Every year my friend Haleema and I gaze longingly from our window in City Hall at the gluhwein guzzling patrons of the Christkindlmarket. It's a wonderful event that consumes Daley Plaza with potato pancakes, marzipan and other German Christmas traditions.
Well, this year we actually got a chance to go with another friend of ours.
Of course we didn't get to sample the gluhwein, but my friend got a little boot for her spiced cider.
It is surprisingly crowded at lunchtime in the Plaza.