Stroll through the cosy cobbled streets that form one big pedestrian zone and discover Berlin's traditional Christmas market. The entire old town has been festively decorated and, in addition to traditional traders, you will also find numerous beautiful wooden huts where artists, craftspeople and exhibitors offer their wares from four continents.
For over 40 years, the Spandau Christmas Market has been delighting Berliners and visitors from all over the world. The entire old town of Spandau forms the atmospheric backdrop for the traditional market. Combine your trip to Spandau with a visit to a Christmas concert or an art exhibition. From here you can reach many sights by public transport.
You can even walk to the historic Lichterzauber Christmas market on the grounds of the Spandau Citadel.
Tip: Plan your Christmas evening programme now
Give yourself and your family another very special moment of anticipation for Christmas in Berlin with a glittering Christmas show or a festive concert. We have the most beautiful Christmas events for you. Plan an extraordinary evening after your visit to the Christmas market.
Christmas Events in Berlin
A Christmas market for the whole family
The landmark of the market is the large magnificent fir tree on the market square. Thousands of lights shine over the picturesque huts and conjure up a festive atmosphere. Every year it is festively illuminated at the start of the Christmas market. Around the St. Nikolai church there is a historical market with artisans and handicrafts. You are sure to find the right Christmas present here. Inside the Gothic House, the Märkische artisan market also offers particularly beautiful stands with art and crafts.
Of course, culinary delicacies are not neglected either: In addition to the traditional Christmas market classics such as mulled wine, roasted almonds and bratwurst, you can also try Spandau specialities, exotic dishes and mulled beer.
Highlights of the Spandau Christmas market
- It is Berlin’s largest Christmas market
- A free stage programme takes place daily
- There is a Christmas nativity scene with live animals
- The medieval market offers art and handicrafts
- Santa Claus visits the market every Wednesday
Our tips for your visit to the Spandau Christmas market
On Wednesday, a visit for families is particularly worthwhile, because not only does Santa Claus come to visit, but there are also special offers for children and families.
Combine your visit with a stroll through the old town of Spandau and browse through the shops. The Spandau Arcaden shopping centre is also nearby for a shopping spree. Take a look at the Gothic church of St Nikolai at Reformationsplatz and search for the cannonball from the Napoleonic conquest which is embedded in the outer wall.
Of particular interest for the whole family is a visit to the Spandau citadel with its exhibitions and the Juliusturm tower.
Opening hours and entrance fees
- Date: 21 November - 22 December 2022
- Opening hours: Monday to Thursday and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Admission is free
- U-Bahn (underground train) U7 Altstadt Spandau
- S-Bahn (overground train) S3, S9 Berlin-Spandau
You can easily reach the Christmas market by taking the U-Bahn line U7. Get off at the Altstadt Spandau station. The long-distance, regional and S-Bahn station Berlin-Spandau is also well connected. The journey from the S-Bahn station Zoologischer Garten in City West takes about 20 minutes.