Berlin event highlights in December 2023

The year is inexorably drawing to a close and Berlin is getting ready for the turn of the year. Numerous Christmas markets invite you to take a leisurely Christmas walk again this year. Selected event highlights can be found here.

During the Christmas season, the capital sparkles and glitters in competition with the stars. Cozy Christmas markets – around 60! -, festively decorated streets and classic Christmas concerts transform Berlin into a real Christmas capital.
Over a million people usually celebrate Germany's largest New Year's Eve party around the Brandenburg Gate. This year, however, the celebration will be much smaller. What does Berlin offer in December? We present some of the most beautiful options here:

Christmas hype on Landsberger Allee
November 3rd - December 30th, 2023
Colorful lights, Christmas scents and a large number of adventurous rides: the Christmas fair “Berlin Winter Magic” attracts numerous guests with mulled wine and a fair atmosphere in Lichtenberg.

Christmas at the zoo
November 15, 2023 - January 14, 2024
The largest zoo in Europe will once again be bathed in Christmas light with “Christmas in the Zoo” this year. The focus of the bright Christmas tour is the historic Friedrichsfelde Castle.

Christmas singing at 1. FC Union Berlin
December 23, 2023
Goosebumps atmosphere in the stadium: The traditional Christmas caroling of the Bundesliga soccer team 1. FC Union Berlin attracts thousands to the stadium at the Alte Försterei every year.

Christmas Garden Berlin
November 17, 2023 - January 14, 2024
With “Christmas Garden”, the Botanical Garden in Berlin is transformed into a glowing fairytale landscape with all kinds of light displays, dream forests and 3D light-up figures.

Winterlights in Rummelsburg
November 16, 2023 - January 7, 2024
On the outdoor area of the immersive exhibition “Dark Matter”, “Winterlights”, a large-format light and sound installation, spreads a Christmas atmosphere.

New Year's Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate 2023
December 31, 2023
Music, stars and entertainment: At the turn of the year there will once again be a lavish festival at the Brandenburg Gate. The party on the Street of June 17th will be open to 65,000 people. The ticket costs €10. This fee is intended, among other things, to finance the security concept. After a break of several years there will be a spectacular fireworks display again.