We made it to our FIRST Christmas market! Despite the chaos of the move we made time to sneak in a little fun! Even better we got to experience it with some new friends 🙂
I love the cute little town of Dudeldorf, we actually looked at a house there in the city square, but we quickly learned that city square living isn’t for us…why? Well look above, that would’ve been the front of our house during the Christmas Market! I love the historic little city and it was a perfect setting for the Christmas Market. While it was cold out we were protected from the wind from the high city buildings and actually stayed warm. I heard one of the reasons to attend the Dudeldorf Christmas Market is because each booth is supposed to sell at least 1 handmade item, not sure if that is officially true but there were lots of handmade items being sold.
We had fun walking around all the different stalls and seeing what they had to offer. You could buy wreaths, decor, candles, soap, scarves, toys, tons of stuff! There were tons of people there but it didn’t feel overly crowded which was great for me since I’m not a fan of crowds.
Bub, still not a fan of the camera, and Mr. B photo bombing the pic with his fork!
We were able to taste some goodies as well. Warm waffles with powdered sugar, they tasted like the shortbread cookies you get in the blue tin and were divine! Cotton candy and pizza as well! I went in search of water but all the booths were selling hot drinks like hot wine, or hot juice, such as hot grape juice. They couldn’t figure out why we would want water. We ended up getting some of the ‘hot grape juice’ served cold, I’m sure they thought we were bonkers! So note to self, for the next Christmas Market we need to take our own water!
Some sort of cooked meat that spins the whole time while it cooks, it looked tasty but the line was long!
Bea had fun browsing and looking for just the right ornament, the hunt is still on…
I found a few cute decorations for the house, which I’ll have to show you after we get a house! We were looking for Christmas ornaments, as it’s our tradition to get a new one for each person every year, but none of us found one that night.
Overall it was neat to get out and walk this historic city and browse the market stalls, I can see how it would get a bit dull if you were hitting all of the markets in one year so we’re going to space them out and do a few each year. The boys enjoyed the food but did not enjoy walking around looking at the booths with stuff for sale, I mean they are teenage boys, can ya blame them?! One Christmas Market down, many to go! Any recommendations on which ones are MUST sees?!
Boo bribing me not to go look in a shop by letting me take his pic near this awesome covered wall ;p