A Guide to the Coolest Alternative Christmas Markets in Berlin

Heissa Holzmarkt.

With our nerves hanging on very thin threads these days due to… – let’s just call it circumstances – there is only one thing that really keeps us sane at bay: the prospect of Christmas. It’s like that warm, cozy light at the end of the tunnel that’s the second year of a fucking pandemic.

While many markets did not happen last year, current vaccinations and regulations allow them to happen again this year. We’re glad they are because the Christmas and winter markets are a big part of the magic of the holiday season. And no better excuse to stock up on mulled wine than a visit to a Christmas market.

Of course, we wouldn’t be iHeartBerlin if we sent you to the usual markets that are held in the usual places – you know where to find them. We have chosen the most unique and special ones which often come with a little touch too. Here’s our guide to the Christmas markets for 2021. (Remember, they’re all called “winter markets” these days for some reason…)

KINK & frank winter market

The fabulous KINK restaurant & bar and Frank Café have teamed up to transform the magnificent Pfefferberg terrace into your new winter oasis. Find a spot by the crackling fire and enjoy a freshly baked treat with a mug of good humor. The KINK keeps the spirits up with mulled wine, hot Aperol and a happy N / A punch. While the expert pastry chef at Frank Cafe will satisfy your sweet tooth with varieties of spiced orange and chocolate gingerbread. Of course, there will also be hearty and savory dishes as well as beer and sparkling wine for those who prefer. Local artisans join us with unique and delicious gifts. From hand-crafted yoga mats and luxurious personal care products to dried flower arrangements and eco-friendly clothing, you’ll find some truly special gifts for your friends and family!

From November 25 to December 23, every day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., shopping from Friday to Sunday and on December 23.

Pfefferberg, Schönhauser Allee 176, 10119 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

photo: Kathrin Leisch

Zenner winter garden

The Zenner which reopened earlier this year with an incredible grand beer garden has turned its space into a winter wonderland including an ice rink where you can skate and curl. There are specials planned, such as an ice disco and family skating on weekends. You can rent skates there if you don’t have any. It is recommended to reserve a slot for the ice rink here. There will of course be food and drink including mulled wine, raclette, waffles and seasonal soups.

November 27 – December 20, Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday to Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Zenner, Alt-Treptow 15, 12435 Berlin-Treptow


The Alte Münze organizes a large Christmas and winter market in its courtyard and some of its interior spaces from November 26 to December 12 (Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. with free entry and on weekends from 12 p.m. with an entry fee of 5 EUR). There will be a forest of mulled wine and punch in the festively decorated courtyard, lots of street food and snacks, a plant market by The Greens, a vintage and fashion market by CrushON, a live music program from Friday to Sunday, a children’s program, an exhibition of resident artists on the 2nd floor and many other surprises!

November 26 – December 12, Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 12 p.m.

Alte Münze Berlin, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Qweer winter market

Qweer’s Winter Market invites hard-working LGBTQIA + arts and crafts entrepreneurs to present their gifts to you. Buy gifts for those dear to you (friends, family, chosen family and yourself). It was especially difficult for them, so support them all by coming (with your mask on) and seeing what they have all been working on. Small businesses, designers, artists, e-businesses and shops will present their products and services to you. From fashion items, crafts to kinky sex toys, you’ll have no reason to leave empty-handed, encouraging local commerce and queer businesses.

November 27 & 28, 12: 00-20: 00h

Alte Münze Berlin, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Heissa holzmarkt

Your favorite place in the Spree will become magical for the Christmas season! The Holzmarkt strikes again this Christmas with its “Heissa Holzmarkt Winter Market”, in which Glühwein, DJs and delicious food will not be missing at all. For all Advent weekends, the Holzmarkt will become a cozy Christmas fairytale hut with not only markets but also exhibitions, shows, performances and food stalls, serving a wide variety of dishes. and drinks.

The “Heissa Holzmarkt” is also suitable for children: you can go to the Holzmarkt with your children on Sundays, where they would enjoy a huge indoor playground, fairy tale readings. Whether you are looking for a nice Christmas present or just want to enjoy a different weekend, the Heissa Holzmarkt comes highly recommended.

Holzmarkt25, Holzmarktstrasse 25, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain

November 26 – December 19, Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Wintermarkt Schöneweide

Review Südost and Subaermarkt invite you to their Wintermarket Schöneweide – a varied program ranging from karaoke to the theater, bouncy castle, raffle, flea market, fire barrels, music, mulled wine and feast. To warm up your pre-Christmas season a bit. A variety of traders and a changing culinary offer invite you to stroll and linger.

November 27 – December 19, Sat – Sun 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Revier Südost, Schnellerstraße 137, 12439 Berlin-Schöneweide

Clitsmas Market

Happy Clitsmas! Come support the proud entrepreneurs who own clitoris (+ allies / friends)! Give yourself gifts for your loved ones and for yourself during this short empowerment weekend. Those responsible for this single market are also organizing this to educate their guests and help them achieve a healthy sex life: this year’s edition enlightens their guests on the topic of the clitoris (but does not exclude other genders).

December 4 and 5, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Alte Münze Berlin, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Silent green winter market

On the second weekend of Advent, the silent green tenant community opens its doors and warmly invites you to participate in our winter market. In all kinds of stalls, both indoors and outdoors, you can discover and bring home delicious and beautiful things from the house and the neighborhood, collect gift ideas, watch children’s movies, listen to concerts and DJ sets, do something yourself, or just enjoy a pre-Christmas treat or two outside by the fireplace or inside warm.

December 4 and 5, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35, 13347 Berlin-Marriage

Naughty and naughty winter market

Make sure to come to the hottest winter party: Naughty Kinky Winter Market and KIB at X-berg (right next to the arena and CDV). Lusty Ice offers you this new edition of a very naughty Christmas market. With shows, workshops, perverse art exhibitions and over 30 S + booths. After a break last year they are back and with some great new stands and products to present to you! Get naughty gifts for your lovers, family and friends.

December 11 & 12, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Alte Münze Berlin, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

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November 27, 2021
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