Baden-Baden Christmas Market


Situated in front of the world-famous ‘Lichtentaler Allee’ parks and gardens, the impressive, romantically illuminated Kurhaus and set against the back drop of the picturesque Black Forest foothills the Baden- Baden Christmas market is a true winter fairy tale to behold. With over 100 small and romantically decorated stalls offering Christmas arts and crafts, you will also be treated to a variety of entertainment from school groups, choirs, musical bands and theatrical groups providing a festive mix of seasonal songs and carols. A highlight is the ‘Ice Arena’ skating rink, just a few steps away from the Christmas Market where you can enjoy skating under colourful floodlights and to the tune of festive music before taking a break in a cosy alpine cabin.

Don’t miss St. Nicholas floating into the Christkindelsmarkt in a hot air balloon, when he will be handing out presents to children. The “bake-it-yourself” hut in the middle of the Christmas market is also great for little ones, as they can try their hands at baking their own Christmas cookies.

A unique attraction of the Christmas Market in Baden-Baden is the ”living nativity”. The sound of bleating sheep and the scent of fresh hay leads to the idyllic life-sized crib in front of the Kurhaus.

Things to do and see

Visit the modern Caracalla Spa and the historic “Friedrichsbad” for a spot of exclusive wellness.

Round off the year at the New Years Eve Gala (December 31st) at the “Festspielhaus” or the New Years Eve Dinner Ball at the Kurhaus, promising an unforgettable dinner gala with a varied programme, live music, exquisite 4-course gala dinner and impressive fireworks.

Don’t miss sightseeing in a horse-carriage ride through the city alongside the world famous parks and garden “Lichtentaler Allee” and through the Belle Epoque town.

Feast on typical Baden-Baden Cuisine such as Spätzle (a sort of fresh made pasta) or Maultaschen (a kind of ravioli filled with meat or vegetables), as well as the delicious Black Forest cake.

Additional Information
Nearby markets worth visiting
Useful Information
  • Flight time from London: 1hr 35min
  • Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport: 13km from the city centre; transfer time about 20 min
  • Stuttgart Airport: 100km for the city centre; transfer time about 2 hours
  • Nearest railway station: Baden-Baden station
  • Currency: Euro
Hotel Recommendations

Holiday Inn Express Baden-Baden 3* Superior

This modern hotel is located next to the 'Festspielhaus'.


Leonardo Royal Hotel Baden-Baden 4* Superior

This renovated hotel features a swimming pool and wellness area offering beauty treatments.

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