Monday, November 28, 2011

German Christmas Market!

Today was the official opening of the new German Christmas Market in Sofia. It's a traditional wooden-hut affair, with lots of stalls selling bratwurst, pretzels, goulash, mulled wine, punch and all kinds of sweets. There are also Christmas decorations and other souvenirs for sale, such as hand-carved wooden nutcrackers. I went with a few friends in the afternoon and we stayed, keeping ourselves warm with glasses of mulled wine, until our feet had frozen and it was time to go. A friend of ours who works for a German company was helping to organize the event, and they did a spectacular job. Every day from now until December 22 it will be open, and there will be live music, puppet shows for children, and even special appearances made by Santa Claus. I think the market looks great in the evening, too, with all of the Christmas lights decorating the place. It's located in the square across from Sofia University and, as you can see in the photo, it's right behind Alexander Nevsky Cathedral as well. If you're in Sofia, you should definitely check it out!

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