Best alternative Christmas Markets 2019

The past couple of years have seen a surge of “specialty” Christmas markets and they range in theme from Latin, design, Korean, vegan… You name it! These variations, though fun, tend to feel less “Christmassy” than the more traditional ones, but they’re perfect for those who are not entirely into the Christmas season. But keep in mind: it’s virtually impossible to avoid the Christmas vibe in Berlin. There are over 60 Christmas markets spread around the city! We selected the best ones for this guide.

So if you’re looking for an alternative Christmas experience this year, we’ve prepared a list of thematic Christmas markets, where you can find special gifts and try food not easily found at the stands of the traditional Christmas markets.

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QUEER XMAS Market

Small companies, designers, artists, e-companies and shops will exhibit their products and services to you. From Fashion items, Arts & Crafts to kinky Sex Toys, you won’t have a reason to leave empty handed, encouraging local commerce and queer businesses.

When:

30.11 – 01.12.2019: 14:00-22:00

Where:

Alte Münze

Entrance fee:

3 euros

Weihnachtsrodeo 2019 – Berlins Indoor Designweihnachtsmarkt

In the first three weekends of advent, you can check out cool, useful, creative but above all beautiful gift ideas for yourself and your loved ones.

The five floors and over 3500-square-meter area inside the imposing brick building will be transformed into an urban winter wonderland for this indoor Christmas market, with more than 200 different exhibitors from the fields of design, fashion, street food, jewelry…

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When:

30.11, 01, 07, 08, 14 and 15.12.2019: 12:00 – 20:00

Where:

Kühlhaus Berlin – Luckenwalder Strasse 3

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X-MAS Graphic Market

Street art, live paintings, workshops, live music and street food are all part of the lineup during the first three advent weekends at the Külhaus.

When:

30.11, 01, 07, 08, 14 and 15.12.2019: 12:00 – 20:00

Where:

Kühlhaus Berlin – Luckenwalder Strasse 3

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Feliz Navidad – Latin X-Mas Festival 2019

Taste of Latin America – StreetFood Festival.

When:

30.11 and 01.12.2019: 12:00 – 20:00

Where:

Kühlhaus Berlin – Luckenwalder Strasse 3

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Veganer Weihnachtsmarkt

The vegan lifestyle is no longer a marginal phenomenon. So let’s push this idea forward and celebrate a vegan Christmas market together with music and art at Fehrbelliner Platz, held every Sunday in advent.

When:

30.11, 01, 07, 08, 14, 21 and 22.12.2019: 12:00 – 20:00

Where:

Fehrbelliner Platz

Entrance:

Free

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Bike Lovers Advents Market

The BIKE LOVERS Advents Market will offer small gifts, bicycle parts (new and old), homemade sweet and savory food, Glühwein and Kinderpunch. And even some amazing deals on new and vintage bicycles!

When:

30.11.2019: 13:00 – 20:00

01.12.2019: 13:00 – 18:00

Where:

Santucci Cycles

Entrance fee:

Free

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K POP UP STORE – Santa Creators from Korea

The Korean Christmas Market will display modern Korean culture with well curated Korean artists and creators, made by Korean artists.

Right on “Kantonstrasse”, you will find Korean winter street food, fun drinks and 90’s and 00’s Retro K-POP sounds for some proper party vibes!

When:

01.12.2019: 12:00 – 18:00

Where:

NGOKIMPAK

Entrance fee:

Free

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Mexikanische Weihnachtsfeier-Posada-2019

Warm up from the cold with traditional Mexican food, punch, piñatas, live music and dancing!

When:

01.12.2018: 14:00 – 18:00

Where:

Alt-Wittenau 71

Sameheads 2nd hand Xmas Market 2019
To coincide with the 46. Alt-Rixdorfer Weihnachtsmarkt 2019 happening just down the road at Richardplatz, Sameheads and a selection of designers (TBA) and stylists will be selling their secondhand wares to you, with an emphasis on the wow factor.

There will also be Glühwein and the Sameheads favourite Hot Apple Whiskey & Cinnamon on offer!

When:

07.12.2019: 14:00- 20:00

Where: Sameheads

Entrance:

Free

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Very British Christmas Market 2019

The annual Very British Christmas Market is on the 7th of December, 2019. There will be market stalls, children’s activities, food (including Christmas puddings and mince pies!), book sale, hot toddies and Glühwein, grand raffle with fabulous prizes, entertainment, and carol sing-a-long, and much more!

When:

07.12.2018: 14:30 – 18:00

Where:

St. George’s Anglican Church – Preußenallee 17-19

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Afro Creative Market – Christmas Edition

The Afro Creatives Market invites you to a two day Pop-Up Market at the inaugural Kwanzaa Pan African Dinner Event at the Bar Brass.
Sample and buy unique handcrafted products inspired by our beautiful motherland. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, tea or a glass of wine in a stylish location at the Bar Brass during the first Kwanzaa Pan African Dinner in Berlin.

When:

07.12.2019: 12:00 – 2:00

08.12.2019: 12:00 – 19:00

Where:

Bar Brass

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Weihnachtsfest der Tiere im Tierheim Berlin

Bring your Christmas present to the pets at Berlin’s animal shelter!

When:

08.12.2019: 11:00 – 16:00

Where:

Tierschutz Berlin

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Designer Christmas Market

The Berlin Designer Market is a curated shopping event that features live music, delicious drinks and the very best independent designers that Berlin has to offer.

Held at Festsaal Kreuzberg, the selection of vendors is carefully curated to create the perfect mix of fashion, jewelry, home-ware and accessories. Featuring both known names and undiscovered talent, it has items to suit every budget and options for every gift on your list.

When:

08.12.2018: 12:00 – 20:00

Where:

Festsaal Kreuzberg – Am Flutgraben 2

Entrance fee:

2 euros

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Weihnachtlicher Weddingmarkt No. I

On the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of Advent, the Weddingmarkt will shine in its Christmas glory – from 13-21 pm- in the middle of the Wedding district on Leopoldplatz, in front of the historic Schinkel Church (Alte Nazarethkirche).

When:

08 and 15.12.2019: 13:oo – 21:00

Where:

Leopoldplatz

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Naughty Xmas Market 2019

Joining forces with Griessmuehle Wintermarkt and Fleischeslust Festival for a 2 day cultural, informative and sex positive celebration with international artists, performances, art exhibition, workshops from tantra to BDSM, sex positive talks & lecture, food corner, non-stop screenings…

When:

14 and 15.12.2019: 14:00 – 00:00

Where:

Griessmuehle

Entrance fee:

10 euros

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Portuguese Christmas Market

This celebration is a unique opportunity to celebrate Portuguese culture and bring Berlin’s Portuguese community together with friends and enthusiasts of all nationalities. It has food and drink and an entertaining events lineup including music, children’s games and a raffle with appealing prizes.

When:

14.12.2019: 13:00 – 23:30

Where:

Forum Factory

Entrance fee:

Free

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