Munich Christmas Market

Top 5 Christmas Markets for a Hen Weekend

Nothing gets us as excited as the festive season. Well, maybe several glasses of warming mulled wine. Last Night of Freedom has a vast selection of destinations that truly come alive at Christmas. So, if you’re planning celebrations in winter, here are their top Christmas markets to indulge in Yuletide cheer on your hen weekend.

Edinburgh Christmas Market, 18th November 2016 – 7th January 2017

Scotland’s life of the party, Edinburgh is one of our top hen party destinations.

Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh is quaint, charming and full of character. The olde-worlde city is famous for beautiful attractions, iconic architecture and the hugely popular Christmas Market. Set along Princes Street Gardens, this Christmas market is brimming with festive creations and atmosphere.

Indulge in delicious, warming mulled wine, bratwurst, cheese, chutney, roasted chestnuts and much more. The stalls also boast artwork and hand-crafted seasonal gifts for those who have left their shopping a little late.

Add a cherry to the top of the boozy Christmas cake with a ride on the Big Wheel, or a skate around the mini ice rink.

Munich Christmas Market, November 25th – December 24th 2016

The Bavarian Capital gets into the party swing towards the end of the year, starting with Oktoberfest and going straight into the festive markets.

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market is the oldest in the city. However, there are 24 markets dotted around Munich that ensure the celebrations continue into the New Year. Dating all the way back to the 14th century and set in the Marienplatz square, this market is Santa’s Grotto.

Browse the delicate wooden stalls selling traditional, handmade gifts, nutcracker soldiers, music boxes and Bavarian Christmas ‘Pyramids’. Of course, there’s also festive food treats and that all-important mulled wine.

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Flower girls laughing

A Noel Winter Wedding Shoot

If you are planning a winter wedding then today’s Noel winter wedding shoot will get you feeling Christmassy! Perfectly captured by Mona Ali Photography, these festive ideas are beautiful.

Flower girls laughing

This Noel winter wedding shoot is so pretty and idyllic. Hot chocolate (topped with cream and marshmallows, of course), illuminated NOEL letters, mince pies, Christmas trees, log-slice place settings, winter floral bouquets and so much more.

Big thanks go to Mona for making us feel so Christmassy. Bring on the Christmas weddings!

A Magical Time of the Year

“Don’t you just love winter! So long as you’re wrapped up that is! It’s that magical time of year where Christmas is around the corner. The fires are lit, the candles are burning and hopefully you’re warming up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, and a cheeky mince pie or two.

Illuminated NOEL letters

Wedding dress hanging

Bridal shoes with glitter heel

Sheet music scroll

Scrolls and pine cones

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