Here are the 10 best things about the 2014 Christmas Market that add to a great day out with your family!
- You can buy tasty hot apple toddy that you can carry around with you while you shop. Cinnamon stick included. If you need something else, Mill Street Brewery is just a stumble away.
- If the hot toddy isn't enough all of the decorations, art and the upside down Christmas tree display will get rid of all of your bah humbugs. Hot Toddy Booth. I used my cinnamon stick as a straw....just saying.
- They have a carousel. (Cost to ride is $4.50 per turn - kids under three feet tall can have their parents accompany them.
- If you're over three feet tall you can also ride on the Ferris Wheel.
- This market has been coined as the closest that you'll get to a "real" European Christmas Market with fresh baked goods, ornaments and treats and gifts for sale (we don't leave the continent much any more, ha, so we'll take everyone's word about the European feel).
- There is art work everywhere...Including some items that the kids can climb.Molly and Jack enjoying the climbable artwork.
- You can visit Santa and take your own photos, and the cost is an optional donation.
- There are warming stations with heat lamps and some indoor artists spaces where you can shop and take a break from the cold if you need to.
- Hot corn beef sandwiches on pretzel buns...We spent the majority of our time in line waiting to see Santa removing excess mustard from Jack's face, hands and winter coat.
- The Kinder Smile booth...where you can get free chocolate.
Molly and Jack get ready for their visit with Santa.