These markets are extremely popular all over Germany and Northern Europe as traders set up their unique wooden chalet-type stalls creating a Christmas Village. The traditional German Market turns St Ann's Square into a glittering winter wonderland with brightly lit traditional wooden chalets packed full of unusual Christmas gifts. Right in the heart of the city, Albert Square is transformed into a bustling festive, European market place with gifts galore.
The stalls sell a variety of crafts and traditional Christmas gifts and decorations such as hand-made glass Christmas tree baubles and hand-made wooden toys There are lots of treats to be enjoyed including spicy pickles, hot chestnuts, delicious marzipan stollen and not to be missed is the Gluhwein stall. In Germany it's not Christmas without this warm festive drink, guaranteed to lift your Christmas spirit and bring a rosy glow to your cheeks! There are gifts galore, including decorative pottery and glassware, jewellery and crafts. You can find French cheeses and charcuterie, Dutch plants and bulbs, Christmas trees, Belgian chocolates, homemade chutney, pickles, aromatic oils and Christmas decorations.
Official Website: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/markets/specialist/christmas.htm
Added by Nik_Doof on August 6, 2006