Christmas in Dresden

Discover Dresden at Christmas time. During Advent, the smell of mulled wine, roasted almonds, bratwurst and sweet doughnuts fills Dresden’s city center. The alleys and squares shine with Christmas lights and Christmas music can be heard everywhere. Dresden with its Christmas markets is the secret Christmas capital of Germany. The glittering chain of Christmas markets leads from the main train station across Prager Straße to the Altmarkt, where every year one of the oldest

Christmas markets in Germany – the Striezelmarkt – takes place. Continue along Schloßstraße, across Neumarkt, past the Frauenkirche to the other side of the Elbe to the Christmas market on Hauptstraße and the Neustadt Advent in the magnificent Baroque Quarter. Enjoy the wonderful weeks of the pre-Christmas season in Dresden!

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Christmas time events in Dresden

During the Advent season, numerous events are held around the festival. In addition to the Christmas markets in the city center, there are other highlights and Christmas events in Dresden and the surrounding area that should not be missed. Experience Dresden from its Christmas side with guided walks through the city center, with special exhibitions

to the winter time, Advent concerts in the churches and the theaters. The various stages in the city are also full of fairy tales. Ballet performances such as “Swan Lake” or “The Nutcracker” and musical fairy tales for children invite Dresdeners and visitors from near and far to visit.

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Christmas crafts

Christmas in Saxony is closely associated with traditional craftsmanship – be it Erzgebirge folk art, Meissen porcelain or the baking of gingerbread and Christmas stollen. Learn more about the history of the Dresden Striezelmarkt, the Dresden Stollenmesser and the Dresden Frauenkirche.

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Christmas shows in Dresden and surroundings

Tips and recommendations for Christmas locations, for Christmas shows and events that can be booked for Christmas parties in Dresden and the surrounding area. Whether it’s a dinner show, hut magic, Advent brunch or a fairytale Christmas, there’s sure to be something for you.

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