sunday best: christmas decor is coming to town

Walk anywhere in the city center of Darmstadt, and you are going to see Christmas preparation.  All over the place.

some decor near a little shopping area.  i think those are light-up reindeer antlers on the poles.

This is a little shopping square near the city center.  See the pretty lighting in the passageway?  Love it.  I’m a little curious about why they chose to put light-up reindeer antlers on the support poles, but hey, they look pretty, so I’m not complaining.

another passageway that leads from the shopping square above to luisenplatz.  those light-up christmas light chandeliers turn the festivity up to 11.  or at least higher than it was before.

Yep, those are chandeliers made of Christmas lights hanging from the ceiling.  This is a passageway that leads from the shopping square shown above to Luisenplatz, the city center.

more weihnachtsmarkt stands, plus a giant barrel

Speaking of Luisenplatz, here are some half-done Weihnachtsmarkt stands.  On Luisenplatz.  Yep, the Christmas market here is held both on Luisenplatz and Marktplatz.  And in-between.  Christmas is a big deal here 🙂

they do have christmas light reindeer here in germany.  also, check out ludwig's giant pedestal--there are Christmas lights on it!

This is a Weihnachtsmarkt stand with a Christmas-light reindeer on it.  Yep, they have them here in Germany as well. 🙂  Also, take a close look at the giant pedestal holding up the statue of Ludwig there (green statue, reddish pedestal).  ….see it?  There are Christmas lights hanging from the top going all the way to the base!  That is going to look epic lit up!

The Christmas market officially starts tomorrow, so soon I will have pictures of everything properly lit up!  Stay tuned!

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