Frankfurt Christmas market events calendar

The Frankfurt 2017 Christmas Market opens on November 27th and runs until December 22nd, it opening hours are 10am - 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 9pm on Sundays. Listed below, by date are the events taking place around the Frankfurt Christmas market, and it includes a few extra items not listed on the official Weihnachtsmarkt list. The following link has a map of the Christmas market locations and more information on the best food, drink and things to buy at the market.

27.11.2017 - Official Opening of the Frankfurt Christmas Market at 5pm, outside the Römer (town hall). 

29.11 - 21.12.2017 - Christmas Market in St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche), daily from 12pm – 8pm. An arts fair hosted by local artists with items for sale. 

02.12.2017 - Pealing of the church bells, from 4.30pm - 5pm. 50 bells from 10 churches ring out across Frankfurt simultaneously.

01.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

02.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

03.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

03.12.2017 Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg), at 6pm.

06.12.2017 Opening of the Alt-Sachsenhausen Christmas Market on Paradiesplatz (open daily until 22nd Dec) Click here for details.

06.12.2017 - A visit from St. Nicholas at 5.30pm, starting at the Römerberg stage by the town hall. A real treat for the children.

08.12. – 22.12.2017 - Christmas Market Arts Fair in the Townhall (Römerhallen), daily from 12pm – 8pm. Entrance is behind the large Christmas tree! An arts fair hosted by local artists with items for sale including ceramics, photographs, sculptures and jewellery.

08.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

09.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

10.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

15.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

16.12.2017 - Historic steam engine rides with St. Nicolas from 11am - last ride at 7pm. Departing at the Eisener Steg. Tickets can be bought at embarkation or in advance.  Click here for more information and timetable.

16.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

17.12.2017 - Historic steam engine rides with St. Nicolas from 11am - last ride at 7pm. Departing at the Eisener Steg. Tickets can be bought at embarkation or in advance.  Click here for more information and timetable.

17.12.2017 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm (every Fri, Sat, Sun)

17.12.2017 Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg), at 6pm.

18.12.2016 - Advents concert on the Römerberg at 5.10pm featuring the Rödelheimer Neuner

19.12.2016 - Balcony open for visitors, St Nicholas church (Römerberg) from 6pm - 8pm. The church ask for a donation to enjoy this unique view of the Christmas market

24.12.2017 - Pealing of the church bells, from 5pm - 5.30pm. 50 bells from 10 churches ring out across Frankfurt simultaneously.

Daily events and specials worth knowing about

Daily - at 9.05am, 12.05pm and 5.05pm the beautiful carillon bells of St. Nicholas church (Römerberg) ring out. Played by Yuko Tajima

Daily from 26.11 - 17.12.2016 - Advent and Christmas songs at 7.30pm in the Liebfrauen Church