Experience a winter’s tale in front of the backdrop of half-timbered houses from 29 Nov. to 27 Dec. 2018
At the end of November Celle’s Old Town and the whole city turn into a winter’s tale again. Not only the popular Christmas market in Celle's Old Town creates a wintery atmosphere - the whole city celebrates when Christmas is just around.
The Christmas ribbon runs from the Guelph's castle to the festively decorated shops, from the Old Town via Großer Plan in the city center up to the Stechbahn and Poststraße and to many other locations around the Old Town. And all this in front of the picturesque backdrop of half-timbered houses which especially in the Advent season gives a unique atmosphere that nobody can escape and which cannot be found anywhere else.
Throughout December, there is always something happening in Celle. Christmas concerts from groovy swing up to classic trombone choirs, a living Advent Calendar in the shops presenting new surprises that can be experienced every day, smaller markets at special locations on the Advent week-ends, or a big Parade of Lights. And this year, the new Christmas factory can be visited directly in front of the enchanting Celle Castle. The wide range of festive actions around the Christmas market in Celle seems to be inexhaustible. There is something to suit every visitor at any time.
On the four Advent week-ends the visitors can expect a variety of appealing special activities. There is a big Parade of Lights on the 1st Advent Sunday, and on the 2nd Advent Sunday you can stroll through the design and creative market "Designachten" in the knight's hall of Celle Castle or discover the romantic Christmas market at the State Stud Celle. Further unique events that no one should miss are in planning, like the Christmas Market of Delights in Alter Posthof on the 3rd and 4th Advent Sunday, as well as a Christmas book box where books can be exchanged free of charge.
And what would be a Christmas market without Santa Clause who is a permanent guest on Celle's Christmas market and is always willing to pose for a snapshot with small and big children.
The half-timbered houses and the streets in the pedestrian zone glimmer in festive Christmas illumination and invite the guests to relax and enjoy their Christmas shopping in a festive atmosphere. Christmas shopping is hardly more relaxing anywhere else than in Celle. The scent of gingerbread and fir sprigs spreads from the central Christmas market in the Old Town through the historic narrow streets and courtyards.
Various stalls invite the visitors to stroll, to look and to dwell a little while in the historic Old Town. In lovingly decorated wooden huts hand-made natural beeswax candles, warming lambskin articles and wooden toys are offered for sale alongside with ornamental Christmas items made from glass, clay, fabric or felt.
Market stalls offering Christmas specialities such as mulled wine, glazed almonds and funnel cakes invite you to enjoy. On the Großer Plan the traditional and very popular Christmas pyramid invites the visitors.
Welcome to Christmas City Celle! We look forward to seeing you and your families.
Takes place from 29 Nov. to 27 Dec. 2018
Sun to Thur: 11am to 8pm
Fri and Sat: 11am to 9pm
Christmas Eve closed
25.12. + 26.12.: 11am to 8pm