Erlanger Waldweihnacht

Stand: 06.02.2023

at the castle square

Waldweihnacht opens on November 21, 2022

Finally, the long wait has an end: after last year's Christmas markets unfortunately could not take place due to the Corona pandemic, the anticipation for it this year is all the greater. Already with the structure one could feel that for many the Christmas market is a genuine highlight in the meeting calendar.

On Monday, 21 November, at 18:00 o'clock is it then so far: Lord mayor Florian Janik will open the Erlanger forest Christmas 2022 officially. The varied stage program finds a worthy prelude with the appearance of the trombone choir Frauenaurach on this day. Each day, different acts will then present a wide variety of genres: from contemplative to upbeat, there is something for all ears. The in each case current stage program is published on the homepage of the Erlanger forest Christmas.

Of course also again quite a few dealers found themselves, who present their commodity. So everyone can find still the one or other Christmas gift or decoration object for the own four walls. From scarves to Christmas tree baubles, nativity figures and candles, no wishes remain unfulfilled. Here you can still get a personal consultation and exchange the one or other personal word.

But also for the little visitors it is not boring: the Wichtelrätsel is always fun and also a ride on the children's carousel is still popular. Who wants to let off steam rather at home creatively, can acquire at the candle conditions a candle tinkering set for at home.

Since an attendance on the forest Christmas can fail also times somewhat longer, is naturally also ensured for a stabilization and warming beverages. Whether with meat - or without, mulled wine - or alcohol-free punch, in the end the get-together is in the first place!

When the year slowly approaches the end, many people think about what they have achieved and what they want for the next year. Many people, including here in Erlangen, wish for nothing more than health and a carefree life. For many years, the people of Erlangen have taken advantage of the numerous opportunities at the Erlanger Waldweihnacht to give something to people who don't have it so easy. A nice example of a high level of solidarity has been the "Tree of the Secret Santa" for many years. 300 wishes from needy children hang on the tree as wish lists. Everyone can "pick" a wish, get the corresponding gift and hand it in at the candle stand opposite the "Tree of the Secret Santa" until the 3rd Advent. For many families it is the only gift that will be under the tree and thus gives so much joy and normality.

Opening hours:    Till and including Christmas Eve, December 24. From Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00 respectively. 

                                      On Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. 

                                    On Christmas Eve from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.