The Christmas atmosphere extends across many central squares (the market square, Ernst-Ludwig-Platz, Friedensplatz and Luisenplatz) as well as into the Carree and Schlosshof courtyards. Darmstadt's festivities are distinctly international, with visitors from twin towns Trondheim, Gyönk, Brescia and Uzhhorod bringing speciality crafts and cuisine from Norway, Hungary, Italy and Ukraine. At the market square, music plays on the open-air stage, and Santa arrives in his carriage on 6 December. There are also guided Christmas tours and much more besides.
Christmas market - opening times
25 Nov - 23 Dec 2013
Mon - Sat 10.30am - 9pm,
Sun 11.30am - 9pm