Search form

  • Enjoy the world-famous traditional Cologne Carnival and several top events throughout the year.

  • Find accommodation

    Nights: 0
  • Eau de Cologne

  • Carnival

Monday, 26-07-2021,

Heavenue Cologne – the gay Christmas market

Colorful market booths in pop art style, decorated with romantic elements and snow-white garlands - Everyone is welcome when the "Christmas paradise on Earth" opens its doors.

At a glance
25th November – 23rd December 2019
daily from 12 pm - 10 pm
> City map

The pedestrian zone around Sparkasse KölnBonn at Rudolfplatz will be a heavenly place this winter. The plaza between Hahnenstrasse and Schaafenstrasse will be transformed into Heavenue - a composite word of "Heaven" and "Avenue". Colorful market booths in pop art style, decorated with romantic elements and snow-white garlands, characterize the look of the market. This year, the Christmas market returns with a completely new concept, with a new name and a new look.

Everyone who walks through the heavenly entrance portal will be transported into a Christmas wonderland! Heavenue is a celebration of special and unusual attractions – starting with the unique mulled wine, created specifically for this Christmas market using red and white wines. There will also be a range of culinary delights to choose from, some of which are not available at any of the other Christmas market s in Cologne, as well as an excellent stage program with well - known artists and stars.

A sophisticated lighting design consisting of LEDs, chains of lights and special effects will transform the square into a colourful, dazzling sea of lights in the evening – which is sure to put a sparkle in the eyes of visitors.

Daily from 12 noon to 10 p.m.

Heavenue will present a mixture of well-known exhibitors and new faces during the usual opening hours from 12 noon to 10 p.m. daily from November 25 to December 23 - with an “Almond Lounge”, a pulled pork food truck, unique Christmas wreaths and other decoration highlights.

The soul of every German Christmas market is the mulled wine, served from three traditional “Glühwein” huts. On the stage, well-known artists and stars will provide a varied program.

The market enjoys the support of the Cologne AIDS Hilfe and KLuST e.V. (organizers of Cologne Pride), among others.

Find out more: > Nightlife for gays and lesbians

Find out more: Christmas markets