Neil and I both love Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving we were out trying to get a tree. Funny thing since Thanksgiving is not a Holiday here in London the idea of getting a tree the day after does not really apply. So we had to wait till the following week. We had a few friends over for decorating the tree + cookies and mulled wine. This past weekend we wanted to find the spirit of Christmas in London! The streets are all decorated which is great since it starts getting dark around 330, I need something to brighten up my day!
I had gotten tickets to The Christmas Taste which was at the Excel Center. For those unfamiliar that would be about and hour trip from Central London. We were sadly disappointed by the taste. Very little food, decorations were sad and lacking over all spirit level would have been a C-. Definitely won’t be going next year.
In the Evening we checked out the Christmas Grotto Market in Shortditch. That was small but awesome. We had the Big apple hot dogs which were delicious. Also, I tried the Mulled Champagne! That was unique and I loved, although I don’t think I have met a champagne cocktail that I haven’t fell for!
Sunday, on our door steps is Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. Now here is where the Spirit of the Holidays was full blown. We had the nicest time walking through. I tried the chocolate covered pineapple so yummy! There are rides for all ages, drinks, festive food, and a variety of little shopping stalls. There is something for everyone. The Winter Wonderland is becoming something of a tradition for us, we went last year and again this year.
Next weekend we will be looking for the Spirit of Christmas in Paris! Can’t wait. But until then I will be working on Stollen a German Tradition.