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A Canadian’s first Christmas in Leipzig

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Feuerzangenbowle stand at the Leipzig Christmas Market.
Feuerzangenbowle stand at the Leipzig Christmas Market.

“Majestically entranced by the Christmas season in Germany, I cannot help but think back on it, and on each of the Sundays throughout December.”

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The life and work of “Snowflake Bentley”

in History/Philosophies
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)
Essay: "The Snowflake Man of Vermont." (Creative Commons essay, public domain photo)

Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley, the first person to photograph and study the complexity of snow crystals, died 87 years ago today: “On the morning he was laid to rest… it began to snow, leaving a dusting over the burial ground.”

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Christmas trivia at Weihnachtsmarkt

in Culture / Entertainment/My Leipzig
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
Why not source material from a Christmas-themed walking tour and then organize a trivia evening with your friends or family this holiday season? (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

For this Tuesday evening tour along the main strips of the Leipzig Christmas Market, the people from Free Walking Tour Leipzig promise to answer “everything you wanted to know about Christmas but were afraid to ask.”

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Glitz (check), glamour (check), gifts (oops)

in Lifestyle/My Leipzig
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Can't beat Butlers for party place settings. (photo: maeshelle west-davies)

Out of gift ideas? Maybe these suggestions will work, or at least get your creative juices flowing.

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Podcast: local fun & book to curl up with

in Literature/What's on

This December, you might be looking for a different story. This is what our last podcast for 2017 tries go give you.

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Why I dislike the Christmas Market

in Music/Philosophies

Voice, lyrics, production and article by Ana Beatriz Ribeiro. (The views in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of The Leipzig Glocal. Just its grumpy editor.)

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