One of my favourite things to do at this time of the year is visit the Christmas markets. I think they are a great place to go for a present that is more unique and something that you won’t be able to find in a regular shop during the rest of the year. I’ve been to quite a few different ones over the years but I have to say that my favourite by far was in Mainz, but then again most people do refer to them as German Markets. Although I’m not sure why this is or where the tradition came from but it is one that I am happy to get behind!
I don’t know what it is about them that appeals to me so much. Perhaps it’s the festive feeling as you walk around? Or maybe it’s the fact that you can buy a lovely cup of mulled wine to keep you warm as you walk around the stalls? Or even that you can call it a day trip and spend the day with friends and family and enjoy some time together? Whatever the reason it is something that I will always love and I will constantly try to find a new one and go for a walk around it.
That being said I did visit the Madrid Christmas market this year and I have to say that I was a little disappointed with what was on offer. But I did go a few days after it had opened and I’m wondering if it was due to that reason and not that it is just a small market in general. I’ve had friends say that it is one of the best markets to see but I didn’t see why. However, I’m not going to let one bad experience ruin the idea for me so I’m going to head back there before I return to the UK for Christmas. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised and there will have been a change.
Hasta la fuego
Lauren 🙂 x