The 44th Homburg Nikolausmarkt
1 - 10 December 2017
Homburg’s Christmas market - the Nikolausmarkt - loved throughout the country for its uniquely nostalgic character and one of the most traditional Christmas markets in the region - takes place this year for the 44th time.
Every year, stalls - little wooden houses - selling Christmas gifts and handicraft items as well as Christmas decorations and other seasonal goods are set up in the shadows of the mighty St.-Michaels-Kirche (St Michael’s Church) at the foot of the Schlossberg.
Lord Mayor Rüdiger Schneidewind together with Nikolaus will officially open and welcome all guests to this year's Nikolausmarkt at around 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1.
St. Nikolaus visits with games and candy
What’s special about Homburg’s Nikolausmarkt? It’s not just the daily program of entertainment which is guaranteed to put visitors of any age in a seasonal mood. The really special thing about Homburg are the visits by St Nikolaus every day around 5 o'clock to entertain children bringing with him presents of candy and Nikolaus chocolate figures.
Visitors will admire the brightly decorated Christmas tree on the historic market square - the Marktplatz - as they enjoy a stroll round the stalls, stopping to chat as they sip a glass of mulled wine (Glühwein), punch or any one of the many snacks and beverages on offer.
Delicious seasonal foods are also available. There’s an old-fashioned carousel to ride on and this year a new Christmas crib with nativity scene under the Christmas tree.
Daily from 4 p.m. there will be an attractive entertainment program on the stage in front of the old town hall. Traditional and modern music from choirs and orchestras as well as folk, pop and rock groups.
On Sunday December 3 all the shops in the city center will be open for Sunday Shopping with free parking in city center park house from 12 to 7 p.m.
Sunday 10 December - and Grand Finale
Sunday December 10 is a particularly fun day. When St Nikolaus, accompanied by his servant Ruprecht (Knecht Ruprecht) arrives at the Market Place 16.00 hrs to be greeted by an impatiently waiting crowd of happy children.
At the Grand Finale, thousands of sparklers are given out to visitors, Christmas carols are sung, and everyone says goodbye to St Nikolaus until next year.
It’s not unusual to see an occasional tear roll down an adult cheek. Who knows whether these tears are caused by happy memories of one’s own childhood or by the pleasure of seeing the excitement in the eyes of the children and grandchildren?
Program & Entertainment - Nikolausmarkt 2017
Friday, 01. 12. from 19:30 – 22:00
„TK unplugged“ German/Belgian Trio
16:00 – 18:00 Gospels and more
19:00 – 22:00 „CELEBRATE music 4U“ Nikolausparty
15:00 – 17:00 „NAVITUS“
18:30 – 21:00 „StoodIn“, Duo with sing-along guarantee
17:00 – 18:00 „Kinderchor der Lindensänger“ Limbach
18:00 – 21:00 „Take 3“, Homburger Cultband
16:00 – 17:30 Blasorchester Jägersburg
18:00 – 21:00 HUD, Homburger Unterhaltungsdienst, Nikolaus Linedance Party,
Wednesday, 06.12. „Nikolaustag“
15:30 – 17:00 Jugendorchester Kirrberg
17:00 Nikolaus, and the choir from the Sonnenfeldschule
18:00 – 21:00 MEP Live - all the best
17:00 – 18:00 „Taktstrich“ - Gospels and Weltliches
18:00 – 21:00 „ARA“ – two Guitars, three voices
15:30 – 18:00 EFE sings forU - The voice you never forget
19:00 - 22:00 ROCKX`N unplugged (Ballads and more)
15:00 - 18:00 Jo Lauer - Homburger Entertainer
19:00 – 22:00 Six and the City - Nikolaus goes Rock
15:00 – 17:00 SPIRIT N`VOICES Best of Gospels
18:00 Grand Finale with the School choir from the Luitpoldschule and Nikolaus
18:30 – 21:00 Pfarrkapelle Kirrberg