The One with the Weiden Christmas Market


Monday, December 2, 2013

One of the things we've been looking forward to most about this winter is going to all the Christmas markets Germany is famous for! Chris has been "on call" the last week so we couldn't venture further than a half hour away so we decided to go to the Weiden Christmas market on Saturday night. 
Weiden will always have a special place in our hearts because it's the very first town we visited when we moved here. We love it so.
We parked in an underground garage and made our way up to the "mall" - which was totally decked out - hooray!
Let Christmas begin!
It gets dark by 4:10pm so the lights were already on when we arrived. So pretty.
Welcome to the Christmas market! That's not what this sign says, but I don't know what it says... I really need to work on learning German.
Manger scene in a glass case.
There were little shops set up on the street selling all kinds of knick knacks and baked goods.
Fox wanted some chocolate, so chocolate we got!
It was dark chocolate. I prefer milk chocolate. That's one of the very few things I did not inherit from my dad - he LOVES dark chocolate! I'm like him in practically every other way though.
Soaking it all in.
The town hall is an advent calendar and will open up a window every day leading up to Christmas.
Walking through the tunnel to the other half of the market.
Twinkle twinkle!
It was a short trip, perfect for our first one!
As we were leaving the bells were ringing.

We got some brats for dinner and then headed home!

Pretty much every city has a Christmas market - that's a LOT of markets! We're hoping to go to the biggest and best one (supposedly) in Nuremberg this weekend!
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