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Are you always looking forward to Christmas, regardless of the season? Welcome to the club! The good news is that the holiday season can come early to you this year. In fact, it can start whenever you want! Indeed, you can find several cities on the old continent where there’s a Christmas shop that’s open all year round. So if you feel like it, you can choose your garlands and decorations for the Xmas tree in the middle of July. Or if it’s too early for you, you can just look for inspiration and come back at the end of the year.
In any case, here are the eight Christmas stores open all year round that we have found for you.
Käthe Wohlfahrt | Rothenburg ob der tauber, Germany
In the heart of Bavaria you will find Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It is a lovely medieval town popular with many tourists coming each year, especially around Christmas. But you don’t have to wait until then to visit the town’s wonderful shop Käthe Wohlfahrt as it is open throughout the year.
This store is a mecca for all the fans of Christmas decorations. You should see for yourself to understand why.
Käthe Wohlfahrt | Postfach 1334, 91535, Rothenburg, Bavaria
La Féérie de Noël | Riquewihr, France
Inspired by the above-mentioned Bavarian Christmas shop, La Féérie de Noël (The Magic of Christmas) is exclusively dedicated to Christmas decorations. It features over 20,000 references sold throughout the year. Here’s a description from the store’s website: “In a setting of a marketplace with small half-timbered houses under the snow, you will find a great number of handcrafted decorations made out of wood and straw, the limited edition ‘Rêve d’enfance’ by Käthe Wohlfahrt, the nutcrackers, male smokers, pyramids and cribs”. It brings back childhood memories and dreams, doesn’t it?
La Féérie de Noël (The Magic of Christmas) | 1 rue du Cerf, 68340 Riquewihr
The Little Christmas Shop | Reykjavík, Iceland
If you plan to spend a few days of vacation in Iceland, you should definitely stop by the Laugavegur Street to visit The Little Christmas Shop. This small shop specializes in Christmas decorations and accessories and it remains open all year round. You can even send a Christmas postcard to your loved ones from there. However, you should know that they take a long time to arrive (if they don’t get lost on the way).
Litla Jolabudin | Laugavegi 8, Reykjavik
Kankurin Tupa | Helsinki, Finland
If you feel like it, you could head straight to Finland to visit the pretty Kankurin Tupa store in Helsinki. The shop sells all kinds of Christmas stuff: clothes, decorations, accessories and much more! The store is open (you guessed it!) all year round, yet it is not the most famous Christmas-related attraction in the country. As you probably know, Finland is indeed home to the Santa Claus Village (your childhood dreams come true!) and we tell you all about it in this article.
Kankurin Tupa | Pohjoisesplanadi 35, Helsinki 00100
Christmas Palace | Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Christmas Palace is a small all-year-round Christmas shop located very close to the Flower Market. In there, you can find Xmas decorations of all kinds: classic, modern and even atypical for some! Don’t be fooled by the shop’s small surface or somewhat ordinary entry. You will be surprised at the amount of wonders to be found inside. And the best part is that the prices are very affordable!
Christmas Palace | Singel 508-510, 1017 AX Amsterdam
De Witte Pelikaan | Bruges, Belgium
Once you push the door open, you will be welcomed by the shop’s magical setting. De Witte Pelikaan offers a wide range of Christmas decorations, from the most traditional to the most eccentric! This store, located in the Vlamingstraat, is renowned for its many treasures. It is also the very first permanent shop dedicated to Christmas in Belgium. So do not hesitate to come inside: behind the shop’s baroque facade with a bold white pelican, you will find the magic world of eternal Christmas.
De Witte Pelikaan | Vlamingstraat 23, Bruges
The Christmas Emporium | Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
Located 115 km north of Edinburgh, in Pitlochry, the Christmas Emporium welcomes all Christmas fans at any time of the year. It is a bit far, however, so it is perhaps a good idea to order online (with the added bonus of a little countdown clock which sets the Christmas mood even in July). Nonetheless, if you venture to visit the boutique, you will be surprised at all the decorations and Xmas trees. You will find exactly what you need to turn your place into a magical wonderland!
The Christmas Emporium | 119 Atholl Road Perthshire, Pitlochry
Christmas & Easter Store | Salzburg, Austria
Christmas is a very special time in Salzburg and many tourists come here to buy their Christmas decorations and accessories. One of the most famous stores is the Christmas & Easter Store, right in the heart of the Old Town. It has an incredible collection of Christmas decorations of all kinds. For instance, you can buy original Christmas ornaments directly from the sellers. And if by any chance you can’t make it to Salzburg for the Christmas holidays, you can still go on the shop’s online store (you will see, it is very nicely done).
Christmas & Easter Store | Judengasse 10, Salzburg
There you have it, our selection of European Christmas shops open all year round. Did we miss something? If so, make sure to let us know in the comments so we can add it to the list!