For most people Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year - contemplative, full of secrets and tempting scents. Events like Christmas carols in churches and in public places, the last shift on Christmas Eve in a mine, miner's parades, Christmas markets of all sorts intermingle in the "Saxon Advent Calendar".
Christmas Markets in Saxony
Of course, also the Christmas markets in Saxony's cities invite you for a merry stroll across festively adorned and illuminated market places and through narrow alleys.
Is there a Christmas Wonderland? Yes. Saxony. It's the country with hundreds of years of traditions and customs. Until today, they are acted out in such a variety that one can truly speak of the largest density of Christmas events in Germany. While in other places "Christmas" is defined by the Christmas markets, in Saxony one can experience some Christmas traditions throughout the year - in manufactures, exhibition workshops, museums, exhibitions, miners´parades and on numerous events.
Almost no other district in Saxony is as popular for its Christmas rituals as the Ore Mountains - and for its worldwide unique tradition of crafted wooden art and toys. Whoever travels to Upper Lusatia during Christmas time, discovers the famous Herrnhut Advent stars. All the same, manufacture products as the Meissen Porcelain, Glashütte watches, Plauen lace and musical instruments, pottery and blueprints enhance Christmas festivities. But also stollen and gingerbread bakeries increase your appetite for Christmas.
If figures from fairy tales and legends scurry through the torch-lit darkness, crafts are offered and contemplative music can be heard, then Christmas spirit has taken hold of Saxony's castles and palaces.