Welcome to one of the oldest and largest Christmas market in Germany, the Dresden Streizelmarkt, named after the original Dresden Christmas stollen, the Strietzel. The market is ceremoniously opened with the turning on of the world’s largest Christmas pyramid, standing at 14m, and the cutting of the stollen. Numerous other highlights await: the Pflaumentoffelhaus, the Knusperhaus, the fairytale house, the Christmas bakery, the elf cinema, the puppet theatre near the Advent calendar and the crowning of the Gingerbread Princess. A feast for the eyes and ears are the many Christmas music and dance performances. Especially eventful are the multiple festivals before Christmas: the stollen festival, during which a giant stollen is carried from the Zwinger to the Striezelmarkt, where it is ceremoniously cut and shared out, Pflaumentoffelfest, the gingerbread festival, the pyramid festival and the traditional Saxon Bergmann’s Christmas.
Christmas market - opening times:
27.11. - 24.12.2014
Sun - Thu 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm
24.12.: 10am - 2pm