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Centro Christmas Market

Key Facts

  • Since 1996 in Centro
  • About 52 million guests per year
  • There are three theme markets with a total of about 145 huts

In 1996 the Centro presented a Christmas experience for the first time with impressive Christmas decorations and the new Centro Christmas market. The Centro Christmas Market was a crowd puller right from the very start and developed into one of the most successful markets in NRW.

One of the most successful Christmas markets in NRW

In recent years, around 52 million guests have visited the Centro Christmas market, including many tourist visitors who came to the Centro in around 32,000 coaches. These came from the Ruhr area, the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia, the bordering federal states and neighbouring countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands or England.

Three authentic thematic markets

Spectacular and individual Christmas houses, fascinating light and music installations and many happy and enthusiastic visitors – in recent years the Centro Christmas markets have enchanted visitors and taken them into three different authentic worlds. The extremely cosy mountain Christmas market, the colourful Santa Claus village and the fairytale gnome market were able to push the number of visitors to the Centro during the Christmas market to a new record level. But that’s not all: the accompanying and extremely positive media response (including TV coverage) generated a great deal of visitor interest throughout the entire Christmas market period.

Facts and Figures

The Christmas market is in a prominent location and extends from one main entrance at Platz der Guten Hoffnung to the second main entrance at “Luise-Albertz-Platz”. This means that there are no junctions or side entrances with weaker visitor frequency. In 2019 it will again consist of about 145 huts

More Christmas markets in our centres

Many of our centers organize Christmas markets in November and December with individual huts of different sizes, for example in the Ruhr Park in Bochum, the Paunsdorf Center in Leipzig and the Pasing Arcaden in Munich.