Yuletide Fairytale

After the Leed's Hyde Park fireworks display yesterday, there is nothing more exciting for me then the build up to Christmas.

One of my favourite time's of the year has to be the German Market at Christmas time. Back in Birmingham, it was one of the busiest but enjoyable times at Christmas. Every year without a doubt, me and my friends would take several trips to the city centre trying out the chocolate covered fruit, currywursts, crepes, sugared coated nuts, mulled wine and baileys chocolate. Alongside the food and drink, Birmingham City Centre would always be incredibly well decorated with the traditional wooden stalls, festive greenery and colourful carousel rides. A few of the main attractions included the outdoor ice skating rink and the bandstand providing festive music from local bands.

It was therefore great to find out last year that Leeds also had the Christkindelmarkt, providing a little bit of Germany in the heart of the city centre. One of the largest and established markets in the UK, the twinkling lights in the Millennium square create a magical and continental atmosphere making it a special Christmas. However what makes Leeds great is the authentic bier-keller (beer tent) experience with real German bier and authentic German musical entertainment.

If you ever have a chance to go to a German Market, take full advantage of it, especially with friends as those moments are the best to treasure.

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