Open the start of the Christmas Market Season at the Gendarmenmarkt!!

If there's one thing Germany does well - besides cars and beers and such - is Christmas. I guess while Clement Clarke Moore and Charles Dickens gave Christmas the shot in the arm it needed to take over America, the imaging and structure for "The Christmas Spirit" comes from Germany. Where would we be without Oh Tannenbaum, St Nicholas, presents, treats and glühwein?

Nowhere; exactly.

To top off creating Christmas, Germany also has these Christmas markets which, if you haven't seen them, are amazing. What steroids are to weight lifting, Christmas markets are to Christmas.
Sure, sure, in any mall in America you can get your picture taken with Santa and buy tinsel and such, but in Germany there are these outdoor markets where carefully constructed mini outdoor structures are brought in to sell various gift items made by craftsmen, hot food cooked on the spot, and not only warm glühwein, but also beer on tap wherever you look. You can do a good chunk of your christmas shopping in one night while also having your fill of Christmas music, sights, sounds, and smells. And at this market you can ".. wander the booths or visit the heated craftsmen tent where you can watch toymakers, goldsmiths, and wood carvers at work. There is also a stage where musicians, dancers, jugglers, and acrobats keep you and the children entertained."

So - let's meet up and check out Berlin's most famous Christmas Market!

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  • Chris

    Thanks for the great night out everyone - such a good time! I think we gave that waitress at Löwenbräu a heart attack each time we went there :O

    November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meet up. Lovely people.

    November 27, 2012

  • Eustachia

    thanks guys for an awesome meetup !!!

    November 27, 2012

  • Marieke

    It was a great night, and a great group of people. I didn't see anything of the Christmas market stands, which is actually a very good sign:)

    November 27, 2012

  • Emanuel Pieter D.

    À good start for meeting up people!

    November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great meetup!
    I've heard there was a Christmas market going on too... ;)

    3 · November 27, 2012

    • Emanuel Pieter D.

      Yeh, was great we made it till the early hours ;-) Nice meetup see you next time!

      November 27, 2012

  • cecilia g.

    very nice and a great location

    November 27, 2012

  • Dr. M.

    Was a fun group!

    November 27, 2012

  • Jan

    Very nicely organised, great group of people, great meetup all around!

    November 27, 2012

  • Eleanor B.

    I'll be arriving at the bar around 19:30!

    November 26, 2012

    • Eleanor B.

      In the end, I got off at the wrong U-bahn, got completely lost, and then found the Market at 8pm, well after the bar meetup haha

      November 26, 2012

  • Gretchen

    Thanks it was very lovely night...and much fun with meeting new friends : )

    November 26, 2012

  • Chris

    We are in the middle of the bar, not the front, we're the biggest group here, easy to find

    November 26, 2012

  • Chris

    I am almost there

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Chris, I'm not a 100% sure I can make it. Depends what time I'll get of work. I'll definitely try! Could you message me your number too please cause I will probably meet you a bit later! Sandra

    November 26, 2012

  • Aki

    Hey Chris, is it possible to meet up with you all at a later time? I may now have to work later than expected. If you have a number I can reach you at this would be best.

    November 21, 2012

    • Chris

      Yes, sure, not a problem, I will send everyone my phone number the day of

      November 21, 2012

  • Chris

    Shall we first meet up at the Löwenbräu Beer Hall on "Leipzigerstraße 65"? - it's two short blocks south of the Gendarmenmarkt but on the right side of Leipziger, ie we don't have to cross all that traffic. I'm open to ideas of where else to meet but other places nearby seem to charge 10euros a drink..

    November 20, 2012

    • Chris

      Could do - I'm up for getting to the starting bar sooner than 8 to meet people and then come 8ish we all walk over

      November 20, 2012

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