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Celebrating the oncoming of Christmas in Germany

December 23, 2010

Christmas is so much fun here! For Christmas they go out all the way. The celebration begins 11-24 to 12-23. Almost one month of celebrating Christmas! They have a Christmas market (Weihnachtsmarkt also known as Christkindlmarkt). It pull in tons of residents and visitors from different cities and all over the world. All of Germany have this market in pretty much each cities. The bigger the cities ofcourse the bigger the markets and festival. Here in Esslingen they have two: Traditional Christmas market and the Medieval Christmas market. They sells crafts, have games, have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, drink Gluhwein (hot wine that taste so yummy and keep you warm on a nice cold night walking through the market). Plenty of eating and performance on stage. Does not cost a thing to get in or watch. It is totally free. Just have to pay for drink, beverage, and crafts.

If your interested in being a part of this festivity and can’t make it to Germany it is okay. There might be a Christmas Market in your area and you might not be aware of it. It might not be big as it is here but atleast you can get a feel of a typical German Christmas market, taste some Gluhwein and traditional German food! Let me give you the link encase you would like to attend one next year:)
America: http://www.germanfoods.org/consumer/events/christmasmarkets.cfm
Canada: http://www.christkindl.ca/

Alright everyone I would like to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
This is my last post for the year….please enjoy the photos of Esslingen and Ludwigsburg Weihnachtsmarkts in no particular order.

Esslingen Weihnachtsmarkt

Chestnuts

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire

Christmas Market

Gluhwein Mull wein

drinking a nice hot cup of Gluwein to stay warm

Esslingen weihnachtsmarkt

Alcoholic Love Potions

Love Potions (fruit flavor alcohol)

Ludwigsburg

Ludwigsburg Castle

Ludwigsburg Castle

Sweets: Heart Gingerbread, Chestnuts, Peanuts, and tons more

Sweets: Heart Gingerbread, Chestnuts, Peanuts, and tons more

Rathaus

The old Rathaus...old and beautiful

Ludwigsburg

Eating a big Bretzel

Enjoying a Bretzel big as my Face with a cup of hot Egg Nog Creame with Rum...Happy Holiday Everyone

Enjoy your holiday festivities everyone and talk to you all next year!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2010 3:08 am

    The pictures are wonderful! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your lovely corner of the world. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. December 29, 2010 3:09 am

    Your photos are awesome. I want some of that egg nog too!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

  3. December 29, 2010 4:12 pm

    What beautiful pictures! They make me want to come to Germany for Christmas! And that pretzel! Yum! I love giant pretzels! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  4. December 31, 2010 10:20 pm

    oh Lora, I just loved seeing the Christmas markets and the decorations. Germany really is a super place to be during this holiday. I wish I could experience it. Hoping your Christmas day was filled with fun and love. Happy New Year from New York City!

  5. January 2, 2011 10:30 am

    Gorgeous photos! Made me feel very happy to say I live here. 🙂

    Hope you had a great holiday!

  6. January 4, 2011 8:14 am

    Thanks everyone…I hope all of you had a festive holiday. Happy New Year everyone. I wish and hope all your wants, needs, and wishes come true this year!

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