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Top 10 Unmissable December Events in Germany

Top 10 Unmissable December Events in Germany

As December approaches, Germany transforms into a winter wonderland with enchanting festivities and celebrations. Embrace the holiday spirit and beat the winter blues with our curated list of 10 unmissable December events  in Germany. Follow our guide to ensure your experience is memorable.

 1. Cologne Christmas Circus: December 1st to 31st

Witness a dazzling spectacle of acrobatics and ballet at the Cologne Christmas Circus, now in its eighth year.

 2. Dresden Stollen Festival: December 9th

Celebrate the iconic German Christmas fruit bread, Stollen, in Saxony’s capital with a day dedicated to its rich history.

 3. Nürnberg Christmas Market: December 1st to 24th

Immerse yourself in the magic of Bavaria‘s world-famous Christmas Market in Nürnberg, boasting authenticity and regional charm.

 4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Market: December 1st to 24th

Experience a medieval winter wonderland in the fairytale-like town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

 5. Krampuslauf in Munich: December 10th

Explore the darker side of German Christmas traditions with the Krampus run in Munich’s Marienplatz.

 6. Evening of Baroque at Schloss Charlottenburg: December 10th and 17th

Enjoy a regal Baroque evening in Berlin with The Berlin Residenz Ensemble, featuring Bach and Handel’s masterpieces.

 7. Marriage of Figaro in Munich: December 27th to January 4th

Opera enthusiasts in Munich can revel in Mozart’s iconic opera at the Cuvilliés-Theatre.

 8. Swan Lake in Dresden: December 28th

Delight in the enchanting tale of forbidden love with a performance by the Prague Festival Ballet at Dresden’s Kulturpalast.

 9. New Year’s Eve at the Brandenburg Gate

Join the lively New Year’s Eve celebrations at Pariser Platz in Berlin, featuring fireworks, food trucks, and thumping beats.

10. New Year’s Eve with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Opt for a more serene celebration with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, enjoying the melodies of Mozart, Elgar, and Puccini.

Embark on a festive journey through Germany this December, following our guide for an unforgettable experience. From traditional Christmas markets to captivating performances, Germany offers a diverse array of celebrations to end the year on a high note.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the Nürnberg Christmas Market a must-visit during December?

The Nürnberg Christmas Market is a must-visit due to its extensive history dating back to 1628 and its commitment to authenticity and regional charm. With almost 3,000 markets across Germany, Nürnberg stands out as a magical destination to immerse yourself in the true spirit of the holiday season.

Are the events listed suitable for all ages?

Yes, the events listed cater to a diverse audience. From family-friendly spectacles like the Cologne Christmas Circus to the enchanting Swan Lake performance in Dresden, there's something for everyone. Whether you're a fan of acrobatics, opera, or traditional markets, these events offer a wide range of experiences suitable for all age groups.

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