Esslingen Christmas Market dates:
late November to late December
Esslingen Christmas Market hours:
Open daily 11:00 to 20:30
The Medieval Esslingen Christmas Market is one of the biggest seasonal celebrations of the year in Esslingen. Situated only 15 minutes away from Stuttgart by S-bahn train, it is feasible to go to the Esslingen Christmas Market and the Stuttgart Christmas Market in one visit.
Esslingen’s market is home to numerous Christmas chalets offering all kinds of seasonal crafts, decorations, ornaments, and gifts. Also present are vendors offering sausages, mulled wine, and other traditional foods and drinks.
Entertainment at the market ranges from music to magic, sorcery, cultural events, and performances. There are two stages offering free concerts, and actors dressed up in costume to display historic trades.
The Esslingen Christmas Market is located in Esslingen’s medieval town centre amongst beautiful historic half timbered buildings. The market takes place in Esslingen’s Rathausplatz and Marktplatz squares.