Christmas and New Year’s in Hamburg
The most wonderful time of the year is not far away! We look forward to ending the year 2019 in a festive way in your company.
Christmas Days at [m]eatery bar + restaurant
Special occasions require special attention: During the Christmas Days you can enjoy an exquisite à la carte dinner from 6 pm until 10 pm including Special Cuts. A reservation is recommend.
Located near the Alster Lake, Gänsemarkt and the Colonaden, the SIDE Design Hotel is the perfect starting place for your Christmas shopping tour in Hamburg. In addition to our numerous Christmas markets, there are also many possibilities for finding the perfect Christmas present in one of Hamburgs beautifully decorated shopping malls.
Our reception team is always glad to assist you.
Christmas Markets in Hamburg
Christmas Market Gänsemarkt
One of Hamburgs most centrally located Christmas markets is just around the corner. Some evenings, you can even enjoy some live music while drinking your mulled wine.
Sundays to Thursdays from 11 am to 9 pm ; Fridays & Saturdays until 10 pm.
Weißer Zauber at the Alster Lake | Nov 25 – Dec 30, 2019
One of Hamburgs most famous Christmas markets is just 5 minutes away from the hotel, right next to the Inner Alster Lake. Going there, you will be experiencing culinary classics, a historical ferris wheel and even special light staging.
Sundays to Thursdays from 11 am to 9 pm; Fridays and Saturdays until 10 pm.
Historical Christmas Market next to the townhall | Nov 25 – Dec 30, 2019
The motto of Hamburgs biggest Christmas market: art instead of commerce. As a special highlight, 3 times a day Santa Claus flys over the crowd in his sleigh. You can find this market just 10 minutes away from the hotel.
Daily from 11 am to 9 pm; Fridays and Saturdays until 10 pm.
Christmas Market Gerhard-Hauptmann-Platz | Nov 25 – Dec 29, 2019
This famous, nostalgical Christmas market is located in the shopping street “Mönckebergstraße”. You can reach it within a 15 minute walk through the city. There you’ll find warm almonds, mulled wine and many market stalls with artisans.
Opened daily from 10 am to 9 pm.
Santa Pauli | Nov 18 – Dec 23, 2019 (24 Nov closed)
Located right at Hamburgs biggest party mile, this Christmas market offers everything you’ll expect from a normal Christmas market – and also everything you wouldn’t. Taking a taxi from the hotel, you can reach Santa Pauli within 10 minutes.
Mondays to Wednesdays from 4 pm to 11 pm, Thursdays from 4 pm to midnight, Fridays & Saturdays from 1 pm to 1 am and Sunday from 1 pm to 11 pm.
HafenCity Christmas Market Überseequartier | 25 Nov – 30 Dec 2019 (24 – 25 Dec closed)
If you like ice skating and curling, this Christmas market is just the right place for you. A 240 square meter big ice rink awaits your visit! On November 30th, you can also enjoy an opening show with fireworks. It is also just 10 minutes away from the hotel.
Opened daily from noon to 8.30 pm.
Winter Pride in St. George | Nov 25 – Dec 30, 2019 (24 – 26 Dec closed)
Welcome to Hamburgs one and only gay Christmas market! If you go there in a group of 10 people or more, you have the chance to rent a shack including a pot of mulled wine, speculoos and gingerbread. This market can be reached in 20 minutes per foot or in only 9 minutes with the underground U2.
Opened daily from noon to 10 pm.
Christmas village in Ottensen | Nov 25 – Dec 23, 2019
About half an hour away, this market is located right in the pedestrian zone of Altona. Offering baking and crafting stations, a wish list box and a puppet theatre, this is the perfect place for families during the Christmas time.
Mondays to Wednesdays from 11 am to 9 pm, Thursdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 10 pm and Sundays from noon to 8 pm.
This Christmas market offers German food classics and also specialities from the Toskana. There is also a little train and a merry-go-round for the kids. It can be reached by taxi, but also by taking the ferry from Landungsbrücken.
Opened daily from 11 am to 10 pm.
Bergedorfer Wichtelmarkt | Nov 25 – Dec 30, 2019
The historic city of Bergedorf is also known as the “home of the dwarfs”. All around the castle of Bergedorf, you can find beautifully arranged market stalls. There is also a varied program for the young visitors. You can reach this Christmas market within half an hour by car.
Opened daily from 11 am to 10 pm.
Winter Events in Hamburg
Winter Dom | 8th of November – 8th of December 2019
The Hamburger Dom is always a highlight in the city. The Winterdom is offering freshly burnt almonds, mulled wine, amusement rides and a nostalgic flair. Every Wednesday is family day with special discounts and on Fridays there is always a big firework at 10.30 pm. Going there by foot, you can reach the Dom at Heiligengeistfeld within about 12 minutes.
Sundays to Thursdays from 3 pm to 11 pm ; Fridays & Saturdays from 3 pm to midnight.
Ice Skating at Planten un Blomen | from 2 November 2019
At the outdoor ice arena in the park Planten un Blomen, you cannot only practice ice skating, but also curling. Fridays and Saturdays from 7 pm there is clubnight with a DJ and each Thursday, there are also ice skating coaches available. Ladies Night takes place every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. You can reach it in just a 15 minute walk.
Fairytail boats at Jungfernstieg
These boats are every childs dream during Christmas time. On different boats, there will be baking, reading, face painting and – of course – storytelling.
Christmas parade | Advent Saturdays
On the 30th of November, 7th, 14th and 21st of December, the Christmas parade is driving its way through the city of Hamburg. Each of these days, the parade starts at 2 pm and 5 pm from the Mönckebergstraße to Jungfernstieg – just 10 minutes away from the hotel.
New Year’s Eve Party
New Year‘s Eve is party time, and we‘re planning to kick 2020 off to a great start with our New Year’s Party until 4 am. We will be partying to the irresistible sounds from the DJs Zoo#Clique. A glas champagne and a snack at midnight are included, together with the fantastic view of the fireworks over the Binnenalster Lake from our rooftop terrace.
€ 49 per person.
For reservations or questions please contact us at:
or by phone at +49-40-30 99 94 60 or get your ticket online on UNIVERSE now.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at [m]eatery bar + restaurant
End the year with culinary [m]eatery delights and enjoy an exclusive à la carte dinner on New Year’s Eve. The minimum consumption is € 95 per person.
For reservations or questions please contact us at: or by phone at +49-40-30 99 95 95.
New Year’s Day Brunch [m]eatery bar + restaurant
Start the New Year with an exclusive New Year’s Day brunch at the [m]eatery bar + restaurant. Enjoy a rich brunch including highlights. For younger guests, we offer fresh waffles, fruit skewers, cotton candy and much more at the children’s buffet.
€ 45 per person.
For reservations or questions please contact us at: or by phone at +49-40-30 99 94 60.