Christmas special | December 12, 2019 Traditions and customs in Hamburg

Advent calendar, Christmas tree and Nikolaus - what you need to know about typical Christmas traditions in Germany.

Traditions and customs in Hamburg

You wonder how the people in Hamburg spend Christmas?

We will introduce you to the most important traditions and customs.

Beginning with the Advent time, followed by Christmas markets and the Nikolaus - you will be well prepared for the holidays!

Afterwards we would like you to tell us about your feasts and holidays, whether it is Christmas or another feast. We also prepared a little surprise for you ...

If you are in the Christmas mood after the event, you can stroll around the historical Christmas market at the town hall market (Rathausmarkt). It's right outside the door!

5 pm on December 12th 2019
Our speech will take about 30 minutes. Afterwards there is time to sit together, chat a bit and get in touch with each other.

Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Hamburg), Adolphsplatz 1
Room: “Elbe-Zimmer”
Please walk through the main entrance, turn left and go up the stairs to the first floor. Turn left and go to the end of the aisle. You will find the room on the left side.

Public transportation: Please check and type in the address.

Registration: Attending is free of charge. Please sign up until December 10, 2019. Simply send an email to if you wish to attend the event. The group size is limited - you will receive a written confirmation.

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