A Christmas Fair
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!