The Christmas season with Italian flair starts on December 11 and 12 in Berlin with the first Italian Christmas Market: chestnuts, cotechino with lentils, bombardino, torrone, baccalà balls, panettone, hot chocolate, arrosticini, lasagna, freshly prepared ravioli, panzerotti, pizza and many other traditional Italian delicacies from different regions.
Although an Italian Christmas table is not to be missed, it is not just about plenty of good food on these two days. Indeed, in addition to street food and delicatessen stalls, the event will also feature a market of handcrafted products made by Italian artists in Berlin: Decorations and paper flowers, soaps, Christmas cards, accessories, jewelry, paintings, portraits and many other surprises.
Likewise, visitors will have the opportunity to warm up: In addition to Vin Brulè (Italian Glühwein), the external bar will also offer Glümoncello (a hot limoncello) and Bombardino, the typical drink of the Alps with Vov (egg nog). There will also be a photobooth, a contest for the most beautiful sweater, a corner for portraits and a dj set. The ravioli will be handmade on site, while the pasta will be prepared in the Grana Padano wheel.
Italian Christmas Market – The location
The Italian Christmas Market takes place both in the courtyard and inside the beautiful new location Napoleon Komplex in Friedrichshain (Modersohnstraße 35-45). The indoor area is over 1,000 square meters, perfect for providing distance and ventilation during these times.
Italian Christmas Market, the Corona measures
The event follows the 2G regulation, so it is accessible only to the fully vaccinated and recovered. Also, you must register through the Luca app and wear a medical or FFP2 mask when not seated.
Italian Christmas Market, organizers and partners
The Italian Christmas Market is organized by True Italian, the network of true Italian eateries in Germany, and Berlino Magazine, the website in Italian about Berlin. The event is supported by Consorzio Grana Padano.
Italian Christmas Market
The event will take place on Saturday, December 11 from 11 am to 10 pm and on Sunday, December 12 from 11 am to 8 pm. Admission costs €4, free for children under 12.
Napoleon Complex – Modersohnstrasse 35-45, 10245 Berlin