International Christmas Market Essen

The pre-Christmas magic from 13 November to 23 Dezember 2020

International Christmas Market Essen 2020

13 November to 23 Dezember 2020

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 13 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 240 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:
13 November – 23 December 2020
daily from 11am to 9pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm
Volkstrauertag (Remembrance Day, 15 November 2020) from 2pm to 9pm
Totensonntag (All Souls’ Day, 22 November 2020) the market is closed

Photo Gallery

Impressions of the International Christmas Market Essen


Your way to the Event

Contact Person

The staff at Tourist Info is available to answer your questions competently. We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

+49 201 88 72333

monday to friday: 10 am to 6 pm
saturday: 10 am to 2pm


Because of the current situation, we cannot always guarantee that everything will take place or is open, as stated here. Please also inform yourself at the respective institution or the organizer about the current special features.
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