One of the popular attractions of the Christmas market is the nativity scene (also crèche or crib) which is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as it was described by Matthew and Luke. There are a few stalls that have food that are very popular, there is Zwetschgamännla which are dried fruit figures, Lebkuchen and Magenbrot which are traditional Christmas cookies of soft gingerbread variation, Christstollen which is a Christmas variation of the traditional German cake which is a egg bread that is stuffed with candied fruit and Bratwurst the popular German Sausage. Although one of the main attractions of the is the very popular Christmas drink mulled wine. But there is another drink that is just as popular at these markets and it is the Eierpunsch which is a egg based drink that is similar to eggnog. These two drinks are popular because they both help keep people warm. If you want to get something to remember at a Christmas market or a one of a kind gift then how about a Nussknacker. This is a specially carved nutcracker that is in the shape of a toy soldier that is well known around the the world.
There is a Christmas market in Toulouse is held every December at the Place du Capitole which is in the centre of the city. With this two hectares stretch of paradise being in the heart of the city it means that the Christmas market can be accessed by everyone and would be some of the most ideal Midi-Pyréné
The Christmas market has spread to all over the world, from humble local beginning in small towns to big city centres in places like New York and London. In some places it is held in multiple spots for example in London there are over 10 in various parts of the city. Christmas markets will continue to have a place in this would have it truly does capture the spirit of Christmas in getting people together.
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