This weekend Lappeenranta had a Christmas market up at the Fortress of Lappeenranta. Sunday afternoon we walked there and around looking at all of the cute little booths. Something I love about Christmas markets are that they are never the same. They vary so much country to country, they are such a clear reflection of traditions and cultural norms. &&& flavors (good and bad).
Many of the booths had circular cakes, glogg, fermenting fish, a variety of Christmas wreaths, mustards, and jams. There were also children's toys, knit items, random home-made trinkets, and candy. I think our favorite thing we saw was dogs pulling sleighs and carts! We really hope Raylan can get a chance to go dog sledding someday!
|Stunk like no other.. well not as bad as Surströmming.|
|Just trying to stay warm!|
|All of Lappeenranta was there!|
|Wreath balls! Wish I had a place to hang one of these!|
|Dog pulling cart!|
Can't wait to see the Christmas markets in London and Amsterdam soon!