It's that time of year again - the coziest time of the year is upon us, accompanied by the magical atmosphere that only the run-up to Christmas can offer. And the best thing is: the numerous Christmas markets are starting!

Colorful lights can be seen everywhere, hot mulled wine and the smell of roasted almonds and potato pancakes await you. The lovingly designed stalls offer lots of great gift ideas, festive decorations and culinary delights, and live music and other events await you at one market or another. So have fun sipping mulled wine, eating vegan delicacies at the Veihnachtsmarkt, riding the Ferris wheel at the Chocolate Museum, visiting the Christmas G'ART'EN in the wax factory or the Winterland at Blackfoot Beach. Every Christmas market is unique and has its own special features. Which markets have you already visited and which are on your must-see list?

In this blog article, we take you on a journey through the festively decorated streets and squares to discover the most charming and exciting Christmas markets of the year. These Christmas and winter markets are definitely not to be missed!

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Ehrenfelder Weihnachtsmarkt

Ehrenfelder Weihnachtsmarkt
© Bumann & Sohn
Fr, 24.11.2023 17:00
Free admission

So cozy and cozy - in the beer garden you can store for unique Christmas gifts, drink mulled wine and snack on delicacies between the charming wooden huts.

Brauwelt Wintermarkt

Fr, 24.11.2023 16:00
Free admission

Stick bread, live music and homemade, regional winter specialties from our own restaurant invite you to get together and linger.

Markt der Engel

Markt der Engel
© Markt der Engel
Fr, 24.11.2023 11:00
Free admission

You can recognize this Christmas market from afar by the glowing starry sky. Centrally located in the city center, you will find the perfect mix of craft and food stalls at the Market of Angels.

Nikolausdorf

Nikolausdorf
© Via Unsplash
Fr, 24.11.2023 11:00
Free admission

Cologne without St. Nicholas Village? Of course the sweet market at Rudolfplatz will take place again this year! From 20.11.23 - 23.12.23 you have the opportunity to stop by!

Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt

Hafen-Weihnachtsmarkt
© www.hafen-weihnachtsmarkt.de
Fr, 24.11.2023 11:00
Free admission

Against a picturesque backdrop directly on the Rhine, the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market at the Chocolate Museum will once again enliven the gateway to the Rheinauhafen and add a maritime facet to Christmas in Cologne. You can also admire Cologne from high above from the Ferris wheel.

Der kleinste Weihnachtsmarkt der Stadt

Der kleinste Weihnachtsmarkt der Stadt
© KG Ponyhof
Fr, 24.11.2023 17:00
Free admission

This year, you will find the smallest Christmas market in the city in the courtyard of the Carthusian Church. Contemplative, culinary and festive highlights await you here.

Veedelsadvent auf dem Chlodwigplatz

Veedelsadvent auf dem Chlodwigplatz
© Abc-Südstadt e.V
Fr, 24.11.2023 12:00
Free admission

Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the city's most traditional Christmas market on Chlodwigplatz. This year, the ABC-IG presents great exhibitors with unique products from the Veedel for the Veedel. Let yourself be enchanted by mulled wine and design, Kölsch beer and art, children's carousel and cocoa and get in the mood for the contemplative Christmas season without stress and haste.

Weihnachtsmarkt am Dom

Weihnachtsmarkt am Dom
© Ben Wiens via Unsplash
Fr, 24.11.2023 11:00
Free admission
Dom Platte

A view of the cathedral is the best way to spend time in Cologne. A colorful stage program, 130 exhibitors and a wide variety of culinary delights await you at the Christmas market at the cathedral.

Weihnachtsmarkt im Stadtgarten 2023

Weihnachtsmarkt im Stadtgarten 2023
© Weihnachtsmarkt im Stadtgarten @ Stadtgarten Köln
Fr, 24.11.2023 16:00
Free admission

Over sixty weekly changing exhibitors present their selected treasures in festively decorated huts - from unusual crafts and lovingly handmade items to exquisite design. Enjoy a wide range of culinary delights, homemade mulled wine from organic winegrowers and a child-friendly cultural program.

Heinzels Wintermärchen

Heinzels Wintermärchen
© Kira auf der Heide via Unsplash
Fr, 24.11.2023 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.

Weihnachtsmarkt im Herbrand's

Weihnachtsmarkt im Herbrand's
© Mourad Saadi via Unsplash
Fr, 24.11.2023 17:00
Free admission

The inner courtyard of Herbrand's will also be festive again. You can also look forward to a fantastic live program.

Sholy Hit Advent-Kunst-Markt

Sholy Hit Advent-Kunst-Markt
© Simone Herb, Jan Schönepauck
Fr, 24.11.2023 18:00
Free admission

Mulled wine, snacks, music and creative gift ideas. Here you can buy art at affordable prices. Maybe even your next Christmas present?

MüTZe Flohmarkt Weihnachtsedition

MüTZe Flohmarkt Weihnachtsedition
© Möbellager MüTZe
Sa, 25.11.2023 11:00
Free admission

Möbellager MüTZe invites you to its fourth flea market - this time in the festive guise of the Christmas edition! Enjoy drinks, music and junk in a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your friends, browse the stalls and the Möbellager itself and treat yourself to a mulled wine or two.

Adventsdorf am Dom

Adventsdorf am Dom
© Kalvin Balingit
Mo, 27.11.2023 11:00
Free admission

Not far from the large Christmas market at the cathedral, there is a large illuminated pyramid with many beautiful stalls.

Winterland

Winterland
© Blackfoot Beach
Fr, 01.12.2023 15:00
6,00 €

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Sülzer Weihnachtsdorf

Fr, 01.12.2023 16:00
Free admission

16 different huts in beautiful Sülz offer you a variety of delicious drinks and food, diverse stands and exciting activities. Let yourself be enchanted by the festive atmosphere and enjoy unique moments.

NEON GREEN MARKET - der Techno-Weihnachtsmarkt

NEON GREEN MARKET - der Techno-Weihnachtsmarkt
© Eric Pickshaus
Fr, 01.12.2023 16:00
Price at B.O.

Weekly changing stalls, fascinating art exhibitions and tattoo artists from all over Germany - at the Neon Green Market you can enjoy concerts, workshops and all kinds of specials.

Winterbogenmarkt

Winterbogenmarkt
© Thomas Henning, 6v12.de
Fr, 01.12.2023 17:00
Free admission

The winter arch market enters its second round! The non-profit and volunteer-organized Christmas market at the Ehrenfeld railroad arches is back. Drop by and discover what Ehrenfeld organizations and clubs have to offer. Get yourself some Christmas drinks and treats and have a really good time - and best of all: the proceeds go directly to the association projects. See you there! 🎄✨

Adventsmarkt der Wahner Wibbelstetze e.V.

Adventsmarkt der Wahner Wibbelstetze e.V.
© Wahner Wibbelstetze e.V.
Sa, 02.12.2023 14:00
Free admission

Off to the Advent market in Porz: there are lots of stalls with great gifts and Christmas items waiting for you, as well as mulled wine, winter punch, Kölsch beer, stollen, waffles, cookies, tarte flambée, bratwurst and much more.

CHRISTMAS G'ART'EN

CHRISTMAS G'ART'EN
© manufact.event
Sa, 02.12.2023 14:00
4,00 to 39,00 €

On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd weekend of Advent, the outdoor area of the Wachsfabrik will be transformed into the magical CHRISTMAS G'ART'EN - the sweetest indoor & outdoor Christmas market in the city! Indulge in mulled wine or gin to the most laid-back Christmas beats, discover the coolest handmade goods and be enchanted by fairytale walking acts and artists.

surft. Weihnachtsmarkt

surft. Weihnachtsmarkt
© surft. GmbH
So, 03.12.2023 12:00
Free admission

The surft. haus is transformed into a Christmas oasis with mulled wine and cinnamon. Look forward to local stalls where you can not only browse, but also actively participate. If you're brave enough, you can even get a new tattoo on the spot.

Winterzauber Eigelstein 2023

Winterzauber Eigelstein 2023
© Bürgerverein Kölner Eigelstein e. V.
Mi, 06.12.2023 15:00
Free admission

From December 6 to 10, 16 lovingly designed half-timbered huts with extraordinary handicrafts and delicious food will be tempting visitors. There is a carousel for the little ones and every afternoon at 4 pm Santa Claus surprises the children with chocolate Santa Clauses. A live music program on the small stage provides entertainment every day from 6 pm.

Weihnachtsmarkt Haus Berger

Weihnachtsmarkt Haus Berger
© Chad Madden via Unsplash
Do, 07.12.2023 14:00
Free admission

Self-painted pictures, handcrafted bracelets and homemade egg liqueur - the Haus Berger Christmas market is entering its second round.

Der Super Weihnachtsmarkt 2023 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Der Super Weihnachtsmarkt 2023 - präsentiert von Rausgegangen
© Der Super Markt
Sa, 09.12.2023 11:00
5,00 €

Ohhhh yeah! The Super Christmas Market is back: fair, eco, sustainable, upcycling, handmade & local. Far away from the mainstream Christmas shopping you will find exhibitors presenting unique fashion pieces, one-of-a-kind accessories, ceramics, stationery, furniture & product design, as well as delicious organic slow food.

Hofweihnachtsmarkt in der Körnerstraße

Hofweihnachtsmarkt in der Körnerstraße
© Rodion Kutsaiev via Unsplash
Sa, 09.12.2023 13:00
Free admission

Like the yard flea markets in summer - now in the winter edition. Rummage through garages, house entrances and gardens. The stores in the beautiful Körnerstraße also have a special offer.

Kleiner schöner Weihnachtsmarkt

Kleiner schöner Weihnachtsmarkt
© Tiard Schulz via Unsplash
So, 10.12.2023 15:00
Free admission

From the end of November, the beer garden terrace of the Park Café is transformed into a cozy Christmas market with food and drink huts!

Veihnachtsmarkt - der erste vegane und nachhaltige Wintermarkt Kölns

Sa, 16.12.2023 12:00
Free admission

Enjoying, feasting and shopping, mulled wine and socializing - all sustainable and vegan. Look forward to upcycling, 2nd hand, fair trade fashion, cosmetics and of course delicious vegan snacks from different areas. Come by and celebrate a festive and green Christmas experience! 🌱🎄

Weihnachtsmarkt in der Minhafaktur

Weihnachtsmarkt in der Minhafaktur
© Minhafaktur eG
Sa, 16.12.2023 12:00
Free admission

Stroll through a small market full of handmade things with a crêpe in one hand and a warming mulled wine in the other, accompanied by great live music and an exciting stage program. Ceramics, art prints, handicrafts, jewelry, fashion and much more from our own workshops and studios. The tattoo artists will also be busy on both days!

Waldweihnachtsmarkt Dünnwald

Waldweihnachtsmarkt Dünnwald
© Annie Spratt via Unsplash
Sa, 16.12.2023 14:00
Free admission

In December, the Waldbad Dünnwald in Cologne opens its doors for a magical Christmas market. Handmade gift ideas, a Christmas tree sale and delicious waffles are the perfect way to get in the mood for Christmas. Look forward to a place of coziness, warm encounters and festive anticipation.

Weihnachtsmarkt Nippes

Sa, 16.12.2023 12:00
Free admission

Hot treats, lovingly handmade items and unusual ideas await you over two days in Nippes. For younger visitors, there will be colorful hustle and bustle with a spinning carousel, campfire and stick bread as well as a creative candle workshop.

Gold & Liebe - Ehrenfelder Weihnachtsmarkt

Gold & Liebe - Ehrenfelder Weihnachtsmarkt
© Cafe Goldmund
Mi, 06.12.2023 16:00
Free admission

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