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Children's Christmas Market and Lantern Procession

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Have a holly, jolly Christmas: Lantern Parade, Children’s Christmas Market, post coach rides, nostalgic carousels and culture for kids are all part of the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt.

The festival of love and peace is a time made especially for children. So that the wait for Christmas Eve doesn’t seem quite as long, you can celebrate at the Children’s Christmas Market at the Hans-Sachs-Platz. Nostalgic carousels, a child-sized steam train and a post coach make their rounds; the Nuremberg Christkind makes an appearance; hands-on booths await creative little artists and the Sternenhaus offers a cultural program just right for children. A highlight each year: The lantern procession of the Nuremberg school children!

The Children's Christmas Market

Wrapped in a cozy blanket and seated on a plush seat, listening to the joyful sound of bells and the clatter of hooves: Could there be a better way to enjoy the Nuremberg Christmas Market than with a romantic post coach ride? When the snowflakes start to drift by your window, all the joys of Christmas come to mind – these are the happy memories that last forever.

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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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Long blond curls, a golden crown and a golden gown with shining wings – these are the symbols of the Nuremberg Christkind. The Christkind appears again and again at her market, giving visitors the chance to experience her up close and personal.

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The irresistible scent of gingerbread, spices, mulled wine and roasting bratwurst fills the red and white rows of the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. The culinary specialties on offer range from the famous Nuremberg bratwurst and gingerbread to Franconian beer to the largest “Feuerzangenbowle” in the world.

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When the days get shorter and it’s shivery cold outside, children and their families can look forward to warming up with a wide palette of wintery and Christmasy cultural events in the Sternenhaus.

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December 12, 2019

The Lantern Procession of the Nuremberg children is just as important to the tradition of the Christmas Market as the wooden stands on the square, the Christkind, gingerbread and mulled wine. Thousands of visitors line the streets when – during the second week of the Christkindlesmarkt – children walk up the castle hill with their homemade and lovingly...

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