Last weekend I decided to take a trip down to Leeds after a long and hard week for a bit of TLC time with my bestie who’s recently moved there for Uni.
After hours of shopping in Leeds finest stores and dragging her through every makeup stall in Harvey Nicholas we stumbled across this year’s Christmas market in Millennium square. If you know me at all you would know that Christmas gets me bouncing and I can’t help indulging myself in everything Christmas related as soon as the 1st of November hits.
The Leeds Christmas market is a German market called “Christkindelmarkt” and is one of the UK’s most established Christmas Markets. I promise you if you go, you will not be disappointed. I think they’ve done really well making the market appropriate for all ages. It includes; handcrafted toys, jewellery, Christmas cards and festive decorations, specialty foods and traditional German delicacies such as gluhwein, bratwurst sausages, goulash, soups, schnitzels, stollen, gingerbread and candied fruits.
Of course, I think I tried about every food they had to offer! Although cues were sometimes long (a 45 min wait for candy floss on a stick) the atmosphere of the entire market was enough to keep you entertained. I’m not sure what the band playing was called but they were a wonderful addition to the Christmas market and kept the crowd entertained with the classics. As it got later and more mulled wine was consumed the band seemed more appealing to the intoxicated and made for a good show and place to have a sing along/dance.
Overall it was something that I really enjoyed and deffo put me in the Christmas spirit!
Which Christmas markets do you enjoy?