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LGBTIQ* Winterdays und Christmas Avenue

This Christmas market will unfortunately not take place in 2020

The gay and lesbian community gets the Advent season in Berlin underway with the LGBTIQ Winterdays and sends out a message for more openness and tolerance.

Christmas in a different way: LGBTIQ Winterdays focuses on open exchange and joyful coexistence.

In the run-up to Christmas Avenue, the gay and lesbian community on Nollendorfplatz rings in the season of goodwill with a nine-day stage programme.

Sending out a message together

After Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, the colourful Christmas market concept of the LGBT community is now also coming to Berlin for the first time in 2019. Many stakeholders from politics and the community will come together to send out a message against discrimination and exclusion in an exuberant atmosphere with glittering lights. This also includes campaigns such as “Drinking mulled wine for a good cause”, which are supported by prominent Berliners. There will also be a party hut for up to 50 people to make sure that the cold December weather won’t spoil the mood.

The Advent calendar, which is presented by the hotels of the pink pillow Berlin Collection, offers visitors the chance to open the doors and win great prizes every day. Weekly recurring highlights like Happy Hour and Drag Bingo promise a great deal of fun and entertainment. Stands lure visitors with decorative articles, handicrafts and fashion accessories. Look forward to multicoloured, sparkling Christmas lights, a lively atmosphere as well as a selection of hot cocktails and culinary delicacies.

LGBTIQ Winterdays stage programme

The LGBT Winterdays kicks off the gay and lesbian Christmas market with a nine-day stage programme full of drag and Gloria. Artists from the community and, of course, friends of the LGBT community create an exuberant atmosphere. This year’s programme will be opened by former Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit and the CSD board member Stefan Kutscher. Juressica Parka invites visitors to the game show as the face of LGBT Winterdays on Wednesday, 20/11.

Highlights of LGBTIQ Winterdays and Christmas Avenue

  • 12 associations of the lesbian-gay city society
  • A colourful stage programme over nine days
  • Daily advent calendar with great prizes
  • United against hatred and discrimination
  •  Drinking mulled wine for a good cause

Our tips for the LGBTIQ Winterdays

In just ten minutes you can stroll from Nollendorfplatz to the Schwules Museum or get your first presents on a Christmas shopping spree along the Ku’damm. If you are looking for that special something to put under the Christmas tree you are sure to find it in the boutique stores on Fuggerstraße.

LGBTIQ Winterdays opening hours

Transport

The LGBTIQ Winterdays at Nollendorfplatz are very well connected to public transport. We recommend that you leave the car at home.

  • U1, U2, U3, U4 Nollendorfplatz
  • Bus lines M19, 106, 187, N2, N26 Nollendorfplatz
     

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