Christmas like in Charles Dickens’ England: Enjoy traditional English Christmas customs at the atmospheric Christmas market at St. George’s Church.
Christmas like in Charles Dickens’ England: At the contemplative bazaar of St. George’s Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church in Berlin Westend, you can celebrate a typically English Christmas.
On the church grounds, romantically lit with torches, the Ghost of Christmas Past comes to life when the carol singers sing English Christmas carols in their historical dress.
Christmas like in Victorian England
Specialities from England, Christmas carols and traditional gift ideas create an atmospheric mood that takes you back in time. The women wear hoop skirts and bonnets, while the men wear suits and top hats. For the children there are fairytale readings and a children’s theatre. The highlight is the performance of the children’s choir.
At the Christmas bazaar you will also find an array of second-hand and homemade items, beautiful gift ideas as well as traditional handicrafts from Great Britain. One stand offers English books at reasonable prices.
At the stands you can taste homemade cakes, mulled wine, biscuits, jams and traditional pies. Make sure not to miss out on the English Christmas specialities like mince pies and Christmas pudding. There are bread puddings and fig puddings with brandy whipped cream, Copperfield stew as well as homemade scotch eggs. And of course there are the colourful Christmas crackers that are part of every English Christmas dinner and are pulled with a loud bang to the delight of all.
The Berlin Children’s Choir sings Christmas carols and invites you to sing along. The bagpipers also play traditional melodies during their performance. The competition and raffle are especially popular with their large number of prizes.
For the children, the Christmas bazaar offers a special programme with children’s theatre, Christmas fairytales and a large selection of children’s books and colouring books in a separate room.
Highlights of the Christmas market at St. George’s Church
- Christmas like in Charles Dickens’ England with historical costumes
- Traditional handicrafts
- English specialities
- Children’s choir with Christmas carols
- Children’s programme with fairytales and theatre
Our tips for your visit to the St George’s Church Christmas market
A visit to the Christmas market in Westend can be combined with visits to other places of interest in a single excursion. The Georg Kolbe Museum can be found nearby. The impressive Olympiastadion is also not far away and offers guided tours. The bell tower provides a fantastic view over Grunewald forest and the western part of Berlin.
If there is snow, Teufelsberg is a popular toboggan run in the otherwise flat Berlin. The listening facility from the Cold War is a popular excursion destination, and guided tours are also offered here.
Fans of architecture can take a look at Le Corbusierhaus, an exciting example of Berlin Modernism. In the evening, a visit to the long-established cabaret Die Wühlmäuse (The Voles) at Theodor-Heuss-Platz is worthwhile.
Opening hours and entrance fees
- Date: 5 December (2nd Advent weekend)
- Opening hours: 2 pm – 6 pm
- Admission is free of charge.
If you are arriving by car, please note: The church is located in a residential area and does not have its own parking. We therefore recommend using public transport.
- S-Bahn (overground train) S3, S9 Heerstraße
- Bus 104 Hessenalle
- Bus 218, M49, X34, X49 S Heerstraße