Especially during the Christmas season, Düsseldorf sparkles in bright lights and a festive atmosphere. It is the perfect place not only to enjoy a glass of mulled wine with friends but also to go shopping. Throughout the city, more than 210 stalls decorated with love and passion sell traditional craft from filigree glass to figurines from the Ore Mountains. Düsseldorf in December is a small winter fairyland with its own special flair. The streets are illuminated with lights, sparkling like fairies in the dusk, the smell of cinnamon and pralines pervade the air. The nostalgic Christmas market turns the city into a special place for adults and children alike. The city offers the perfect opportunity to combine Christmas shopping with a special seasonal experience, a place to enjoy traditional crafts, foods and drinks, mulled wine and punch for example, German bratwurst or tasty sweets. From 17 November to 23 December the traditional Christmas market opens its doors weekdays between 11am and 8pm with seasonal market stalls at different points in the city. At weekends the market closes at 9pm.