Dates : 29th November – 23rd December 2018
Main Christmas Market
1st Advent weekend
Arts and Crafts Christmas Market
15th December & 16th December 2018
Christmas markets, the music of advent and the Nativity stations are just some of the elements that fill the World Heritage City with wintry magic and romance each and every year. With five Christmas markets, from the Medieval Market in the Old Court to the arts and crafts market and the traditional large Christmas Market on Maxplatz square, the season of goodwill is both a rich and exciting experience. Church music concerts, town musicians and, of course, the New Year’s Eve concert by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra are all music to the ears, creating special and unforgettable festive moments. Those visiting the more than 400 historical nativity scenes spread across about 40 stations around the town cannot help but get in the mood for the most festive occasion of the year.
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
German Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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