Christmas market on Prager Strasse

Star of the South
It is the shining southern gateway to the Christmas markets that are strung out like a pearl necklace through the centre of the city. This Christmas market on Dresden’s most important shopping thoroughfare was renamed “Dresdner Winterlichter” (Dresden Winter Lights) in 2012. Encounter regional specialities – and a glittering festival of light. Every evening, the 15-metre-tall Christmas tree is magically illuminated, and festive music rings out. There are two historic carousels and sweet delights for the little ones.

Market location

Prager Straße

01067 Dresden


Opening hours

30.11.–23.12.2017 daily 10–21 o’clock

Public transport

Prager Straße: 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 62

Hauptbahnhof: 7, 10

Pirnaischer Platz: 1, 2, 3, 4, 75

Postplatz: 1, 2, 4, 62, 94


Up-to-date information on parking facilities and parking capacities can be found at

Free parking spaces in Dresden.


Christmas in Dresden is worth at least one overnight stay. Book now and enjoy the Christmas benefits.

Events nearby
26.11./27.11./11.12./12.12.2018 | Start: 8 p.m.

European Outdoor Film Tour

Since its inception in 2001, the European Outdoor Film Tour has stood for real adventure and outdoor stories. Even though the protagonists, sports, countries and adventures change with each new programme, one thing always remains the same: THIS IS REAL! Without a script. Without actors. Without special effects.

Location: Rundkino Dresden


Sunday open for business

You are still missing the last presents for your loved ones. Then now is your chance when the shops open on Sunday.

Location: Innenstadt

10.12.2018 | Start: 7 p.m.

Christmas Eve of the Dresdner Kreuzchor

Classics of the pre-Christmas concerts in the Kreuzkirche: the most beautiful Advent songs with the Dresdner Kreuzchor are heard in a festive atmosphere.

Location: Kreuzkirche Dresden

23.12.2018 | Start: 4 p.m.

Bolschoi Ballett: The Nutcracker (live)

Get the popcorn and nachos ready for a great cinema afternoon. The Christmas classic “The Nutcracker” returns to the Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast and take you on a journey through a magical world. 

Location: UFA Kristallpalast Dresden

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