Swiss Christmas Markets & Sternenstadt – The Best Thing Ever

Tiina Kivelä

 

It’s a year of a new Grinch movie and I was kinda close to be all grinch this holiday season myself. Hasn’t been much of a my year, despite many awesome things.

Nevertheless, they started to put up the christmas trees, markets and lights and here I am, all awwwww for the season.

Central European Christmas markets are world famous and there’s something in the huge festivities in Germany especially. Though not for me really. I tend to like more of the more quaint Swiss ones or the local quarter ones like the Salon one in Brussels.

Swiss markets smell of raclette and fondue and glühwein and they just are so… Swiss. In other words, just my type, except the most biggest ones. Around this time of the year you also find one in almost every town and village – some last for a whole month and a bit more, some just a weekend, so if you have something in mind good the exact info, just in case.

St. Gallen, my local one this year, is also almost too big for the best kind of market and the market itself I haven’t really toured yet. But these starry lights in the Aldstadt – Sternenstadt as they call it. And the huge Christmas tree next to the Abbey Cathedral. And the café Øya around the corner, which serves real gløgg. With rum.

These are the things which makes me like St. Gallen on holiday season and well, the holiday season in general. And the Christmas market too, though still have to walk through it all.

And to highlight my ungrinchiness, I even got small Christmas tree to the home office.

One might not have office Christmas party this year (hopefully next year again though) but one can casually have after work (glühwein) every day from now to Christmas, I decided. And for that one needs a tree. Even a small one.

Because Christmas is only once a year.

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Tiina Kivelä

Where: St. Gallen

 

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