Visitors Holidays

Christmas Parades

Colourful parades spread Christmas joy throughout Hamburg’s city centre the first four Saturdays in December.​​

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.

The Hamburg Christmas parades start at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. leaving from Mönckebergstrasse in front of SATURN.


2024 dates TBA