Bonn Christmas Market

Open from 24 Nov to 23 Dec Bonn’s large Christmas Market in the city center attunes everybody to the coming festive days. An unmistakable smell enchants Bonn’s center, a mixture of gingerbread, potato pancake, fried sausage, burnt almonds, Koelsch beer and Glühwein - mulled wine.

 “ ‘Tis the Season …”

This year’s Christmas Market will traditionally extend over Münsterplatz, Bottlerplatz, Friedensplatz and Mühlheimer Platz as well as the accesses to the different squares at Windeckstraße and Vivatsgasse. 

Opening hours / special events
From November 24 to December 23, roughly 180 stalls offer a varied range of items.  From decorative and practical handicraft, to Christmas decorations and culinary delights – aficionados of this season of the year will find almost everything they can possibly imagine. 

The Market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Drinks of different kind will be served to 9:30 p.m. (on Fri and Sat you may enjoy your hot wine until 10:30 pm…).

During the entire event, a varying program will be presented on the stage at Sterntor to create the perfect atmosphere.  In the evenings, there will be performances by Bonn choirs and music groups.  On Saturdays and Sundays, starting at noon, artists will make their appearance and demonstrate their talent. Students from several schools in Bonn will also show their skills during a great variety of presentations on different days of the week. On Saturdays, you may enjoy Christmas carols (wind ensemble), to be heard from the Minster gallery. 

The great number of Christmas lights will make for a festive atmosphere all over the city - a feast for the eye! And apart from that – and in addition to the admittedly commercial background - our visitors are invited to experience the true Christmas spirit in the events that the churches have on offer.

Activities for Children
The “Aktionshaus” on the Christmas Market will again open its doors for children and offer a variety of activities.  During the opening hours, children from 6 years up can take their choice and play, paint, or do handicraft.
Open from Mon thru Fri from 4 to 7 pm, on Sat and Sun from 1 to 7 pm

Enjoy the Christmas Season in Bonn!

Note: The Market will remain closed on Sunday, Nov. 26, as this holiday is devoted to the commemoration of the dead.