, with concerts, trumpet fanfares from the balcony of St. Nicholas’s Church and bell ringing from the church carillon.
Fly from Bristol to Hamburg from £96 o/w
Choose from Hamburg, home to several Christmas Markets, the best-known and prettiest of which is held at the Town Hall. It’s bursting with history, tradition and a proud Hanseatic heritage, all hosted by the renowned Circus Roncalli, where visitors can discover lovingly decorated stalls, warm punch served by clowns and entertainment from circus artistes.
Every day at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm Father Christmas flies in on his reindeer sleigh above the roofs of the Christmas Market cottages, telling the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Enjoy one of the many Christmas markets over Hamburg, with the largest set outside the impressive town hall.
Fly to Munich from Bristol, Southampton, Bern, Brno, Rotterdam, Norrkoping, Rostock and Milan Bergamo.
Munich’s Christmas Market, in Marienplatz dates back to the 14th century and is famous for offering some of the most unusual Christmas gifts around such as wood carvings from Oberammergau, gingerbread from Nuremberg and elegant glassware from the Bavarian Forest.
Music fans will love the chance to sip a mulled wine while enjoying a daily Christmas Market concert performed from the balcony of Munich Town Hall.
Fly from Birmingham to Nuremberg from £80 o/w
Christkindlesmarkt in the city of Nuremberg held in the city’s largest square (Hauptmarkt) , filled with visitors enjoying the colours, sounds and quality handcrafted goods on sale. While beating off the cold with glasses filled with Glühwein and indulging in spicy sausages and Nuremberg Gingerbread.
Fly from Birmingham to Gothenburg from £90 o/w
Enjoy the atmosphere of Gothernburg’s Christmas at Liseberg amusement park market and indulge in traditional mouthwatering treats including roasted almonds, mulled wine and be tempted by the stalls to search for the perfect present, traditional delicacies, decorations and candles. With a dozen other markets across the city, Gothenburg thrives with festivities and fun.
Fly from Birmingham to Graz from £99 o/w
Graz Advent Markets sit in front of the City Hall, Fraciscan Quarter, Glockenspielplatz, Mariahilferplatz, Landhaushof, and Fäberplatz where there is a welcoming village and stalls, offering traditional handicrafts and wonderful treats. Enjoy a glass of “Feuerzangenbowle” a blend of wine and rum to beat of the cold. The markets are especially magical against the backdrop of the city’s Christmas lights which are lit daily.
Fly from Nuremberg to Birmingham from €89 o/w
Fly from Graz to Birmingham from €100 o/w
Fly from Gothenburg to Birmingham form 891SEK o/w
Birmingham’s German/Austrian Christmas Market is a firm fixture in the City’s annual calendar and a massive favorite with both residents and visitors to the city from across the UK and Europe. Located in Victoria’s Square with live music and the opportunity to pick up handcrafted gifts, leatherwork, and much more. The Market becomes alive every winter with the arrival of 120 stalls offering a range of traditional food and drink including Pretzels, Bratwursts and roasted almonds to tempt all taste buds.
Fly from Dusseldorf to Bristol from €94 o/w
Fly from Frankfurt to Bristol from €122 o/w.
Fly from Hamburg to Bristol from €114 o/w.
Fly from Munich to Bristol from €106 o/w.
Fly from Aberdeen to Bristol from £63 o/w.
Fly from Milan to Bristol from €95 o/w.
Fly from Paris to Bristol from €75 o/w.
The World Heritage city of Bath is now becoming well known as the ‘Christmas Capital of the West’ with over a hundred stalls offering food and gifts. In addition you can ice-skate in the crisp winter air, or watching the steam rise as you bathe in warm spa water overlooking the city.
Join the sixth annual Bristol Christmas Marketand savour German-themed festive food and drinks such as gluhwein and bratwurst. In addition, The Broadmead West area is hosting a local Christmas market to showcase the very best gifts, handmade crafts, and local foods – all ideal gifts for the big day.
Fly from Bristol to Paris from €69 o/w
In true French style there is more than one Christmas Market in Paris. Experience the city’s Christmas atmosphere and listen to the festive music from choirs, carousels, and bands. Walk the streets to find toys, crafts and traditional food and drinks. One of the largest Christmas markets Noel des Champs Elysees opens daily and features over 100 wooden huts stretching over 2.5km.