Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf

Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf

Nov 18, 2021Dec 30, 2021
Various locations
Free admission

Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf

Every year the city centre of Düsseldorf is transformed into a real Christmas winter wonderland, filled with festive music, handicrafts, food and more! Consisting of seven differently themed Christmas markets, all of which are within walking distance of each other, this is one festive village you don’t want to miss out on!

This year, 2G rules will be in place across the Christmas markets, meaning visitors must be fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Random checks will be made and mask-wearing is mandatory. 

Spreading Christmas cheer through Düsseldorf

For close to six weeks visitors and locals alike can enjoy a beautiful array of traditional treats, handmade gifts and Christmas decor at one of the city’s special Christmas markets. 

In the heart of the Old Town, merry stands modelled on the old Düsseldorf burgher houses are erected, where vendors sell their Christmas wares to passersby. The traditional mulled wine pyramid opposite the department store attracts young and old, while the Ferris wheel on Burgplatz offers stunning views of the city.

The Engelchenmarkt transforms the Heinrich-Heine-Platz into a bright sea of lights, as the decorative golden angels bathe the Christmas market in a special glow against the sandstone façade of the histor­ic Carsch-Haus department store. Here visitors can sample both traditional and avant-garde treats while warming themselves with a mug of mulled wine or German beer.

Düsseldorf’s themed Christmas markets

The city hall acts a magical backdrop for the Handwerker-Markt on Marktplatz, where visitors can explore a Christmas market full of huts based on the Renaissance brick-built landmark. Glass-blowers, woodturners, painters, pewterers and brush makers offer their gorgeous products here. Most are happy to demonstrate their skills if asked - and don’t miss out in the hand-carved life-sized manger from Bethlehem.

The Sternchenmarkt in the inner courtyard of the Wilhelm-Marx-Hause glows, in part thanks to the impressive lighting design. Snow-covered huts cover the courtyard, decorated with a number of glittering stars, snowflakes and lights, creating a special winter feeling - even if it does not snow in real life! The traditional carousel is a big hit among little ones as well. 

Visiting Düsseldorf’s many magical Christmas markets

So much more than just a Christmas market, Düsseldorf’s Christmas village is a true sight to behold. Don’t miss out on seeing the Dome of Lights on Königsallee or the ice rink on Corneliusplatz, all decked out in Christmas lights, either.

For more details on the Christmas markets in Düsseldorf, including the latest coronavirus rules, head over to the event page on the city’s tourism website