Here is a lovely Christmassy post to get you all in a festive mood. Earlier this week I visited the German market in Leeds and it was so much fun! The atmosphere was so cheerful and seasonal and it got me even more excited for Christmas. (I thought that wasn’t possible!) If you haven’t been to your nearest Christmas Market yet I would highly recommend it. Here is one important piece of advice though: make sure you go feeling hungry!! There are so many stalls serving the most delicious looking treats, from hot dogs and burgers to crepes and waffles, you are sure to want everything in sight!
I just love all the lights and the log cabins, it felts like I was in Lapland, so far removed from Leeds! The fact that it was such a cold evening made the experience even more authentic.
I love the green and red coats in photo below, traditional Christmas colours!
There is so much to buy at the Market and I got lots of Christmas present ideas. Dads are often quite hard to buy for but these chocolate tools are a great option.
Or a packet of flavoured coffee will always go down well!
I fell in love with all the fairy lights, the colours and textures are absolutely beautiful!
There are also loads of gorgeous candles, Christmas trinkets, baubles etc. With so many colours and designs you are sure to find a little collection of lovely gifts for friends and family.
Now it is time to talk food!
First of all we decided to try one of the german hot dogs. It was so simple and quick to order and there is ketchup and mustard a plenty to drizzle all over it… yum!
Next stop was the hot chocolate stall. This being my weakness, I just had to find out what the market had to offer and it was absolutely delicious. It also served as a very practical hand warmer! I had stupidly forgotten my gloves 🙁 Complete with whipped cream = perfection.
After a browse of the stalls it was time for a sweet treat. The waffles smelled absolutely incredible so we decided to share a sugar and cinnamon flavoured one. It was so tasty and I loved the Christmassy flavour.
There are so many more goodies that I want to try so I will definitely be coming back. The churros and the crepes being high up on my list.
Finally, we couldn’t resist buying a couple of chocolate covered marshmallows to save for later. There were so many incredible sounding flavours! I went for the zebra one (milk and white chocolate) and the honey and almond one.
I can safely say that they made the perfect evening treat after an intense dance rehearsal!
It was a great opportunity to wear my gorgeous new warm kitted jumper from Topshop. If you didn’t catch my post all about it, have a read here 🙂 Paired with my River Island fluffy rimmed coat, I was nice and warm and snug. Although a pair of gloves would have been useful…
Have you been to the Christmas Markets yet?
Lots of love