The Christmas market in the heart of the old quarter opens on 28 November at 5pm, when a ceremonial push sets the Christmas pyramid in motion. The festive figures even come down from the carousel to introduce themselves. Here the Erzgebirge's woodcarving traditions come to the fore. Other festive customs are the nightwatchman tours to Christmas surprises, Christmas exhibitions, the miners' Nativity scene and the grand miners' parade on 21 December..
Christmas market - opening times
28 Nov - 23 Dec 2014
Sun - Thu 10am - 7pm,
Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm