holstenplatz Weihnachtsmarkt

21.11.-23.12.2024 (24.11. closed)
Holstenplatz - The original since 1973

The Christmas market on Holstenplatz has a fresh new look and traditionally attracts visitors for a winter stroll with a balanced mix of arts and crafts, punch and delicacies.

This year for the 50th time!

Even when it's cold or the weather in Northern Germany is cold, Holstenplatz remains cosy. Once again, many shining stars hang over the square and the illuminated canopy creates a Christmassy atmosphere on the market square.

In addition to delicious food and drink at over 50 stalls, the Kiel Christmas market also includes warming up together, strolling around and getting into the mood for a wonderful Christmas season.

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Winter forest at Holstenplatz

Holstenplatz is partly transformed into a cosy winter forest with bar tables to linger at and many illuminated Christmas trees. A total of 99 LED stars hang in the trees on Holstenplatz and Asmus-Bremer-Platz. Around one kilometer of LED garland with thousands of light points also decorate the gables of the Christmas market stalls. The popular Rudi selfie point is back in the winter forest this year - there are also 4 other animal-shaped selfie points. The Christmas house is located on the Schevenbrücke bridge this year.

Site plan at Holstenplatz

plan for the Christmas market at Holstenplatz

Opening hours:

Sun. - Wed. 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu. - Sat. 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
The catering stands are free to extend the opening hours by 1 hour if the market is well attended.

Contact persons:

Ms. Sievers & Ms. Bergandy
Landeshauptstadt Kiel
Ordnungsamt, Abteilung für Gewerbe und kommunaler Verbraucherschutz - Märkte, Sondernutzungen

Tel: 0431 / 901 2587
Tel: 0431 / 901 4297
Mail: weihnachtsmarkt(at)kiel.de


KIELGUTSCHEIN wird in Schleife eingepackt

Gift tip for Christmas!

With the KIELGUTSCHEIN voucher you don't just make Kiel residents happy. Visitors to the city can also redeem the KIELGUTSCHEIN at ober 80 of Kiel's stores, restaurants and service providers.

Weihnachtskugel mit Kiel Motiv

Kiel Christmas souvenirs & gift ideas

You can find a selection of exclusive Kiel Christmas souvenirs and gift items 'made in Kiel' in our online shop, at the Welcome Center Kieler Förde and at the Tourist Information Heikendorf. Take a piece of your holidays home with you or increase your Christmas anticipation.

Spend the night in our partner hotels:

Take a little time out and combine your stay at the Kiel Christmas markets with an overnight stay in one of our partner hotels: