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Christmas market at the old town © HMTG

Christmas market at the old town

Winter & Christmas

Winter & Christmas

Here you can find information about Christmas packages.

Christmas Markets in Hannover

In the Old Town, around the Market Church, between about 170 Christmas stands and the historic half-timbering, there is a magical feel in the air... Stroll through festively lit alleys to the Finnish Christmas village on the Ballhofplatz, where, next to a genuine Lapp tent, Finnish specialities such as freshly cooked flamed salmon or Glögi are waiting. Just a ‘reindeer hop’ away lie the charms of the Historic Christmas Village on the banks of the River Leine. Your guests will be transported back a few centuries and experience old crafts and great activities one can join in with.

In the “Wishing Well Forest” situated a few metres away, 50 fir trees on an area of about 400 square metres create a fairly-tale atmosphere. Here your guests can find everything that the Christmas gourmet heart desires. And your guests can enjoy the Christmas mood outside of the Old Town too: in front of the main railway station around 40 stands invite to discover culinary delicacies and Christmas arts and crafts. On the Lister Meile shopping street it’s more of a family feel: the children’s eyes will light up at the toy trains, merry-go-rounds and puppet theatres and the culinary delights will also leave nothing to be desired. In the area around Hannover, too, numerous small markets with arts and crafts and treats to eat offer you a relaxing Christmas shopping trip.

Sparkling Christmas atmosphere

Seductive scents and magical illuminations in front of an idyllic olde-worlde backdrop – festive Christmas markets transform the whole of Hannover into a Christmas wonderland. There are also lots of Christmassy events outside of the city centre: During the Winter Zoo event, Hannover Adventure Zoo makes a magical transformation into a beautiful winter wonderland with a toboggan slope and an ice rink, with curling on ice for groups, a Christmas market and mulled wine garden, and a whole lot more. Or see world-class artist in the winter variety show in the Herrenhausen Orangery in the evening.