I guess we wanted to see how the Canadians do Christmas. You know, considering we’ve been to a lot of European Christmas markets. 🙂 Living in Germany will do that to you.
Honestly, the Toronto Christmas Market was a lot like its German counterparts – merry, happy, jolly.
Sure, this time around we understood the music being blared from the speakers, but the vibe and food were pretty similar to what we’ve experienced in Germany. There were two big differences though.
Torontonians will tell you otherwise, but this Christmas market wasn’t that busy – not when compared to the markets in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munich, or even Essen. Yes, many people were present, you’ll see that fact in the photos. But we could actually move enough to take the photos, something not always possible in the German markets. The wider walkways certainly helped.
The other thing missing was the smell of roasting almonds. After two years of living in Germany, it has become one of my favourite smells. It’s right up there with apple pie, coffee beans and sweet peas. The Christmas market didn’t feel quite right without that scent covering everyone like a snuggly blanket.
I can’t post this without mentioning the maple fudge. Folks, it was glorious. If you ever find yourself in Canada, have some maple fudge. You’ll thank me for the tip, I promise.
Hey, look at me managing to get out the Friday post on time! I told you, every week is a little more settled.
Have a great weekend and see you on Monday.