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The Japanese Christmas market

Christmas Market in Berlin on 26 November 2023

Creative, colourful and special. Experience the Japanese Christmas atmosphere at the Christmas market at the Malzfabrik in Berlin!

With kimonos, sake and sushi at the market stalls, an atmospheric Christmas market of a special kind awaits you at Festsaal Kreuzberg. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and tradition in Berlin during the Christmas season.

Japanese culture in Kreuzberg

Since 2014 the Christmas market has been bringing together German and Japanese culture at a Japanese Christmas market at the Festsaal Kreuzberg. Over an entire weekend, visitors can experience Japan up close at workshops, as well as dance and sumo performances.

The exhibitors present paintings, ceramics, kimonos and many other Japanese treasures at their stands. The culinary specialities at the Christmas market are also typically Japanese. Here you can try sushi, sake and sweets.

Highlights of the Japanese Christmas market

  • Creative workshops to join in with
  • Children’s corner
  • Japanese dance and sumo performances
  • Japanese music and DJ sets
  • Karaoke station

Tips for your visit to the Japanese Christmas market

The Japanese Christmas market surprises its visitors with specialities that are not to be found at traditional Christmas markets. So drink hot sake instead of mulled wine, improve your Japanese at the karaoke station and take the opportunity to admire Japanese dance and sumo performances. Afterwards, the nearby Spree river is perfect for a leisurely winter walk.

Opening hours and entrance fees

  • Date: 26 November 2023
  • Opening hours: 12 - 7 pm
  • Admission: 13.50 euros, children and young people under 15 5 euros


We recommend travelling by public transport.

  • S-Bahn: S42 (Ringbahn) to Treptower Park
  • Subway: U1 and U3 to Schlesisches Tor


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