Christmas Markets in Berlin 2022 – How Germans celebrate Christmas

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Weihnachtsmarkt 2022 Berlin: The most popular Christmas Markets in Berlin, with Dates and opening times.

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Christmas MarketDatesOpening times
Weihnachtsmarkt und Winterwelt am Potsdamer Platz 2022Winter World until 1. Januar 2023, Christmas Market 25. November until 26. DezemberWinterwelt 11 bis 22 h, 24.12 until 14 h, Christmas market 10 – 22 Uhr, 24.12. 10 – 16 Uhr, closed at 13. and 20. November
Weihnachtsmarkt am Alexanderplatz 2022>21. November until 1. Januar 2023daily 10 – 22 h, 24./25.12. closing at 16 h
Weihnachts-Rummel an der Frankfurter Allee 2022until 26. DezemberMo.-Th. 14  – 21 Uhr, Fr./Sa. 13 – 22.30 h, Su. 12 – 22 Uhr
Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem RAW-Gelände 202217. November until 22. DezemberMo.-Fr. 15 – 22 h, Sa./Su. 12 – 22 h, 20. November closed
Weihnachtsmarkt am Roten Rathaus 202221. November until 30. DezemberMo.-Fr. 12 – 22 h, Sa./So. 11 – 22 h, 25. and 26. Dezember 11 – 21 h, 24.12. geschlossen
Weihnachtsmarkt in der Zitadelle Spandau 202221. November until 22. DezemberSu. – Th. 12 – 20 h, Fr./Sa. 12 – 22 Uhr, 24. and 25. Dezember closed
Weihnachtsmarkt am Gendarmenmarkt 2022 (in diesem Jahr am Bebelplatz)21. November until 31. Dezemberdaily 12 – 22 Uhr, Fr./Sa. until 23 Uhr, 24.12. until 18 Uhr
Weihnachtsmarkt an der Gedächtniskirche 202221. November 2022 until 8. Januar 2023So.-Th. 11 – 21 h, Fr./Sa. 11 – 22 h, 24.12.: 11 – 14 h, 25. and 26. Dezember 13 – 21 h, 31. Dezember 11 – 20 h, 1. Januar 13 bis 21 Uhr
Weihnachtsmarkt Schloss Charlottenburg 202221. November until 26. DezemberMo.-Th. 14 – 22 h, Fr.-Su. 12 – 22 h, 25. and 26. Dezember 12 – 20 h, 24. Dezember geschlossen
Weihnachtsmarkt Lucia in der Kulturbrauerei 202221. November until 22. DezemberMo.-Fr. 15  – 22 h, Sa./Su. 13 bis 22 h
Weihnachtsmarkt Glühwald an der Mercedes-Benz Arena 2022from 5. NovemberMi.-So. from 17 h
Advents-Ökomarkt am Kollwitzplatz  202227. November, 4., 11. and 18. Dezember12-19 h
Weihnachtsmarkt am Schloss Schönhausen in Pankow 202225. – 27. NovemberFr. 15-20 h, Sa. 13-20 h, Su. 13-18 h
Christmas markets in Berlin – the links are supplied be Berliner Morgenpost who explain every market in detail

There are many more local Christmas markets. Please see local advertisements.

How Germans celebrate Christmas:
Even Heiligabend (24.12.) is officially a work day, it is the most important day for Germans for Christmas. Almost all shops close earlier than normal. Amt (city / state agency) is not working as most offices.
In the evening the candles of the tree are lit. Then it comes a light and easy meal, i.e. Wiener with potatoes salad and then “Bescherung”. The Weihnachtsmann (Santa Claus) brings the presents for the kids. Older people just exchange gifts.
Also it is season for church visits. Many people go this day in the church, only this day and no other! In some churches shows starts every other hour.
Regular Restaurants are normally closed at this day, while Asian restaurants remain open.

  1. Weihnachtsfeiertag (25.12.) ist the day of big food and visiting relatives. Family day. Here you eat preferably a goose with Klößen (potato dumpling) and Rotkohl (red marinated cabbage).
  2. Weihnachtsfeiertag (26.12.) is done very individual in the German families. May be visiting another part of the family or just relaxing.

Many people leave Berlin at Christmas to go to their families. Other go on trips.
On the other side, many tourist are coming to Berlin at the festive days.

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