Leipzig Christmas Markets

Leipzig Christmas Markets

Nov 23, 2021Dec 23, 2021
Various locations
Free admission

This event has now unfortunately been cancelled. Check with the organiser for details.

One of the oldest and perhaps most romantic Christmas markets in Germany is situated right in the heart of Leipzig’s old town. The Leipzig Christmas market features more than 250 traditional and festively decorated stands, where vendors offer everything from regional culinary delights to handmade gifts, ensuring it is an ever-popular winter wonderland.

Leipzig Christmas Market stand

© Dirk Brzoska

Christmas market in the middle of a historic town 

Trombone players’ concerts on the main market square and visits from Santa Claus himself help spread the Christmas cheer far and wide in Leipzig in the run-up to the national holiday. The large Christmas tree, which towers over the entire Christmas market, draws in crowds, together with the 100-year-old historic carousel.

Over by St. Nicholas Church Square, the Christmas market boasts plenty of handmade decorations from the Ore Mountains and unconventional ceramics. The main feature, however, is the famous Ore Mountain pyramid, which invites visitors to have a round of Feuerzangenbowle, classic German fire punch.

Enjoy a fairytale Christmas at Leipzig Christmas markets

The historic market by Naschmarkt behind the Old Town Hall creates a nostalgic atmosphere, in which visitors lose themselves strolling between the stalls and enjoying mugs of hot mulled wine and Bratwurst. Known for its focus on old, traditional arts and crafts, this market offers plenty of opportunity for visitors to watch glassblowers, metalsmiths and artisans create their beautiful wares.

If you want to enjoy Christmas in a more traditional setting, then the Advent market at Gohlis Palace, one of the many palaces in Germany, offers a varied cultural programme of events, ideal for the whole family. Why not enjoy a piano concert, advent reading or Christmas opera at the palace after having a leisurely walk through the festively decorated Christmas market, to really get in the mood for the holidays?

Leipzig Christmas Market opening

©  Andreas Schmidt

Visiting one of Leipzig Christmas markets

What better way to spend this holiday season than at one of Leipzig’s famous markets? With so many different Christmas markets to visit, we advise visitors to travel via public transport and dress warmly, just in case the weather drops and a Christmas snow miracle does occur.

For all the details on Christmas markets in Leipzig, and the latest coronavirus regulations, please visit the official tourism website.

Thumb: © Dirk Brzoska