It is that time of year, and that jolly man in the red suit is busy making his last rounds, talking to children the world over, before he sets off on his sleigh December 24th.
I tracked down Santa in Erfurt, Germany just outside of St Mary's Cathedral, at that city's beautiful medieval Christmas Market. I followed him around as he lit up the faces of young and old alike. When he wasn't busy handing out candy and asking children about their Christmas wishlist, he took the time to show me around the wonderful market.
What better place to be shown around a Christmas Market than in Germany. Did you know that Christmas markets began in Germany? It's no wonder Germany has become such a mecca for Christmas markets now! (As I learned from Santa, they originally started as a venue for selling the season's gingerbread!)
The Erfurt Market begins at the end of November and runs until 2 days before Christmas.