Cocooning Christmas Markets.
Night, lights, cold weather, steamy mulled wine, and other treats are the staple ideas of the Christmas markets in many German places. People enjoy themselves in the night with many loved ones no matter which day of the week it is due to the seasonality of such event. The Weinachtsmarkt is a very lovely German tradition that makes the cold winter and dark days much merrier. However there is more to the eye than just the night.
In order to happen, a lot of preparation has to be done, and curiously it is in plain sight, however it is totally invisible.No one seems to pay attention to it, people pass indiferently, and do not even look at the objects in front of them, just pass by. The little stands are totally closed, like cocoons preparing for a dark spring, like suns hiding on the other side waiting for their time to shine. You see thousands of commuters through Alexanderplatz yet the little passages accross the stands are totally desert, and if you are lucky, you will see some people putting boxes inside the stands, trucks unloading, and lots of hard work in the making. Those are the elves that make Christmas happen in the markets. To attract such luck, you only have to see a little bit away of your commuting path in the mornings.
Christmas markets are flowers that blossom during the night.