Altenative Christmas markets
There are almost hundred different markets pop up at the end of November and the rosy-cheeked crowds come flocking.
Germany has a rich history of Christmas markets and to this day you’ll find traditional crafts and a host of local treats.
Whichever market you choose, warm yourself with a Glühwein (mulled wine) and have a good explore.
Below our favourite Christmas markets in Berlin that can be found:
1 Klunkerkranich – Neukölln
Located on a rooftop of a shopping centre, you’ll find some good music, design and mulled wine 😉
Sat.& Sun. from 12pm – free entry
Dates: 27.& 28.11. ; 5.& 6.12. ; 12.&13.12. ; 19. & 20.12.
2 Weinachtsrodeo Vll – Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof
Indoor X-mas market with Design, Fashion, Streetfood, Jewellery and Art.
Sat.&Sun. 5.& 6.12. from 12pm
3 Japanischer Weihnachtsmarkt – Urban Spree
Japanese food, music, craft & entertainment
Sat.&Sun. 5.& 6.12. from 12pm- 9pm
4 Der Nikolaus nascht – Markthall Neun (Kreuzberg)
Local and handmade sweets from Berlin and Brandenburg’s manufactures
December 6th from 12:00 pm – 6:00pm
5 The green market winter edition ‘15 – Neue Heimat
Berlin’s very first vegetarian and vegan Christmas. Live music and workshops (for children and adults) are also on offer.
12-13th December 2pm – 10pm
6 Neukoelln Weihnachtsmarkt – Umspannwerk Kreuzberg
“Flowmarkt” with design, fashion and art, with new items offered alongside handmade and second-hand offerings.
Dec. 19th-20th from 10am – 8pm
7 Holy Shit Shopping – Kraftwerk Berlin
Creative young artists and Designer from Germany and Europe offer their Art, Jewellery and Fashion. A local DJ will entertain the crowds.
12th-13th Dec. from 12am – 10pm (Sat.); 12am – 8pm (Sun)
8 Lucia Christmas Market – Kulturbrauerei
Named after the Nordic goddess of light, the market includes Scandi-themed stalls, a slightly alternative range of food and drink options and child-friendly.
23 Nov. to 22 Dec. Mon-Fri 3-10pm, Sat & Sun 1-10pm.
9 Rixdorf Christmas Market – Neukölln
The ancient bohemian village of Rixdorf (Neukölln) is a perfect christmas market setting with a selection of handcrafted goods and tasty food and drinks, along with some local Rixdorfer specialities like liquor and Schnapps, pony rides in the local stables and a blacksmiths exhibition.
From 4th-6th Dec. ; Fri 5-9pm, Sat 2-9pm, Sun 2-8pm.
10 Winterdorf auf dem Badeschiff – Arena Berlin
Short facts: 2 artificial ice rinks, Christmas Market, Culinary & Craft, Children’s program, Live music
From 5th Nov.- 23rd Dec.
Thur. 4pm – 8pm // FR 4pm -10pm //
SAT 2pm – 10pm // Sun 12am – 8pm