2018 Frankfurt Christmas market events calendar

The Frankfurt 2018 Christmas Market opens on Monday November 26th and runs until December 22nd, it opening hours are 10am - 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am - 9pm on Sundays. In the city centre the Christmas market is hosted on the Römerberg, Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz and Hauptwache. additional markets are held at the Thurn & Taxis Palais, and the Goetheturm and Paradiesplatz in Sachsenhausen.

Listed below, by date are the events taking place during the Frankfurt Christmas market. The following link has a map of the Christmas market locations. Meanwhile, this general guide will get you round to all the central Christmas market sites and has suggestions of typical Frankfurt Christmas treats.

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

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

26 Nov - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

26 Nov - 23 Dec - Opening of the Weihnachtsmarkt Goetheturm. Daily from 4pm. Click here for details.

26 Nov - 22 Dec - Opening of the Thurn & Taxis Weihnachtsmarkt. Daily from 4pm- 11pm. Click here for details.

27 Nov - 22 Dec Daily 12pm – 8pm Christmas Market in St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche). An arts fair hosted by local artists with items for sale. 

30 Nov - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

01 Dec - 4.30pm Pealing of the church bells 50 bells from 10 churches ring out across Frankfurt simultaneously.

01 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

01 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

02 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

06 Dec - 22 Dec Opening of the Alt-Sachsenhausen Christmas Market on Paradiesplatz Click here for details.

06 Dec - 5.30pm A visit from St. Nicholas, starting at the Römerberg stage by the town hall.

07 Dec – 21 Dec - 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.

07 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

08 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

08 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

09 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

12 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

14 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

15 Dec - 11am - 8pm Historic steam engine rides with St. Nicolas - 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.

15 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

15 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

16 Dec - 11am - 8pm Historic steam engine rides with St. Nicolas - 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 Dec - 5.10pm Advents concert on the Römerberg.

19 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

22 Dec - 6pm Brass chorus from the balcony of the St. Nicholas church (Römerberg).

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