Manchester Christmas Markets & OOTE

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Today we went to the Christmas markets in Manchester - even though it was cold and raining! I wore my hair down and I did get wet, mainly as my sister kept moving the umbrella off me but any way we had a great time and we bought some gorgeous food! 
The markets were gorgeous, as they always are and there were stalls from all over Europe from Austria, Germany, Switzerland to Italy, Holland and from various parts of England too. There were gorgeous gifts, wooden toys, plants, decorations and also lots of food - including chocolate covered strawberries, pancakes, wurst (sausage), gingerbread, sweets, chocolates and also lots of beer and mulled wine!
The markets are spread around the city centre with the best and most well known outside the town hall. Also the town hall had stalls from Afflecks inside too - if you are not familiar with Manchester then you will not know what Afflecks is but it is a massive building with lots of quirky, unique, kitch, gothic/punk independent stores/boutiques in!  The markets also look so gorgeous and christmassy especially with the giant glowing Santa. The markets are usually very, very busy but as it was raining constantly today there were not as many people. 
Here is some of the food goodies that we bought from the markets including pistachio and cream canalonis, Belgian waffles with chocolate on and Nutella inside. I also bought a stick of chocolate covered strawberries (which I am eating right now, drools). I bought some pasta with pesto sauce from the Italian deli at the markets (heaven). 
Lastly, a quick OOTE (outfit of the evening). I wore my black leather jacket from the Promod, my dark green scarf which I bought from the Royal Caribbean store on the 'Mariner of the sea' ship this August. I also wore my Dorothy Perkins petite skinny jeans and my Fitflop mukluks in black. These photographs were taken when we came back so my hair is a bit of a messy as it was raining the whole time we were there - typical England!

4 comments

  1. I love Christmas markets - they are so fun! Those food look really yummy too!

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  2. I love Christmas markets too, and this one looks fantastic too....here in Australia the atmosphere is just not the same as its summer...!!

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  3. Wish you a lovely weekend!
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  4. WOW, I love all of the decorations, the town looks so beautiful. This is my favourite time of the year by far!!

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