A Christmas Fair

Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas fair / Christmas lighting

Photo: courtesy of Libär on Flickr

This is a Christmas Fair I like – small streets, old houses, some stalls. In Germany we have Christmas Fairs of all kind – big ones with a lot of noise and stalls offering clothes, bags, and shoes; medium sized ones with stalls offering candles, wooden toys, sweets and that kind of beverage which is called “Glühwein” – hot wine with spices. And small ones, just one street, and often only one one Advent weekend.

Of course the weather is important, too. Christmas Fairs are most attractive when it is cold and snowing, and you are glad that you can warm your hands on a mug with Glühwein or Grog (grog = hot water and rum). Just now we have mild temperatures and rain – let’s hope we get some cold days soon!

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

2 responses to “A Christmas Fair”

  1. Wendee says :

    This sounds lovely, Ulla! You paint a wonderful picture! Wish I could share a mug of grog with you! 🙂

  2. diannemr says :

    What a gorgeous image, Ulla, it really conjures up the smells and sounds of Christmas, thank you!

    We have a Continental Christmas Market here every year, with stalls full of wonderful cheeses, cured meats and sausages, from all over Europe, including Germany. I always look forward to tasting something new there.

    I think your “Glühwein” sounds a lot like our “Mulled Wine” … one of my favourite things about Christmas, warm and spicy and wonderful to share with friends.

    Merry Christmas cheers to you! :o)

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