I had so many festive things planned in for December, you’d think that visiting a Christmas market would be right on the top of the list. I did walked through the Christmas market in Newcastle but that doesn’t count because it’s really small and didn’t pique my interest. When it comes to Christmas markets, size really does matter… maybe next year.

german market jet2

After the slight disappointment of Newcastle Christmas market, it was as if by magic that I returned home that evening to a large parcel from Jet2 which was filled to the brim of festive market goodies.

wooden soldiers christmas decorations
german market mulled wine mugs

As I opened the package, I began to feel more festive with the unravelling of each gift.

From spice-scented candles, to mince pies, to classic German market mulled wine mugs to wooden toy soldier decorations, I had all the little bits to create the experience at home.

homemade chocolate yulelog baking kit
german christmas biscuit
christmas spice candle

As I mulled the wine, I also baked a chocolate yule log, made Bailey’s hot chocolate with extra mini marshmallows and indulged in belgian chocolates. All of these tickled my senses and desires for an authentic European Christmas market experience for December 2019.

Since I’m deciding that I want to travel more in 2019, I’m seriously consider booking a trip now because I’m not sure if I can wait until next Christmas.

I’m thinking a winter weekend away to enjoy a European city break. But where to? Does anyone recommend any fave European cities? I quite fancy Cologne, or Vienna, maybe Zegreb in Croatia.

I’m searching for some inspiration so I’d love to know what your favourite winter destination or European city break is?

christmas flatlay

If you’ve blogged about about it, that’s even better! Send me your links or let me know in the comments below.

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