Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Georgetown Christmas Market

This was my first year going to the Georgetown Christmas Market and it was great.  All the best things about a small historical Colorado mountain town at Christmas.  There were actually chestnuts and an open fire.   Chestnuts are fairly new to me.  My first time eating Heisse Maroni when I went to Switzerland in 2006.

Spiced nuts (gebrannte mandeln) are also common in European Christmas markets and the different flavors offered in Georgetown were delicious.  I'm trying to figure out how I could recreate the ginger orange almonds I tried.  There are also stalls of handcrafts...I now am the proud owner of a small glass wine rack.   The market runs the first two weekends in December on the weekends.   Each day at noon there is a procession with St. Nicholas.  

We had chestnuts as our first snack, then baked treats at Cake prior to visiting the different shops.  We had lunch and some mulled wine at Troia's.   My meatball sub was all kinds of cheesy. 

I'm not going to lie.   One of the best things was the cuteness of this angel dog.
There is still a little time!  The market runs this weekend, December 10 and 11th as well.

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