Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Market comes to Basel

Today is Thanksgiving in American, but here in Switzerland it is the beginning of the Christmas Season.  Christmas seasons in Europe mean large, incredible Christmas Markets.  We have been informed the Basel's Christmas Market is the best in Switzerland, so we had to check it out right from the beginning.

Tonight was the start of the Christmas season.  In front of Basel's oldest church, The Munster, they had a beautiful choir singing Christmas songs, and a tree lighting.  We had a great time.  The did a countdown and then lit the big tree, and at the same time, the lights came on in the Christmas Market and all over the city.  It was pretty incredible.

After the music, we walked around for a short time to look at the booths and food offerings.  We grabbed a sweet treat before we headed home.  Mat and I will be going back this weekend to stroll a little slower and hopefully buy a few Christmas items to decorate our house while we are here.  (We didn't bring our decorations from America).

Another new experience and a wonderful experience.  I was glad we were here to be a part of it.

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