Unique Christmas Markets and Other Holiday Events

While the holiday season is over for 2015, many of these markets will be back next year. Click on the links to find out the dates for the upcoming year.

The Schinnen Public Affairs Office has compiled a list of markets in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. I’ve linked to their PDFs below. I have also highlighted some markets and festivals below that you might enjoy. Please note that some of these special markets only last for a weekend and some include entrance fees.

Christmas Publication NL 2015

Christmas Publication BE 2015

Christmas Publication GER 2015

Castle Markets
Schloss Rheydt – 12/5-6, 1100-1800, 60 vendors
Schlossstr. 508 Mönchengladbach, Germany (45 min drive), 5€ entry
http://www.schlossrheydt.de/index.php?kat=veranstaltungsplan&region=DE&art=342

Burg Linn – 12/5-6, 1300-2100,
Rheinbabenstraße 85, 47809 Krefeld, Germany (1 hr drive)
http://www.linner-weihnachtsmarkt.de/

Schloss Dyck – 11/28– 12/20, 1000-2000, 150 vendors
Büttgen, Germany (45 min drive), 12€ entry
http://www.stiftung-schloss-dyck.de/de/veranstaltungen/maerkte/1041/schlossweihnacht.html

Schloss Merode – 11/26-12/20, 1400-2000
Langerwehe, Germany (40 min drive), 6,50-7€ entry
http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-merode.de/

Burg Satzvey Medieval Christmas Market – 11/28-12/20, Sat-Sun 1200-1900
Mechernich-Satzvey, Germany (1 hr drive),8 € entry
http://www.burgsatzvey.de/veranstaltungen/burgweihnacht/

Open Air Museum Kommern -Advent fur Alle Sinne – 11/28-29 1000-1800
Eickser Straße, Mechernich (1.5 hr drive), 6,50€ entry
Explore historic houses and enjoy homemade crafts and treats.
http://www.kommern.lvr.de/
Very close to Burg Satzvey

Special Festivals
Candle Night in Gouda, NL (2.5 hr drive) Dec 11, http://www.goudabijkaarslicht.nl/
Dickens Festival in Deventer, NL (2.25 hr drive) Dec 19-20, http://www.dickensfestijn.nl/
Dickens Days in Bilzen, BE (1 hr drive) Dec 19-20, http://www.bilzen.be/dickensdagen
Star Wars Ice Sculptures in Liege, BE (1 hr drive) Nov 14-Jan 31, http://www.icesculpture.be/
Ice Festival in Bruges,BE (Vikings) (3 hr drive) Nov 20-Jan 3 http://ijssculptuur.be/en/

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