Christmas Markets

Alexanderplatz – three christmas markets at one spot

Alexanderplatz Christmas Market
11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
10a.m.-10p.m. (24.12.: 10a.m.-4p.m.)
U/S: Alexanderplatz
Winterdream at Alexa
11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
Mon-Fri 1p.m.-10p.m.
Sat-Sun 11a.m.-10p.m.
Alexanderstraße 1
U/S: Alexanderplatz
Berliner Weihnachstzeit/Christmas time by Neptunbrunnen
11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
Mon-Fri 12(noon)-10p.m.
Sat-Sun 11a.m.-10p.m.
Christmas eve: closed
Christmas holidays: 11a.m.-9p.m.
27.+28.12.: 12(noon)-10p.m.
Rathausstraße 15
U/S: Alexanderplatz

Here you have don’t only one but three christmas markets in one – more or less. On the actual Alexanderplatz there is the Alexanderplatz Christmas Market where you can find anything and everything between handicrafts, souvenirs, traditional german food and drinks. Right by the shopping mall Alexa you can visit the Winterdream at Alexa market where there is usually german Wurst (sausage), a singing moose and a ride or two. If you continue alongside Alexa on Alexanderstraße you will see the big ferris wheel, and this is where the Berliner Weihnachtszeit is. If you go for a ride in the wheel you have a marvellous sight of the city. This market also has a 600 square meter ice rink and you can even rent skates for 4€.

Nostalgic Christmas Market, Opernpalais

11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
Mon-Thu 12(noon)-9.30p.m.
Fri-Sat 11a.m.-10.30p.m
Sun -9.30p.m.
Schlossplatz 1
S: Hackescher Markt or Alexanderplatz or Friedrichstraße
U: Märkisches Museum

The Nostalgic Christmas Market at Opernpalais consists out of 150 small wooden houses where handicrafts, food and drinks are sold. It is also the closes one from the Heart of Gold Hostel, just walk down Tucholskystraße until you hit Unter den Linden and you are there. The market also hosts a ferries wheel which is more than 100 years old. This is a very charming market that lives up to its name.

Berlin Environmental and Christmas Market

11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
weekends only:
Sat 12-8p.m.
Sun 11a.m.-7p.m.
S: Hackescher Markt

If you are environmentally aware this is the market for you! Here you will find gifts from Berlin designers that are trendy, sustainable, natural and fair trade. The Market is not only a winner of awards, it is also located in one of Berlins oldest streets behind the Hackesche Höfe. The food and drinks sold here are also following the sustainable concept of the market, most being made in-house by the vendors.

Christmas Rodeo

12/13/2014 to 12/21/2014
weekends only: 12-6.30p.m.
Warenhaus am Weinberg (Kaufhaus Jandorf)
Brunnenstr. 19-21
U: Rosenthaler Platz

This is an unconventional indoor christmas design market that also hosts DJ’s, an upcycle giftwrapping service and start-ups. It is bigger than ever spreading out over 3 stories in a building which was used as a design school in the GDR. Here you will find very special gifts for your very specific friends.

Christmas Market by Potsdamer Platz

11/24/2014 to 12/26/2014
daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
24th until 2.p.m.
Alte Potsdamer Straße 1
S/U: Potsdamer Platz

What is probably most special about this market is the Winter World. There is an ice rink and a 12 meter high, 70 meter long toboggan run – or Rodelbahn in German. You can also try the austrian cuisine in a wooden hut that seats more than 200 people and gives a genuine après-ski ambient. On the weekends you can also enjoy some live music here. There is also a handicraft part of the market where you can also watch the items being made.

Christmas Market at Gendarmenmarkt

11/24/2014 to 12/31/2014
daily 11a.m.-10p.m.
24th and 31st until 6p.m.
Gendarmenmarkt 1
U: Hausvogteiplatz
S: Brandenburger Tor
1€ admission

This christmas market walks the extra mile for you, but asks for one euro in return. Besides from the standard stands where you can find more or less anything your heart desires there is also art-exhibitions, a stage where preformances take place and of course unlimited amounts of mulled wine a.k.a. Glühwein.

Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Castle

11/24/2014 to 12/28/2014
Mo-Thu 2 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fr-Su 12-10p.m.,
Christmas holidays: 12-8p.m.
Spandauer Damm 10
S: Westend

In 2008 this market got chosen for the title “most beloved christmas market” and is really worthy of it’s royal location. There are about 250 international vendors here and it is truly a beautiful place to be. One of the highlights are the light installations on the castle that casts a romantic glow and feeling over the market. You can enjoy traditional german christmas food and there is a special part of the market for children.

Lucia Christmas Market in the Kulturbrauerei

11/24/2014 to 12/22/2014
Mo-Fr 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sa&Su 1p.m.-10p.m.
Schönhauser Allee 36
U: Eberswalder Straße

The Kulturbrauerei is an old brewery in Prenzlauer Berg. Nowadays the only thing brewed here is culture – and an authentic scandinavian christmas atmosphere. There are 60 scandi-style red and white stands. On the 13th of December Lucia is celebrated in Sweden. She is a bringer of light and so is this christmas market. An art-installation stands for heating and you will also find scandinavian delicacies to snack on.

Green Christmas Market

11/30/2014 to 12/22/2014
Sundays only: 2p.m.-10p.m.
Eichenstraße 4, Arena Berlin
U: Schlesisches Tor
S: Treptower Park
2€ admission

Berlin is truly the Vegan capital of Europe and this is good news for all animal-friendly plant-munchers in Berlin; The first vegetarian and vegan christmas market in Berlin. It takes place in Arena Berlin and costs 2€. Besides stands with different stuff there will also be creative workshops for children and adults. It is the first time this market is being held.

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