Christmas market Xanten

| Xanten Christmas market

The Xanten Christmas Market, an annual highlight of the advent season, invites visitors to immerse themselves in a world brimming with pre-Christmas joys. Traditionally held during the contemplative Advent period, the market transforms Xanten's historic city center into a veritable winter wonderland each year..

The picturesque backdrop of the city, dominated by the imposing silhouette of St. Viktor's Cathedral, provides the perfect setting for this festive market.

The Christmas Market is organized by the Xanten Business Association (Interessengemeinschaft Gewerbetreibender Xanten e.V., or IGX), an organization dedicated to the revitalization and promotion of local commerce. The IGX not only unites the local business community but also ensures that the Christmas Market is a resounding success year after year.

The heart of the market beats in the town square and the adjacent alleys of the city center. Here, festively decorated Christmas stalls line up, offering a wide array of gift ideas, handicrafts, and culinary delights.

A visit to the Xanten Christmas Market is an experience for all the senses. Visitors can discover unique gifts and decorations, as well as enjoy traditional treats like roasted apples, gingerbread, and mulled wine. The scent of roasted almonds and hot chestnuts fills the air, putting everyone in a festive mood.

A special feature of the Xanten Christmas Market is its close connection with local history and culture. In addition to the impressive St. Viktor's Cathedral, which gives the market a unique atmosphere, historical performances and musical presentations create an unforgettable experience.

Getting to the Xanten Christmas Market is straightforward. The city is easily accessible by public transport or car, and visitors traveling from afar will find ample parking in the vicinity.

An additional highlight that sets the Xanten Christmas Market apart is the annual Christmas raffle, where visitors have the chance to win attractive prizes. In summary, the Xanten Christmas Market is a true feast for the senses and a haven of coziness during the bustling pre-Christmas period. With its unique charm, diverse offerings, and the warm hospitality of the people of Xanten, it invites everyone to fully enjoy the Advent season and get into the Christmas spirit.

The Christmas market in Xanten took place from Friday, 17. November to Thursday, 21. December 2023.

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Local time:
08:39 h (UTC +01:00)

Fair location:

Markt, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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IGX – Interessengemeinschaft Gewerbetreibender Xanten e.V.
Orkstr. 19
46509 Xanten, Germany
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Past editions:
  • 17 Nov. - 21 Dec. 2023
  • 18 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2022
  • 19 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2021
  • 22 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2019
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 24 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2017
  • 18 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2016
  • 20 Nov. - 22 Dec. 2015
  • 21 Nov. - 21 Dec. 2014

Fair location:

Markt, 46509 Xanten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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Product groups: christmas cakes, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas ornaments, cookies, gingerbread, punch, …

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