I'm sure that most cities now get involved in the whole German Christmas market thing, I know Nottingham does and I can't wait to get back home to see it!
But last weekend (December 3-6) Lincoln's Christmas market came to town, with stalls from as far as Neustadt in Germany. (It was the first German Christmas market to come to the UK!)
I went to the market on Saturday evening and it was so chaotic I could hardly see anything. As you can see from the pictures above, it was difficult to even get close to some of the stalls!
It was just like any other Christmas with German sausages, lots of candles, handmade jewellery, cheese and other overpriced gift-y things. but with over 250 stalls of it.
I don't want to sound overly critical, I would definitely go again because it's only a 10 minute walk for me, but it's just a very overwhelming experience with a bit too much to look at and too many people and too much of the same thing.
However, it's a nice way to start of the festive season and even if the gifts are too over priced for you (like they were for me) you can still have a wander round and look at all the interesting things the stalls have to offer, or you can get some mulled wine or hot chocolate or a hot dog.
The market was voted Best UK Market by The Daily Mail, but do you know of any better UK markets?