MPLS Christmas Market

As of this year, Minneapolis has a Christmas market, which, according toย the organizers’ claim, is supposed to be an “authentic European Holiday experience.” Needless to say that I was very excited to celebrate my graduation at the new market and to see how they interpret authentic European style here. Well, what can I say. The authenticity ended at the entrance, as you have to pay 6 dollars for admission. Which we weren’t willing to do.




12 thoughts on “MPLS Christmas Market

    • Especially because people tend to spend a lot of money there anyway. If they gave us a free drink with the ticket, we would have reconsidered. I just need to make up for the lost Christmas market time when I get back to Vienna ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Oh, it’s never too late! Plus you are doing me a favor, since my new status in the world has not yet quite sunk in, so I need a reminder every now and then ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you!

  1. Which Europe are they referring to? ๐Ÿ™‚ Too bad you could not go and see for yourself if it really is authentic. I have seen from a comment that you qualified as a Dr. – congratulations!

    • I have learned not to bother with such details (e.g. that there are different countries in Europe) any more ๐Ÿ™‚ In Minnesota, Europe often means Germany or Scandinavian countries, since these are the places where the ancestors of many people came from.

      My guess is that the market is not authentic. This is almost always the case with such cultural transfers, no matter in which direction they go or which countries they involve, because things always have to be adjusted to local taste to some degree. It just boggles my mind that people feel the need to claim authenticity.

      Yes, I have finished all my doctoral work and I took the final oral exam last week. Feels good. Thanks for the congrats!

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