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The Dresden Christmas Market

The Dresden Christmas Market

Nov 29, 2019Dec 24, 2019
Striezelmarkt, 01067
Dresden
Free admission

The Dresden Christmas Market

If you like Christmas markets, then you will love the Dresden Striezelmarkt! Taking place this year for the 585th time, this traditional market is the oldest Christmas market in Germany.

Dresden Christmas Market

Experience the Christmas tradition in Dresden anew

Enjoy the warm blaze of lights, the scent of mulled wine and sausages grilling over an open fire and the jingle of festive tunes throughout this traditional Christmas market. Stroll among the beautifully decorated wooden stands, where vendors offer handmade Christmas baubles, winter accessories and unique gifts. 

The Striezelmarkt will feature a number of experiences aimed at family fun, including making traditional dishes at the Christmas bakery, riding the train at the children’s railway or visiting the fairytale forest. What’s more, following the opening of the Christmas market, Santa Claus will open a new window of the special Advent calendar daily in the run-up to the national holiday.

Dresden Christmas Market Santa

Festive cheer everywhere at Germany’s oldest Christmas market

Adults can also enjoy a varied entertainment programme during the Striezelmarkt. During the first weekend of Advent, there will be the premiere of the Dresdner Tanzaband dance group. Trombone choirs perform on December 6 and a day later the annual Dresden Stollenfest takes place, the highlight of the Stollen season. Don’t miss out on the gospel evening on December 13, or the Christmas recital, where all Striezelmarkt guests are encouraged to sing along, on December 20. 

The Striezelmarkt is not the only one in Dresden - there are nine other differently themed markets in the city, including one beneath the Frauenkirche and the mediaeval market in the Stallhof, so why not visit more than one? Be sure to dress warmly to brace the German weather while you explore these lovely festive markets!

Dresden wooden Christmas decorations

Visiting the 585th Dresden Striezelmarkt

Ready to spread some good old fashioned Christmas cheer? For more information on the Dresden Striezelmarkt, including directions on how to get there via public transport, visit the official Dresden Christmas website.