Dates : 27th November – 23rd December 2018
Sat – Wed 11am-9pm
In the holiday spirit Karlsruhe is transformed into a magical Christmas Town: thousands of lights make the city shine, a horse-drawn carriage rattling over the pavement, festively decorated shop windows invite you in to shop and stroll, and in the air is the smell of roasted almonds and cotton candy.
The Christmas market is situated on the beautiful Friedrickplatz. The ice-rink on Schlossplatz on the Gross-Herzog Karl-Friedrich Memorial invites you to come skating and curling. With the beautifully decorated wooden huts, the market is very special. An eye-catching feature is “The Flying Santa Claus” , who with his sleigh floats high up into the air to the astonishment of visitors over the town.
For children, the market is a paradise there are storytellers, crossbow shooting, a Carousel and the fantastic fire show. The sword players put on a show at the weekends, they give an impressive account about camp life, armour and sword fighting in the Middle Ages.
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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