Saturday, 3 December 2011
Mcr Xmas markets
The Manchester Christmas markets are amongst the biggest and the best. They are in full swing now, having opened on 17th November, for the 13th year. Independent stallholders come from all over Europe to sell their wares alongside local craftsmen and women.
Travel guide Frommer’s travel named Manchester as one of the top 10 Christmas market locations, alongside Barcelona, Vancouver and Dresden.
There are nine markets at eight sites in the city centre this year containing dozens and dozens of stalls. We start today at the French Christmas Market in King Street and partake in a cup of seasonal French vin chaud. Just around the corner you can have the Germanic equivalent -gluhwein, or if you are feeling particularly Anglo Saxon about your choice of warm festive tipple, a cup of wassail (mulled cider).
More at: www.visitmanchester.com/lovexmas and for a good 6 minute video of this year's Christmas markets go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQzoQ8Jxf8