Christmas in Chemnitz

The Chemnitz Christmas Market – tradition with a modern twist

Every advent season, Chemnitz comes alive, overflowing with the Erzgebirge region Christmas spirit and a range of events that blend together our modern industrial and traditional cultures.

Chemnitz Christmas Market

Open from 25/11 - 23/12/2016
daily from 10:00 to 21:00
(closes at 20:00 on 23/12)

Markt, Neumarkt, Rosenhof, Jakobikirchplatz and Innere Klosterstraße

Popular visitor magnet

The city is adorned with a blanket of fairy lights

The twelve-metre high Christmas pyramid with five levels spins above Marktplatz – as much a symbol of the Chemnitz market as the tallest Christmas tree in the state.

It is surrounded by more than 200 stalls, each of them offering visitors a diverse assortment of traditional Christmas delicacies, Erzgebirge folk art and local specialities.

Mountain Parade on the eve of the first day of advent

On 28 November at 16:00, the 2015 Chemnitz Christmas Market opened with the stunning traditional Mountain Parade. Members of the city’s numerous associations put on their uniforms and joined singers and musicians from local mining companies on a parade through Chemnitz city centre, which was then followed by a concert to celebrate the start of the advent period.

Klosterstraße Christmas Market

Chemnitz’s Kloster Christmas Market takes place right next to the main market on Innere Klosterstraße. Here, visitors can take a trip back in time to a land of suckling pigs on spits, antique giant swings and traditional handicrafts made and sold by medieval market stallholders. This year will see the return of popular highlights such as the medieval market, regular tours of the town hall and tower with the Chemnitzer Türmer, and a range of on-stage performances.

Klosterstraße Christmas Market

The Chemnitz Christmas Market has become a real magnet for visitors from near and far, and is frequently crowned the prettiest Christmas market in Saxony by regional broadcaster MDR.

In 2015, Chemnitz took 1st place in the “Best Christmas City” competition organised by Messe Frankfurt with 9,215 votes and was crowned the prettiest Christmas city in Germany.