England is well-known for its Christmas markets, starting in late November. Every city sections off a part of their city centre to accommodate massive rows of booths in which are sold all kinds of gift-friendly goodies. Everything from handmade puppets from Scotland, glass wine-stoppers from Italy, and even decorated Monkey apples from Africa can be found in the countless booths. There is more food than necessary, carnival rides for the young ones, and spiked eggnog for the grown-ups. It's crowded and fun, and there are interesting people to talk to at every booth. It's tradition every year to hold an open-air market during the Christmas season in English cities and is definitely a part of the "English charm."
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