Raise A Glogg To Handicrafts

If you're bored by the fare at your local department store, you could jet to Europe's legendary Christmas markets and get your goodies from the source.

Stockholm At the Skansen Christmas Market you'll find Swedish crafts and sample authentic glogg. From Nov. 29 to Dec. 21. www.skansen.se.

Lubeck, Germany Inside the medieval Heiligen-Geist Hospital, stalls are stocked with ceramic gifts, wooden toys, handblown glass and handworked jewelry. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 22.

Prague Wander through the stalls at Old Town Square. Czech glass, wooden puppets and honey wax candles make great stocking stuffers. From Nov. 25 to Jan. 6. pragueexperience.com.

Vienna Austria's Christkindlmarkt features traditional handicrafts, rustic Christmas-tree decorations, candied fruit and mulled wine. From Nov. 15 to Dec. 24. vienna.info.

Copenhagen Taste fresh Danish salami and mead, apple pancakes and spices at Tivoli Gardens. From Nov. 18 to Dec. 23. www. tivoli.dk.