18 Dec 2012


Each year, Waterloo city builds a huge tent which hosts the Christmas market and also a place for ice skating.

Christmas market 2011

There are many local artisants who sell their products in various little stalls. And each year I go there to see if I can get a handmade something. This year I completely forgot, because on Sunday we did our Christmas decoration, and also the weather was very bad it rained cats and dogs.

Being an optimist, I thought maybe I still can take some pictures of when they dismantle the whole thing.
Unfortunately I had been too late, the stalls were gone and they had nearly finished with dismantling !

Together with a grey and rainy day it looked rather sad. But I wasn't too disappointed, I had realized already last year, it's always the same, and people told me that I hadn't missed anything as it was even worse then last year. At least I have seen how a Christmas market is dismantled !

But I certainly will not miss the Brussels' Christmas market which is quite famous with its 250 stalls.


Anonymous said...

Oh I do love a good market!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. sorry you missed out this year - but the weather's been awful .. the market workers really do put most of us to shame at the hours they work .. hard graft ... cheers Hilary

Robin said...

How interesting that they enclose the whole thing in a tent. I'm surprised they've finished so early though, I'd have thought they'd go straight through to Christmas Eve (or are you all done gifting by then?).

Unknown said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

carol l mckenna said...

Got great photos, though ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

Mara said...

It always looks sad when they dismantle things. Although I bet you won't be sorry when they dismantle that lovely Christmas tree on the Grand Place!

Maribeth said...

Oh what fun! I wish I was there!~

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I love Christmas Markets like this You never know what you will find next.
We have snow today. My son was waiting all night for it and then at 4 am he went out with the dog to play in the snow.
What fun for both of them.
It will melt soon so we enjoy it while we can.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like Christmas markets and there's a good one in Eugene, but I too forgot to go before we left Oregon.

Dianne said...

so sorry the weather didn't cooperate with the market
the reflections on wet pavement are pretty

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Why dismantle? Christmas and New Year is a time for slow shopping.