And already it is over again: today, Thursday, December 22, the Frankfurt Christmas Market 2022 ends after 32 successful event days. Admittedly, it was not quite possible to reach the level of the last pre-Corona Christmas Market, when almost 2.5 million people visited the Christmas Market. But with 2.2 million visitors, the previous year's figures have been more than doubled. In 2021 - also due to the pandemic measures - only about 1 million people could be counted. The wintry weather with many sunny, cold and even snowy days was also largely ideal this year and conducive to the Christmas spirit. Under the aforementioned conditions, the 2022 Christmas Market can therefore justifiably be called a success.
The showmen and women were also satisfied. Even if in currently economically difficult times the money was not quite as loose as in previous years, the demand for Christmas treats and gift ideas was nevertheless high.
"Numerous people from the region are drawn to Frankfurt in the run-up to Christmas. Our shopping streets are particularly busy at this time, which in turn benefits our stationary retail trade, gastronomy, but also the hotel industry. The Frankfurt Christmas Market is therefore an important economic and image factor for our city," explained Head of the Department of Economic Affairs Stephanie Wüst, who is also the new Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt (TCF), which organizes the Christmas Market. The Christmas market is a magnet for visitors to the city center, which also benefits the local retail trade, hotels and restaurants. In addition, it has an impact beyond the city's borders. "Our Christmas market also has international significance. Many guests travel to the city in December because of the market," said Wüst.
Also TCF managing director Thomas Feda sees reason to be pleased. He said, "We were able to meet our goal of saving energy this year without it being immediately noticeable during a visit by reducing lighting and heating." Feda is also pleased that the new area at Roßmarkt with the 16-meter-high Christmas pyramid has established itself wonderfully. He said that as a special additional area with urban flair, it offers a de-congestion of the crowds of visitors, which will also be included in future Christmas markets.
So now four weeks full of lights, mulled wine, roasted almonds and Christmas sounds are coming to an end. For us also a good opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!