I don’t think it can get more Christmassy for me than paying a visit to Leeds German Christmas market. It’s a yearly tradition for Millennium Square to host the market, full of wooden stalls with food, sweets and traditional Christmas ornaments.
During the years I’ve lived here I have never been able to actually walk around all the stalls. I’ve usually been in town during a weekend to go – stupid, I know! I’m very pleased to say that this year I went with some lovely colleagues mid-week and I was able to experience it properly. Well, as properly as you can avoiding entering any of the huts or the main tent. I have been there before but now I’m too old for listening to the same band, the same songs and drinking myself numb. I prefer this version, walking around and enjoying the Christmas spirit it brings.
I love the stall with all the angels and I wish they had more ornament related stalls to offer but more or less all the rest offer different types of food or sweets and I suppose that’s what sells. I did enjoy a cup of mulled wine walking around and it warmed me up well on a cold night like this.
The most beautiful attraction is the merry-go-round which I could stare at forever instead of actually ride on it.
If you have a Christmas Market near by, do go and visit as I assure you it’ll give you the Christmas spirit. Remember to bring plenty of cash as they’re quite expensive. I paid £7 for a cup of mulled wine but I did get to keep the cup so I’m still happy. I might have to go back again before it closes down and buy myself some roasted almonds, they are to die for!!
Have you been to a Christmas Market yet? How do you get into the Christmas spirit?