One of the things I have been anxiously awaiting to visit this holiday season is a Christmas market. We went to the German Christmas market in London two years ago and came home with the fondest Christmas memories. I do not think we will get to London this year but it was our first time to check out the Christmas market in Bath, England. We moved to Bath on the evening of the 23rd of December last year and had just missed the opportunity to visit it before closed for the holidays. Days before the market was ready to be opened we were seeing all the signs of it being set up around the Bath Abbey. From what I had seen online I did not think it would be as big as it was and the stalls seemed to fit every little alley, nook, and cranny around the Roman Baths area in town. We even found glühwein to keep us warm as we enjoyed the evening of holiday cheer. I will say there were quite a lot of people also enjoying the holiday cheer as the crowds were thick. It did not stop us from having an amazing time and even meeting some great people.
We met up with a couple of Ryan’s work colleagues which made the night even more joyous as we could share it with family and friends. Our christmas gift to ourselves was buying in on the 3 bottle deal at the hot sauce stand. Since we love things spicy two of our three bottles was The End, the hottest one available and very tasty. My kids fell in love with a stand that boasted tons of tiny figurines each with their own personality and character. ‘Uncle’ Hugo bought each of my sons one for Christmas: Ronan chose a blue dragon and Maddox chose a black bat. I got a chance to talk to the couple who were selling them who are originally from Australia but have been traveling over here. While he drives she makes these creative figurines on a tray on her lap. I really loved all the Christmas ones she had available including the figgy pudding ornaments for the tree.
It was a lovely evening and I hope to keep checking back around the markets each time we are in town. There is something about being around the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas that really put me in a great mood.
Q: Have you been to a Christmas market this year?