This past weekend we visited Stuttgart's Christmas market.  We arrived late Friday night and left on Sunday afternoon.  We had spent all day Saturday wandering through the 3 downtown squares that hosted the Christmas market.  
We enjoyed seeing the differences between Stuttgart's market and those we visited last year.  The thing we noticed the most were the beautifully decorated rooftops.  Each of the stalls were decked out in scenes ranging from real Winter trees with ornaments and lights to huge Santa Claus's and his reindeer to Nativity scenes.
They were all very fascinating to look at and we took time to admire as many as possible.  The stalls themselves were mostly created from wood and held a variety of arts and crafts.  We found hand made candles, jewelry and much more.
 At night the rooftops are often lit up.  I think they are even more beautiful at dusk:
We had fun scouting for our favorite Nutcracker to purchase as a souvenir.  
There was no shortage of food stalls either.  We didn't go hungry as we munched on spiced nuts, sausages, and spatzle while also enjoying gluwhein (spiced wine) and spiced ciders and hot chocolates.

One of the 3 squares is outfitted with a live nativity:
And children's rides, including a miniature train and small ferris wheel where the children sat inside Christmas ornaments: