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These Christmas markets in Berlin are still open

Here you find the festive spirit after Christmas and in January

Freundesgruppe beim Glühweintrinken
© Getty Images, Foto: fotostorm

Running late? December has once again flown by and there wasn't enough time to visit a Christmas market - no problem. These Christmas markets in Berlin are open between Christmas and New Year, and some are even open in January. Plus: a few bonus tips for Christmas locations and events to extend the festive spirit.

Tip 1: Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Rotes Rathaus

Berliner Weihnachtszeit
© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

In the heart of the city, you can enjoy the Christmas season until January. At the foot of the TV tower is one of Berlin's classic Christmas markets, complete with treats, small rides and arts and crafts. The large Ferris wheel serves as a marvellous backdrop and the ice rink around the Neptune Fountain creates a particularly wintery atmosphere.

When: Until 7 January
Where: Spandauer Straße, in front of the Rotes Rathaus, Mitte

Weihnachtszeit at Rotes Rathaus

Tip 2: Christmas Garden at the Botanical Garden

© visitBerlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann

An hour-and-a-half tour through a glowing winter wonderland awaits you here. The plants and trees of the botanical garden become part of the illuminated spectacle. Along the route through the various light installations, there will also be stalls where you can enjoy refreshments.

When: Until 14 January
Where: Berlin Botanical Garden, Königin-Luise-Straße 68, Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Christmas Garden

Tip 3: Christmas market at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Weihnachtsmarkt an der Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche
© Schaustellerverband Berlin

The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church will also surrounded by Christmas spirit until January. Not far from KaDeWe, Bikini Berlin and the famous Kurfürstendamm promenade, colourful stalls with delicious food and arts and crafts beckon. Shopping and a visit to the Christmas market can be perfectly combined here.

When: Until 7 January
Where: Breitscheidplatz 1, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Christmas Market at Breitscheidplatz

Tip 4: Winter Market at Schlossplatz

© GettyImages, Bild: Alena Kravchenko

You can enjoy your mulled wine directly at the Humboldt Forum against the backdrop of Museum Island and the partially reconstructed City Palace. While glowing stars dance across the walls in the courtyard of the Humboldt Forum, there are selected arts and crafts stalls to marvel at.

The market also has plenty of culinary delights to offer. For example, a Jamie Oliver stand that will whet the appetite for the British celebrity chef's new restaurant, which will open in Berlin in 2024.

When: Until 7 January
Where: Schloßplatz, Mitte

Winter market at Schlossplatz

Tip 5: Family Wonderland in Spandau

Happy family at the Christmas market
Family at the Christmas market © GettyImages, Bild: AleksandarNakic

Between the years, Family Wonderland is the perfect place for a fun day out with children of all ages. The family-friendly Christmas market offers a colourful winter funfair with all kinds of rides, stalls and games that are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. Afterwards, we recommend a stroll through the historic centre of Spandau.

When: Until 1 January
Where: Klosterstraße 38, Spandau

Family Wonderland

Tip 6: Tierpark Berlin

Weihnachten im Tierpark 2023
© Weihnachten im Tierpark, Michael Clemens

An illuminated route with magical light installations and cuddly, glowing animal figures also attracts visitors to Berlin Tierpark. The two-kilometre circular route is separated from the animal park and ends at Friedrichsfelde Palace, where mulled wine and food stalls await. There is also a large ice rink to enjoy.

When: Until 14 January
Where: Tierpark Berlin, Bear Showcase entrance, Am Tierpark 125, Lichtenberg

Christmas market at Tierpark

Tip 7: Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace

Weihnachtsmarkt vor dem Schloss Charlottenburg
© visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

In front of the baroque Charlottenburg Palace, there is a particularly festive atmosphere between Christmas and New Year's Eve. It is quiet and contemplative here, there are no colourful rides. Instead, there are stalls with unusual delicacies and arts and crafts as well as a little foretaste of next year's Festival of Lights, thanks to the daily light show after dark.

When: Until 31 December
Where: Spandauer Damm 22, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Christmas market at Charlottenburg Palace

Tip 8: Winter Film Fest at Nikolai Quarter

At the Christmas market
At the Christmas market © GettyImages, Bild: Photo by Rafa Elias

A special experience for all film fans: the German Christmas comedy "Die Feuerzangenbowle" is shown in the Nikolai Quarter on weekdays at 5 pm and 7.30 pm. At the weekend additionally at 2.30 p.m. It is accompanied - of course - by a hot mug of Feuerzangenbowle. Cosy armchairs and sofas are available for this special cinema experience. Afterwards, you can take a relaxing stroll around the nostalgic winter market on Nikolai Square.

When: Until 1 January
Where: Nikolaikirchplatz, centre

To the Winter Film Fest

Tip 9: The Christmas House

Christmas Wreath
© Getty Images, Foto: Seb Higgins

If you're already at Nikolaikirchplatz for tip 7, don't miss the Christmas House. The museum in the Knoblauchhaus, one of the oldest preserved town houses in Berlin, displays everyday objects and furniture from the Biedermeier period (1815 to 1848). At Christmas time, the entire exhibition is decorated in a festive Biedermeier style.

When: Until 1 January
Where: Poststraße 23, Mitte

The Christmas House

Tip 10: Roncalli Christmas Circus

Child made up as a clown, behind a red curtain
Boy dressed as a clown © Getty Images, Foto: ampak

At the Tempodrom, the Roncalli Christmas Circus will whisk you away to Christmassy France until the fourth of January. The imaginative show full of acrobatics, lovable clowns and fascinating stage sets is absolutely worth a visit even after Christmas. Here you can experience contemporary circus at a high artistic level.

When: Until 4 January
Where: Tempodrom, Möckernstraße 10, Mitte

Roncalli Christmas Circus

Tip 11: Winter Lights at Dark Matter

Dark Matter Winterlights 2023
© Ralph Larmann

Dark Matter's impressive Christmas light installation is also still open after Christmas. Immerse yourself in a surreal world of seemingly floating Christmas trees. You can also take a look at the other light installations inside the halls.

When: Until 7 January
Where: Dark Matter, Köpenicker Chaussee 46, Lichtenberg

Winter lights at Dark Matter

Additional tip: Christmas all year round

Käthe Wohlfahrt shop window outside Christmas decoration and gifts
Käthe Wohlfahrt Shop for Christmas articles in Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Mo Wüstenhagen

What would Christmas be without the surroundings? Without the lovely decorations that we take out of their boxes and cartons in the run-up to Christmas and festively display? You can find pretty Christmas decorations all year round in the large Käthe Wohlfahrt store directly on Kurfürstendamm. On two floors, it sparkles and shines in all shapes and colours - classic and rustic, modern, in gold or silver. The perfect place for a Christmas souvenir from Berlin!

When: All year round, Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., different opening hours on public holidays
Where: Kurfürstendamm 225-226, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

Käthe Wohlfahrt Store

Maria Grade


studied art history in Berlin and is at home in the digital world. For her, things get interesting where technology and sustainability meet art and architecture. As a child, she wanted to become a writer or journalist. Today she writes about the Berlin of the future for you. All posts