From gingerbread houses to Christmas trees, home baked plum cakes to Santa Claus cookie jars, the German House market ground was full of colourful, exciting items. The market this year attracted at least 12,000 visitors. In the true festive spirit, German families and senior executives of the German embassy were seen serving coffee, cakes, freshly baked waffles and other German specialties while children from the German School participated in the Christmas choir.
All know about pollution
As the capital is under the scanner because of its increasing air pollution levels, the market also had some stalls selling colourful masks. While the elders were busy scrutinizing the protection level of the masks, school kids were spotted dragging their parents to those stalls for buying these masks. “We always ask Shweta, my 6-year-old daughter, to wear a scarf when she is in traffic or out somewhere in the open. We keep discussing how Delhi is choking. So, she is quite accustomed to words like pollution, masks, etc,” said Nusrat Khan, a home-maker and resident of New Friends Colony.
On informal grounds
The pan cake shops in the premises were quite popular as they served hot pancakes with chocolate sauce and ice-creams. Guido Christ, deputy director general, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, said, “This is an event where CEOs and senior representatives of international corporations, ambassadors and distinguished dignitaries from various foreign embassies and trade commissions meet over German beverages and sausages, while their families shop and enjoy the ambience.” Another visitor, Mukesh from GK-1, said, “Well, I could see my kids enjoying themselves thoroughly. My daughter was busy drawing her favourite cartoon character and my son was busy tasting all the German delicacies along with his mother. It was a great weekend indeed.”