Basel Christmas market

At Christmastime Basel becomes one of the most beautiful Christmas cities in Europe. The Basel Christmas market is a real gem and there isn’t another for miles around to match it. At the heart of Basel stand approximately 160 selected goods and food stalls, which are all decorated with great care and attention to detail and custom built. The air is filled with the inviting scent of mulled wine, cinnamon and Läckerli (Basel’s famous spice biscuits).

The next Basel Christmas Market will take place from Thursday, 25 November to Thursday, 23 December 2021.

Der Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Münsterplatz
The Basel Christmas Market offers visitors numerous stalls with goods and refreshments

The centrepiece of the Basel Christmas market is Barfüsserplatz, which has been steadily expanding over the past 30 years. The Christmas market around the Barfüsserkirche, which houses the Basel Historical Museum, has extended over the years and now offers the full works. The Münsterplatz has also been offering many more stalls, additional attractions and endless Christmas spirit since 2011.


The registration deadline for the Basel Christmas market is on the last day of February - in the same year the Basel Christmas market takes place. The official application form for the next Basel Christmas market can be respectively downloaded here as from the 24th of December.

Information for visitors

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