International Christmas Market Essen International Christmas Market Essen
International Christmas Market Essen International Christmas Market Essen

Inter­national Christmas Market Essen

The pre-Christmas magic

Essen makes Christmas dreams come true

17 November until 23 December 2023

Stall magic, the smell of mulled wine and twinkling lights as far as the eye can see - from 17 November to 23 December, the International Christmas Market will once again conjure up magical Christmas moments in Essen's city centre. Around 170 huts line the large streets and squares of the city centre. As the name suggests, this year's traders will once again be selling goods from around 20 international countries or regions in Germany. There are Christmas decorations from Israel, jewellery from the Baltic States and delicacies from Italy, Greece and France. An excellent range and quality, for which the Essen International Christmas Market was voted 6th in Europe and even 1st in Germany in the "European Best Christmas Markets" online voting.

Come to the Essen International Christmas Market and enjoy the magic of the Advent season!

We are looking forward to seeing you

Your EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH

P.S.: If you would like to get into the Christmas spirit at home, just switch on the Radio Essen Christmas Channel .

Opening hours

17 November – 23 December 2023
daily from 11am to 9pm
Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 10pm

Tuesday = Student day
Wednesday = Family Day

Shopping Sunday in the city centre 17 December 2023 from 1-6 p.m.

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Impressions of the International Christmas Market Essen

Sustainable Christmas Market

In the spirit of the "European Green Capital 2017", sustainability plays a major role at the International Christmas Market.

  • Only "green electricity" will be used.
  • All caterers will dispense with disposable plastic tableware for consumption on site.
  • There is a deposit system for cups and glasses.
  • There is an absolute ban on plastic bags.
  • The organisers attach importance to regional, fair trade and organic products as well as a good ecological balance when choosing traders.
Deposit system for cups and glasses | © EMG

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