Christmas markets are a sure way of getting that festive feeling. While many can be too crowded and filled with lots of cheap tack, there are usually hand-made items produced by local artists available as well.
The main reason I enjoy visiting Christmas markets so much though is to sample the delicious food and drink on offer.
Now that I’m back home in Liverpool, I’ve managed to make it to Manchester Christmas Market twice and both times I devoured a feast of treats.
Ohhhh mulled wine, how I love thee. I’m not a big drinker, but I do enjoy mulled wine… a lot. When the weather is freezing cold, numbing my face and fingertips, the warmth of a cup of mulled wine acts as an extremely tasty defroster.
A curried German sausage in a roll, toppled with mustard and tomato ketchup. Christmas markets are nothing without a bratwurst or two. It was the Germans after all who invented the Christmas market back in the Middle Ages.
Bacon and potatoes
I’d never tried bacon and potatoes at a Christmas Market before, but oh boy was this traditional German food delicious. I could’ve easily eaten several portions.
I was also tempted by the smell of a hog roast and gobbled down a pork and stuffing roll, following by a waffle with strawberries. When I start my new job in January, I’m definitely going to have to join a gym! Here are some more festive images from Manchester Christmas market:
Last year I went to Lincoln Christmas Market, which takes place over one weekend at the beginning of December and is set in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.
What is your favourite food/drink to have at Christmas markets?