I looked it up: “A traditional German alcoholic drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set on fire and drips into mulled wine”. It was a tasty treat, on offer at Vancouver’s Christmas Market, itself a treat for the eyes, so I took pictures.
There were little kids singing carols: Cute overload!
There were Croatian dancers and an old-fashioned merry-go-round, and lots of booths selling bright things.
Some of the decorations were worth zooming in on.
I’ve been to real Christmas Markets, in Würzburg and Antwerp, and they’re good fun. You have to watch out for that feuerzangenbowle though; it’s hot and spicy and delicious and goes down smooth as anything; you may not notice it sneaking up on you till it’s too late.