I kind of got hooked on Christmas Markets in Swift Current when I went with my dear friends, Lynne and Casey. I was amazed at the many booths of food, crafts, pictures and everything Christmasy. The next year I went twice...first with Lynne and Casey and then with my wonderful work (and tea) buddies Catherine and Corinne.
And then we moved north! No Christmas Markets there.
When we moved to Alberta, I got the fever again and I wanted to pass it on. I googled Christmas Markets in our area and found that Spruce Meadows is the best place to go. So Rachael and I went and enjoyed it thoroughly.
The next year, we made it a weekend! My Alberta girls and I...first to Spruce Meadows, overnight in Banff and then to a quaint little market there.
This year, we repeated our tradition. Brianne and I drove to Rachael's and stayed overnight and then spent a number of hours enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas.
But the best part was spending time with these girls that have become so much like family. I'm glad that they let this old lady hang out with them!