The sidewalks were quite slick with ice on the walk down to the markets but the sun was out and shinning bright. I arrived at the markets after a 20 minute walk from my flat, and I was delighted to see that not only do they have traditional Christmas market vendors but they also have a mini amusement park full of carnival rides and an ice skating rink!
Their were also a variety of food vendors where you could buy candies, sweets, sausage, crepes, german pretzels, hot roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and much more!
There were also shops where you could buy an assortment of different gifts. I especially enjoyed the vendor where they had animal hats and highland cow slippers!
If you fancy a fortune reading there is even a wild gypsy on hand to tell you what lies in your future....
And now, back to more food.....
Chocolate covered peppers anyone?
The picture below shows a desert called chocolate covered kisses. They are marshmallows with a waffle coating dipped in various chocolates. Yum!
When we saw chocolate covered strawberry's my friend Amy and I couldn't help but indulge and as you can imagine they were magically delicious!
Giant gingerbread cookies to welcome all the people to the city
Since the markets started this Thursday the place was crowded with people. It was fun to walk through the crowds and see all of the food people were chowing down on.
I am really looking forward to taking a ride on the ferris wheel. I am saving this for a night time activity because the markets are decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. I hope to get some pictures of the markets during the night time activities later this holiday season.
This was an interesting attraction for kids. As you can see each kid gets their own bubble which is on water. They can run and bump into the other bubbles inside the dome. A futurist version of human bumper cars.
The sign below translates to "You are Cordially Welcome." The market definitely put me in the holiday spirit, especially since I missed Thanksgiving this year. I am really looking forward to the arrival of Christmas! I will be traveling down to Amsterdam to meet up with some family friends and then we are traveling north to London for Christmas. Going to the markets got me excited for my upcoming trip and I can't wait to spend the holiday's with friends from back home! Until next time, I will see you on the internet.