The second edition of the market that celebrates the Italian Christmas spirit with delicious food and special crafts
Italian Christmas in Berlin. On Saturday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 4th, at Arena Berlin (Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin) there will be more than a dozen stalls selling Italian food and crafts. Outdoors, in the Badeschiff, there will be a culinary section: roasted chestnuts, torrone, panettone, lasagna, arrosticini, olive all’ascolana, tiramisù, cannoli, pizza, arancini, pasta, salumi and many other Christmas specialties prepared by Berlin’s best Italian restaurateurs.
Inside, in the Glashaus, will be presented instead many ideas (illustrations, jewelry, soaps, bags, books, clothes, etc.) for Christmas gifts made or carefully selected by Italians artists who live in Berlin or have come to the German capital especially for the event. There will also be a special area for children. But that’s not all. The Italian Christmas Market will also feature a special exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Sardinian artist Fulvio Pinna, the only Italian to have left his artistic mark on the East Side Gallery with the mural “Ode to Joy.”
But Christmas also means solidarity, and therefore the stands of the associations Emergency and Mediterranea will not be missing.
To liven up and warm up the atmosphere there will be DJ sets and drinks, inseparable from the Italian Christmas: Mulled Wine, Glühmoncello di Capri (with Limoncello Di Capri), Italian Caffè (with Sambuca Molinari) and Monte Caldo (with Amaro Montenegro).
There will also be a contest for the best Christmas sweater at a Christmas-themed photobooth station.
The Italian Christmas Market will be held on Dec. 3 and 4, starting at 11 a.m. On Saturday Dec. 3, the market closes at 10 p.m., and on Sunday Dec. 4, it closes at 9 p.m. Admission costs € 4, free for children up to 12 years.
Italian Christmas Market, organizers and partners
The Italian Christmas Market is organized by True Italian, which has already organized the following events in Berlin: Italian Street Food Festival, Pistachio Street Food Festival, Ice Cream Week, Pizza Street Festival, True Italian Pizza Week and many other events promoting real Italian gastronomy in Germany since 2016.
Food: Bottega Alimentare/Portamiviafood, Cargo Gastronomia, Club Italia, Dolci e Salati, Focacceria San Francesco, Giomecca, Isola Italia, Kuchen by Gaia, Mammafiore, MedEATerranean Trip, Olio Costa, Paisà, Partenope Street Food, Spaccanapoli Nr. 12, Vifino, Vino a Berlino, Zum Heiligen Teufel.
Design: Barbara Gabriella Renzi, Fairy Tales Retold, Fulvio Pinna, Giulia Pallotti, Darling, Lorenzo Deidda, Muitoevoli, Omas Seifen, PassionBerlin, Roberta Aita, Slove Handmade Bags.
Italian Christmas Market
Saturday, December 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ARENA Berlin – Eichenstraße 4, 12435 Berlin
See also the article about Traditional German Christmas markets