Christmas Markets

Berlin shines in a festive blaze of lights every year in the period before Christmas. There are about 80 Christmas markets to wander round and enjoy. On grand boulevards and squares and also in small side streets and in museums, they’ll surprise you with their magic, charm and Christmassy delicacies. Whether thought provoking and fairytale or trendy and urban - there's something for everyone. Her's a choice of the best known Christmas markets. Click here for list of Berlin Christmas markets 2014 (PDF).

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Fair, procession & parade

In early November, Potsdamer Platz in the heart of the city is transformed into a gigantic winter wonderland. A toboggan run with views of the Brandenburg Gate, an...

Potsdamer Platz
11/01/2014 - 01/04/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Vom 24. November bis 30. Dezember 2014 findet im
„Bergmannhof“ der Bergmannstrasse 5-7 erstmals der
Kreuzberger Wintermarkt der „Berliner Originale“ statt...

1. Kreuzberger Wintermarkt
11/24/2014 - 12/30/2014
Fair, procession & parade

The Nostalgic Christmas Market leaves off the boulevard Unter den Linden a magical winter wonderland with small streets and about 150 wooden huts arise. Exhibitors in...

Nostalgischer Weihnachtsmartk am Opernpalais
11/24/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

You know it's the festive season when the area around the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church starts smelling of roasted almonds, hot chocolate and mulled wine. More than...

11/24/2014 - 01/04/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The whole of Alexanderplatz turns into a massive Christmas market with many small wooden huts during the festive season. Under the shadow of the TV Tower, potters,...

11/24/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Around the historic Neptunbrunnen behind Alexanderplatz is home to the romantic Berliner Weihnachtzeit. The nostalgic charm of this Christmas market is due to its...

Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus (Berliner Rathaus)
11/24/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

The baroque Charlottenburg Palace is a sumptuous backdrop for this Christmas market in City West. An elaborate light installation bathes the market, the palace, the...

Platz vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg
11/24/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

The historic architectural setting of the Kulturbrauerei with its many courtyards offers a picturesque backdrop for this family-friendly Christmas market. The Lucia...

11/24/2014 - 12/22/2014
Fair, procession & parade

This is one of the most popular Christmas markets in Berlin during the festive season. Framed by the Französischer Dom, the Konzerthaus and the Deutscher Dom, a small...

11/24/2014 - 12/31/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Wintertraum am Alexa is both Berlin's largest annual fair and a Christmas market. Located on the shopping mall behind Alexanderplatz, very popular rides such as "...

Am Alexa (Jannowitzbrücke bis Alexanderplatz)
11/24/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

For more than forty years, the small streets and squares in Spandauer Altstadt have transformed every December into a large, unique Christmas market. The largest...

Altstadt Spandau
11/26/2014 - 12/23/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Traditional Christmas market in front of the Spandau townhall

Rathaus Spandau
11/26/2014 - 12/28/2014
Fair, procession & parade

The Christmas market at Rathaus Zehlendorf has a festive glow with its many lighted trees in December. The small market offers handicrafts, leather, textiles and...

Rathaus Zehlendorf
11/26/2014 - 12/30/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Local Christmas market (indoors and outdoors)

Neue Heimat(auf dem RAW-Gelände Tor 3)
11/27/2014 - 12/31/2014
Fair, procession & parade

Arts and crafts and culinary delights; on Christmas eve (24.12.2014) the Christmas market is closed.

Sony Center
11/29/2014 - 01/04/2015
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.