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Dresden Christmas Markets

The Striezelmarkt is not by any means the only thing the city of Dresden has to offer. A large number of small and large markets are distributed throughout the city. Each has developed its own flair and individual character over the years. A whole "Christmas mile" extends along Prager Straße to the other side of the Elbe River.

Dresden´s Striezelmarkt

Dresden’s residents love their Striezelmarkt. Since 1434, the market has preserved its distinctive character despite a few changes. The world’s largest Erzgebirge step pyramid, which made its way into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999, is 14.62 meters tall and can be seen far and wide. More than 2.5 million people visit the romantic Altmarkt Square every year.

Altmarkt, 01067 Dresden

Winterlights of Dresden

The Christmas market on the Prager Straße represents the southern entry to the Christmas city of Dresden and invites to strolling on Dresden's best known shopping mile. The market, which is called "Winterlights of Dresden" since 2012, also offers a light highlight next to numerous sales stands with regional specialties from Dresden and surroundings. The 15 meters high Christmas tree is lit fantastically, the whole show musically still framed every evening. A "winter light world" enchants children as well as adults. The house of Santa Claus stands below the crossways stairs. Two rustic child merry-go-rounds for the little visitors are built in the middle section of the market, next to the Pullman Hotel.

Prager Straße, 01069 Dresden

Christmas tree in front of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) at night.

Christmas markets at the Frauenkirche

A Christmas shopping excursion thus also takes you past the traditional Christmas market at the Frauenkirche. Traditional products like pottery, glassware and lace from the Vogtland region are sold on Münzgasse. The eight-meter-tall climbable pyramid, covered in handmade wooden figurines, is the main attraction of this small market. In order to bridge the waiting time until Christmas for the little ones, Santa Claus comes daily from 4 pm and has a surprise for every child. 

Münzgasse, 01067 Dresden

Nearby "Advent at the Neumarkt" attracts many visitors to the Frauenkirche at the most beautiful time of the year. They are especially enthusiastic about the crafts that have been produced by historical guilds around the Neumarkt area for the last 100 years. For example bell-founders, document painters, engravers, clock operators as well as dealers of historical and hand manufactured toys. The culinary supply orientates itself to classic products of the Dresden Christmas time. The visitors can listen to church choirs, carol singers and wise men between the huts.

Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden

Stallhof Advent Festival

A true spectacle presents itself to visitors within the walls of the Dresden Royal Palace during the Stallhof Advent Festival. Guild craftsmen and craftswomen present their goods here in a historic and very traditional atmosphere. Jugglers and players provide entertainment. In addition to the unusual culinary delicacies offered every year, the public bathhouse is also very popular. It has two gigantic wooden washtubs in which up to eight persons can respectively enjoy a hot bath.

Stallhof, Schlossstraße/Schlossplatz, 01067 Dresden

Romantic Christmas market

A more quiet alternative is the Romantic Christmas market. This is to the south of Dresden residence castle on the so-called Piazza at the corner of the Taschenbergpalais. The market, which is constructed after a historical presentation, sprays a romantic flair. It helps the anyway splendid historical scenery to get a christmassy gleam at one of the most beautiful places of the former royal seat Dresden.
A unique ice - skating paradise lures just next-door. The inner courtyard of the hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden changes into an ice tread and invites to a fantastic winter pleasure. A welcome opportunity to slurp home-made hot wine punch before or after the visit on the Christmas fair in romantic atmosphere.

Taschenberg, 01067 Dresden

From November 30th to December 31st, 2023, Postplatz in Dresden will transform into the enchanting Finn Village. Visitors to the new Finnish Christmas market will step directly into the magical world of a Finnish winter. They will be surrounded by traditional handicrafts, original Finnish specialities and unique Christmas gifts.

Postplatz, 01067 Dresden

Dresdner Hüttenzauber

Pure après-ski and cabin fun - on over 2000 square meters right in the city center. The Christmas market at the House of the Press offers a restaurant, a cabin bar, an event cabin, and a curling rink and is particularly popular among young people.

Ostra-Allee 18, 01067 Dresden

Augustusmarkt – international Christmas market

The Neustadt side also spreads pre-Christmas cheer with its market in the pedestrian zone, extending from the Goldener Reiter (Golden Horseman) to Albertplatz Square. The Hauptstraße adorn in white and gold illuminated pagodas. The market is a salute to the legendary “Zeithain Encampment” of 1730. Not just the Hauptstraße area, but also the festively decorated streets of the Baroque Quarter invite visitors to stroll and linger. Next to the Christmas tree it is shown how Christmas is celebrated in other countries.

Hauptstraße between Goldener Reiter (Golden Horseman) and Gomondai-Platz

Elbhangfest Christmas Market

At the Blue Wonder, selected traders present traditional high-quality goods and delicacies in a romantic atmosphere.

Körnerplatz, 01326 Dresden, Germany

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Info pavilion at the Striezelmarkt

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29.11.2023 4 pm to 9 pm
30.11. to 23.12.2023 10 am to 9 pm
24.12.2023 10 am to 2 pm

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