Once again they’re popping up everywhere: Christmas markets – where the nose leads you. Apart from the glittering festive cheer they offer on the banks of the Alster and the Elbe, they are also packed with numerous pre-Christmas shopping opportunities. Just the thing for Pack & Smooch! This year we’re headed to the Wintergarten St. Pauli, which is opening its doors for the first time in Hamburg on the front square of the Rindermarkthalle on Feldstraße. We’re sharing a 7-meter-long stand with the guys and girls of the Hanseatic design house Ahoi Marie.
Art and design in heated overseas containers
The Wintergarten is open from 20th November until 31st December. Every now and then what the represented artists and designers have to offer will change and Pack & Smooch too will be there until 4th December. We definitely want to be there as a new part of Hamburg Christmas history is made with the Wintergarten. This alternative Christmas market features retail space made up of rows of one illuminated overseas container after the other and includes approx. 25 individual stands. The exhibition area is heated and in a large neighboring tent you will find the Salon, where there is space for cultural activities and culinary variety. Even the food truck ‘Hackbaron’ will be there to grace the event with its presence.
Outrageously stylish ideas for your Christmas tree
Wintergarten wanderers can look forward to our tried and tested products at the Pack & Smooch stand! Our covers for the iPhone 5 and 6 are on display along with our popular accessories– all outrageously stylish gift ideas for your Christmas tree. That includes Keswick, our flat cardholder, Kingsley, the space-saving key wallet as well as Selby, the felt keychain (which goes splendidly in our key dish Corby ). You’ll also find York, our Shopping Bag made of dark felt. Owners of the 12-in. MacBook and iPad Pro should check out the Hampshire, made of felt and Italian leather, with a new design and flat magnetic buttons.
Our stand friends at Ahoi Marie are offering their entire maritime product line (very appropriate for retail space in an overseas container): from the typical blue and white dishes with a sailor theme to their fitting sea sacks and bags with printed designs.
The Wintergarten in St. Pauli is open late
The Wintergarten is a gathering of local artists, designers and many people who prefer to do something a bit more laid back during the typically hectic Advent season. The kids can expect a colorful program including a puppet show on “Kreft’s Puppenbühne” among others. As is fitting for a Christmas market in St. Pauli, the Wintergarten is open daily until 10pm. Live bands, DJs, sofa concerts, and swing sessions are also on the market’s agenda. Instead of the typical German Christmas song “Klingglöckchenklingelingeling“ there is deep house, electronic, hip hop and funk for your ears – even some swing for your legs. The weekend is set aside for varying DJ sets such as Plazebo, Tipbox and Funkisnotdead.
Thanks to Marno and Manni of H&P Events for the successful premier of the Wintergarten St. Pauli 2015 (and thanks to Sabine as well for the great support). An unprecedented location with many supporting programs, great artists as well as diverse exhibitors – and of course regular meals. We’re hopeful for a repeat in 2016 away from the normal hustle and bustle of the Christmas markets.
Wintergarten-St-Pauli-2015-Programm. It’s being continually expanded.
Wintergarten St. Pauli
11th Nov. – 31st Dec. 2015, Open daily noon until 10pm
Neuer Kamp 31, 20359 Hamburg