Longtime readers of my blog know that my hometown Ludwigsburg has a particularly beautiful Christmas market that usually runs for the full four Advent weeks all the way up to the day before Christmas Eve. Some of you may also remember that I wrote about how last year, all was set for the market, vendors had stocked their stalls with food and everything else they intended to sell, and then the city administration called it off less than 24 hours before the official opening. It caused quite an uproar across town, making everyone somewhat sceptical about this year‘s market, the first since 2019.
Yesterday, O.K. and I took a stroll into town centre. The regular farmer‘s market was taking place amidst the angels, lights, Christmas tree and some of the booths already set up. One of the buildings around the market square is already fully decorated, even though the Christmas market is not starting until the 22nd of November (if there won‘t be another last minute decision against it!).
It was a sunny day and felt odd to see all these Christmas preparations under way. At my flat, I won‘t decorate until the 1st Avent weekend. I like my autumn deco and am going to keep it just a little longer.