Culture & Travel

11 December 2021

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Those exciting days came when the whole city turned into a giant fairground; streets, streets and shop windows were decorated with lights, and the New Year's enthusiasm began to spread in waves. So, are your preparations complete?

One of the most enjoyable things to do before New Year’s in the whole world is to visit the Christmas market. You will find delicious food and exciting handmade gifts to get you in the New Year spirit at the Christmas markets, which are the scene of colorful images surrounded by Christmas trees decorated with countless lights. Christmas Market, also known as Christkindlmarkt includes Christmas celebrations in many European cities, and it is a street market with various activities that opens on the first Advent Sunday, called the Arrival Market, and continues until Christmas Eve.

Christmas Market, where you will experience the spirit of the New Year with a variety of foods, goods, colorfully decorated counters, and a sparkling atmosphere, has been taking place in Izmir and Istanbul for the last two years with its original concept. Here are the Christmas Market Izmir and Istanbul events that will fill you with the spirit of the New Year:

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Christmas Market Izmir (Izmir Arena)

The Christmas Market, which started at Izmir Arena on December 8, will continue until Sunday, December 12. While doing eye-catching New Year’s shopping, you can try activities such as tree houses with Christmas decorations and a carousel, and you can show your skills at the DIY workshops and the established ice rink. You can buy your ticket from Passo, where singers such as Sertab Erener, Yalın, Edis, Can Bonomo, Ayhan Sicimoğlu, and İlhan Erşahin will take the stage, and you can experience the joy of Christmas to the full with the surprises waiting for you.

Event details:

Weekdays
From 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Weekend
1st Session: from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2nd Session: from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
 

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Christmas Market İstanbul (Galataport İstanbul)

Christmas Market Istanbul, which will premiere on December 17 at Galataport Istanbul, will continue until Sunday, December 26. This giant tent to be set up on the Dock of the Paket Post Office will keep the spirit of the New Year alive on the Bosphorus. In this event that will take place, you can show your skills in the carousel, ice skating rink, and do-it-yourself workshops, while beside you can have these experiences in photo shooting areas, food, and beverage areas where you can find the enthusiasm of the New Year.

You can buy your ticket from Passo to attend the Christmas Market Istanbul event, which will be completed with concerts of Yalın, Sertab Erener, Edis, Can Bonomo, Cem Adrian, Yüzyüzeyken Konuşuruz, and Büyük Ev Ablukada.

Event details:

December 17, 2021 - Premiere
From 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Weekdays
From 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Weekend
1st Session: from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2nd Session: from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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