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Monday, 11 November 2013

German Christmas Market Leeds: Christmas Kindelmarkt

Everything is happening so quickly, Summer is over and Autumn really is in full swing, this means that it's time for the Christmas markets to open across the country, much to my delight. I am incredibly obsessed with anything to do with Christmas and seem to hibernate at the Christmas markets throughout November. This year, they've come round really quick (one month until Christmas, uh what?!) Here is my first trip to the German market of the year, first up, it's Leeds' German Christmas Market...
 
I was told to wear something warm and take my camera... Any excuse to wear my new Zara coat.
It seems like there are so many more stalls this year... including the markets own Bavarian style restaurant which I must go and review for you all for my foodie section!


I could eat these nuts all day, the bailey's ones are incredible.



Just enjoying my hot chocolate with extra cream, looking like a baby with my minimalist make up. My nails are wearing Essie's Sand Tropez. I love my little gloves, you can find out the story behind them here.
I don't think he wanted to be on a photo.

I love the cuteness of the German market. I'm not sure what these biscuits are but one day I will buy myself a special love heart one.

Chocoking is an amazing stall which sells the most delicious chocolate covered fruit, however, at £4.00 for a few strawberries on a stick I had to give it a miss this time. I love making chocolate strawberries, in fact, it's probably my favourite thing to make and I've already written my recipe up if you're wanting to make your own cheap chocolate fondue/chocolate strawberries





I've been craving a hot chocolate for so long, there's nothing better on a cold Autumn day.

The hot dog defeated me.



The garlic bread is the most garlicky thing that I've ever tried (and I love garlic) - make sure you take some chewing gum with you if you're going to be indulging on this.

If it looks this cute in the middle of the day, imagine how cute it looks in the evening.
The hot dogs are huuuuge.

and also oh-so messy to eat.



Make sure you try a cheese hotdog, you take a bite and they literally ooze with cheese. D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s.

The guys and their hotdogs. So many to choose from, which would you get?


I could spend forever watching them decorate doughnuts. What a cool job.

I could also spend forever eating doughnuts.

I went for the Berliner custard.



Calorific but oozing with flavour, well worth the calories.







Standard: 'I'm at the German market' photo, love my mittens (thanks Primark) and obviously adore my Zara coat.

The pretezels are incredible, you must try a salami and cheese one. Again, they're quite reasonably priced.



It's such a hard choice deciding which sauce to get...


Fried cheese jalapenos are probably the best thing about the German market and only £2.50 for 6, incredible value for money and so delicious, I feel like I'm going to gain a few pounds munching on these every day until December.

Inside the large tent is where the magic really happens...

Apart from they no longer serve massive steins which is a shame for most of the boys.




I opted for blueberry mulled wine, inside the most adorable mug. You pay a £2.50 deposit on top of every little mug and you can buy them for the same price, I think I might buy a few next time to have hot chocolate in.

My gorgeous ring is from Panfora.




You must try a coconut chocolate marshmallow, only 80p each so very reasonable.

I'd love to hear about your favourite Christmas markets, wherever you are in the world as I'm hoping to do some travelling this Christmas to see some more Christmas markets. The goal of the German market (for me anyway) is to eat as much as you can basically, I managed a pretzel, a hot chocolate, a mulled wine, a hot dog, chips, a plum jam crepe and some chocolate.  I'd love to know what you could manage if you spent a day here...

Lots of love, Em x

72 comments:

  1. i love christmas markets! this looks so cute, it would be so beautiful at night! lovely post :)
    Becci x
    http://princessesandpinkchampagne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. this looks amazing, I love christmas markets xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  3. I've never been to a christmas market but they look so adorable, I might have to go to one, if there's any near me

    Sarah x

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  4. I love Christmas Markets! I didn't get to one last year but definitely will be a one this year!
    Really loved this post!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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  5. The pictures are so lovely !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  6. Ah so fab, reminds me of when I used to live in Germany. And em I need that coat!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  7. This place looks soooo cute! I wish I could go. Thanks for sharing your photos!
    x
    Bobbi

    www.productdoll.com

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  8. Love your post and pictures!

    This is one of the best Christmas markets I haven seen outside Germany !

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhhh this makes me maybe not want to go all the way there to visit one then!? I might have to just so i can compare haha! x

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  9. You should come to Birmingham. The christmas market opens on Friday and it’s amazing. Not to mention it’s brill for shopping ;)

    xx

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    1. Ahhh there are so many amazing ones in so many cities, i need to do a german market tour!x

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  10. Aww makes me proud to be half German! I absolutely love their christmas markets, can't wait to go thanks to your pictures :) xx

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    1. awww thats incredible that you're half german! x

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  11. aaah my mouth is literally drooling! I love visiting continental markets! :D


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  12. This look awesome, love a good Christmas market! Your coat is gorgeous!x

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. This looks really similar to the Christmas market near to where I live. Looks like you had an amazing day out. Also, I love your coat!

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    1. eek i did thank you! yayyyy thank you! x

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  14. It's kind of strange and amazing to see all those little stores. At first I thought you're in Germany, but then I recognized the prizes weren't € and there's no Christmas market open yet in Germany ^^
    Those heart-shaped cookies with messanges on them are Lebukuchenherzen, witch would be gingerbred-hearts. *nyomnyom*

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    1. Aashhhh nope just leeds haha! ooooo sooo yummy!

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  15. These photos have made me so hungry! The market looks so genuinely Germanic, impressive!

    Grace @ polaroidsandpuds

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  16. I love Christmas markets and this one looks great! I love your coat too :)

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. ahhh i want to go to more than one! thank yoooou:) xxx

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  17. Wow I always attend the Edinburgh German market and this looks so similar :D so much yummy food excited now! :) xx

    www.krystelcouture.com
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    1. ahhh id love to go to one in edinburgh! x

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  18. This looks amazing!! I last went to a christmas market in 2010 in Manchester, and this one looks very similar. I'll have to make time to pop down and check it out myself. I'm such a Christmas freak! :-D

    Becky x

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    1. Ahh i really want to go to the manchester one! xx

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  19. Wow lots of pics!..Looks like you had so much fun and so much yummy food. RoRo’s World

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  20. Our Christmas market in London is a nightmare as it just gets too packed - doesn't matter what time of the day you go its chocca & it's hard to get a look in at any of the stalls. This market in Leeds looks just perfect - perhaps thats the excuse I need for a weekend break before Xmas!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahhh i wanted to visit the one at hyde but maybe not then?! thats never good, yeah you should come to leeds, tell me if you do! xxx

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  21. How exciting! You know it's autumn/winter when the German market arrives! The one in Birmingham opens on Thursday so I'll be taking a gander when it does :) I also love how cosy your coat looks x

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  22. This christmas market looks sooo good! Cant wait for the Southampton one to open :) xx
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  23. When the German market arrives you know it's Christmas! I'm so excited to go, it looks just as amazing as always. Great post Em. Xx

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    1. Yesss! i cant believe how close it is! x thank you meg:) x

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  24. Your coat looks so snuggly and warm! I can't wait to go to a Christmas market, I'm already so excited for Christmas.

    Becca x
    Paradise Tea

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    1. eeek me too, cannot wait for christmas seriously!x

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  25. What a coat lady! I love christmas markets, probably only due to the bar and food though...

    xo

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  26. You look so cute Em, loving the coat! xx
    http://the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. The manchester one opens on Friday I can't wait! :) x

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  28. Ahh this looks amazing! I've always wanted to go to a german christmas market, definitely going to see if there's one near me! Looking cute in your coat and mittens! I have some similar ones from Primark, black sparkly cat ones :) xx

    emilykebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aw thankyoooou hehe i loveee my coat and mittens! ooo i want to find those ones!x

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  29. oh my days this all looks so yummy! I've now got quite peckish reading haha! Love your Zara coat too :) Justine xx

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    1. it was far too delicious hehe x aw thank you glad you like it!x

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  30. Nice Blog :)

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    Just let me know and I will make sure to follow ya back
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  31. such a great post! now i really want to visit the market in Leeds! I'm really looking forward to the "Christkindlmarkt" in my home town in Austria when i'm going back over the Christmas holidays :)

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    1. ahhhh i want to go austria so bad!x

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    2. you definitely should! it's magical in the winter time :) x

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  32. I went here today, sooo cute but so so busy! Lovely blog and nice to have a fellow Leedsy! :) x

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    1. Yay, aw it wasn't that busy when I went, maybe it's because I went in the daytime literally the day it opened so it put people off! Yay hello Leeds! woohoo xx

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  33. If you already like that market, you should visit an original christmas market in Germany. It might be heaven for you! There are amazing, big ones.
    So if you want to visit Germany, you should do so in christmas time :)

    Tamy

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    1. I really want to, it's my dream to do it! x

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  34. Looks amazing! I'm heading to the Manchester christmas markets tomorrow, so excited :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  35. These pictures are amazing .. the colors and food looks great. My parents spent 4 years in Germany and so did my younger brother .. they always had a great time .. takes for sharing.

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  36. These pictures are amazing .. the colors and food looks great. My parents spent 4 years in Germany and so did my younger brother .. they always had a great time .. takes for sharing.

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