That’s not surprising and probably a good thing too. What with Covid-19 most if not all Christmas markets that I have visited in the past years have been cancelled for 2020.
On this day ten years ago I was in central Birmingham for a meeting. When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to see they had a Christmas Market, it looked so much nicer than anything I had seen before.
After my meeting and before I headed home on the train I had a good look round. They had a wonderful range of stalls selling toys, Christmas ornaments and a range of delicious looking food.
If I recall I didn’t actually buy anything, but had been sorely tempted.
There are Christmas markets and then there are Christmas markets.
Over the last few years I have enjoyed browsing the Christmas market in Birmingham, disappointed I had missed the one in Bath by one day last Christmas.
If you want to be disappointed, then I suggest you visit the Christmas market in Weston-super-Mare.
Don’t expect to see lots of wooden huts selling handmade wooden toys. Nope. Nor are there stalls selling all manger of German delicacies.
There were three stalls.
A hook a duck fairground stall, where instead of ducks, you could hook a santa!
A wooden hut selling German style sausages as well as bacon butties.
A giant inflatable snow globe that you could have your picture taken in.
That was it!
Missed opportunity really, even if there wasn’t German stalls, I wonder if there were local craftspeople and farmers who would be interested in running stalls over the festive period?