Advent in Bayreuth: Christkindlesmarkt, Winter Town and lots of lights.
During the Advent weeks, Bayreuth is not just illuminated by any light: The city has a 7-kilometer-long string of lights illuminating the old town and the Christmas market with a welcoming glow.
The “Christkindlesmarkt” is located between the Stadtparkett and the von-Römer-Strasse. There are about 50 stands offering lovely Christmas treats and many great ideas for Christmas presents. The Christmas spirit is alive and well here; a feeling that gets reinforced by the visit of the Bayreuth Christ Child in this beautiful setting.
During the Christmas market, numerous performances are taking place on the activity stage. Events include everything from concerts to crafts demonstrations. Since everybody is pressed for time before Christmas, stores in downtown Bayreuth remain open until midnight during Advent to give people extra time to take care of their Christmas shopping. The “Culinary Winter Town” is the gathering place for Bayreuth's connoisseurs.