23.11.2023 to 23.12.2023all dates
The Christmas market in Bochum's city centre is a real crowd puller. It not only offers 200 lovingly decorated market stalls, a medieval market, a fairytale forest, a curling rink and huge light sculptures, but also a Father Christmas who "takes to the skies", an attraction that is unique in the Ruhr region. Even the name behind the "Flying Father Christmas" foreshadows great things. After all, Falko Traber comes from a famous family of high-wire artists. At a height of 33 metres, he floats over Dr.-Ruer-Platz on his sleigh pulled by reindeer. The track is 125 metres long and for the visitors these are exciting minutes. Father Christmas tells a Christmas story above the heads of the spectators. Afterwards, Santa is especially pleased by children who recite a poem or sing a song together with him. It pays to be brave - a surprise awaits the little participants.