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Hamburg – Christmas Markets in Germany
Hamburg Weihnachtsmarkt

Frohes Weihnachtsfest

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Hamburg and the towns of the Metropolitan Region lure visitors from far and wide with traditional Christmas markets and Christmas attractions. In many districts of Hamburg, the city is transformed into a magical yuletide world – with manifold treats for the eye and the palate. The Christmas market on Jungfernstieg fully lives up to the elegance of the surroundings. Yet also well worth visiting are the Christmas markets on Gänsemarkt, in the old town, in the HafenCity, or in St Pauli with its frivolous flair. A special highlight is the historic Christmas Market on Rathausmarkt,where around one hundred traders offer handicrafts from the Erzgebirge, woodcarvings from the Tyrol, traditional biscuits from Aachen, gingerbread from Nuremberg and ceramics from the Lausitz region. Designed by Circus Roncalli, this Christmas market directly in front of the festively illuminated town hall casts a poetic and alluring spell over its visitors. The Metropolitan Region also has numerous Christmas markets worth visiting. Lüneburg, especially, is known far beyond the region for its historic Christmas markets.

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Market Dates and Information 2018

White Magic at Jungfernstieg 

Hamburg’s grand Jungfernstieg shines, bathed in a sea of lights. The scent of Glühwein, cinnamon and roasted almonds hangs gently in the air around the boulevard near Alster ­Haus and Europa ­Passage.

Dates : 26th Nov 2018 – 30th Dec 2018 
11 am – 9 pm (closed 24th + 25th Dec)
Fri + Sat to 10 pm

St. Petri Church

Let yourself be enchanted by the Christ­mas market all around St. Petri Church, the oldest existing church in Hamburg! With unique flair, atmospheric lighting and lovingly adorned, culinary delights, handicrafts and the fairy tale forest for children.

Dates : 26th Nov – 30th Dec 2018 
10.30 am – 9 pm (closed 25th Dec)

Spitalerstraße
Huts elaborately adorned with Christmas decorations presenting a variety of offers combined with the exclusive window displays of the shops turn the pedestrian zone into the Christmas shopping mile of Hamburg city centre.

Dates : T.B.A
daily 11 am – 9 pm (closed 25th + 26th Dec)

Gerhart- Hauptmann-Platz / Mönckeberg brunnen“Traditionen im Winterwald”
Tthe largest ac­cessible Christmas tree on the Möncke­ bergbrunnen and the winter forest on Gerhart ­Hauptmann ­Platz . The festive stalls offer handicrafts and more, hot delicacies and other delights for foodies. Here you will find a unique, tranquil ambience with an atmospheric, festive programme.

Dates : 26th Nov – 30th Dec 2018
daily 11 am – 9 pm (closed 25th Dec).

Gänsemarkt
In the heart of the town, 30 market and craft stalls in wintery atmosphere invite you for mulled wine, delicacies and a lei­surely stroll. Each day there are musical performances at the Lessing memorial. The stalls are decorated with quotes from the poet and the Christmas market never loses sight of his memory.

Dates : 27th Nov–23rd Dec 2018
Mon – Thur 11 am–9 pm
Fri – Sun 11 am–10 pm

Rathausmarkt 
The Historical Christmas Market in front of the Rathaus (town hall) enchants visi­tors with lovingly designed themed al­leys, handicrafts, specialities and mulled wine from wine growers. A journey back to childhood – a soft kiss for the soul!

Dates : 22nd Nov – 23rd Dec 2018 
11 am – 8 pm
Mon 25th Nov from 5pm-8pm

Fleet Christmas market
In calm unity – without street noise and bright lights you’ll be able to enjoy our unique Christmassy atmosphere in the middle of the city centre. The waterside location lends this Christmas market a special maritime flair.

Dates : 22nd Nov – 23rd Dec 2018 
11 am – 8 pm
Mon 25th Nov from 5pm-8pm

Santa Pauli

Date: 23rd Nov – 23rd Dec 2018
Mon – Wed 4 pm – 11 pm,
Thu to midnight,
Fri + Sat 1 pm – 1 am
Sun 1 pm – 11 pm

Hamburg Winterdom
The largest funfair in the north at the Heiligengeistfeld!

Dates : 9th Nov – 9th Dec 2018
Mon – Thurs 15.00 – 23.00
Fri + Sat 15.00 – 00.30
Sun 14.00  – 11.00

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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