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Dresden Dec 2 & 3. What's going on in town?

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I'll be in Dresden with some free time Friday night 12/2, and all day Saturday 12/3., departing on Sunday. It seems like all my usual hotels are fully booked for those 2 nights. Is something special going on or is it normal Christmas season weekend travelers?

I have other hotel options, so not a worry there. If there's some special event then I'd like to get in on the action, or avoid it if it's just unnecessary crowds. I'm not really interested in anything more than a walk through of the Christmas market in the Altmarkt as it's there year round with mostly the same vendors.

Any other events that weekend nearby in Saxony. I'd also consider a longer day trip. I haven't booked my flights yet, so I can do an open jaw into Dresden, out of somewhere else Berlin, Prague, or elsewhere if I want.

TIA

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