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 2015 (PDF).

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Fair, procession & parade

A christmas market high above the rooftops of Berlin? Not possible! Yes, of course! On all weekends in Advent (every Sat and Sun: 12(noon)-6p.m.) the...

Klunkerkranich
11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015
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
10/31/2015 - 01/03/2016
Festival & set of events

For the second time the days and nights will be fiery at the Nikolaiviertel for the classic movie “Die Feuerzangenbowle” directed by and with Heinz Rühmann.

Nikolaikirche am Nikolaiplatz - Berlin
11/13/2015 - 01/03/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Journey around world in eight days – that's the motto of this "market of the continents" at the Dahlem museum campus. More than fifty dealers offer handicrafts from...

Museen Dahlem - Kunst und Kulturen der Welt
11/21/2015 - 12/13/2015
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...

Breitscheidplatz
11/23/2015 - 01/03/2016
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,...

Alexanderplatz
11/23/2015 - 12/27/2015
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)
11/23/2015 - 12/27/2015
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
11/23/2015 - 12/26/2015
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...

Kulturbrauerei(Innenhof)
11/23/2015 - 12/22/2015
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...

Gendarmenmarkt
11/23/2015 - 12/31/2015
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
11/23/2015 - 12/30/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The Verein Christliches Jugenddorfwerk Deutschlands helps young people in difficult situations with everyday life and offering advice on training and workshops. At...

Bundespresseamt
11/24/2015 - 12/04/2015
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
11/25/2015 - 12/27/2015
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
11/25/2015 - 12/23/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Traditional Christmas market in front of the Spandau townhall

Rathaus Spandau
11/25/2015 - 12/27/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Christmas market

Washingtonplatz am Hauptbahnhof
11/26/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Christmas market with art craft, culinary delights, cultural programme and children's entertainment.

St. Michaels-Heim
11/27/2015 - 11/29/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The Berlin environmental and Christmas market is located in one of the oldest streets of Berlin directly behind the Hackesche Höfe. For each of the four weekends...

Sophienstraße
11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Domäne Dahlem is an open-air agricultural and food museum with a focus on ecology. The former manor dating back more than 800 helps visitors understand the journey of...

Domäne Dahlem
11/28/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Year-round, Winterfeldtplatz in Berlin-Schöneberg is known for its popular weekly market. On the four Sundays of Advent, the square becomes a cosy Christmas market...

Winterfeldtplatz
11/29/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Christmas market

Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände
11/29/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The traditional eco-market takes place every Thursday on Köllwitzplatz; on the Sundays of Advent, a festive version sets up shop, offering toys, textiles, crafts and...

Kollwitzplatz
11/29/2015 - 12/20/2015
Fair, procession & parade

This traditional Christmas market on Richardplatz in Neukölln-Rixdorf shines with the romantic glow of gas lamps on the second weekend of Advent. At the heart of...

Richardplatz
12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Founded in 1720, the Späth'sche Baumschule in Berlin-Treptow is considered the oldest nursery in Germany. The 2nd weekend of Advent, the historic site becomes a...

Späth'sche Baumschulen
12/04/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Approximately 140 artists and craftspeople show their work, including painting, graphics, illustrations, paper design, jewellery creations and wood design at this...

Zeltinger Platz 1, Berlin (Frohnau)
12/05/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

This Renaissance palace built by Prussian elector Joachim II in the middle of the Grunewald is the oldest surviving palace in Berlin. Every Advent weekend, it becomes...

Jagdschloss Grunewald
12/05/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Looking, sniffing, shopping: For the 4th time, the unique Christmas Market for dogs and doglovers takes place in the garden of the Forsthaus Paulsborn within the...

Forsthaus Paulsborn
12/05/2015 - 12/06/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The Christmas market at the Samariterkirche in Friedrichshain is a popular place to meet up with friends during the festive season. Over 60 dealers offer seasonally...

Samariterkirche
12/05/2015 - 12/13/2015
Fair, procession & parade

The eighteenth-century Britz palace is the romantic backdrop for this historic Christmas market. Held the two weekends before Christmas in the palace's fabulously...

Schloss Britz
12/11/2015 - 12/20/2015
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A Christmas Shopping Lounge

Kraftwerk Berlin
12/12/2015 - 12/13/2015
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.