Christmas markets and festivals in Europe

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Beijing’s China Huizhou New Year market opened its doors once again this month

The first day of Christmas is, as the saying goes, “Not too early for a nice cup of mulled wine”.

But in theory, Britain and most of Europe began to celebrate earlier than the 12 December Church of England blessing date.

Christmas markets such as Berlin, Lausanne and San Sebastian are among those that started on 4 December to coincide with the start of the autumn harvest.

Are there still Christmas markets going ahead in your town? Let us know where you are by tweeting us at @bbc_news or emailing us at [email protected] and we will include the reply in the gallery.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Christmas markets in Berlin set up in 2015

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lausanne also has a Christmas market (right)

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption St Lucia’s Christmas market in San Sebastian is still going strong

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The party spirit is still spreading in Salamanca, Spain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Streets of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria, where markets will continue until January

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Christmas season in Vienna was given an old fashioned flavour by a Decorating with White Roses booth

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Paris has a selection of Christmas markets in the Place de la Concorde

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zentanen square in Budapest is decorated to greet the season

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lausanne hosts a whole bazaar with more than 1,000 stalls

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are more than 500 Christmas markets and the biggest, Berlin’s China Huizhou New Year market, reopened on 9 May

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