Christmas Market Dates
23rd November – 22nd December 2016
Welcome to the
Hannover Christmas Market
Hannover's Christmas market takes place at the historical old quarter around the Market Church and on the Ballhofplatz.
Visitors looking for a real Christmas experience are spoilt for choice here, with no fewer than 150 attractively decorated stalls selling Christmas tree decorations, carved items, wooden toys and lovingly produced craftwork. The children's programme features a puppeteer and a storyteller.
Additionally there are a further two great Christmas Markets in Hannover. For a journey back in time you could explore the historical Christmas village where you will find a wide range of medieval glassblowers, skilled potters and traditional candle makers.
For an original Finnish Christmas Market experience the Ballhofplatz square is only a short stroll away, here you can buy and taste all the delights from a country where Farther Christmas allegedly has his home.
The Finnish Christmas market also offers specialities such as “Flammlachs” (grilled fish) and “Glögi” (mulled wine).
A additional highlight is the "Wishing Well Forest". Within the forest, made out of more than fifty real fir trees on a site of 400 square meters, you can find the Oskar-Winter-Fountain with its "Wishing-Ring". The legend says turning the ring will make wishes come true. Needless to say that within the forest cosy huts are waiting for visitors to serve with culinary delights.
With its three Christmas markets, a varied range of cultural activities and unlimited opportunities for Christmas shopping, Hannover is the ideal destination for a trip!