Wiesbaden Twinkling Star Christmas Market
28 November – 23 December 2023
Monday – Thursday 10:30 – 21:00; Friday – Saturday 10:30 – 21:30; Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00
Wiesbaden’s Christmas market will be officially opened on 28 November and will remain open on the Schlossplatz between the Rathaus and Stadtschloss, as well as around the Marktkirche, until the 23 December.
The Twinkling Star Christmas Market on the Schlossplatz opens its doors on 28 November. At 6 pm on the dot, angels will hover in the skies and bathe the Advent market in their magnificent light.
Lights shaped like the lilies on the city’s coat of arms, a splendidly decorated Christmas tree, festive aromas and Christmas music set the scene for Wiesbaden’s annual Christmas market. Called the Sternschnuppenmarkt, it is set on picturesque Schlossplatz square against the backdrop of the old and new town hall and Hessen’s regional assembly building.
Four gates in the shape of lilies form the entrances to this fairytale scene. The oriental-style stalls decked out in blue and gold are a treasure trove of arts and crafts, some locally made. There’s a wide range of products to choose from, including olive wood items, honey specialities, hand-blown glass art and sweet treats from the world’s greatest confectioners. Kids are not the only ones whose eyes will light up at the sight of the old-fashioned carousels, the children’s railway and life-size, wooden Nativity scene. Another big attraction is ‘Eiszeit’ (ice age). This 800 square meter ice rink, located at “Warmer Damm” behind the Hessian State Theatre offers ice skating, curling and much more besides.