Christmas Market and my Top Favourite Things about Christmas:
If there is one thing that people from Lincoln are proud of, it is our Christmas market.
Our wonderfully historic setting of the Cathedral and Castle is beautiful, and attracts visitors from across the country who come to see it lit up at night. It has been a tradition of mine to walk around it, grab a burger and a hot chocolate and see what cute stalls have been put up. For me, it really signifies that Christmas is officially here. There’s nothing more Christmassy to me than wrapping up as warm as possible and walking around in the dark and cold, listening to Christmas music and seeing everyone else in the festive spirit.
I’ve only ever been to the Lincoln one, apart from a visit to the Birmingham market which was also absolutely lovely.
I have some lovely memories from walking around the market. From getting roasted chestnuts with my Auntie, to going on the rides and buying leg warmers to keep warm and having giggles with my friends.
It’s one of my favourite things about Christmas, along with a couple of other things:
Decorating the Christmas Tree
I love doing the decorating, and making sure that it looks special and Christmassy. I am one of those people who needs to make sure that the baubles are separated and spaced out well and the lights aren’t too garish. I will be doing a Christmas Tree reveal soon! Can’t wait to get it all done and show you all.
Buying Christmas Presents
Buying the presents in the lead up to Christmas is also one of my favourite things to do. It really gets me into the spirit, and I love imagining what presents they would like to have and their faces when they open them! I love being able to try and show people how much they mean to me by buying ones that they would like.
I love the final day because of the atmosphere around it. Everyone knows what’s going to come next, and it’s only one sleep that separates it.