The Christmas Market Experience

One of my favourite festive activities for the month of December is visiting all the different Christmas markets. I always visit Winter Wonderland in London every year with my family as part of a little tradition that we do together, however my favourites are European Christmas markets. I love everything from the beautiful wooden chalets, craftsmen selling exquisite handmade decorations and gifts, and drinking warm mulled wine whilst strolling around.

I received this beautiful hamper from Jet 2 Holidays full of festive goodies from Christmas markets around Europe to get into the Christmas spirit! There are many reasons why I love European Christmas markets the most including seeing how Father Christmas changes from one country to the next, finding unusual gifts that you wouldn’t find back at home, discovering different food and regional favourites you only see at this time of the year, and enjoying the different interpretations a classic Christmas market. Jet2CityBreaks offers a range of different deals for city breaks where you can go and experience these incredible Christmas markets for yourself such as Berlin (I need to go next year), Strasbourg, Brussels and Krakow. Is there anything more magical than experience the festive period in a different country?!

Hot chocolate and mulled wine instantly bring back memories, they’re must-have drinks for this time of the year and I love enjoying them at home in the evening, snuggled on the sofa watching a Christmas movie. However this hamper is also full of another amazing goodies such as traditional nutcrackers (which are now on my tree), spice scented candles, make-your-own yule log and portable phone charger which is a must for when you’re out and about in December taking photos of everything related to Christmas.

Now you can’t go visit a market and not pick up a traditional cookie and souvenir mug to take home and enjoy with a mince pie once your trip is over. This year I didn’t visit any markets abroad but next year I definitely would love to next year, I’ve already been browsing Jet2Holidays this evening for ideas. Also if you’re interested they have an incredible competition at the moment where you can actually win a holiday and there will be a few winners, so it’s definitely worth checking out. There will be one competition each day between 17th December – 25th December, so don’t miss your chance of winning!

Rebecca x

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