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If you love Christmas Markets then you’re spoiled for choice in Berlin, with more than 100 to choose from taking place throughout the festive season. We’ve picked some of our favourite Berlin Christmas Markets, including those within walking distance of The Circus and a few that are worth crossing the city for.
During December we will be running some special trips to the Christmas Market with members of The Circus team. Enjoy the atmosphere with your fellow travellers and the sights, sounds and tastes of the Berlin Christmas Market. Dates can be found on our events page and you will be able to sign up at reception.
And don’t forget, if you are planning a trip to Berlin this winter, we have a special deal for a 15% discount on stays at The Circus Hotel, Hostel and Apartments. Visit our special offers page to find out more.
CHRISTMAS MARKETS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE CIRCUS
BERLINER WEIHNACHTSZEIT AT THE ROTES RATHAUS
A short walk from The Circus, the Christmas Market in front of Berlin City Hall is one of the most popular – and for good reason. You’ll find stalls selling traditional handicrafts, loads to eat and drink, an ice rink around the Neptune fountain and a huge ferris wheel offering fine festive views across the city.
“It has a winter wonderland atmosphere about it. Drinking Glüwein while watching happy people go round and round the ice skating rink is pure entertainment!” – Andrew, Entertainment Manager at The Circus
Open 27 November until 7 January
LUCIA CHRISTMAS MARKET AT KULTURBRAUEREI
Flavours of the North in an old brewery, just a short walk up the hill from The Circus. This market is dedicated to festive folklore from the Nordic regions, and its stalls are full of Scandinavian treats. There’s even a mobile yurt to relax in, as well as heated fur coats warmed by an old wood stove.
Open 27 November until 22 December
CHRISTMAS MARKET ON GENDARMENMARKT (actually… BEBELPLATZ)
As Gendarmenmarkt is being restored and renovated, the famous Christmas Market is once again at Bebelplatz on Unter den Linden. This market is well-loved for its food and drink options (including proper sit-down restaurants) and it’s high quality arts and crafts. One for those who like the finer things in life.
Open 27 November until 31 December
“I think this is the most picturesque of Berlin’s Christmas Markets – I love the stars against the dark sky. Don’t miss the Poffertjes – tasty baked treats from the Netherlands and part of my Christmas tradition!” – Katrin, CEO of The Circus
SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS MARKET ON SOPHIENSTRASSE
Only open on the first three advent weekends, but the Sustainable Christmas Market at Sophienstraße is the closest to The Circus and well worth a stroll if you are in town. You’ll find the usual treats to eat and drink as well as art, design and handicrafts from Berlin’s best creators and with a focus on sustainability and fairness.
Open 2-3 December, 9-10 December and 16-17 December
OTHER FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN BERLIN
HISTORICAL CHRISTMAS MARKET AT RAW
A journey back in time to the Middle Ages at the old train yard… this is a Christmas Market with a difference. The RAW complex is one of Berlin’s special cultural spaces and worth a visit at any time. During the festive period, it is transformed into a mediaeval market complete with jugglers, axe throwers and bards, as well as “mediaeval treats” – think mead!
“I love the Medieval Christmas Market for the fire shows and the wooden carousels that are completely manually driven – it really feels like you travelled back in time!” – Victoria, Communication Manager at The Circus
Open 16 November to 22 December
Creativity, community and Christmas are celebrated in a festive wonderland on the banks of the river. You’ll find a variety of creative gift ideas, art exhibitions, film screenings, DJ sets and live music, in the spirit of one of Berlin’s legendary creative spaces. Listen to traditional stories in the Fairy Tale Hut or celebrate a distinctly Berlin Christmas with the Holy Glory Drag Theatre.
Open 23 November to 23 December (Thursday-Sunday)
CHRISTMAS MARKET IN SPANDAU
You’ll need to hop on an S-Bahn for this one, but it’s well worth it, as the cobbled streets of the historic Old Town of Spandau are transformed into a traditional Christmas Market. A huge fir tree occupies the Market Square and there are hundreds of wooden huts selling crafts, food and drink, alongside a daily programme of live music.
“Worth the train ride – this is one of the largest and most beautiful Christmas markets, right in the heart of adorable old-town Spandau. Great for families – there are small rides and games for the kids, and for the foodies – a huge selection of both traditional and modern street food.” – Carmen, Community Manager at The Circus
Open 27 November to 23 December
For the dates of our special Christmas Market trips and everything else we’ve got going on at the Circus, from our Behind the Curtain tours and in-house events, visit our What’s On page.