Lucia Christmas market, Berlin

To brave the cold and dark of Berlin’s late autumn/early winter, we visited the Lucia Christmas market in the Prenzlauer Berg district. The market includes all features typical for a Christmas market: food stalls selling roasted almonds, chestnuts or sausages, little shops selling socks, warm hats or wooden toys, and lots of opportunities to enjoy mulled wine and hot chocolate. The setting between the buildings of a former brewery add an unusual industrial touch to the kitsch atmosphere.

Christmas markets are made up of little shops selling artisan products (like fruit jelly), food and, most importantly, mulled wine and other hot (alcoholic) beverages

Christmas markets are made up of little shops selling artisan products (like fruit jelly), food and, most importantly, mulled wine and other hot (alcoholic) beverages


The market has a Scandinavian theme which implies that some of the products sold there are moose-based or carry a Scandinavian name. Compared to other Christmas markets, there are more attractions for kids (a bungee swing, a carousel and an indoor space to do handicraft work) and the average intake of mulled wine seemed to be a little lower than usual (fewer groups of friends/coworkers versus more young families among the visitors). Prices for alcoholic hot drinks are around 2-3.50 Euros and there is a deposit on all the cups, so do not forget to bring enough cash.
The Lucia Christmas market is held on the premises of a former brewery

The Lucia Christmas market is held on the premises of a former brewery


Altogether, it is a very cute but small Christmas market that is very well worth visiting if you are around, provided that you protect yourself appropriately against the cold wind.
This wouldn't be Prenzlauer Berg if there weren't special attractions for kids. This is an angel crafted by a visitor of the market.

This wouldn’t be Prenzlauer Berg if there weren’t special attractions for kids. This is an angel crafted by a child (???) at the market.


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4 thoughts on “Lucia Christmas market, Berlin

  1. lexklein

    I am starting to see a number of blog posts about European Christmas markets and am getting excited about the one I will see in Tallinn, Estonia this season. Thanks for getting me psyched!

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    1. perelincolors

      Right, everyone seems to think that a Christmas market post is a good start into the new month! I am sure Tallinn will be great, it looks like a cute town on some pictures I saw. I hope you’ll share your pictures from the Christmas market(s) there with us too!

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  2. Sandi

    Appealing pictures of a fun event — although I bet it’s cold. (I saw glimpses of Photo 101 assignments here: Glass, Moment, even Pop of Color, although that is probably because I now see Photo 101 themes everywhere, and not because you took any of the photos with specific themes in mind?)

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    1. perelincolors

      I have to admit that I didn’t think about much apart from the cold – I am convinced that Berlin _is_ colder than the rest of Germany. But now that you mention it, I think you are right, there are elements of Photo101 here for sure. I may have finally taken my picture for the “Moment” assignment!

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