Saturday, December 28, 2013


A couple of days after Christmas we decided that we hadn't seen enough Christmas Markets yet.  We were planning to go to a few others, but realized too late that many of them were closed after Christmas Day.  (We had been told they were always open until the end of the year)  Luckily, Strassbourg, France was one that was still open.  I have been to Strassbourg many times because it is a 20 min drive from my Grandma's house.  We would usually spend a day there whenever we visited her.  In fact, Nathan had been there as well, 6 years ago when we visited before we had kids.  Its a charming French city with an amazing Cathedral.  I was super excited to see their Christmas Market, and it did not disappoint!  The market was divided into sections throughout the city.  Each section celebrated traditional foods from different parts of Europe.  It was fun to have some new foods to try. And it seemed like every single store went all out decorating their exterior.  It was so much fun to see it all.  Julianne found a small German Christmas pyramid to take home.  We stayed out till past dark and the kids survived the cold with their watery eyes and runny noses.  But we all had a great time.  

The carousel made it worth it for the kids.  They rode twice and picked the 'submarine' both times.  It was so funny seeing their little faces through the submarine windows as they went around!


Sabine Schindler said...

Beautiful! Even though I have been to Strasbourg many times, I've never seen their Christmas Market. Maybe we'll go with you, while you're in Germany?
That would be awesome!

Meghan and Tyler said...

Strasbourg... I loved Strasbourg. So fun. I can feel the magic of the Christmas markets in your picture.