Gather round at Locke: The ultimate Festive guide to Munich.

Gather round at Locke: The ultimate Festive guide to Munich.

Munich is a city that captures the true essence of the festive season. The city is adorned with sparkling lights, festive decorations and charming markets. Here’s out top picks for enjoying the festive fun.

Festive celebrations in Bavaria are second-to-none. From traditional festive markets to pop-ups, to some more alternative options – there is something for everyone. Not to forget the myriad of food and drink options sure to keep you warm and toasty in the crisp Bavarian air.  

This year at Locke we’re celebrating getting together during the festive season to celebrate the year gone-by. From catching up with your friends to enjoying some family time.

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Pink Festive Market.

27th November to 23rd December, Stephansplatz, 80337 Munich.

I’m dreaming, of a pink Christmas. Originating from Munich’s LGBTQ+ community, The Pink Market is a celebration for all but also raises funds for important and vital charities. It is also the first and only climate – neutral festive market in Munich.

Tollwood Winter Festival.

23rd November to 31st December, Theresienwiese, 80336 München.

Get ready to enjoy music, live performances, arts and crafts and organic delicacies. Expect a curling rink and a ‘magic forest’ with unique sculptures.

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Marchenbazar Fairy Tale Market.

23rd November – 29th December, Spiridon-Louis-Ring 100, 80809 München.

Expect circus tents and a fairground – this market is unlike any other. With daily live music and performances from artists who have come from all over the world.

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Festive Market

27th  November - 24th December, Marienplatz, 80331 Munich.

The classic and most popular market in Munich returns for 2023. Expect stalls selling festive gifts, decorations and treats, alongside a merry feeling at Munich’s biggest Christmas markets.

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Winterrausch im Hexenhaus.

23rd November – 31st December, Pilgersheimer Str. 13, 81543 Munich.

Musicians, readings, bingo and acrobatics. Need we say more?

Munich Airport Festive Market.

17th November – 31st December, Munich Airport, MAC-Forum, Terminalstraße Mitte 18, 85356 München-Flughafen.

A celebration in an airport doesn’t sound like our usual plan for the festive season - but this is definitely not one to miss. With an ice rink, culinary delicacies, and an incredible atmosphere, make sure you pay a visit.

Enjoy our bespoke maps, that round up all our favourite spots in Munich for festive fun.

Thinking of hosting a festive dinner party?

There’s no better time than to gather around a table and toast to the year gone by. Pick up some bubbly, sweet treats and festive goodies and set the table. To show us how it's done, look at Gina of Lush Corners festive dinner party at WunderLocke in one of our Penthouse Suites.

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If you're planning a winter getaway to Munich this festive season and aren't sure where to stay, let us help. We’ve got two Locke’s across the city both unique and a world of their own.

Schwan Locke, Theresienwiese.

Close to the city centre, and just minutes from Theresienwiese, the site of Tollwood Winter Festival, this is a Locke location not to be missed. Full of one-of-a-kind furniture and mid-century industrialist design inspired by Munich’s Werkbund movement.

Book Schwan Locke.

WunderLocke, Sendling.

Work, meet and mingle in the co-working space. And unwind with a dip in the pool or a rejuvenating wellness class, before heading back to your own spacious apartment.

Book WunderLocke.

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