We try to profit from the surrounding Christmas atmosphere as much as possible. Personally, I love all the hustle and bustle at this time of the year. I love "Last Christmas" by Wham, plastic Santa Clauses in shop windows, all the lights in the streets and Christmas advertisements (although this year there is another leitmotive in TV - the end of the world that is supposed to happen 21/12/2012).
Szczecin is not best known for Christmas markets, in fact I think it's the first time ever we have something organised. Anyway, I saw a reindeer photo on FB and it was obvious to me that I must go there!
I must admit that Ducal Castle in Szczecin is the perfect choice of a place for such an event. In general, it's a pretty place but it became even better with all the stalls around. Ginger bread, self brewed beer, mulled wine and pottery - these were the most frequent goodies sold on the market. We bought something for us to - a ginger bread hut that will decorate our Christmas table.
It was very cold and the event was getting to an end so we didn't stay very long. Since we had two occasions to celebrate, we went to a sushi restaurant to enjoy the Friday evening and celebrate our successes.