Christmas Market

Christmas in York is kind of beautiful. I’ve loved the markets this year and since lectures have died down in the last couple of days of term, me and my housemate decided to take a trip into town to see the lovely markets. 

What I love about them is the variety of stalls. (And the cute Chrimbo decorations) You could find a really high quality home-made pendant seller next to a cheese seller next to a puppet shop next to a painter! It’s great and all the products are beautiful and really amazing.

The buskers in York are actually really talented, and there’s always a few out in the same places. I think it really adds to the experience and it’s always nice when you can hear actually nice music when browsing round shops, especially Christmas music round Christmas markets! 

Holy Chocolate, these brownies looked insane! So many gorgeous flavours, spent a good 10 minutes trying to decide which one to get!

We also visited Thor’s Christmas Teepee with a hot choccy and mulled wine. It was so lovely, and free to enter (too busy on weekends though so it was nice to pop in during the week) and it’s a lovely warm teepee with a fire burning right in the middle and it’s so cosy and lovely.

I really enjoy visiting Christmas Markets and now I’m up in York a lot of the time, I’m loving everything about it. The good thing about the York one I think, is that it’s quite a bit smaller than most of the big city ones and during the week its considerably quieter (so much so that you can actually walk around without having to push past everyone) – saying that though, I’m desperate to visit the London ones!

Anyone been to any Christmas Markets yet this year? 


  1. Georgia Hope
    December 13, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    I love Christmas markets, and this one looks so amazing! Beautiful pictures 🙂 The baubles are so pretty and the brownies look insane as well, I wouldn't know which ones to go for! xx Chasing Belle 23

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Same, they're so festive and cute. They were so good – I went for the Terry's Chocolate Orange, always a treat.

  2. Anonymous
    December 14, 2015 / 2:41 am

    Looks like a lovely Christmas market and so big! Great post!

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks! It was really sweet, although having been to the one in Bristol and London, they're huge!

  3. Emma Copland
    December 14, 2015 / 11:35 am

    York is so gorgeous anyway I bet it is like something out of a storybook at Christmas Emma Inks

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      It is a beautiful city, so cute at Christmas too!

  4. Inma Rocamora
    December 14, 2015 / 11:41 am

    Gorgeus!! beautiful pictures! Love Christmas!! ♥ NaturalElegance

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks, I love Christmas too, so excited!!

  5. rae lovefromberlin
    December 14, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    All these photos are lovely! Love the fact that this German tradition has made it's way over to the US! Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 6:01 pm

      Thanks, I know it's so nice, I'd love to visit the proper markets in Germany I bet they're incredible!!

  6. The Nerdy Me
    December 14, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Yet to visit a Christmas market this year, but I absolutely adore them. It's so fun to walk around and explore, find new things, get some handmade accessories or decorations :)-Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 6:02 pm

      I know, they had some really good quality stuff there and some really cute decorations!

  7. Farrah
    December 14, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Cool photos! Christmas markets are always very cool. They always have on here in NYC at Columbus Circle near Central Park, and in Union Square. I never buy anything but I love window shopping!Blue Jazzmin

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 14, 2015 / 9:04 pm

      I know, ooh I'd love to visit one in New York, I bet they're so festive I adore the decorations out there!

  8. Raj
    December 14, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    Beautiful photographs, this looks like so much funWhat a lovely way to get into the festive spirit!What Raj Wants

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 15, 2015 / 10:58 am

      Thanks so much! It was so nice and Christmassy.

  9. kerstinix
    December 15, 2015 / 7:42 am

    Oh wow that Christmas market looks absolutely beautfiul. And your pictures turned out so lovely <3Love, Kerstin

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 15, 2015 / 10:58 am

      Thanks Kerstin! It was really nice.

  10. May Cho
    December 16, 2015 / 4:49 am

    Oh, I wish we had Christmas markets here but it's sort of forbidden to celebrate Christmas publicly, ahhh. It looks wonderful, Josie, thank you for sharing!May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 16, 2015 / 10:26 am

      Oh really? Why's that? You should definitely come and visit one if you're ever in England (Or Germany)

    December 16, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    Looks so warm and inviting. We came across some buskers in York before and enjoyed it. I've not been around during the Christmas market, it looks marvellous. <3 /MadisonPlush & Prints

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 16, 2015 / 8:26 pm

      Oh I love the buskers, York has some round every corner (almost, not quite) and most of them are actually really talented! I love the atmosphere they provide, and at Christmas that just gets better!

  12. Sarah A
    December 16, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I love Christmas markets and this one looks lovely! Christmas market create such a festive a warm atmosphere :)Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 17, 2015 / 9:51 am

      You're so right Sarah, they're so cute and happy and Christmassy!

  13. Monochrome Roses
    December 17, 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Christmas markets are one of my favourite things at this time of year- they never fail to make me feel so warm and festive! These photos look so stunning, I'm so jealous as I haven't been to one yet this year! I'm trying to convince my parents to take me to Southbank! <3 lovely post

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 18, 2015 / 10:32 am

      They are brilliant aren't they, such a nice thing to do with family or friends. Ooh yes go the Southbank, I bet it would be brilliant at Christmas!

  14. Anna
    December 18, 2015 / 9:52 am

    These look great! Now I have a trip to York at Christmas on my 'Wanderlist' 🙂 x

    • Josie Brownlee
      December 18, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Haha, yay! It is quite beautiful, apparently they have an ice festival around the 12th-13th!

  15. Bethany Alice Marie
    January 4, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Looks so festive & cute!

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