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What's on in Berlin at Christmas?

What's on in Berlin at Christmas? A lot: Visit festively decorated Christmas markets, go for a cosy meal or see a fascinating show. Berlin 365/24 - because even in winter, there's always something on in Berlin. Go to for lots of tips for Christmas and the cold season in Berlin.

The highlight of winter in Berlin: Christmas markets

From nostalgic to action-packed: Berlin has so many different Christmas markets that you'll surely find your favourite. Take your pick from Scandinavian Christmas markets, markets in front of beautiful scenery or markets with hustle and bustle. Or visit a Christmas market in every district in Berlin. We've already put together a list of our favourites - let yourself be inspired. Take a look at our events calendar to see what else is on in Berlin at Christmas and during the winter.

Shopping, Christmas dinner or pure relaxation

Christmas shopping for beautiful gifts, hearty food and, in between, a spa trip - one way of spending the day in Berlin in the winter. Our tips make Berlin fun - even in the cold season. Here are our recommendations for shopping trips, restaurants for Christmas time and spas.Our tip: On these Sundays in Advent the shops in Berlin are open.

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Winter events in Berlin

What's on in Berlin in winter? So much that the winter blues don't have a chance: visit fascinating shows, festive operas or winter events. Find more tips for culture, theatre and more in Berlin's largest event calendar at

Events & tips for Berlin in winter

When it's cold outside, there's a lot going on inside: in winter, Berlin's event calendar is bursting at the seams. We've put together a list of the best events for the cold season. Visit great shows and revues, or go to the theatre or opera. You can also stroll through Berlin's Christmas markets or go shopping for your Christmas presents in Berlin. In winter, you can spend hours dining in front of the fireplace in numerous Berlin restaurants and get special Christmas menus.  

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