The Christmas market in Magdeburg is yearly held on the Alter Markt square and surrounding area. It has different stalls selling amazing Christmas delights from the region. Most delicious are the thuringian sausages and the gluhwein. In addition to the many stalls and the giant ferriswheel, there is a medieval market, which is traditionally softly lit, with straw on the ground and traditional stalls offering more traditional regional specialities, with many wood fire pits. A merry affair.
Opens with the beginning of the advent Saturdays, mid-November and lasts till just after Xmas (dec 30 in 2012). Closed on 24-25.