Dortmund Christmas Market
The world’s tallest Christmas tree stands in Dortmund’s Hansaplatz every year. In total, 1,700 fir trees soar 45 metres into the sky. A 4-meter tall angel crowns the top. Around 40,000 lights beam festive illumination for the approximately two million people from Dortmund, the region, and neighbouring countries who come to delight in the holiday spirit of the Dortmund Christmas Market. With around 300 stands, the Dortmund Christmas Market is amongst the largest and most popular in Germany.
Besides typical Christmas items, there are numerous other arts and crafts from various cultures around the world. To round off the experience, a diverse array of culinary delights and traditional mulled wine (Glühwein) stands offer some delicious treats.
In the Christmas Village, children can read poems, sing songs, create art, and bake cookies. A fabulous world of fairy tales, including a talking tree, awaits the little ones at the square by the Reinoldikirche.
5th December, 4:55 p.m. - WDR TV “Schöne Bescherung” Live TV broadcast with famous artists, WDR stage at Hansaplatz
5th December Stores open on Sunday
9th December, 4:00 p.m. - WDR 4 Schlagerweihnacht with popular artists, WDR stage at Hansaplatz
Jürgen Renfordt will present Schlager music stars with their hits and Christmas songs. This year will feature the show will feature Andrea Berg, Tony Marshall and Claudia Jung.
In the Christmas Village children can read poems, sing songs, create art, and bake cookies every day from 9:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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