Every year, the Piazza of Santa Croce hosts a German Christmas Market through the month of December. This is one of my favorite events. This year, the market is a little smaller, but still seems to have all of the necessities to make a wonderful market.There are booths of strudel, vin brulee (hot mulled wine), pork and sauerkraut, artisanal beers, handcrafted ornaments, handmade soaps and potpourri’s, clothing, dishtowels, jackets, scarves, and gloves. Of course there is music in the air and a real festive spirit throughout the piazza.If you are coming to Florence in the winter, this should definitely be on your list. It is a great place for lunch or dinner, and I visit it many times during the month to catch the spirit and drink some of that hot mulled wine!