Advent season has only just started and it’s magic! In these days Birmingham’s German Christmas market is a nice place to be and the city looks marvellous with its Christmas decorations. The light’s brightness is everywhere and just standing there and taking at look at it is worth going there. It delights me to have the pleasure of visiting a Christmas market in Birmingham because this is a German tradition and I badly would have missed going there. In fact, for me there is no difference betweeen a Christmas market in Germany and the German Christmas market in Birmingham. People meet friends and family to spend a nice time together and to put themselves in the right mood for Christmas. They eat delicious food, drink hot mulled wine, listen to Christmas songs and maybe buy nice things on the market. So, the Christmas market makes me feel like home and going on the Christmas market should be a very important item on everybody’s Christmas to-do list.
Besides visiting the Christmas market, we use the Advent season to prepare ourselves for Christmas. This includes that we decorate our homes and make an Advent wreath. Every Sunday we light a candle and enjoy spending time with the family. In my family we bake various Christmas biscuits and drink hot chocolate with cream while listening to Christmas songs and having a great time together. I love to think of Christmas presents for my beloved and to see their bright faces on Christmas Eve. But before this great event on Christmas Eve can start, my mother and I spend the entire day with preparing and cooking food. When nearly everything is done we change clothes, go to church to put ourselves into the thoughful mood of Christmas Eve and spend the night within the close family circle.
I hope you enjoy the Advent season as much as I do and maybe we run into each other on Birmingham’s great German Christmas market! See you there!