It’s not Christmas without a good old trip to the busy Christmas Markets. And this year, I had the pleasure to take my dearest mum and dad to see them.
My Mum and Dad have lived in Manchester for nearly 20 years, but sadly they’ve never found the time to visit the Christmas Markets. We’re so lucky to live in one of the best city’s in the UK to do the German markets, and I couldn’t wait for them to see what there is for the very first time.
THIS LITTLE FAMILY WENT TO THE MARKET
The one bad thing about the markets is how busy they are… there just isn’t a time when no one is about. So to avoid as many people as possible, me, my Mum, Dad and Callum decided to go on a Saturday morning at 10am as soon as they opened. Then, it wasn’t too bad. There were still a lot more people than I thought, but at least we could actually see the stalls and stroll around.
Dad was born and grew up in Germany, so it was really nice for him to see things that reminded him of being a boy. Big currywurst sausages, chocolate and marshmellow on sticks, german beer, and chocolates with ‘ich liebe dish’ written on them. It was lovely!
We had a selfie with the big Santa in Albert’s Square (dad has his eyes closed so couldn’t upload it) and a bratwurst hotdog and hot chocolate at one of the bars. It was absolutely chucking it down, so we tried to take shelter as much as we could. Luckily, we managed to see everything – including the cheeses, chocolates, and ornaments. I couldn’t believe the line for the Yorkshire pudding Christmas wraps even in the pouring rain!
After a long walk round every single stall in the Christmas markets, I can confirm they’re the exact same ones every year. But that still doesn’t stop me going back, it’s just not Christmas without them! My Mum and Dad really enjoyed them too, and they can finally say they’ve seen them. My Dad is tucking into the pie he bought there as I write this haha.
Have you been to the markets yet? Or do you have ones where you live? Let me know in the comments!