Christmas market Hameln

25 Nov. - 30 Dec. 2024 | Christmas market

In the heart of the historic old town of Hameln, where time occasionally seems to stand still, a magical world comes to life annually during the Advent season: The Hameln Christmas Market. From the end of November until just before New Year's Eve, the city dresses up in its festive attire and invites visitors from near and far to one of the most atmospheric markets in Germany..

Hameln, a large independent city in Lower Saxony, is known for the legend of the Pied Piper, which dates back to events in 1284. The city is situated in the Weser Uplands Schaumburg-Hameln Nature Park and is traversed by the Weser River. Directly to the west of the city rises the Klüt Mountain, where an observation tower and a restaurant are located.

The origins of this Christmas bustle go far back, but today it is the Hameln Marketing and Tourism GmbH that holds the reins and enhances the market with additional expertise to make it an unforgettable experience. Surrounded by the historical buildings of the Weser Renaissance and the picturesque half-timbered houses of the old town, the market unfolds and blends tradition with festive splendor.

Particularly distinctive for the market's ambiance is St. Nicolai's Market Church, which, with its imposing architecture, provides the backdrop and gives visitors the feeling of having traveled to another time. Around the Wedding House and the church, about 60 lovingly decorated huts stretch out. They offer handicrafts, traditional treats, and hot drinks like mulled wine that warm the hearts of visitors in the cold winter.

The Hameln Christmas Market not only impresses with its picturesque setting but also with the unique atmosphere created by the festive lighting and the diverse stalls. Here, one can still find genuine craftsmanship and watch glassblowers, potters, and smiths demonstrate their art. For the youngest visitors, carousels spin their rounds, while festive sounds fill the air.

A special feature of the market is the huge Christmas pyramid, a symbol of German Christmas traditions, which majestically towers over the stands. From roasted almonds and bratwurst to gingerbread hearts – the market offers a variety of culinary delights that one wouldn't want to miss in the pre-Christmas period.

The Christmas market will take place on 36 days from Monday, 25. November to Monday, 30. December 2024 in Hameln.

In 181 days
25.11.2024 - 30.12.2024*
Monday - Monday, 36 days
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Free admission


Local time:
11:36 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Osterstraße/Pferdemarkt, 31785 Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Fair organizer
Hameln Marketing und Tourismus GmbH
Deisterallee 1
31785 Hameln, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)5151 957814
Fax: +49 (0)5151 957841
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Past editions:
  • 27 Nov. - 30 Dec. 2023
  • 23 Nov. - 30 Dec. 2022
  • 24 Nov. - 30 Dec. 2021
  • 27 Nov. - 30 Dec. 2019
  • 26 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2018
  • 27 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2017
  • 23 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2016
  • 25 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2015
  • 26 Nov. - 23 Dec. 2014
Holidays during the trade show:
Christmas Day (25.12.2024)
Boxing Day (26.12.2024)

Fair location:

Osterstraße/Pferdemarkt, 31785 Hameln, Lower Saxony, Germany


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Product groups: candles, christmas cribs, christmas decorations, christmas lights, christmas ornaments, christmas pastries, cookies, drinks, food, gingerbread, mulled wine, nativity scenes, punch, tree hangers, wooden decorations, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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