At 4pm on 27 November, a trumpet fanfare from the tower marks the official opening of Chemnitz's Christmas market.Then, at 2pm on 28 Nov, the grand miners' parade ushers in the festive season. The city centre is turned into a Christmas world of the Erzgebirge with 230 stalls, amongst which a five-story Christmas pyramid rotates and musical performances entertain you from the stage. Dive into times long past at the medieval market and the cloister market in the Innere Klosterstraße with period dressed craftsmen and tradesmen. Delicious pigs roast over open fires in the mystic atmosphere and old-fashioned swings and crafts are offered as in times gone by. On display at Lichtenstein Palace are 140 Nativity scenes from 33 countries and four continents. Experience another side of Chemnitz at Christmas through a romantic guide of the town hall or towers.
Christmas market - Opening times
27 Nov - 23 Dec 2015
Sun - Thu 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 9pm
Grand miners' parade: 28 November 2015
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