Advent, Advent...

The Advent market in front of the town hall in Dessau opens its doors and we ring in the wonderful pre-Christmas season. In the coming weeks, other contemplative little markets, Christmas theater performances and a nice program full of events across the city will follow.

With a responsible approach and certain rules, we can – despite the currently tense situation – celebrate the most contemplative time of the year.

The fairy lights are hanging, the stalls are up – this year it will be even brighter and more spectacular. We are looking forward to great new light installations and a real ice skating rink in the middle of the market square.

We cordially invite you to be our guest and enjoy the Advent season with us.

Advent markets

22.11. – 22.12.2021

Advent market with ice skating rink – Dessau city center / market square

22.11. – 24.12.2021

Christmas market  – Rathaus Center Dessau shopping mall

26.11. – 27.11.2021

Dessau, OT Kochstedt

07.12. – 12.12.2021

Advent market
St. Mary’s Church Dessau

21.11. – 24.12.2021

The Wizard of Oz –
the christmas fairy tale

10.12. – 23.12.2021

Christmas concert


A Musical Christmas 2021


Russian Circus on Ice

Go to the  Theater program.


Comedy “Weihnachten ist doch eigentlich erst morgen”,
Villa Krötenhof canceled


Traditional Advent celebration –
Schwabehaus Dessau


Advent Express with the Dessau-Wörlitz Railway canceled


Sunday shopping – City center Dessau


30th Bass Violin Christmas –
St. Peter’s Church Dessau

16.12. – 17.12.2021

“Christmas Story” by the revue dance group Showtime –
Haus Kühnau, Dessau


Christmas with Gunther Emmerlich –
St. Mary’s Church

Due to the current pandemic situation caused by Corona, there may be changes in the program or access restrictions at any time. We try to announce all information in time here, but cannot guarantee for completeness and correctness. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Advent market cup 2022

Painting contest for kids

Together with the organizer of the Dessau Advent Market, Grill und Imbiss Merkel GmbH, we are calling for a competition for the Advent Market Cup 2022. Children up to the age of 10 can participate.
They design a motif and submit it by 13.12.2021 to the city marketing company or in one of the two tourist information offices. The painting template for the cup will be handed out to all daycare centers and elementary schools in the city, but can also be picked up at the tourist information offices in Dessau and Roßlau or at the Dessau City Library.

A jury will deliberate after 13.12.2021 on all submitted cup motifs and select a winning motif. The winner will be announced on the 4th Advent weekend at the Dessau Advent Market.

So, to the pens, ready, go!


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