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THE Christmas market bucket list

By BzDani 01 Dec 2017

Is it even Christmas until you've been to a Christmas market?


Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming because you just want to do everything but realistically, it's going to be busy so it's best to plan what you'll get up to.

This bucket list takes you through everything you need to do so you don't miss anything out:

  • Wrap up!
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    It may seem obvious but it might surprise you how cold you'll get walking around on a winter evening so it's a perfect time to dig out the bobble hat, scarf, gloves and your big coat. Who said layers aren't in fashion?
  • Eat a Bratwurst 
    Seen as Christmas markets originated in Germany, it'd be rude not to sample a traditional Bratwurst sausage. They are HUGE and a lot more filling than you think but taste absolutely amazing.
  • Go on the carousel
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    No, it's not just for the kids! Drag your friends or girlfriend/boyfriend on with you and release your inner child or ask them to take a perfect Instaworthy picture of you to upload. Either way, it's a LOT of fun.
  • Do some Christmas shopping
    Pick up some gifts whilst you're there. They'll be unique so you can guarantee nobody else around the Christmas table will have bought them the same thing. Stalls have everything from baubles to winter accessories, so get into shopping mode. 
  • Have a stein of beer
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    Even if beer isn't your thing, give it a try and get into the spirit whilst you're there! There will be plenty of places to get one, so get into the German spirit and sometimes you can even take the glass home with you. Whatever you do, don't overdo it!
  • Sample some glühwein
    If beer isn't your thing, what better than a cup of mulled wine to warm you up when you're freezing? At most markets, you can buy a cup and get constant free refills of the good stuff - it'd be rude not to I suppose.
  • Take a selfie with Santa
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    It's not Christmas without him! It doesn't matter if you've spotted the official Santa in his grotto or just someone dressed up as him, it's a perfect photo op.

There are hundreds of markets all over the UK so if you're not sure which one to head to, here's a list to help you decide!

Whether you visit a market every year or it's your first time, take everything in and appreciate the German culture with a British twist. 

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