Dresden makes the winter sparkle

Christmas in Elbland

It’s lovely in the countryside!

Christmas outside the big city offers a special blend of the contemplative, the traditional and the rustic. The wine-growing estates and villages near Dresden have been decorated for the Christmas season and look forward to welcoming you. Discover a tradition of craftsmanship extending back over the centuries. Meet friends, old and new. And be amazed by just how much Christmas means to the people of Radebeul, Meissen, Weinböhla and Moritzburg.

Dresdner Stollen

Delicious handmade cake

Only 120 bakeries and pastry shops in and around Dresden are licensed to make the real Dresdner Christstollen – 100% artisan baking according to a traditional recipe and strict quality criteria. In other words, an incomparable experience for the taste buds!

Tradition & crafts

Real skill

Christmas customs that reawaken childhood memories; craftsmanship as you have never seen it at such close quarters; material quality to raise the pulse rate of any connoisseur; wonderful ideas for gifts – or simply for expanding your own collection…

Dresdner Kreuzchor

800 years of choral music

Sublime singing coupled with unbridled joie de vivre: For over 800 years, the young singers of the Dresdner Kreuzchor have been delighting and inspiring their audiences. Top vocal talent, enthralling precision, individual excellence – a first-class Christmas experience.

Christmas markets in Dresden

“Dresden at Christmas time is a jewel
topped with icing sugar”

The Sugar Plum Fairy

“Christmas without the Sugar Plum Fairy is like Dresden without Stollen. Unthinkable!”

The Nutcracker

Highlights in Dresden

8.12.2018 | Start: 10 a.m.

25. Dresdner Stollenfest

A great celebration for a unique Dresden baking tradition and a historic parade with a giant christmas cake.

Location: Striezelmarkt

20.12.2018 | Start: 6 p.m.

The great christmas concert with the Dresdner Kreuzchor

An open air event in a class of its own. For the fourth time the Dresdner Kreuzchor invites you to a great Christmas singing in the famous football stadium.

Location: Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion

19.12.2018 – 6.1.2019

23rd Dresden Christmas Circus

Raise the curtain! Manege free! Let yourself be enchanted by a special mixture of Christmas atmosphere, breathtaking acrobatics and international circus art.

Location: Volksfestplatz at the Pieschener Allee

23.12.2018 | Start: 5 p.m.

26th Christmas Vespers at the Frauenkirche

Largest open-air divine service at the Neumarkt in Dresden

Location: Frauenkirche

Further offers in Dresden

Events

Concerts, festivals, art, culture – What’s going on in Dresden Elbland? Find out here.

Booking

Centrally located and ritzy? Bijou and refined? Family-run and rural? Look here for a hotel to suit your needs.

Dresden Magazine

Culture & enjoyment. Science & business. Leisure & family. It’s all here in the Dresden Magazine.

Dresden Elbland

Vineyards, idyllic villages and places rich in history: Discover Dresden’s surroundings.