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Stuttgart Christmas Market 2021 – Cancelled

Christmas in the heart of Stuttgart 24. November – 30. December – Cancelled

This year, from November 24th to December 30th, 2021 inclusive, the city will be transformed into a lovingly decorated stall town for 37 days – by decision of the municipal council, one week longer than originally planned.

The conditions and access regulations under which visitors can enjoy the atmospheric Christmas season in the heart of Stuttgart together with the exhibitors will be decided in close cooperation with the city administration in the coming days.

The Christmas city of Stuttgart invites you to one of Germany’s most beautiful Christmas markets.

Advent magic with a long tradition

Photo: Thomas Niedermueller

Just in time for Advent, the city centre of Stuttgart is transformed into one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets in Europe. Embedded in the picturesque backdrop of the New and Old Palace, the King’s Building and the Collegiate Church, the Christmas Market attracts around 3.5 million visitors every year from Germany and abroad to the state capital of Baden-Württemberg.

Magnificently decorated stalls, contemplative concerts, a children’s fairytale country and traditional delicacies – those who visit the Stuttgart Christmas Market experience a very special magic. The glittering Christmas market town has over 300 years of history and leaves nothing to be desired with its more than 300 dealers who decorate their stands with great attention to detail.

Not only the roofs of the stalls offer visitors a special feast for the eyes, but also the squares and alleys in Stuttgart’s city centre shine festively with an abundance of Christmas decorations and fairy lights. Tradition is the main theme at Stuttgart’s Christmas market. As usual, the market stalls in the city have a wide range of products to choose from: Christmas gifts, unusual candles, handmade goods, sweet treats, traditional delicacies, Christmas tree balls, straw stars, crib figures, mulled wine, punch and lots more.

A special premiere is the large crib pyramid on the Schlossplatz, which with a height of 26.5 metres is the highest of its kind. Those who look upwards will be enchanted by a rotating nativity play with 24 large figures. Six sales windows and the large guest room on the first floor – which can accommodate up to 40 people – provide for physical well-being. A covered fireplace invites you to linger.

Festive sparkle at Christmas time

In the Advent season, Stuttgart’s city centre shines festively with Christmassy Jewellery and fairy lights. The XXL Advent calendar has been presented for many years. The windows are decorated with photos from all over the city’s urban area. Every day another “little door” is opened, and impressive views from a total of 23 city districts appear.

The “Glanzlichter” celebrated a successful premiere last year.

Thereby various touristic highlights of the city, such as the Stuttgart-based Television tower, Wilhelma or the Cannstatter Volksfest on the Schlossplatz and not only that: at nightfall, the oversized sculptures in the context of a contemplative light show come to life at every full hour. “We are looking forward to presenting a second edition this year to be allowed to celebrate highlights”, says Andreas Kroll. “The impressive light installations make every Christmas market heart beat faster!”

Contemplative concerts and a mini-railway

Photo: Thomas Niedermueller

Music groups and choirs from Stuttgart and the region round off the special flair of the Christmas market musically. The concerts take place in the inner courtyard of the Old castle as well as on the town hall staircase and in the collegiate church. For the little visitors there is a fantastic mini-railway and the nostalgic merry-go-round to take them on a journey through the winter landscape. Great hands-on activities don’t leave the little ones bored and makes a visit to the Stuttgart Christmas market a real pleasure and unique experience.

The festive and atmospheric flair of the Christmas season can be enjoyed by the Christmas market visitors on a discovery tour with the Experience Hop-on/Hop-off double-decker buses – two different tours the city of Stuttgart are available showing the city from its very special side. (

Christmas market opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 21:00
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 21:00

24. Dezember:   10:00 – 15:00
25. Dezember:   closed
26. Dezember:   11:00 – 21:00

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