The international Christmas market in Essen (Internationaler Weihnachtsmarkt), in contrary to other Christmas markets has an international character.
Exotic products and unique food from various countries is sold.
The market takes place during Advent, from the second half of November till Christmas day. In the colorful stands, the visitors can buy presents for the holiday, handmade crafts, needlework, lacework and decorations for the Christmas tree.
On the Christmas Market days accommodations can be fully booked, hence it is recommended to make a room’s reservations in advance in order to find a room in a reasonable price.
The holiday music which is heard all around and the colorful lights create a calm full atmosphere.
The special attraction of Essen market is Santa House where unique dresses of Father Christmas, from various countries, are present.
Sunday before Advent: 6pm – 10pm