Munich Christmas Market 2024 at Marienplatz (Münchner Christkindlmarkt)

The municipal Munich Christmas Market (Münchner Christkindlmarkt) will take place from Monday, November 25 to Tuesday, December 24, 2024 at Marienplatz and Rindermarkt. The traditional Christmas market is an event of the Department of Labor and Economic Affairs (RAW) of the City of Munich.

Christkindlmarkt am Marienplatz
Anette Göttlicher

About the Munich municipal Christmas market

The original Munich Christmas market, which dates back to the 14th century, has been held on Marienplatz since 1972. This year, the market will once again feature over 130 stalls selling goods and food. The program includes Advent music from the town hall balcony, the Krampus run and the "Himmelswerkstatt", a workshop for children.

Nativity market at the Old Peter

Der Kripperlmarkt in München
Katy Spichal/

The nativity market in front of St. Peter's is probably the largest of its kind in Germany. The stalls sell complete nativity scenes, individual figures and everything you need to decorate a nativity scene. You should definitely take a look at the large oriental and alpine nativity scenes.

Advent music live from the town hall balcony

Adventsmusik am Rathausbalkon
Lukas Fleischmann

The Advent music live from the Rathausbalkon provides the perfect musical backdrop to the Munich Christmas market. Wind ensembles, choirs and parlor musicians perform every Sunday to Thursday, and visitors can look forward to German Christmas classics as well as international songs.

Singing under the Christmas tree

Monika Drasch (links) und Traudi Siferlinger (rechts) singen mit Geigen unterm Christbaum auf dem Münchner Christkindlmarkt
Kulturreferat / Thomas Merk
Monika Drasch and Traudi Siferlinger

Singing under the Christmas tree has become an integral part of the Christmas market: Every Wednesday, Traudi Siferlinger invites interested people to sing Christmas carols together at Alter Peter. She is supported by violinist Monika Drasch and Johann Zeller on the accordion. The event is inclusive, there is barrier-free access and, among other things, texts in large print and Braille.

Krampus run


One of the highlights of Munich's Advent season is the Krampus Run: Around 300 Krampuses, Perchten and Klause will once again run from Sendlinger Straße to Marienplatz. The figures may look scary, but you soon realize that there is no need to be afraid of them.

Children's program: Himmelswerkstatt and Kasperl

Die Himmelswerkstatt am Münchner Christkindlmarkt
Mde / Mónica Garduño

A highlight for young visitors to the Christmas market is the "Himmelswerkstatt" in the festively decorated Ratstrinkstube. Children between the ages of six and twelve can once again dress up as little angels and make Christmas decorations, Christmas tree decorations and other things under expert guidance. Places for the heavenly workshop are limited, so registration at (german) is recommended.

The puppet theater with Kasperl is also a traditional guest at the Munich Christmas market: Nikolaus Zettl performs entertaining stories with Kasperl and his friends in the town hall courtyard.