December 16, 2014

Lappeenranta Christmas Market

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! 



2 comments:

  1. This one looks so different, were the booths more tents than actual buildings?

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    1. Yeah more tent-like, in town they have some more permanent looking ones. This Christmas market was only two days

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