“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
I’ve been waiting for the New Year’s Market since… probably the end of last year’s New Year’s Market. 🙂 It’s one of my most favorite events in the city and definitely – the most favorite time of the year.
The traditional New Year’s Market in Baku is held on Fountains Square and we’re visiting it for 3-rd year in a roll. And I should say that this year’s one is the best! The stands are interesting, the food is delicious, and it’s very well positioned. There’s enough space for everyone to walk around freely, without too much hustle and bustle, and gives everyone a chance to enjoy the cheerful atmosphere, try tasty pastries and meals, enjoy a cup of glintwine, listen to uplifting music, and most of all – spend a happy evening walking around the variety of stands and soaking in the Holiday spirit floating in the air all around.
Here are some of the things I find most adorable in the New Year’s Market 2017-2018 on Fountains Square, Baku.
1. These delicious caramel and chocolate apples!
I think I had way too many of them, but I really wanted to try the different flavours: caramel, chocolate and variety of dips and sprikles. They also have strawberries and pears, as well. I wonder what they taste like… all coated in caramel… 😛 (Next time…)
2. Tornado potatoes.
You seriously can’t miss them. They’re everywhere, and they’re definitely worth the extra calories! 🙂
3. Flame chimney!
The downside of it – it probably has the longest queue of people waiting for a fragrant Nutella (or another flavour) Flame Chimney, but once you get yours, you will forget all about the long minutes spent waiting in line.
4. Beautiful holiday decorations and cards.
Because, lets face it – we all love those! 🙂
5. And, of course – a picture with Santa!
No year goes without it!
Check the end of the post for more Holiday photos from the New Year’s Market in Baku, and don’t forget to take a glimpse of the New Year’s Market on Fountains Square, Baku, Azerbaijan, in this short video that I made specially for the occassion.
Happy Holidays! 🙂