We’re approaching the start of December, the weather’s getting chilly and the scarf and gloves have been dug out of the cupboard. It can mean only one thing – Christmas market season is coming. I love a good Christmas market and will be sipping vin chaud at one in Paris later this month, but for now I’m revisiting my trip to Belfast. The Continental Christmas Market there is held outside City Hall and is full of the usual mix of food, drink and gift stalls. There’s a real multinational feel with stallholders coming from over 30 different countries – so you can get a crepe, bratwurst, springbok burger or paella to go along with your gluwein or mulled cider, and even pick up a ‘raindeer’ to take home with you.
Belfast Christmas Market takes place from 19 November to 22 December 2016. It’s open from 10am–8pm on Monday to Wednesday, 10am–10pm on Thursday to Saturday, and 1pm–6pm on Sundays.