Kieze are Berlin neighbourhoods which people identify with and feel at home in. And you should not miss out on this contemplative neighbourhood Christmas market to look forward to Christmas together.
If you are looking for a cosy Christmas market away from the Christmas rush where you can talk to real Berliners and buy Christmas presents from the local neighbourhood, then the KiezWeihnacht in Friedrichshain is just the place for you.
Traditional neighbourhood Christmas market
Since 2006, Friedrichshain locals and the Samaritan Galilee Church Community have been organising the KiezWeihnacht at the Samariterkirche in Friedrichshain. The organisers, traders and artisans in Friedrichshain want to create a contemplative and neighbourly ambience at this Christmas market.
Gift ideas directly from the neighbourhood
More than 60 exhibitors offer handicrafts, jewellery, children’s toys, Advent decorations and gift ideas of all kinds for sale at their stands. Most of the traders come from the local neighbourhood, so you can easily get to know the shops in the area and talk to local Kiez people.
Christmas delicacies and hot beverages will ensure you are kept well fed and refreshed.
The children’s programme, concerts and readings in the Samariterkirche, which are organised by the traditional Protestant parish of Galilee-Samaritan, have enjoyed great popularity for years.
The highlights of KiezWeihnacht
- Exhibitors mainly come from the local neighbourhood
- Contemplative and neighbourly ambience
- Concerts, readings and children’s programme in the Samariterkirche
- Arts & crafts and jewellery
- Christmas delicacies
Our tips for your visit to KiezWeihnacht
Don’t miss the concerts and readings in the Samariterkirche. It’s worth getting there early as the events are very popular.
Combine your Christmas market stroll with a visit to the Stasi Museum, two underground stations away in Lichtenberg.
Opening hours and entrance fees
KiezWeihnacht is located at the Samariterkirche in Friedrichshain, not far from Frankfurter-Allee. We recommend travelling by public transport.
- Tram: 21, M10 James-Hobrecht-Straße
- U-Bahn (underground train): U5 Samariterstraße
- S-Bahn (overground train): S8, S41, S42, S85 Frankfurter Allee