Christmas Markets | Blogmas #3

Welcome to my Christmas Markets – Blogmas #3

I thought I’d share with you all one of my favourite festivities that I love to undertake each year! Christmas markets come in all shapes and sizes and in most UK cities… but also across the globe as well. I have been lucky enough to visit a couple of different Christmas markets over the last 12 months. Are you a Christmas market lover?

Christmas market are normally full of handcrafted Christmas gifts, decorations and food/drinks. There’s nothing more satisfying that wrapping up in warm clothing, hats and scarves and enjoying a warm mulled wine or cider. The smells of Christmas dried fruits and roasted chestnuts along with rich hot chocolates and yummy sausages and burgers.

 

Budapest, Hungary

 

I was lucky enough to attend the Budapest Christmas market last year! Wow, there were so many wonderful stalls selling amazing gifts and crafts. I wish I had more time to look at each stall, but it just wasn’t possible. Also the great food on offer was a must! I tried their chimney cakes which I loved (photography on the left). Budapest market was definitely more of a traditional Christmas market with the street lit with pretty Christmas lights. I visited Budapest in late November and sadly missed out on the snow… however I loved walking around in winter woollies. Hats, coats and gloves.

 

 

 

Bath, Wiltshire

 

I enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine, Christmas crafts and singing carols at the cathedral. Bath is a beautiful city, and with the market as well the place has an amazing buzz to it (not great for people who don’t like crowds). Bath always has a special feel to it around Christmas time, the Christmas aromas and the winter feel. I also meet my Grandma in Bath to exchange Christmas presents, go shopping and have a lovely lunchtime meal. Normally we explore the city and take silly photographs with the Christmas tree outside the Cathedral.

 

 

 

Winchester, Hampshire

 

Winchester is historical city in Hampshire, not far from the New Forest. The cathedral grounds is the host to Winchester Christmas market and is a beautiful setting to wander around during the daytime or at night. The wooden huts have an array of crafts, gifts, food and drinks. Winchester Christmas market also hosts a ice rink which plays Christmas songs all day long (this could get tedious!). The beautiful setting and the smells of Christmas aromas makes Winchester feel very Christmassy and makes for a great day out. You are only a short walk to the shops and lots of chain and boutique cafes and coffee shops.

 

 

 

I love visiting a Christmas market, whether that be in the UK or in Europe, you are sure have a little wander around and who doesn’t love grabbing a warm mulled wine to enjoy whilst indulging the Christmas spirit. The colourful lights, beautifully decorated wooden huts and the smelling aromas of sausages, wine, fire pits (to toast marshmallows) and Christmas music playing.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Markets Blogmas #3 post as much I did writing about the lovely markets. Have they got you in the Christmas spirit yet? I’d love to hear about your favourite Christmas market/s!

Stay tuned for Blogmas #4

 

Love

          Emma

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8 Comments

  1. December 3, 2018 / 9:04 am

    I love visiting Christmas markets too! If you ever get the chance to visit a Christmas market in Germany, definitely do that. They are so cosy and big and it’s just the best thing ever 😍

  2. Geraldine
    December 3, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    I’ve never been to a Christmas market but they always look so lovely like the ones in your pictures! Bath and Winchester look so beautiful with the lights and decorations 🤩 I would be there all day!

  3. December 3, 2018 / 7:09 pm

    Christmas markets are gorgeous! I love visiting them. That’s one thing I miss about living in Plymouth. It was on my doorstep now I have to travel to the nearest city. I’m wanting to visit Oxford for their Christmas Market, I cannot wait! Thank-you for sharing! I love how other cities and even countries celebrate with their Christmas markets.

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

  4. December 3, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Christmas markets are so charming. I haven’t been to any on your list, but I’ve been to Budapest few times and it is stunning city. Those chimney cakes are delicious. So soft and they smell so nice. 🙂

  5. December 3, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    I love Christmas markets so much! I’ve been to York and Edinburgh markets and I loved them! xx

  6. amy3harris
    December 4, 2018 / 1:30 am

    I love Christmas markets! I’d love to visit Bath’s Christmas market it looks so pretty and magical ❤ we have a Christmas market up here in Newcastle and it is so cute, lots of mulled wine, sweet stalls and the Christmas lights are great! I can’t wait to go and get hot churros with chocolate when I get time to wonder around!

    Amy xx | fleurdubelle.blogspot.co.uk

  7. December 5, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    Two years ago, for my Birthday at the end of November, we went to Prague, and the Christmas market there is amazing too!!
    Great post!

  8. December 5, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I love this post, your pictures are beautiful and now I really want to visit bath! Going to Christmas markets is one of my favourite things to do at Christmas time, one day I think I’ll have to visit Budapest and Bath! Xx

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