Christmas is an opportunity to spend time with friends and family, embrace the joy of the season, and visit lots of festive events, including Christmas German markets. If you are lucky enough to fly out to Germany or Bavaria this December, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the authentic experience; the majority of us, however, won’t have the chance to travel during such a busy month.
Instead, why not make the most of the excellent Christmas market events that we have available in the UK? From the renowned Winter Wonderland in London to Lincoln’s popular Christmas market, Balloominations UK Ltd review why everyone should visit a German market this Christmas:
Many of us don’t realise that Germany actually originated some of our most popular Christmas traditions, which were brought over in the Victorian era when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert. Some of these festive customs include; an advent to countdown the days until Christmas; cutting down a fir tree to be brought inside the home and decorated with lights; decorating the house in green and red; and the story of Santa Claus.
German markets are abound with a wide variety of gift options guaranteed to impress even the pickiest of recipients; from hand-crafted, traditional wooden toys to intricate glass pieces, delicious savoury and sweet food, and alcohol, those looking to steer away from the mainstream and purchase something unique will undoubtedly find plenty of choices. What’s more, you can discover handmade ornaments for your tree as well as other classic decorations that will bring a nostalgic feel to your home.
Gift and food stalls are not the only features of a German market; if you want a fun day out with the family, there are lots of ways to keep everyone entertained. Watch an ice skating show, brave a ride on the Ferris wheel, or take a spin around the rink yourself. The children are certainly not left behind, with the chance to meet real reindeer or pay a visit to Santa Claus in his grotto.
At every German market, you will discover gastronomic treats to sustain you throughout the day. German delicacies like hot glühwein and bratwurst – mulled wine and sausage – are available on many stands and stalls, which can be interspersed with sweeter freshments such as stollen, a traditional loaf made with dried fruit and spices, and lebkuchen, a honey-spice biscuit akin to gingerbread.
Reminiscent of an alpine village, German markets are filled with quaint, wooden stalls and illuminated by relaxing Christmas lighting. If you would like to create this festive atmosphere at your own event, look no further than the premium quality balloon event lighting at Balloominations UK Ltd. To find out more, don’t hesitate to contact us on 07419 987504, or alternatively just fill out our simple online form.