Christmas Markets

Kassel: Fairytale Christmas market

- Enchanting fairytale Christmas market with familiar figures in the town center
- Handicraft, culinary delights, large fairytale pyramid

Date: November 21 to December 26, 2016

Opening hours: 11 am to 8 pm daily; gastronomy to 10 pm, only to 8 pm on Dec. 23 Closed: December 24-26

Bremen: Christmas market

- With 170 stalls in historical settings around the City Hall (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Christmas concerts and exhibitions, fairytale play of the Bremen Town Musicians daily at 5 pm

Date: November 21 to December 23, 2016

Opening hours: Mo.- Sa. 10 am to 8:30 pm, So. 11 am to 8:30 pm

Bremen: Schlachte-Zauber market

- Schlachte-Zauber lights up the Weser embankment in an ice-blue sea of lights
- Costumed pirates, mediaeval taverns, traditional tradesmen, hearty delicacies
- On the opening day, a great pirate spectacle is celebrated

Date: November 21, 2016 to December 23, 2016

Opening hours: weekdays and sundays 11 am to 8:30 pm, saturdays 11 am to 8 pm

Hameln: Christmas Market Hameln

- Fabulous programme against a unique backdrop with an illuminated sky over the wedding house terrace.

Date: November 23, 2016 till December 23, 2016

Opening hours: Monday till Wednesaday 10 am - 8 pm; Thursday and Friday 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday 11 am - 8 pm

Hann. Münden: Christmas market

- Christmas romanticism in a setting of historical half-timbered houses in the old town
- Fairy tale narrators, handicraft, special events, individual present ideas and advent manger

Date: November 25, 2016 To December 23, 2016

Opening hours: daily. 11 am to 8:30 pm

Hanau: Fabulous christmas market

- More than 75 market and gastronomy stalls
- Mini ferris wheel, Nativity manger , hand-carved wooden figures, largest advent calendar in Hesse, 70 exhibitors in market booths, artists' Christmas fair in the historic City Hall

Date: November 25, 2016 to December 22, 2016

Opening hours: weekdays 1 pm to 8 pm, weekends 11 am to 8 pm

Marburg on the Lahn: Advent market on the market place

- Festively adorned streets and alleyways
- Stroll through the historic old upper town

Date: November 26, 2016 to December 23, 2016

Opening hours: 25.11.2016: 6 pm - 12 pm; Monday till Saturday 11 am - 8 pm, Sunday 12 am - 8 pm

Hofgeismar: Christmas market

- Illuminated half-timbered houses, handicrafts and culinary offerings, fairytale narrations, puppet plays, visit to Santa Claus, accompanying musical programme

Date: November 26, 2016 to December 18, 2016

Opening hours: 25-27 Nov.16; 02-04 Dec.16; 09-11 Dec.16; 16.18 Dec.16;

Closed: Mo.- Th.

Fürstenberg: Artisan Christmas market

- 80 exhibitors, participatory activities, tower of wind instruments, diversified programme, culinary delights, artistic metalwork, basket maker, glassblower, cut-out silhouettes artist, spinner

Date: November 26, 2016 to December 4, 2016

Opening hours: only opened Sa./So. In the castle 10 am to 6 pm and in the castle courtyard to 7 pm

Melsungen: Christmas market in the winter woods

- Festively illuminated, with streets adorned with Christmas trees
- Yuletide presentation of artisans

Date: December 2, 2016 to December 23, 2016

Opening hours: Monday till Friday 2 pm - 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 am - 7 pm

Alsfeld: Fabulous Christmas market

- Marketplace in a mediaeval romantic setting of half-timbered houses
- Specialties from Upper Hesse, gift articles, culinary products, carousel, railway, fairytale alley
- Traditional mulled wine on Thursday evenings

Date: December 2, 2016 to December 11, 2016

Opening hours: daily. 11 am to 8 pm

Bad Wildungen: Christmas market in the old town

- Marketplace with more than 40 stalls, great Christmas tree programme on the stages, petting zoo, Hesse's most beautiful gingerbread house
- Santa Claus waits for children on Sunday afternoon

Date: December 8, 2016 to December 11, 2016

Opening hours: 12/8 2 pm - 8 pm; 12/9 2 pm - 10 pm; 12/10 12 am - 11 pm; 12/11 11 am - 6 pm

Kaufungen: "Stiftweihnacht" Christmas market in the storybook abbey courtyard

- Fabulous setting with craftsmanship and art round about the foundation for chivalrous nobility

Date: December 9, 2016 to December 11, 2016

Opening hours: 12/9 4pm - 8 pm; 12/10 12 am - 8 pm; 12/11 11 am - 7 pm

Bad Oyenhausen: St Martin’s market

Date: November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016

Opening hours: Saturday 11/5, 1 pm – 5 pm, Sunday 11/6, 11 am – 5 pm

Bremerhaven: Christmas world Bremerhafen

Date: November 21, 2016 to December 22, 2016

Opening hours: daily 11 am – 9.30 pm

Bad Hersfeld: Christmas market

Date: November 23, 2016 to December 23, 2016

Opening hours: daily 11 am – 8 pm; 11/29 night shopping till midnight

Steinau an der Straße: Christmas market Steinau

Date: November 25, 2016 till November 27, 2016

Opening hours: Friday: 5.30 pm – 9 pm, Saturday: 12 – 9 pm, Sunday 12- 8 pm; every year the first weekend in Advent

Bad Soden Allendorf: Winter magic

Date: November 25, 2016 till November 27, 2016

Opening hours: Friday + Saturday 3 pm – 9 pm, Sunday 2 pm – 7 pm

Trendelburg: Magic of lights

Date: November 27, 2016

Opening hours: 3 pm – 10 pm

Baunatal: St. Nicholas’ market

Date: December 2, 2016 till December 11, 2016

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 3 pm, Saturday 10 am, Sunday 1 pm

Wolfhagen: Advent’s market

Date: December 3, 2016 till December 4, 2016

Grebenstein: St. Nicholas’ market

Date: December 3, 2016 till December 4, 2016

Opening hours: Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm – 6 pm

Schwalmstadt: Schwälmer Christmas market

Date: December 9, 2016 till December 11, 2016

Opening hours: 12/9 2 pm - 10 pm; 12/10 11 am - 11 pm; 12/11 11 am - 7 pm