Along with the market stalls there are many food stalls selling sweets and savouries, but the real experience is inside one of the food halls. The music is blasting, the place is festively decorated and the people are merrily chomping on delicious German food and glugging sipping mulled wine and steins of beer. As you can see, the plates are quite full and you could probably share one between you and a friend, but we were hungry and greedy and couldn’t decide between these two dishes, so got them both. I would happily just eat a plate of those cheesy noodles. A live band started up with festive songs just as we got our food, and their heavily accented singing and upbeat attitude really made the experience. If you are interested, the market is on until the 18th of December, and open everyday 10:30-9:30 (except Sundays they close at 7). Tomorrow we are headed back, only this time, to check out the beer tent! Prost!
We went to our first Christmas market of the season in Leeds at their Christkindlemarkt, a traditional German Christmas market. Lot’s of people are saying it’s too early for Christmas, but I tell ya, go to one of these markets and you’ll get in the festive spirit quick. Leeds market is one of the better ones I think, it’s held in Millennium square and while seems small, boasts over 40 stalls, and three restaurant chalets. They also have some pretty good gift items at reasonable prices.
Have you ever been to a Christmas market? Let me know the best ones!