Christmas Market in Oberammergau 2024
As every year, the Christmas market in Oberammergau takes place on the first Advent on the square in front of the parish church of St Peter and Paul (Kirchplatz). This year is already the 42nd time. Due to the corona pandemic, the Christmas market unfortunately had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 and was held again in 2022 and 2023.
The first Advent and thus also the Christmas Market will take place this year on 01 december 2024. After the parish service (9:00 a.m.), the Oberammergau Wind Quartet traditionally opens the Christmas Market in Oberammergau.
The Oberammergau Christmas Market is open from 10:00 to 18:00.
What the Christkindl Market has to offer
In addition to the many delicacies such as mulled wine, bratwurst, hamburgers, crêpes, chestnuts and other delicacies, you can buy Christmas decorations (handmade), Advent flower arrangements, candles, jam and many other things at the lovingly decorated stalls.
For children, Father Christmas will be visiting and there will also be a carousel for the little visitors. You can also take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
Market with a heart
As every year, the proceeds from the Christmas market in Oberammergau are donated to a charitable cause. For this reason, the Christmas Market in Oberammergau is also called “Market with Heart” and is organised by the Oberammergauer Christmas Market Association (Oberammergauer Christkindlmarkt e.V.).
The Christmas market in Oberammergau is accompanied by music from the Ammergau Wind Quartet, alphorn players, the Protestant Trombone Choir and the Oberammergau Music Association.
At the end of the market, at 6 p.m., there will be the traditional drawing of the raffle prize.
Oberammergau Advent Singing with Music and Singing Groups from the Ammer Valley
After the Christmas Market at 7:30 pm, the traditional Ammergau Advent Singing takes place in the church of St. Peter and Paul.