It's time for the 2019 Yuletide celebrations! Let the Christmas markets spring up like deranged candy-cane-striped mushrooms. There will be cute regional crafts (souvenir shopping!), gingerbread (yum!), mulled wine and beer, wintertime snacks, and plenty of Christmas decorations to choose from. Children will have plenty of workshops to choose from, so parents will not have to worry about entertaining them. The Ice Festival will take place on the 7th and 8th of December, beckoning the audience with the beauty of ice sculptures. Traditionally, the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will take place on the Old Town Square on the 30th of December at 5 pm. The ceremony will mark the beginning of the Christmas Fair, which will be open from 11 am to 9 pm. The market will end on the 22nd of December.