German Christmas markets aka Weihnachtsmarkt, are a beloved tradition that have been celebrated for centuries. And this year is no different!  So once again it is (almost) time to indulge in some Frankfurt Christmas Markets cheer!  The crisp fresh air (a dusting of snow perhaps), the mulled wine or baileys on the rocks, Christmas music and of course all the twinkling lights!

Christmas Markets: What to Expect

Typically these Christmas Markets are held in the weeks leading up to Christmas and are a wonderful way to get into the holiday spirit! And, visitors can expect to find a wide variety of goods, including handmade crafts, ornaments, and delicious food and drink.  If it’s your first visit and you are not sure what to eat and drink check out our guide here.

Undoubtedly one of the most famous Christmas markets in Germany is the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg. This market dates back to the 16th century and attracts millions of visitors each year. The market is known for its traditional gingerbread cookies, Nuremberg sausages, and handmade decorations.  Having said this, be sure to check out Frankfurt Christmas Markets and the surrounding areas.  Because whilst they may not be as famous they have plenty to offer!

Finally, to make your life easier we have listed some of Frankfurt’s and the surrounding areas Christmas markets below.

Frankfurt Christmas Market

Arguably the most famous of all the Christmas markets in Frankfurt owing in part to its iconic location in the Römer!  Definitely, don’t miss the famous carousel.
Dates:  27 Nov – 21 Dec 2023
Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Sat: 10 am- 9 pm
  • Sun: 11 am – 9 pm

Address: Römerberg, 60313 Frankfurt

City Beach/City Alm Christmas Market

City Beach by summer and City Alm by winter!  Undoubtedly, this is one of our favourite Christmas markets!  Along with this Christmas market being high up above the city it also overlooks the historic Dom Römer Church!

Dates:  8 Nov – 23 Dec 2023

Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 11 pm
  • Sat: 2 pm – 11 pm
  • Sun:  2 pm – 9 pm

Address:  5th floor of Konstabler Car Park, Carl-Theodor-Reiffenstein Platz 5, 60313 Frankfurt


Another big market in Frankfurt!  However, they have a new location this year!  So be sure to Join CITYXMAS at the Stiftstrasse intersection for the ultimate Christmas experience.  Also, partnering with the Rock Capital Group and Hassan Annouris this festive season.

Dates: Oct 28 – 22 Dec 2023

Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs: 4 pm – 11 pm
  • Fri: 4 pm – Midnight
  • Sat: 2 pm – Midnight
  • Sun:  2 pm – 9 pm

Address: Stiftstrasse intersection

Weihnachtsmarkt am Goetheturm 

With the towering Goetheturm above you, the forest behind you and a kid’s playground just to the side, this is a brilliant market to visit as a family.

Dates: 27 Nov – 23 Dec 2023
Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 9 pm
  • Sat, Sun:  1 pm – 11 pm

Address: Sachsenhäuser Landwehrweg, 60599 Frankfurt am Main

Rosa Weihnachtsmarkt 

The Rosa/Pink Christmas Market of the LGBTQ community is a cosy Christmas Market where red becomes pink!  Moreover, it is known for its inclusive and welcoming atmosphere, offering a festive and diverse environment where people of all backgrounds can celebrate the holiday season.

Dates: 22 Nov – 22 Dec 2023
Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Sun: 11 am – 9 pm

Address: Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz, Holzgraben /corner of  Katharinenpforte, 60311 Frankfurt

Winterlichter at Palmengarten 

Admittedly, this isn’t a Christmas market.  However, we think it’s definitely worth a mention.  Unlike the rest of the year see the Palmengarten illuminated and lit up under the winter sky. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary experience by taking a walk through the park, where you’ll encounter light objects, sound and video installations all along the way.

Dates:  9 Dec – 14 Jan 2024 excluding Christmas and New Year’s Eve (31.12.23)

Opening Hours:

  • Daily: 5 pm – 9 pm

Address:  Siesmayerstraße 63, 60323 Frankfurt am Main

Schwedischer Weihnachtsmarkt (Swedish Christmas Market)

Dates: First Advent Weekend
Opening Hours:

  • 2 Dec 2023:  11 am – 6 pm
  • 3 Dec 2023:  12 pm – 4 pm

Address: An der Wolfsweide 54, 60435 Frankfurt am Main

Finnischer Weihnachtsbasar (Finnish Christmas Bazaar)

Date: First Advent Weekend
Opening Hours:  

  • 2 Dec 2023: 10 am-6 pm
  • 3 Dec 2023: 11 am-4 pm

Address:  DornbuschkircheCarl-Goerdeler-Str. 1, 60320 Frankfurt am Main

Weihnachtsmarkt Frankfurt-Höchst 

Dates: First Advent Weekend
Opening Hours:

  • 2 Dec 2023:  1 pm – 8 pm
  • 3 Dec 2023:  1 pm – 8 pm

Address: Justinuskirchplatz 3,65929 Frankfurt am Main

Weihnachtsmarkt Offenbach

Dates: 27 Nov – 28 Dec 2023
Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Sat: 10 am – 9 pm
  • Sun: 1 pm – 9 pm

Address:  Aliceplatz, 63065 Offenbach

Frankfurt Christmas Markets

So, if you’re planning a trip to Frankfurt during the holiday season, be sure to check out one of the many Christmas markets. Not only will you find unique gifts to bring back home, but you’ll also get to experience the festive atmosphere that makes these markets so special.