Are you tired or Christmas photos yet, or are you like me and can’t get enough? I didn’t think we were going to make it to any Christmas markets this year, but Friday we took the day off and went with Adam’s sister and niece to Lincoln, one of the biggest Christmas markets I’ve ever been to.
If you go on a Saturday you are a brave brave soul, because it’s so packed you are herded through the one way system. Fridays are much more manageable if you are looking at going yourself next year. You can actually get to the stalls to look at all the crafts and handmade goods, not to mention have a little breathing room and not have to wait forever at the amazing food stalls. We decided to go on the ferris wheel and Darcey-Grace loved it for the most part even though kept saying no when we asked her if she wanted to go. I think she’s just at that age where she thinks ‘no’ is the best word on the planet. We got some amazing views of the Christmas stalls inside the castle walls, the cathedral and all the lights below. I’d highly recommend going on it at night, worth the £5 fee for sure. Laura and Darcey-Grace went on the carousel, which was the fastest carousel I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s so much fun going on rides with kids, DG was loving it and shouting at me every time they made the rounds by me.We had a german sausage at the beginning of our market adventure (you have to, it’s tradition! and they are really tasty) so after a few hours we made it inside the castle grounds and it was time for dinner. There was a Lebanese stall that smelled amazing, so we had chicken wraps and they definitely didn’t disappoint.What I loved most about this year was the musicians everywhere! I don’t remember this many people playing music the previous couple years we’ve gone. There was a brass band who played jingle bells especially for us because DG was clapping for them, and we ran into these guys singing frosty the snowman near the exit. If I wasn’t feeling festive, I am for sure now after all the Christmas cheer going on in Lincoln!
Have you made it to any Christmas markets this year? Leave links to your posts below in the comments so we can all go along too.