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Tuesday, 11-12-2018,

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.


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26th November – 23rd December 2018
daily from 12 pm - 10 pm
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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 26 to December 23 - with an “Almond Lounge”, a pulled pork food truck, unique Christmas wreaths and other decoration highlights.

New additions include the local start-up "Rheinherz", a new hot drink made using artisanal methods from regional ingredients such as honey, moxxa coffee and plum or apple juice, which is conveniently served in warmed bottles. The Heavenue family has also invited the brothers Rafael and Julian, who call themselves "Churros Bros." The two brothers are just as sweet as their churros creations – served warm with cinnamon and sugar, liquid chocolate or the brothers’ special creation with homemade dulce de leche and other toppings. Also on the site: the "Burgeria Boys ", creating a culinary sensation with specialties like the well endowed "20cm Bratwurst" and their specially created, glittering "Glamour Burger". This is exactly what Heavenue aims to be: dazzling, colorful and extraordinary.

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.

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