The German Christmas Market in Osaka

Every year there is a German Christmas Market held in Umeda (Osaka) underneath the Umeda Sky Building.

I have been each year for the past few years to look around the cute stalls and drink delicious mulled wine. It is free to enter, but kids` rides on the carousel and train, and of course food, drinks, and souvenirs are a little expensive.

This year I met up with some of the foreign mums I met through a `Meetup` group here in Kansai and we wandered around together with our babies and chatted.

I didn`t drink any mulled wine this year (one of the pitfalls of breastfeeding), but did enjoy a german sausage and some crispy bread snacks (sorry I forgot their name).

Fun fun!

Best of all?? I spotted Steven Tyler (vocalist from Aerosmith) who was in town with the band for a concert. It was the first time I have ever seen a celebrity in the flesh!! Tres exciting :)


  1. Yay German Christmas market. That's one of the things I miss most around Christmas. Meeting friends in the market, drinking mulled wine and eating all the good food!

  2. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! And hooray for celebrity sightings. I used to live in LA and it never got old seeing someone in person that you've seen on the big screen.

  3. very exciting!! is his mouth as big in real life?


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