In the weeks leading up to Christmas, Hamburg's city centre is immersed in a delightfully joyous spirit. The air is rich with the scent of cinnamon, mulled wine and roasted almonds, while beautifully decorated displays entice Christmas shoppers. On four Saturdays in December, this merry spirit culminates in a special highlight: the Hamburg Christmas parades. Twice a day, dancing angels, elves and reindeer parade through the city centre — accompanied by colourful floats, festive music and Santa Claus himself.
Most years, the Hamburg Christmas parades start at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. leaving from Mönckebergstrasse in front of SATURN. However, due to ongoing health restrictions, it is currently unclear what form Hamburg's Christmas parades will take in 2020. For now, please consider the above a preview of what's to come in 2021.
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Winter 2021 dates TBA
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