November events in Frankfurt

(Updated 5th November) With the days shortening now is a good time to enjoy indoor activities on rainy days. Scroll down for links to museums and church recitals. On brisk autumnal days you might prefer to out and exploring, in which case explore the Walk-Frankfurt blog for ideas in and around Frankfurt.

3 - 7 Nov - 533rd Annual Autumn Market, Hochheim. Five days of market celebration for all the family in Hochheim.

4 - 5 Nov - Autumn Market at Frankfurt Dominikaner Cloister. A fair hosting home crafts. Entrance 2€, collected for charity.

4 - 5 Nov - Destination Wine - A wine fair hosted at Frankfurt airport, Terminal 1 in the departures area. Entrance 15€. Sat 14:00 - 20:00 & Sun 12:00 - 19:00

11 Nov - The 15th Handcrafts Market - hosted at the Höchst Porcelain Manufacturer (Palleskesstr. 32, Höchst) Free entry from 10am - 6pm .

12 Nov - 20th Frankfurter Hand Crafts Market - hosted at Treff 38, Stahlburgstr. 38, Nordend. Free entry from 11am - 7pm. An opportunity to see and buy crafts from local artists including, textiles, photographs, jewellery and felt work. 

18 - 22 Nov - Christmas Craftwork Fair, Hansaallee 150, Frankfurt. A treasure trove of Christmas related arts and crafts.

25 Nov - Outlet sale at Höchst Porcelain Manufacturer (Palleskesstr. 32, Höchst). Free entry 9.30am - 4pm.

25 Nov - Museums SaTOURday, the last Saturday in the month when many of the city museums offer free entrance. This article has more information about SaTOURday and other museum offers.

25 Nov - Christmas Market at the Stadtwaldhaus - Free entry from 12pm - 5pm (take Tram 17 to Oberschweinstiege). The following link offers general information about the Stadtwald and Stadtwaldhaus.

27 Nov - Opening of the Christmas Market in Frankfurt, at the Römerberg. My blog page suggests how to make the most out of the Frankfurt Christmas market.

December events in Frankfurt

December is dominated by the Christmas markets and Frankfurt has a particularly good one. Starting at the Römerberg, it heads up past Liebfrauenberg onto Hauptwache and over to Friedrich-Stolz Platz. Follow this link for more information about daily events at the Frankfurt Christmas market, such as choirs, bell ringing and the opening of the Alte Nikolai balcony, and click here for the best stalls to visit for food and Glühwein.

Christmas and Advent Markets

27 Nov - 23 Dec  Frankfurt Christmas Market, Frankfurt (Click on this link for a list of events taking place, )

27 Nov - 29. Dec   Offenbach Christmas Market. Set around the Rathaus (town hall) in Offenbach. Worth noting that the market closes on Dec 24 - 26, but opens again from the 27 - 29 December.

27 Nov - 23 Dec - Christmas Market at the Goethe Tower - from 4pm each day. (Bus 48 from Südbahnhof)

02 - 23 Dec  Bad Homburg Christmas Market - hosted at the Schlossplatz, Bad Homburg. (Weekends only from 11am - 9pm until 23rd December)

06 - 10 Dec Büdingen Christmas Market - experience a Christmas market hosted in the centre of this traditional old walled town.  Check the link for opening times.

06 - 22 Dec - Alt Sachsenhausen Christmas Market on Paradiesplatz. Open daily from 4pm and from 1pm at the weekends.

9 - 10 Dec Burg Kronberg Christmas Market - A particularly pretty and convivial market hosted up at the Castle in Kronberg. Check link for opening times.

09 - 10 Dec Schwanheimer Christmas Market - hosted at Restaurant Alt Schwanheim. Take tram 12 to Schwanheim-Rheinland Str. 

Farmer's Markets in Frankfurt

Frankfurt has some excellent weekly markets, many held in the city centre as well as the surrounding suburbs. For full details of market days, opening times and location use this link.

The following is a list for city centre markets:

Mon to Sat  - Kleinmarkthalle -  8am - 6pm (closes at 4pm on Saturdays). Located on Hasengasse. Closed on Sundays and public holidays!
Thursday  -  Konstablerwache farmer's market . On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.
Friday  -  Schillermarkt farmer's market 9am - 6.30pm.  Along Schillerstraße, very close to the Old Stock Exchange.
Friday -  Flower market 9am - 6pm on Liebfrauenberg, in the city centre.
Saturday  -  Konstablerwache farmers market 8am - 5.00pm. On Konstablerwache, at the eastern end of the Zeil.

Frankfurt Weekly Flea Market

The weekly flea market is hosted on two sites, on alternate Saturdays. At Lindleystrasse (Osthafen) and along the south side of the River Main (between the Eisenersteg and Holbeinsteg). For full details and dates use this link.

Organ recitals in Frankfurt

Organ Matinee, Frankfurt Kaiserdom. (Frankfurt Cathedral) Monthly recitals on a Saturday, starting at 12:30 - free entrance, donations welcome.
09 Dec - Organist Andreas Boltz.

Organ recitals at Frankfurt Kaiserdom (with entrance fee)
01 Dec - Music for trumpet and organ  @ 8pm. Entrance fee 10€.
08 Dec - Sächsisches Ensemble @ 8pm. Tickets 10 - 35€.
15 Dec - Christmas Carols @ 8pm. Tickets 10 - 35€.
22 Dec - St Petersburg Choir sing Christmas themed works from Russian and German composers @ 8pm. Tickets 10 - 35€.

Organ recitals at St. Katharine's Church, Hauptwache, Frankfurt. Every Monday and Thursday, at 4.30pm, the church hosts a 30 minute recital by organist Martin Lücker. Free entrance. Other musical recitals and events are listed in this link.  

Museum exhibitions in Frankfurt

25th November - SaTOURday is the last Saturday in the month when many of the city museums offer free entrance. This article has more information about SaTOURday and other museum offers. 

All the Frankfurt museum exhibits, and special events, can be found using this link to the Kulturportal and the information is in English, too!