Christmas Markets in Europe

December 18, 2012

From Strasburg to Cologne, the historic Christmas Markets are a time for indulging in holiday treats and Yuletide joy.

Nothing evokes the spirit of Christmas like strolling through the fabled Christmas Markets of Old World Europe with a steaming cup of hot mulled wine in hand, as you inhale the sweet scent of cinnamon and spice.   

These markets serve as a festive meeting place for family and friends to celebrate the Yuletide season. It is a picturesque scene right out of a children’s storybook with caroling and thousands of sparkling lights strewn across stalls stacked with Christmas tree decorations, wooden toys, handmade arts and crafts, candles and ceramics. Here the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas is alive and well.

Each year millions of visitors come to celebrate the holiday season and indulge their sweet tooth with artfully decorated pastries that seem to have crawled off the pages of a medieval cookbook. It is an experience you won't forget.

I don't know about you, but I would gladly give up malls and toys that are made in China. To me, this is how the holidays should be celebrated – in an outdoor market surrounded by the sights, smells and sounds of a good old fashioned Christmas. 

Happy Holidays!




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