To mark the launch of our Trends publication – a compilation of 2017s biggest, best and most bizarre trends – we’ll be releasing one a day in the countdown to Christmas. Today, Bonfires, Blankets, and Beer Halls.
Once a time for hibernation, binge watching Netflix and living under a duvet, Autumn/Winter now comes with a new programme of fun. The non-Summer, non-Christmas time between September and December is fast becoming the most wonderful time of the year, with beer halls, bonfires and winter markets encouraging us to layer up and head outside.
Once limited to balmy summer nights, beer gardens are being filled with tipis, tents, and pop-up bars, repurposed as the cosy outdoor space we didn’t know we craved. Oktoberfest is fast becoming a key date in the diary as beer halls tempt us with sauerkraut and steins, and blankets, bonfires, and industrial sized patio heaters offer a layer of warmth the beer jacket can no longer provide. Dark nights set the scene for Halloween, on bonfire night fireworks light up the sky, and Christmas markets facilitate mulled wine-fuelled merriment. When it comes to winter activities, going outside is the new going out.
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