Christmas markets in Münsterland
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Christmas markets in Münsterland

Christmas markets in Münsterland

The Christmas markets in Münsterland open again. Festively decorated Christmas huts, hot mulled wine, Christmas singing and twinkling fairy lights get you in the mood for the Christmas season. Here you can find beautiful gift ideas, take time for a chat with friends and enjoy wonderfully fragrant regional delicacies.


The overview of the Christmas markets is constantly being expanded and updated. Please inform yourself about the applicable Corona regulations before your visit. The 2G rule applies to visits to the Christmas markets. Only vaccinated and recovered persons have access to the Christmas markets. In addition, in some areas it is compulsory to wear suitable mouth and nose protection. The exact regulations can be found in the Corona Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Christmas Market Münster

Christmas Market Münster Christmas Market Münster
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22.11. - 23.12.2021

The city of Münster offers no fewer than six Christmas markets with over 300 stalls during Advent. And Münster shows its radiant side during this time. Countless lights transform the old town of Münster into a sea of lights and turn a stroll through the Christmas market into a sensory experience. The scent of roasted almonds and mulled wine is in the air everywhere and the stalls with sweets, handicrafts and gift ideas make not only children's eyes sparkle. Münster's Christmas market is certainly one of the most beautiful in Germany.

Opening hours:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Emszauber in Rheine

The Christmas Market in Rheine The Christmas Market in Rheine
© Rheine. Tourismus. Veranstaltungen. e.V. / Steffen Gude
24.11. - 19.12.2021

In the glow of the lights, in the heart of the city, directly on the Ems, Rheine invites you to the "Emszauber" from 24.11.-19.12.2021. A cosy meeting place with hot drinks, roasted almonds and other delicacies to enjoy the Advent season. The ideal ambience for a joint visit with friends, work colleagues and family. The gastronomic winter market attracts visitors to the Emsplateau with a dream of lights and stylish domed tents - right on the river, in the middle of the city centre. The Emszauber also offers a varied supporting programme. At the popular After Work Parties on Thursdays, Winter-Beatz, a Father Christmas Night, Christmas Karaoke or on "Pink Monday" you can meet people and experience special events! To warm up, a "bonfire" lounge, mulled wine and a "food corner" await visitors.

On 12.12, visitors can expect two highlights at once with the big St. Nicholas parade and the open Sunday.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Wednesday: 16:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • Thursday - Friday: 16:00 - 23:00 hrs
  • Saturday: 13:00 - 23:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 13:00 - 20:00 hrs

Christmas market in Bocholt

Christmas market in Bocholt Christmas market in Bocholt
© Sven Betz
26.11. - 22. 12.2021

Half-timbered houses characterise Bocholt's beautiful Christmas market, which is one of the largest in Münsterland. An entertaining music programme and many activities for the whole family take place in front of the town hall in the middle of the town centre. On 15 December, the shops will be open for sales Sunday (13:00 - 18:00).

Opening hours:

  • daily: 12:00 - 20:00 hrs

Christmas market in Velen

With the start of the Advent season, the Krumme Estate is once again transformed into a fairytale Christmas wonderland. In lovingly decorated huts and pagodas, exclusive gift ideas, advent delicacies, handicrafts and everything that makes the pre-Christmas season so special are lined up and invite you to stroll and enjoy.

Opening hours:

  • 11:00 - 20:00

Admission: 8,- € | Children up to 14 years free

Christmas market at the Mühlenhof in Münster

27.11. - 19.12.2021

For the fifth time, the Westphalian Christmas Market with 25 Christmas-decorated huts will take place at the Mühlenhof in Münster. The unique historical atmosphere of the open-air museum with its buildings up to 400 years old provides an extraordinary setting for a special market on all four Advent weekends. The offer includes natural cosmetics, colourful gauntlets, jewellery and all kinds of Christmas decorations, carousel for children, craft demonstrations on all days.

Opening hours:

  • Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00 hrs

Admission: Adults 6,- € / Children 3,50 €

The 2G rule applies to the visit.

Christmas market in Reken

27.11. - 28.11.2021

A small and cosy Christmas market with advent huts with hot and cold drinks, advent gifts and information stands, Reibeplätzchen tent and many more.

Opening hours:

  • 27 Nov: 15:00 - 23:00
  • 28.11. 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

St. Nicholas Market in Rheine

09.12. - 12.12.2021

Rheine, the second largest city in the Münsterland region, not only has culinary delights to offer in the run-up to Christmas - this year, the St. Nicholas Market once again invites visitors to browse for Christmas gifts. A classic, cosy arts and crafts market, straight out of a picture book, takes place on the town's new market square. A highlight is the traditional visit of St. Nicholas. He comes to town with his entourage across the waters of the Ems. Accompanied by torch-bearers and angels, awaited by musicians as well as many children, he moves to the market square, tells a story there and attracts many families to the city centre. You can find lots of gift ideas on 12.12. at the open Sunday in Rheine's city centre.

Opening hours:

  • 09.12.: 16:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • 10.12.: 15:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • 11.12.: 11:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • 12.12.: 11:00 - 18:00 hrs.

Christmas market in Sendenhorst

10.12. - 12.12.2021

On the 3rd weekend in Advent, Sendenhorst's Christmas market invites you to take a Christmas stroll on the town hall square. The cosy village of huts, cosy fire pits and illuminated facades give the Christmas market its festive glamour. Of course, culinary delights are not neglected either.

Opening hours:

  • 10.12: 18:00 - 23:00 hrs
  • 11.12.: 15:00 - 23:00 hrs
  • 12.12.: 12:00 - 18:00 hrs

Christmas Market Stadtlohn

10.12. - 12.12.2021

On the third weekend of Advent, Stadtlohn's city centre will be filled with contemplation. Around the festively illuminated St. Otger Church, numerous stalls of associations and various traders invite you to linger. Open shops provide extensive shopping opportunities in a cosy atmosphere. The curling championship in front of the historic town hall in Stadtlohn will be a sporting event. On 12.12, various shops in the town will also be open for sales on Sunday.

Opening hours:

  • 10.12.: 16:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • 11.12.: 12:00 - 20:00 hrs
  • 12.12. 12:00 - 18:00 hrs

Christmas market in Ahlen

03.12. - 14.12.2021

20 Christmas huts with everything your Christmas heart desires plus historic children's carousel, puppet show, nativity play, mulled wine, waffles, smoker, curling rink, live music. Nativity play of the Christmas story performed by primary school children on 11.12. 17.00hrs, Christmas carols played live by wind instruments on various days. On 12.12. the shops in the city centre open for a Sunday shopping.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 16:00 - 20:00
  • Friday: 14:00 - 20:00 hrs
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 20:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00 (05.12. from 14:00)

Christmas market in Ibbenbüren

11.12. - 12.12.2021

"ibb's Christmastime!" in Ibbenbüren. There is plenty to discover in the town centre this weekend in addition to the "coolest" ice spectacle in the Münsterland region, "ibb on Ice". Numerous stalls and stands present a Christmas miscellany, paired with musical performances, which finally ring in the pre-Christmas season.

Opening hours:

  • 11:00 - 18:00 hrs

Visbeck lights

Visbeck lights Visbeck lights
© Haus Visbeck
11.12. - 12.12.2021

On the third Advent, the grounds around the Marienkapelle Visbeck will once again be aglow with lights. Inside the chapel is a nativity scene exhibition that presents the Christmas story in a very special way and provides inspiration for your own nativity scene. Outside, in front of this picturesque backdrop, artisans show their work and provide inspiration for your own Christmas decorations. But the Visbeck Lights also offer a varied programme for younger visitors. Petting zoo, straw bath and handicraft fun make the stay a very special experience.

Opening hours:

  • 11.12.2021: 13:00 until 19:00
  • 12.12.2021: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission prices:

  • 4 € per person
  • 8 € family ticket

Christmas market in Steinfurt

11.12. - 12.12.2021

Christmas market events with an appearance by St. Nicholas. Children can take a ride on the Christmas-decorated tractor through Borghorst town centre. From 7 p.m. the After-Christmas-Party attracts visitors and on Sunday the shops in the town centre are open for business.

Opening hours:

  • 11:00 - 19:00 hrs

Christmas market in Werne

Christmas market in werne Christmas market in werne
© Nicole Neuhaus
12.12. - 19.12.2021

In the historic setting in front of St. Christopher's Church, the Christmas market in Werne sets the mood for Christmas with atmosphere and hospitality. Mulled wine, many savoury and sweet treats, arts and crafts and a daily stage programme with Christmas performances and stories as well as music ranging from groovy to contemplative await the visitor. In addition to readings for young and old, stage cooking and children's performances, there will be two music acts in the afternoons and evenings on each day, providing a festive accompaniment to the convivial get-together with mulled wine and delicious food. Finally, on Sunday 19 December, there will be a big sparkler burning ceremony at 19:00. On 12.12. the shops in the city centre will also open their doors for an open Sunday.

Opening hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 14:00 - 21:00 hrs
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00 hrs
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 20:00 hrs

Harkotten Advent Magic

12.12.2021

The von Korff family invites you to the Advent magic in Harkotten , the perfect opportunity for your Christmas tree shopping. The cosy ambience and small specialities will get you into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the day with game goulash, waffles or mulled wine. The Musverien Füchtorf rounds off the day with a torchlight procession through the forest from 16:30.

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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