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International Christmas Market

International Christmas Market Essen

15th November to 23rd December 2019

Best Christmas City – this title was awarded to Essen thanks to its International Christmas Market. And rightly so! That’s because when the gates to the market are opened from 15 November to 23 December, a special sort of Christmas magic spreads throughout the city centre that is unlike any other. You can expect an international range of products at the nearly 250 lovingly designed stands – from Poland to Peru and Hungary to the USA. But with all the exotic products and culinary delicacies, we mustn’t forget the traditional Christmas gifts!

The International Christmas Market is unique in Germany thanks to its sparkling lights. On all the city’s squares and streets you will be surrounded by atmospheric illuminations which point you in the right direction and get you in the mode for the most wonderful time of the year.

Opening hours:
15 November – 23 December 2019
daily from 11am to 9pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm

Volkstrauertag (Remembrance Day, 17 November 2019) from 2pm to 9pm
Totensonntag (All Souls’ Day, 24 November 2019) the market is closed

Sunday shopping in Essen city centre:

Sunday, 15 December 2019
1 pm to 6 pm


Attention students: Every Tuesday you are eligible for discounts and special offers at all of the gastronomic stands when you show your student ID.


Baking a Stutenkerl, visiting Santa Clause or claiming cool discounts – every Wednesday your kids are the focal point of the Christmas Market.

All aglow at the Christmas market and Essen illumination weeks

Further information and contact:

EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH | Tourist Information Office

Am Hauptbahnhof 2 | D-45127 Essen
Telephone: +49 201 88 72333 | Fax: +49 201 8872044

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Opening times: Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm |
Saturday: 10 am to 3 pm

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