Christmas Time in Frankfurt 2020
The Frankfurt Tourist+Congress Board takes great pride and pleasure in organising the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market, a task it has annually performed for many, many years. In 2020, however, we had to sadly do without the market – for all our sakes.
It was nevertheless our desire to spread a little bit of holiday cheer in these difficult times. With this in mind, we have decided to recreate a little bit of Christmas feeling in Frankfurt for all those of you missing our time-honoured Christmas market.
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market
For 54 years Frankfurt has had a close relationship to its partner city Birmingham. In 1997 the the idea of giving the British twin city the special feeling of the Frankfurt Christmas market was born. Since 2001 it has been held regularly and is the most successful Frankfurt export to Birmingham.
The Frankfurt Christmas Tree
The majestic Christmas tree annually set up in front of Frankfurt’s town hall, the Römer, is a time-honoured holiday tradition, the massive spruce exuding a festive feeling on the Römerberg with its thousands of fairy-lights.
Even though the much-loved Frankfurt Christmas Market has had to be cancelled this year, locals and visitors of Frankfurt will at least have their Christmas tree to help put them in the holiday mood.
Christmas market atmosphere at home
This year’s Christmas season is being spent at home by most of us. So why not decorate your own four walls and recreate our wonderful Christmas market with some traditional Frankfurt Christmas souvenirs? And while you’re at it, go ahead and order some of our popular Christmastime delicacies online and turn your kitchen into a true Christmas bakery. And then, with a bit of luck, we’ll see you again in 2021, at the “real” Frankfurt Christmas Market!