As promised this little post is going to be about my lovely visit to the Manchester Christmas Markets 2015.
I had a weekend booked off work and I thought what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to visit my best friend Alex in Manchester.
I had never been to Manchester before and didn’t really know what to expect; that place is huge! You need to get a bus everywhere or your feet will actually fall off. Although when I saw the Primark there I almost fainted…it’s safe to say I was in heaven.
The first thing we did was go for a good ol’ curry in a restaurant called Lal Qila and it was beautiful (this is probably the first picture of me that I’ve posted on here).
After a great night we had a long sleep and awoke to so much rain but we were ready for the Christmas Markets. It didn’t stop raining all day but we made our first pit stop for traditional Belgian Waffles and Mini Pancakes.
After our pitstop we spent many hours walking around the gorgeous market stalls which covered Manchester in a mulled wine, wooden cabin covered blanket. The day was gorgeous despite the rain and I have never walked so much in my life but I couldn’t help myself from smiling as everybody was walking around soaking in the festive feeling.
The stalls sold everything from beautiful, handmade christmas ornaments to the best smelling sausages ever! I could have bought everything from the entire market but unfortunately that would have cost a fortune and would mean I would have about 12 million bags to take back on the train with me (not too wise!).
We took many pictures before having dinner at Wagamamas to escape the cold and then ended the day with a night-time stroll to a beautiful stall for a hot mug of Cherry Glühwein with Amaretto (I could have drank a trillion of them).
I honestly would recommend the Manchester Christmas Markets to anyone, I would definitely be revisiting again. My Goal is to go to a European Christmas Market possibly in Cologne or Prague. That will probably end up happening next year but it would be absolutely amazing to do that.
I wished I had longer to spend there and that it didn’t rain for the entire day but to be honest it did not affect how happy I felt at the end of the weekend.
As soon as we got back to Alex’s flat we got straight into our onesies and reflected on what an amazing day we’d had.
I hope you enjoyed this short post and let me know if there is anything you’d like me to post about next time.
Hope you’re all starting to feel festive (I know I am with all my university deadlines creeping on me, ahh!!)
Thanks for reading,