Saturday, 6 December 2014

Blogmas Day 6 - Weekend Wisdom: Christmas Cheer In The City

If you're an avid reader of my blog you'll know that Dan and I recently relocated & moved from Middlesbrough to Leeds. It was equally as exciting as it was nerve wrecking, but there was something that I was really really super duper excited for... Having Christmas time in a city. As much as I love Middlesbrough & I'm so proud of being from the North East, there's just something about the buzz of a city at Christmas time that's so unforgettable. 

The Christmas markets were top of my to do list, even before we moved to Leeds these were what I was most excited about, so I had super high expectations! The Christkindelmarkt markets (try saying that after a few German beers) are situated in the perfectly picturesque & award winning Millennium Square and consists of over 40 wooden chalet style stalls offering a whole host of German delights.

I'm not a hoarder in the slightest, but I love all the little trinkets that Christmas Markets have to offer, there were stalls selling handmade baubles, scented candles and the most delicious looking chocolate covered marshmallows. Talking about food... Oh my god the food!... The Germans' are famous for their Bratwurst (on in English - Absolutely huge sausages) and the Markets were in abundance of them. There were loads of chocolatey based stalls too, it was super duper tempting but we ended up just grabbing a Bratwurst & a German Beer in the Beer tent. Win win situation right?
Even though the Markets were quite small compared to other cities, the Christmassy atmosphere was still fully alive. The smells, the sights, the tunes, everything was just perfectly festive.

Having the Christkindelmarkt Markets right on my door step is amazing & gets me so much more in the Christmas Spirit. The whole city seems to be alight with festivities - Christmas feels so different in the City.

Dan & I are off to Manchester Christmas Markets in a week and a halfs time so I'm super duper excited for that as I know they're going to be amazing but is there anywhere else you would recommend as a festive retreat?

Thank you so much for reading. Lots of love.

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