© Nico Schimmelpfennig
© Nico Schimmelpfennig
© Nico Schimmelpfennig

Christmas in Seiffen

The Advent and Christmas season is something that people in the Ore Mountains region and our guests experience as particularly atmospheric. Centuries-old traditions, which were not least shaped by the unique Erzgebirge craftsmanship, have largely been preserved here.

Experience the best time of the year in our toy village Seiffen, whether by visiting the craftsmen who have continued their delicate work for several generations or by participating in the numerous events!

Seiffen Christmas market
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Kurrende, Miner and Angel in front of the Seiffen Church
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30 years Christmas in Seiffen

Get to know the place and its people with its traditional history and customs. We recommend a visit to our original Seiffen Christmas.
The more than 50 stalls lining the streets in the festively decorated town center, just like the numerous specialty shops, conjure up a unique Christmas atmosphere.

Christmas magic with tradition

Large snowflakes and illuminated windows will awaken childhood memories and turn Seiffen into a romantic Christmas village. Almost every window is illuminated, large pyramids turning outdoors, the whole place shines with lights and everywhere there is a smell of culinary delights from the Ore Mountains – this is the home of Christmas.

Follow the Christmas scent and enjoy the festive Advent mood that spreads through the village when the children’s costume group “Living Toys” and the Miner’s Parades march through Seiffen.

Event highlights in the Christmas season:

  • Small Miner’s parade with opening event
  • Children’s Christmas room
  • Lantern procession on old mining paths
  • Big Miner’s parade with 400 traditional costumes
  • Lantern procession to Santa Claus and then giving presents
  • Advent music in the mountain church
  • Christmas exhibition in the toy museum
  • Open air events

Opening Hours

from Nov 28 to Dec 18, 2022

Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

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Christmas in the Seiffen church

If you are looking for some silence after all your experiences, our mountain church invites you to do so. Between Nov 27 until Dec 22 the church is open daily from 10:30 a.m. 

In addition to the 30 min guided tours, the Advent service takes place on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. At 2:30 p.m. you can listen to the “Seiffen Advent Music”.

You can find more events in our Christmas calendar or the Event calendar.

Visit us also on Facebook at  Seiffener Weihnachtswelt and Seiffener Weihnachtsmann.

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