Christmas, a major holiday celebrated by many in the west, is once again making its way to Qingdao this season!
In a town with Christian influence, like Qingdao you can expect midnight masses around the main church, carols, decorated Christmas trees and plenty of holiday cakes and treats.
There is however, no Christmas without the Christmas market! Fortunately, you have a great chance to rediscover the magic and romance of the Qingdao Christmas market this year!
Come see the Sternenmarkt Qingdao Christmas Market！
Date and Time
- Friday to Sunday from 11am to 21pm
- Held on the grounds of the Black Forest Restaurant, No. 17 Taipingjiao Yi Lu, Badaguan
-The organizers of this event are Qingdao Locals and Germans who are highly motivated and experienced in Chinese/German culture exchange activities.
Friday Saturday Sunday
11:00 Opening of the market starts
17:30 Night setting Turn into night mode
Origins of the Christmas Market
Also known as Christkindlmarkt, or Weihnachtsmarkt, it's a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during the four weeks of Advent.
These markets originated in Germany, but are now being held in many other countries. Traditionally held in the town square, the markettypical offers Christmas food and drinks(incl. ginger bread and Stollen cake, mulled wine...), arts and crafts, Christmas decorations, and seasonal items from open-air stalls.
Did you know? One of the most famous Christmas market is in Nuremberg Christmas market and dates back to the 17th century!
Christmas Market in Qingdao
The tradition of the Qingdao " Sternenmarkt " (Stars Market) dates back to 2006 when the market was held on the roof of the old observatory during the weekend of the first Advent (four weeks before Christmas evening).
For the past four years the "Sternenmarkt" was hosted at the Ginko Gallery, but with it's growing popularity it was moved under the beautiful trees of Badaguan in the garden of the Black Forest Restaurant.
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