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Top 10 Christmas Shows in Berlin

The holiday spirit is in full swing with many spectacular Christmas performances

he chilly weather is here and the end of the year is fast approaching. As always, Berlin is gearing up for the holiday season with a variety of captivating festive performances. Whether you love Christmas carols, nativity plays or circus magic, you'll be sure to find a spectacular show that promises an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Here is our selection of the best Christmas shows in the cultural capital.

1.    The Christmas Bakery at Theater des Westens

Gingerbread at the Christmas Market in Berlin
Gingerbread at the Christmas Market in Berlin © GettyImages, Bild: Waldemar Blazej Nowak / EyeEm

"The Christmas Bakery" whisks you away to an enchanting world of holiday magic. Join Jonas, Paul and Emily, along with their extraordinary dog Muffin, on a heartwarming adventure. When a snowstorm strands their parents, the resourceful siblings embark on a journey to create a local Christmas bakery. Filled with twists, turns and plenty of surprises, this musical is a delightful treat for the entire family. You'll want to sing along to all 20 of Rolf Zuckowski's Christmas carols, including the beloved title song.

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2. „Romeo und Julia – Liebe ist Alles“ im Theater des Westens

Romeo und Julia als Musical im Theater des Westens
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Berlin's most beautiful theatre, Theater des Westens, presents a remarkable German-language rendition of "Romeo & Juliet - Liebe ist Alles". Eight years in the making, this modern musical masterpiece combines the magic of Shakespeare's Verona with contemporary songs and choreography. Peter Plate, Ulf Leo Sommer and a team of over 100 talents have created a mesmerising show that brings the timeless love story to life in Berlin's cultural capital. 

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3. „Falling | In Love“ at Friedrichstadt-Palast

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Prepare to be captivated by a dazzling extravaganza: "FALLING | IN LOVE" at Friedrichstadt-Palast. Designed by the visionary Jean Paul GAULTIER, this show is a masterpiece of artistic expression and emotion. It's a visual and auditory spectacle that will transport you into a sea of colours, breaking free from the constraints of the world. Join the young poet You on a journey of love and self-discovery as barriers fall and the eternal dream of a better world takes centre stage. With over 100 artists from 28 nations, this show is a masterful fusion of art and performance.

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4. „Berlin Berlin“ at Admiralspalast

Admiralspalast in the Friedrichstraße Berlin
yard of Admiralspalast Berlin © ADMIRALSPALAST

Enjoy a night of pure exhilaration as "Berlin Berlin" takes you on a wild ride through a time of scandal and sensation of the 1920s. The charismatic emcee, accompanied by a 30-strong ensemble, leads you through a world teetering on the edge between economic crisis and unbridled pleasure. Revue girls dance to the rhythms of the Charleston and Lindy Hop, igniting the stage with electrifying performances of classic hits.

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5.  Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group
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Experience the electrifying rhythm of Berlin with the iconic Blue Man Group – exclusively in the heart of the city at Potsdamer Platz. This unique production has made its home in Berlin, captivating audiences for 18 years. It's a dynamic blend of rock concert, comedy and astounding technical effects that all ages will enjoy. Constantly evolving, Blue Man Group surprises and thrills, offering an unforgettable live experience.

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6. Dinner Show at Palazzo Berlin

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Berlin's extraordinary dinner show at the nostalgic Spiegelpalast am Bahnhof Zoo is back for the holiday season! Hosted by famous chef Kolja Kleeberg and Hans‐Peter Wodarz, Palazzo treats visitors to an unforgettable evening with an intoxicating blend of culinary delights, award‐winning acrobatics and heart‐stopping comedy. "Ghosts & Ducks" is a world premiere show full of quirky characters, eccentric apparitions and ghostly figures, blurring the lines between past and present.
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7. Roncalli Weihnachtscircus at Tempodrom

Decoration at the Christmas market
Decoration at the Christmas market © GettyImages, Bild: Roberto Cicala / EyeEm

The 19th Original Roncalli Christmas Circus in Berlin is fun for the whole family. As the city sparkles in festive splendour, step into a winter wonderland of enchantment and tradition at the Tempodrom. Founded by the magical Bernhard Paul, this circus is more than just a show – it's an uplifting spectacle of dance, impressive artistry and comedy. This year, the circus takes the audience on a Christmas journey to France filled with stunning performances.

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8.  „Chicago“ at Komische Oper Berlin

Kino Publikum
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Barrie Kosky brings the iconic American musical "Chicago" to life in all its original grandeur. Katharine Mehrling and Ruth Brauer-Kvam play Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in an incredible, dynamic performance. Based on actual events from the 1920s, this story of two unforgettable showgirls takes you on a journey of fame, scandal and survival. 

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9. Ass-Dur at Tipi

view of the Tipi am Kanzleramt near Tiergarten
Tipi am Kanzleramt © Michael Haddenhorst

This year, the talented Wagner brothers, Dominik and Florian, bring their legendary Heilig-A-Band to life in Ass-Dur's spectacular holiday show. This joyous holiday celebration transports guests into a world of festive songs, nativity plays and timeless classics. It's a real Berlin Christmas with a mix of old and new carols, lively poems, a fantastic band and many surprises. 

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10. The Mirror at Chamäleon theatre

The Mirror im Chamäleon Berlin by Gravity and Other Myths
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Breathtaking acrobatics steal the show in Gravity & Other Myths' newest work, "The Mirror". Returning to the Chamäleon stage, the talented ensemble pushes the boundaries of circus artistry. They explore self-love, external versus internal identity and the human desire to please others. This visually stunning and thought-provoking performance will leave you questioning your own reflections and perceptions. 

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