November 25th to December 23rd, 2019
Rabe Rudi visits Bremerhaven on 25th November
Rabe Rudi is a mixture of bold and clumsy, naive and curious, cheeky and cuddly. From 2.30 p.m. he is on his way around the church on the square.
Opening on 25 November at 6 p.m.
Mayor Melf Grantz opens this year's Christmas Market in Bremerhaven in front of the Great Church. The choir "nach acht" will provide the right background music.
Every day between 4 and 4.30 p.m. the Christmas Angel opens a door of the large Advent calendar on Theodor-Heuss-Platz.
PICO BELLO's "Greatest Santa Claus & Marionettes"
On 30th November from 3 p.m. PICO BELLO´s "Biggest Santa Claus with Marionette" will amaze little and big children around the Great Church.
"Sing with me!"
Christmas songs on high and low with the BLANCKE -TRIO and David Schollmeyer on the organ on 22nd December 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Great Church. Admission is free.
Christmas Concert of the Sailor Chor Bremerhaven
On 30th November 2019, 5 p.m., the Sailor Chor Bremerhaven will sing in the Great Church under the direction of Harm Baumann. Admission is subject to a charge.
On 01st December Christmas elves in the centre of Bremerhaven will inspire the visitors of the Christmas market.
"Star Stroll" on St. Nicholas Day
Long shopping night on Friday, 06th December 2019 until 9 p.m. in Bremerhaven city centre. A final highlight of light in the form of a fire and laser show presented by the Stäpark and the Columbus Shopping Center awaits visitors at 7 p.m. at the Great Church.
Maritime Christmas Music
On 06th December, Ulli Torspecken with his accordion and Santa Claus cap will be on the road around the Great Church in proper style, creating a pre-Christmas atmosphere.
On 07th and 08th December, young and old can try their hand at curling. The curling rink is open on both days from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. before shopping mall Karstadt.
Christmas Concert Hans Neblung in the Great Church 8th December 2019, 16 p.m.
Entrance from 5.30 p.m., price 16,50 €, advance ticket sales Tabak-& Presseeck, Obere Bürger
"Dunky" and "Kralli" visiting the Christmas Market
On December 13th there will be the chance for some "High five" with the mascots of the Eisbären Bremerhaven and the Fischtown Pinguins Bremerhaven.
Christmas Singing of the Church of Jesus Christ
On Saturday, 14th December from 3 p.m., the congregation of Jesus Christ sings Christmas carols in front of the Great Church in the city centre.
Make-up for children
On Saturday, 14th December, and Sunday, 15th December, children's make-up will be applied under the canopy of Karstadt from 2 p.m. on.
Climbing in the winter forest
On 21st and 22nd December, a Christmas climbing course will be set up in front of Karstadt. Our small visitors can test their climbing skills there from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m..
Christmas organ music with David Schollmeyer takes place every Advent Saturday, 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December from 12 a.m. 12.30 p.m.. Admission is free.
Directly behind the Great Church visitors can expect not only a warming fire with a glass of whiskey or Irish beer but also a special music programme every Advent weekend.
"Doc from the Pub Fiction" - Irish Folk Rock
Thursday, 28th November - Saturday, 30th December 2019 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 01st December 2019 from 2 - 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12th - Saturday, 14th December from from 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 15th December 2019 from 2 - 6 p.m.
"Jens Eschke" - Folk
Thursday, 05th - Saturday, 07th December 2019 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Thursday, 19th - Saturday, 21st December 2019 from 5 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 22nd December 2019 from 2 - 6 p.m.
Every Wednesday is Family Day at the Christmas Market with small discounts for the whole family.
Santa Claus at the Bremerhaven Christmas Market
On Thursdays, 05th, 12th and 19th December, Santa Claus will come to the Kirchplatz with his big Christmas bag from 2 p.m. this year and will bring you little treats. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. he invites you to his big throne chair on Theodor-Heuss-Platz for a photo shoot with the children.
Christmas pyramid at the Great Church
The biblical story is depicted brightly illuminated on the 6-metre-high Christmas pyramid.
The Christmas Angel
The Christmas Angel in the parish hall of the Great Church every weekend at 5 p.m.. The Christmas Angel will announce an angel's message every Saturday and Sunday.
Winter magic at Theodor-Heuss-Platz
The Theodor-Heuss-Platz transforms into a roofed winter hut village with a lot of programme, delicious delicacies and all kinds of Christmassy things. The saying of the restaurateurs: "A delicious punch in honour, Santa Claus can't resist it".
Punch and Judy show
Every Monday the Punch and Judy show plays at 14.30 p.m. on the Theodor-Heus-Platz for our little ones.
Grogdorf on the church square
The cosy atmosphere in our large village, on the church square to enjoy, is a must for every Christmas market visitor. Whether with punch, a stiff grog, a tasty cocoa or the traditional Bremerhaven potato pancake, a visit to our Grogdorf will be an experience. Time and again we like to meet friends and relatives in Grogdorf for a drink in a nice atmosphere. Also the Metstand invites at its usual place to a tasty drink.
Fairytale road & fairytale meadow
Of course, the small and lovingly decorated fairytale huts for our little ones should not be missing. As last year, the fairytale huts will be located in the pedestrian zone and each fairytale will be told as a radio play. The popular fairy tale figures will again be placed on the large meadow in front of the town hall, so that little visitors to the Christmas market can enjoy them.
Little Christmas World
Friday from 13 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. the "Little Christmas World" opens its gates on Theodor-Heuss-Platz. In a cosy atmosphere under a sparkling roof of lights, visitors can expect a wonderful selection of handmade unique pieces and culinary surprises.
Dat Wiehnachtshuus (The christmas house)
On different days you can relax and listen to Christmas music with cocoa or mulled wine in a cosy atmosphere.
- "Dat Mitsingkonzert" with Pangea - Singing together. Every Wednesday from 6 - 8.30 p-m.
- After Work with live music by "The International Vagabon Orchestra" - A cosy evening with atmospheric live music. Every Thursday from 6 - 9.30 p.m.
- "Christmas with Elvis" a Tribute to... - A great opportunity for young and old to enjoy the King of Rockˋn Roll and his greatest hits. Every Sunday from 5 - 7.30 p.m.
Christmas concert of the Bach Choir
Bach Choir, soloists and members of the Bremerhaven Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Schollmeyer in the Great Church on 15th December 2019 at 5 p.m.. Admission: Euro 15, advance sale from 25th November 2019 in the church office.
Fairytale bus in front of the Great Church
Bremerhaven Bus presents the MärchenBus in front of the Great Church on 30th November from 1 p.m. as every year. Actor Christoph Finger reads out the most beautiful fairy tales and stories.
A big LED Santa Claus at the big church as photo point.
Program changes possible.
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