Our weekend trip to Edinburgh brought us to our very first European Christmas Market. It was like a fairy tale.
Gorgeously decorated stalls stretched in every direction offering lovely handcrafted gifts, delicious food, and plenty of holiday kitsch.
It was glorious, Christmas-carol-filled, pine-scented perfection. And in the center of the market, a lovely little skating rink.
I think they had fun.
We skated, shopped, drank Nutella hot chocolate and hot, mulled wine, ate hand-twisted German pretzels and bratwurst and fresh, warm donuts, and soaked it all in.
I’d always wanted to see the Christmas markets in Europe, and this one lived up to every single bit of hype. It was everything you’d want it to be. (Matt says it was better than the ones he went to last year in Brussels and Brugge.) The perfect way to start our Christmas season.