Hands-on booths for creative kids

It’s a special kind of magic that greets visitors at the Nuremberg Children’s Christmas Market! A nostalgic merry-go round, a child-sized steam train and visits from the Nuremberg Christkind are rounded out by fantastic hands-on booths for little ones. Here, kids can create their own tiny treats or artistic creations.

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In the Christmas Bake House, children can bake their own lebkuchen: rolling out the dough, cutting out their own gingerbread figures and decorating them. The dough is then popped in the oven and in a few minutes the delicious treats are ready to take home. Children love to use their imagination when decorating gingerbread with nuts or sugar pearls.

In the Candle Making Booth, children have the opportunity to dye candles in a whole range of colors: there’s no limit to their imagination. Even more difficult is choosing the right shape: long and thin or thick and round or one from every type? After all, you need a candle for each Sunday in Advent and they make wonderful gifts. Another option is a wax print of a child’s hand, which is a favorite present for grandparents.

In the Glass Workshop, little visitors can choose from high-quality key-chains with Swarowski crystals or various drinking glasses and engrave them with their own motive, such as a name or holiday greeting.

In the Children's Sand Pictures hands-on booth, children can create pictures using various colors of sand. They can either follow patterns or let their imagination take wing. This form of art will deepen their understanding of color, help with fine motor skills and is a sensatory stimulus.

Sponsored by the DB Museum, at Oli’s Post Office children can write a Christmas wish list for the Christkind or send a letter to loved ones. Cut-out sheets and a free mini-book are available for every child. Two mail boxes assure that the letters reach their destination.

Parents or grandparents can arrange an appointment at the Nicolas House, create a personally prepared package, deliver it to the Nicolas House and see their children or grandchildren receive the package from Nicolas himself. This experience creates memories that last a lifetime.

Various themed areas invite kids to play at the Active Playhouse as long as they like! And it’s even safe for very little ones (18 months and older) to experiment and learn with the toddler series.

Date: during the Children's Christmas Market

Location: Hans-Sachs-Platz, Nuremberg

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