By Sangita Lal

Finally it’s that time of year again when we’re officially allowed to dip into our pockets and treat ourselves and everyone around us!

Christmas is around the corner and Bristol is ready yet again.

The German Christmas market never fails to fulfil all those Christmassy tingles. It’s the perfect place to get into the Christmas mood and warm the belly with some Gluhvein or indulge in some waffles, chocolates and cakes!

The best bit about the market is, if you’re stuck for gift idea’s, this is the place to be! It’s great for authentic German arts and craft gifts so I suggest you go with your wallets ready. And if you you want to take some of the market home with you, you can get some decorations for the house from the tempting selection at the market. What’s best is all the decorations are cute, quaint ornaments or little handmade babuls and so much more and that you wouldn’t have seen anywhere else!

The smells are irresistible, as you walk past the sweet waffle stalls and past Frankfurter central, you won’t be able to avoid the German goodies! And how better than to burn it all off with an ice skating session! This year Bristol is making your Christmas shopping experience perfect.

My only criticism would be that it’s doesn’t tend to be a cheap day or evening out, but we’re all allowed to spend a bit of money once in a while, especially at this time of year. However, when you look at what you get for what you spend, you realise you can’t really put a price on memories and drinks with a few friends.

I highly recommend that you come along and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a waffle and lose yourself in the heart of Bristol. The market is open everyday from 9th November until 29th December, from 10am until 7pm.

The Bristol Christmas German market will be open every day from 9th November until 29th December, from 10am until 7pm.