On Rausgegangen you will find the most exciting events that Cologne has to offer between the years 2023! Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, there are numerous opportunities to fill your days off with special experiences in the cathedral city. From thrilling concerts and cultural highlights such as the opera or the Comedia Theater to informative workshops - so put away the jogging bottoms and close the tin of cookies, it's time to get out and about again! There's something for everyone: cozy jazz concerts, interactive wine profile tasting, sociable Christmas market visits or funny entertainment at the comedy musical "Himmel und Kölle".

We present the best events that Cologne has to offer between the years. Get ready to make the most of the festive season in a special way and make the most of the "days between the years"!

Himmel und Kölle – Das Köln-Musical

Himmel und Kölle – Das Köln-Musical
© Himmel und Kölle
Mi, 27.12.2023 19:00
39,00 to 79,00 €

This musical makes our hearts beat faster! "Himmel und Kölle" takes the big and small peculiarities of our city with a lot of wit and charm. That's what it's about: Pastor Elmar has been transferred from the provinces to Cologne and experiences a real culture shock between jecken Kölner:innen, bride Kathy and a lot of Kölsch. For all Cologne residents and those who have given their hearts to our cathedral city, the show is an absolute must-see.

Heinzels Wintermärchen

Heinzels Wintermärchen
© Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash
Mi, 27.12.2023 11:00
Free admission

Every year, the Heinzelmännchen enchant Cologne's Old Town with Cologne's largest Christmas market and a spectacular ice skating rink. The market offers a wide range of specialties, handicrafts and gifts.

Weinprofil Tasting Köln

Weinprofil Tasting Köln
© Calla Mronz
Mi, 27.12.2023 19:00
29,90 to 39,90 €

Finally, you no longer have to choose a wine by its label. With the Wine Profile Tasting, you can determine your own individual taste in wine together with professionals. Too sweet, too sour or too heavy? After the evening, you'll know what to do in front of the wine rack!

𝗟𝗶𝗰𝗵𝘁𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 - The last rave of the year at 𝗢𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗻

𝗟𝗶𝗰𝗵𝘁𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 - The last rave of the year at 𝗢𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗻
© lichtblick
Do, 28.12.2023 23:00
17,90 €

Are you ready for the last rave of the year at Lichblick? The finest techno sounds with Coloursound lighting technology, creative decorations and treats such as fresh fruit, candy, pancakes and waffles await you.


© lifelab

Veedelpoet:innen is an U25 & newcomer poetry slam. The lifelab stands for a safe space for poetry lovers, queers, FLINTA and BIPoC. Everyone is welcome to help shape this space, fill it with love and move it with language.

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

Do, 28.12.2023 15:00
22,00 €

In this fantastic production, the four animals - donkey, dog, cat and rooster - are underdogs, outcasts and individualists who want to make music as an unbeatable team and become famous. Composer Attila Kadri Şendil uses traditional Turkish instruments and a multilingual slang spoken by the animals to bring a colorful mix to the play, which not only deals with obstacles and disputes, but also with overcoming fears and the power of friendship.

AMORE - Indieparty

AMORE - Indieparty
© Jochen Speck
Do, 28.12.2023 22:00
8,00 €

Goodbye Last Christmas and burnt down Christmas trees! Between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the end of the year will be celebrated with the best of indie music. You can expect a party with the unforgettable melodies, anthems and hits of the indie world. DJ Speck and Schampus will provide the perfect soundtrack at the controls, while we dance together to the classics of the 90s Britpop era, the indie hype of the 2000s and much more.


Fr, 29.12.2023 23:00
12,00 €

Ready for the Bootshaus Winterfest? Oliver Magenta, Sausage Party and Danth B2B Waztoo will heat things up on the main floor. CHOPPAZ, Maxxd and F.M.H.O await you at Blckbx with the best beats. In the Dreherei, Sheriff Andthegang, Draze and Jenni Zimnol will create the perfect atmosphere. Three floors, one great party - be there!

Hänsel und Gretel

Hänsel und Gretel
© Paul Leclaire
Sa, 30.12.2023 19:30
15,00 to 110,00 €

The colorful and melodious music tells the story of two children who get lost in the forest, come across a gingerbread house and have to stand their ground against the evil witch. This family opera combines the innovations of Richard Wagner's musical theater with the magic of the fairytale world.

Craft Beer Tasting

Craft Beer Tasting
© Budnik Photography - Sebastian Budnik
Sa, 30.12.2023 20:00
39,00 €
Bierlager Köln

Discover the world of craft beers during this two-hour beer tasting! Taste and explore a total of 8 different beers. In addition to water, small snacks are also available to neutralize the taste buds.

What else we can recommend: Be sure to check out all events in the Rausgegangen app or on our website!

Happy new year! 🎉

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