Yesterday we took the train to Nuremberg for the opening day of the Christmas Market. It's been held in the main square every winter for hundreds of years. We did a lot of wandering around the booths, bought some gifts for family and friends, enjoyed some Gluvine (hot spiced wine), and stayed for the opening ceremony featuring the Christkind (the golden haired, angel-like figure who brings children Christmas presents in local lore). It was about thirty degrees the entire afternoon, so I did not take very many pictures because I didn't want to have to take my gloves off to use my camera! However, we had buckets of fun despite the frigid weather.
Here's one of dozens of booths featuring holiday goodies. This one featured hundreds of snowmen made out of pine cones!
A view of the square.
The church where the Christkind spoke.
The neighboring buildings were also decked out for the holidays. You can get an idea of how crowded it was in this picture!
We've also had some snow this week, including several inches this morning!
Check out our dogs experiencing their first proper snow in my video below: