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Saturday, 20-01-2018,

Gay and Lesbian Christmas Market

"Christmas Avenue" is Cologne’s gay and lesbian Christmas market. Its pink and purple chalets will be set up in the gay and lesbian "Bermuda Triangle" between Schaafenstraße und Pilgrimstraße from the 21 November until the 23 December.

At a glance
27th November – 23rd December 2017 (etd.)
daily from 12 pm - 10 pm
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Small, sophisticated and totally different from any other Christmas market you’ve ever seen before. Purple potterywares, a pink nutcracker or chocolate penis lolly pops – here you’ll find a whole world of things to see and experience. And everyone is welcome – locals, tourists, families. Christmas Avenue opens daily at 12pm. A performance stage with an extensive programme of events can be found at the far end of the market.

Cologne is Germany’s gay and lesbian capital – it is estimated that 10% of the population is gay. There are gay carnival sessions in Cologne, a huge gay sports association and Germany’s largest CSD parade. And since 2012, with the opening of “Christmas Avenue”, Cologne also has its very own gay Christmas market.

After visiting the Christmas market, party people can head for the bars in the Bermuda Triangle. (Photo: Fotografie Joachim Rieger)

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