Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gamla Stan Christmas Market

Being American I had never been to or really known anything about Christmas Markets but they seem to be a big deal in Europe. From what I've learned about them they began in Germany and have grown popular in many European countries. I put off going to the market as long as I could, hoping for a snowy day to explore in. But alas, no snow in Stockholm so I had to cave. Arriving in Gamla Stan I was immediately in the Christmas spirit seeing all the lights and garlands.
The market its self was full of little red shed booth thingys (pretty sure that's the technical term) selling many Chrismtas goodies like gingerbread  . . . 
and Moose, Wild Pig, or Reindeer sausages . . . 
Mistletoe and evergreen wreaths . . . 
and of course Glögg, which is a little cup of hot mulled wine with raisins and blanched almonds. I was too busy drinking my cup to snap a picture of it but it was delicious and it definitely completed the Christmas Market experience.
I know the Stockholm Christmas Market isn't as famous as those in Germany but I can't imagine a better one - except maybe with a little snow!
Love Always,


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