If there’s one thing I love about winter in Europe, it’s the amazing Christmas markets! But having grown up in Vienna I have extremely high standards…
I moved to Manchester a few months ago and I was extremely excited to explore its Christmas markets and all they have to offer. As a self-proclaimed Christmas market snob I didn’t expect much but – I almost hate to admit this – they’re totally awesome.
I recently got the new GoPro HERO4 Black so I’ve decided to show you around the markets in video form. The GoPro is extremely portable, inconspicuous and perfect for when you want to capture your everyday life on camera. It also comes with a waterproof case which is ideal for filming in Manchester which must be one of the rainiest cities on the planet!
Without further ado, here’s the video – full of delicious food, adorable winter decorations and general Christmas cheer…
If you’re planning on visiting Manchester Christmas Markets, have a look at the map of their ten locations – Albert Square, Brazenness Street, St Ann’s Square, Exchange Street, New Cathedral Street, The Corn Exchange, King Street, Market Street, Exchange Square and Cathedral Gardens.
There are more than three hundred stalls with anything from Christmas tree decorations to sumptuous delicacies. So much delicious food!
Whether you’re after German wurst, Dutch pancakes, French wine or Spanish beer, I guarantee you’ll find something you like. There is also a wide variety of vegetarian food and mouth-watering sweet bites.
The Manchester Christmas Markets are free, so there’s no reason not to go! If you’d like to avoid the crowds visit on a weekday or a rainy day when most people would rather stay indoors.
How to get there
You can easily get to Manchester by bus, train or airplane from any large European city. If you’re travelling on a budget, bus tickets from London cost as little as £5.
Where to stay
I’ve recently written about my spa day in Manchester and the accommodation in it is right next to the biggest market on Albert Square!
Would you visit Manchester Christmas Markets? Where are your favourite Christmas markets in Europe?