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Heissa Holzmarkt
Heissa Holzmarkt © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Heissa Holzmarkt

Christmas Market in Berlin from 29 November to 22 December 2019

Walk under the gigantic Christmas bauble and enter the festive winter world of the Heissa Holzmarkt.

We don't have information about this Christmas market for the 2020/2021 season yet.

Alternative Christmas market with a varied programme and a large selection of culinary delights in the creative village directly by the Spree. 

In November and December, the Holzmarkt on the banks of the river Spree transforms into a magical Christmas world for four weeks and invites all Berliners and guests of the city to the Heissa Holzmarkt.

Opened in 2012 on Holzmarktstrasse, Holzmarkt is a creative village with various smaller locations directly on the banks of the Spree.

Varied programme

In addition to various exhibitors offering beautiful gifts for sale, there is a lot to discover at the Heissa Holzmarkt.
Among other things, you can watch a range of films or listen to fairy tales, admire artists’ work and dance yourself warm to the beats of various DJs. Highlights certainly include the huge indoor play area and the chance to bake your own biscuits. By the way, on Sundays from 2 pm childcare with a fun programme is also offered.

Large selection of culinary delights

If the festive spectacle has made you hungry, then you can try out a large selection of culinary delicacies. Enjoy pizza, burgers, raclette, crêpes and other meaty, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Home-brewed beer and homemade mulled wine will help to quench your thirst; make sure to try both!

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© visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Heissa Holzmarkt

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Highlights of the Heissa Holzmarkt

  • Huge indoor play area
  • Childcare on Sunday
  • Magnificent view of the river Spree
  • DJs, artists and storytellers
  • Culinary delicacies

Our tips for your visit to the Heissa Holzmarkt

Enjoy a magnificent view of the Spree from the Holzmarkt.
Drop by on a Sunday to take advantage of the excellent child care service.
After visiting the Heissa Holzmarkt, take a look at the East Side Gallery and the Oberbaum Bridge.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date: 22 November to 22 December, each weekend
  • Opening hours: Friday from 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 2 pm
  • Free admission


The Holzmarkt is located on Holzmarktstrasse in Friedrichshain on the banks of the river Spree. We recommend travelling by public transport.

  • Bus: 248 Lichtenberger Str.; 248 S+U Jannowitzbrücke
  • S-Bahn (overground train): S3, S5, S7, S9, S75 S+U Jannowitzbrücke
  • U-Bahn (underground train): U8 S+U Jannowitzbrücke; U5 U Straußberger Platz


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