A variety of fun for this 3rd Advent weekend!

Otterberg Children's Christmas Market


This weekend, the 3rd Advent, the city of Otterberg will have a special children's Christmas market, which is the highlight of their holiday festivities!  They will have a children's program that is for kids, made by kids, including dance, singing poems and performances. Kick off the fun on Saturday at 2:15 p.m. when Santa will be arriving with his reindeer!  After saying hello to Santa's friendly reindeer, kids can hop on a horse drawn carriage for a ride around the illuminated historic village.  The rides are free of charge and begin at 2:30 p.m.  Also head to the Stadthaus, open from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., where they will have a nativity scene exhibit.  On Sunday the nativity scene and museum will be open from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Market open Dec 16 & 17th at 2:00 p.m. Hauptstrasse 27, 67697 Otterberg


Forest Christmas Market

Visit this truly unique forest market in the heart of the Palatinate.  There will be more than 70 stalls offering unique wooden gifts, venison from the forest, delicious sweet and savory foods and all with a gorgeous forest backdrop illuminated by light and fire. The market has made many special features creating magic for the kids including pony rides, bonfires, torches and a carousel!  The kids will really love the fire acrobat show they will have Saturday night. They will be offering a shuttle bus for easy parking and timetables are up on their website: www.hdn-pfalz.de.  The market is open Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Johanniskreuz 1a, 67705 Trippstadt

Christmas Market of 1000 lights


Head to Hassloch, the largest village in the Rheinland Pfalz, for this market of lights.  This cozy, friendly, and relaxed village invites you to take a stroll and enjoy the illuminated atmosphere of the "Bundenstadt", or city stalls.  Check out the Waldweihnacht, which is a special meeting place with a yurt, the half timbered house, or the various pieces of art around the city center.  The kids will really enjoy the tradition of making Stockbrotbraten, which is the baking of bread on a stick over a fire. You can also enjoy a relaxing ride in a horse drawn carriage through the streets of this beautiful village.    Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Rathausplatz 1, 67454 Hassloch

Advent Market in Wine Country


An hour away from RAB in wine country, you will find the Deidesheimer Advent Market.  This 40 year old market so much to offer including 100 wooden stalls with unique offerings, animals for the children to meet as well as a falconer with several birds of prey, and a children's bakery that invites the kids to make their own sweets.  For adventure they have a large ferris wheel, a carousel, and a children's railway.  This market is very popular and attracts visitors from all over Germany and other countries.   Open Friday, Dec 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bahnhofstrasse 5, 67146 Deidesheim





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