Over the course of time numerous major events have become established in the region. These include "Pützchen's Markt", which is a huge funfair, the "Rhine in Flames" annual firework display or the Bonn Marathon. Hundreds of thousands of people attend these events each year. There is also the Beethoven Festival each year throughout the month of September and, during Advent, the Bonn christmas market in the city centre. Both of which attract an increasing amount of visitors from abroad also due to the easy transport links.