Thursday, 1 December 2016: Ian Fisher (Concert)
Interested in real folk Americana music that comes straight from the soul? If so, Ian Fisher is a musician you don’t want to miss. Raised on a farm in Missouri, USA, Ian is a songwriter who speaks directly from the heart with a heartbreaking and unique voice. His songs, like the man himself, are simple, passionate and honest. He is truly a 21st century musician, because his worldly perspective and humble roots know no borders.
Beginning: 9:00pm; Admission: €12; How to get there: Ostpol Königsbrückerstraße 47, 01099 Dresden, Tram Stop Bischofsweg (Tram 7, 8, 13)
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/778168455653524/
Friday, 2 December 2016: The Nutcracker (Ballet)
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is almost as much a Christmas present as Dresden Stollen. For example, Aaron S. Watkin and Jason Beechey transform the original story in their production and create a fantastic and tradition-conscious fairy tale in the surroundings of a Dresden Christmas. As such an international icon of Christmas tradition, the Nutcracker is a production that cannot be missed—especially a production so well woven into the soul of Dresden’s Christmas festivals.
Beginning: 7:00pm; Admission: from €36; How to get there: Semperoper Dresden Theaterplatz 2 01067 Dresden, Tram Stop Theaterplatz (Tram 4, 8, 9)
Saturday, 3 December 2016: Dresden Strietzelmarkt (Christmas Market)
It’s that time of year again: the time for Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas market, the Strietzelmarkt. Experience the bustling marketplace and traditional Saxon treats of the holiday season in the heart of Dresden. The 582st Dresden Striezelmarkt has been open since 24th November, and will be until Christmas Eve, 24th December 2016, at the Dresden Altmarkt square. The booths are open from 10am to 9pm, so come ride the attractions, eat treats and drink Glühwein, and enjoy the longest running and proudest tradition that Dresden has to offer.
Beginning: 10:00am; Admission: Free; How to get there: Altmarkt, 01067 Dresden, Tram Stop Altmarkt (Tram 1, 2, 4)
More Information: http://www.dresden.de/en/05/Christmas-in-Dresden.php
Sunday, 4 December 2016: Königstein—A Winter’s Tale (Christmas Market)
Looking to spend the day with your family outside of Dresden? A trip to the Königstein Fortress is a must! The Königstein Christmas Market has so much to offer for the whole family inside its centuries-old walls. Your children will love working in the elves’ workshop, watching the puppet theaters, and even meeting Santa Claus himself! Königstein also boasts Germany’s largest Advent Calendar—at 112 meters long—a sight which cannot be missed!
Beginning: 10:00am; Tickets: €8 for adults, €6 for children; How to get there: S1 Bahn to Königstein, then Festung Express up to the fortress
More Information: https://www.festung-koenigstein.de/en/weihnachtsmarkt-en.html
Monday, 5 December: Arrival (movie)
Kinotag! Check out this new sci-fi thriller in the Rundkino Dresden. A story of new found UFO’s and the attempt at understanding what they have come after. Film shown in English with German subtitles. Before entering the cinema you can enjoy a hot wine and Christmas delicacies at the Christmas Market on the Pragerstraße right next door.
When: Monday 22:45 p.m. Admission: € 6,50. How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3, 7, 8, 9, 11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop.
More information: http://www.cineplex.de/dresden/
Tuesday, 6 December: Moop Mama (Concert)
With a totally different style of making music, this Brass-Band promises to impresses the audience with brasses, drums and other heart vibrant instruments – literally.
Beginning: Tuesday, 8 p.m.; Admission: € 24,90. How to get there: Scheune Dresden; Alaunstraße 36-40, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 3,6,11 ‘Albertplatz’ stop, TRAM 7,8 ‘Louisenstraße’ stop, TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße (Nordbad)’ stop.
More information: http://scheune.org/show/2149/moop-mama.html
Wednesday, 7 December: “StEinBlicke” (exhibition)
Have you also noticed some eyes drawn on small rocks throughout the city lately? Check it out: http://steinblicke.jimdo.com/ . They are part of the project behind this original exhibition. The Foreigner’s Council of the city of Dresden invite us all to appreciate the work of artist Stefania Karampa.
Beginning: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Admission: free. How to get there: Heinrich-Zille-Straße 6, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 9, 13 also Buses 61,63,75,85 ‘Wasaplatz’ stop.