The Christmas market in Winchester is very new. Last year was the first time it happened but it was such a success that it has been enlarged, so I went along to have a look.
It is held in the Cathedral Close. I arrived in the late afternoon when the cathedral was bathed in the rays from the setting sun. It looked spectacular.
The stalls were arranged all around the Close, with the central area being given over to a "portable" ice rink. Nobody was skating while I was there: the ice was being washed!
The stalls sell everything that could be possibly connected to Christmas or be a Christmas present.
As it is run by the cathedral, unsurprisingly several stalls had a religious theme and there was a simple nativity scene.
Nothing but candles.
More Christmas decorations.
I was particularly taken by this pottery man outside a stall selling pottery mugs and jugs.
I'm not at all sure how eco-friendly it was, but I certainly enjoyed it. By the time I left, the sun had almost set and the lights were visible in the trees. The whole thing was very attractive.
You might also like to see RennyBA's great post on the Yule market in Oslo.
Updated to add the Christmas street market in Stockholm, from Captain Lifecruiser.
The Christmas market in Brussels, from Gattina.