It's getting festive in Cologne! The last month of the year is upon us, the Christmas markets are back and delight us with great stalls, hot mulled wine and a very special atmosphere. The smell of gingerbread, crêpes and potato pancakes is everywhere. To give you an overview of which markets are taking place in Cologne, we have created an app special for you. Here you can find the most beautiful winter and Christmas markets on a map, including opening times and the next dates. Which is your favorite Christmas market?

Socks for Christmas are a flop? Fancy a bit of sparkle and mystery under the tree? 😏 Holla at us. 🫱🏻‍🫲🏽 Brand new: vouchers are now finally available for our secret concerts. It's not only exciting for your loved ones, but also for you, so here you go! 👇🏼

And that's not all, because December has even more highlights in store - read on to find out which other events are warming our hearts:


Fr, 01.12.2023 20:00
46,25 €

Ohhhh yeah! RIN plus: Schmyt + Blumengarten + Lugatti & 9ine - what a phenomenally good start to December is this? Finally it's time for RIN to perform his album "Kleinstadt" on the big stage.

Kaleo Sansaa - Chii Tour

Kaleo Sansaa - Chii Tour
© Chantal Burau
Fr, 01.12.2023 19:00
23,23 €

Experimental hip-hop meets Afro-pop, whew. With awards for the best music video at the Berlin Short Film Festival and a POP NRW Award nomination, Sansaa has established herself as a promising newcomer. You should be there.

Sholy Hit Advent-Kunst-Markt

Sholy Hit Advent-Kunst-Markt
© Simone Herb, Jan Schönepauck
Fr, 01.12.2023 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?


© manufact.event
So, 17.12.2023 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.

Şeyda Kurt // HASS – Von der Macht eines widerständigen Gefühls

Fr, 08.12.2023 20:00
10,00 €

Şeyda Kurt reads from "HATE - The power of a resistant feeling". She explores the question of who has the power to hate and how this feeling works in a complex world. Immerse yourself in a captivating analysis of the subjects of hate and discover the resistant potential of this controversial emotion

King Kong Kicks • Indie Pop Party //+RAVE IS KING // Köln

Fr, 08.12.2023 23:00
11,00 to 14,00 €

King Kong Kick and RAVE IS KING bring you a wild embrace of indie pop and electronic beats. Let yourself be carried away by the energy, feel the wild heart of the party, while the sound from Province to Brutalism 3000 accompanies you until dawn.

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.

Savvy - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

So, 10.12.2023 19:30
27,00 to 28,00 €

From the first tracks on YouTube to the founding of his label "245 Hoodlove", Savvy shows that his music is more than just short-term hype. His lyrics are inspired by personal experiences and offer an honest insight into different phases of life. Savvy is currently touring Germany, creating a space to let go with his music.

Ebertplatz-Winterkonzert #2 mit Mirta

Ebertplatz-Winterkonzert #2 mit Mirta
© Mirta
Do, 14.12.2023 18:30
Free admission

Mirta's music exudes Cuban joie de vivre, tells of her experiences and radiates an energy that spreads warmth. A concert experience full of soul, funk, hope and rousing rhythms awaits you!

TEMMIS x Steintor Herrenchor - präsentiert von Rausgegangen

Do, 14.12.2023 20:00
27,00 €

Two for one with double the (sound) quality? This is surely only possible on the co-headlining tour of TEMMIS and Steintor Herrenchor. Let the thought-provoking lyrics and diverse sound influences accompany you on a very special evening.

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! 🌱🎄


Do, 21.12.2023 19:00
21,18 €

Neo-soul, pop and indie for the heart! You can look forward to German lyrics about the imponderables of being together, accompanied by modern drums, jazzy harmonies and powerful bass.

Loss mer Weihnachtsleeder singe

Loss mer Weihnachtsleeder singe
© Annie Sprat via Unsplash
Sa, 23.12.2023 18:00
19,00 to 47,00 €

That's why we love Cologne! All together singing Christmas carols and spreading love. Can it get any sweeter? 🥹🫶🏻

Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten

Di, 26.12.2023 11:30
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.

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!

Der Gott des Gemetzels

Der Gott des Gemetzels
© Foto: Krafft Angerer
So, 31.12.2023 18:00
12,00 to 38,00 €

How about a play on New Year's Eve? In Yasmina Reza's play "The God of Carnage", the planned debate between the parents of two beating 11-year-old boys gets completely out of hand. A merciless, diabolically humorous duel develops between political correctness and archaic impulses. Under the direction of Tristan Linder, modern bourgeois society is exposed with a sharp eye for its contradictions and conflicts. The production promises a light-hearted yet disturbing theatrical experience that reveals the abysses of human nature with unerring humor.

Gimme more 24! - Silvester in der Wohngemeinschaft

So, 31.12.2023 23:00
16,32 €

The tables are cleared out and the dancing starts - Cologne party legends Pete Hair and Strictly Johnny provide the perfect mix of hip-hop, afrobeats, house and party classics. It's going to be a great New Year's Eve full of music, dancing and good vibes!

Sooooo, that's it for now! What else we can recommend: Be sure to check out our Christmas market app special in the Rausgegangen app! Here you can see all the Christmas markets & cool events in the city at a glance. And if you still need gift ideas, we've written a super nice gift guide.

But now for real: have a really nice December ⭐️

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