Munich holds its traditional Christmas Market from November 27th to December 24th 2017 on Marienplatz (St. Mary’s Square) in the center of Munich. The biggest attraction of the Christmas Market is the magnificent Christmas tree in front of the new town hall (Neues Rathaus): Around 2,500 candles lend the entire square a delightful Advent ambiance. This year's Christmas tree comes from the district of Burghausen. The Christmas Market still retains its traditional Bavarian character, showing a variety of handmade items. The roots of this traditional market date back to the 14th century. However, it has been located on Marienplatz only since 1972.