The stunning lights and colours of the Hamburg Christmas markets are doubled beautifully in the reflection of the River Elbe. The Hanseatic tradition is obvious everywhere across the city and the whole atmosphere has a sense of authenticity and festivity. The lights on the town hall can be seen wherever you are standing and the Hamburg Christmas markets offer a warm and inviting place to stroll on the long winter nights on a holiday to Germany.
Look for the bright lights of the town hall and directly underneath you can find the bulk of the Hamburg Christmas markets. Easily spotted alongside the tall white Christmas tree, the stalls fill the main square. The Hanseatic Christmas market can be found at Gansemarkt square while at St. Peter's Church you can enjoy a more low-key event.
The specific dates of each Germany Christmas market in Hamburg varies on market to market but generally, like most European Christmas markets, each is generally open between 26th November and the 31st December. Check for each individual market about any dates that they may be shut. The Christmas markets in Hamburg can be enjoyed between 10am and 9pm every day and for those wanting to visit into the night, the Santa Pauli Christmas market is open from 5pm until 11pm or even 1am on a Friday and Saturday.
Stalls in the Hamburg Christmas markets boast a fantastic range of home-made arts and crafts while circus vendors will tempt with warming punch. The Christmas markets in Hamburg are fantastic for children with old-fashioned carousels lighting up the night sky. At four, six and eight pm every night, Father Christmas flies above the roofs of the Christmas market stalls. Don't miss the Christmas parade that waltzes through the city centre every Saturday.
Christmas markets in Hamburg specialise a great range of gifts. Try some cookies from the bakers of Aachen or sample gingerbread from Nuremberg. If you're looking for some unique Christmas presents then head home with local woodcarvings from Tyrol or pottery from Lausitz. Silversmiths come from all over Germany to attend the Hamburg Christmas markets so keep an eye out for their sparkling crafts.
With easyJet holidays you can be enticed by the reflective lights of the Christmas markets and head on a holiday to Hamburg with a difference. Organise your flight and hotel together in a completely flexible deal so that you can spend less time worrying about the holiday price tag and more time making room in your suitcase for Christmas presents!