Manchester Christmas Markets

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  1. blue b4 the moon

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    On our way down now for 4/5 hours, bit of no but stall gazing followed by food & drink.

    Home for early evening before it gets rammed and the piss heads get out.
     
  2. markbmcfc

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    I'm the same. Last year I went on a Saturday morning at about 11. Place was pretty much dead and I loved it.
     
  3. Magicpole

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    These things look nice, for other people. A ten minute saunter around saying, How much? Are you having a fucking laugh? Then go to a pub.
     
  4. feelymcfeel

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    Too many people. Far too many people, can't stand them (neither people nor the markets).

    Also overpriced piss in plastic glasses.
     
  5. Blue Til Death

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    I went to Budapest last year and its fuckin brilliant, cheap as chips and the markets are fantastic, i would highly recommend anyone who fancies a trip over Christmas to try here, I am going back this year on December 5th. Got 4 nights in a 4 star hotel with BA flights for £230..
     
  6. Saddleworth2

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    I quite like the one in Edinburgh. It has a few interesting stalls with stuff you couldnt buy anywhere else. Usually get some christmas prezzies there.
     
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    Went for a wander yesterday morning before train home ..
    The Yorkshire pudding wrap stall looks interesting
     
  8. bluetonium

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    The magic of the market was lost forever on me the fisrt time I ever went. Fancied a nice warm gluwein, until I walked around the back of the the tent to see boxes and boxes of Lidl gluwein. About £3.50 a bottle, or £7 a cup to you, sir!

    Plus the stalls are like a lazy Scooby Doo background animator's dream. Chocolates, little wooden windmills, metal artwork...Chocolates, little wooden windmills, metal artwork...Chocolates, little wooden windmills, metal artwork...

    I won't even start on the prices, though I imagine the city council want a fair whack too for the pleasure of setting up shop there.
     
  9. Load of bollocks. No doubt I’ll be dragged there tomorrow.
     
  10. BlueMoonRisin'

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    Ah yes, those spiced Bavarian hotdogs consisting of finest minced pigs snouts eyeballs arseholes and foreskins, all for a bargain 7 quid a go.

    6 Lidl/Aldi bratwursts for £1.79, 6 hotdog rolls 45p, 2 medium onions. Jar of Tomato sauce and mustard. 4 quid the lot tops.
     
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