There are many smaller arcades such as the Schrödter Passage, Ritter Passage, Brühl Arcade as well as the shops that can be found in the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus). Other forms of shopping are the antique and flea market held on the first Saturday of the month at Central Station (platform 24), and a range of special market days like the flower and ceramic's market in May.
In the run-up to Christmas, the Market Square and its neighbouring areas transform into one of the most stunning and largest markets in Germany with over 250 various stalls. Leipzig Christmas Market is the second oldest in Germany, dating back to 1767. A Fairy-Tale Forest and the world's largest free standing advent calendar, open air ice rink, are among the attractions for young and old.