Xmas market in Basel

I have to confess I love the Christmas markets in Germany and Switzerland because they gave me back the Xmas emotion and spirit I used to feel when I was a kid that were long gone. Last Friday we went to visit the market Basel located in Barfuesserplatz and on our way we found out that one of the places serving Gluehwein had on top of it one of the traditional Christmas Pyramids. As you can see in this picture this pyramid has the traditional shape with different motives in each one of the levels. I wasn't aware but this type of decoration has its roots in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) region of Germany. Anyway I already had my first cup of mulled wine this xmas and I'm ready to party on today. If I don't post anything before the 24th, merry christmas to all of you!